OpenDSS functionality is available through the URBANopt DiTTo Reader, which:
- converts URBANopt™ output files for a scenario into OpenDSS input files
- runs the OpenDSS workflow
- stores OpenDSS results into the URBANopt scenario directory
While most of the URBANopt SDK uses Ruby, the OpenDSS part of the workflow is implemented in Python, and as such, has a different set of dependencies that must be installed:
- Python 3.7 or higher
- Various python packages (opendssdirect.py, ditto)
Ensure that you have python version 3.7 or higher installed on your system.
Attention Pyenv users: You must install python with the ‘enable-shared’ flag:
env PYTHON_CONFIGURE_OPTS='--enable-shared' pyenv install 3.7.X
- Install pip. The following command should return the version if pip is already installed, and fail otherwise:
- Clone the urbanopt-ditto-reader to your local machine. Example:
git clone https://github.com/urbanopt/urbanopt-ditto-reader.git
- Open a terminal in the cloned ditto-reader directory and install the ditto-reader dependencies:
pip install -e .
This command will also automatically clone the ditto repository to the following location:
To verify your install, list the packages installed using the
pip list command. The listing of packages installed should include UrbanoptDittoReader.
$ pip list Package Version Location ------------------- ------- ------------------------------------------ networkx 2.4 numpy 1.19.1 OpenDSSDirect.py 0.5.0 pandas 1.1.0 pip 19.2.3 setuptools 41.2.0 traitlets 4.3.3 UrbanoptDittoReader 0.2.0 <path/to/urbanopt-ditto-reader>
Configuring the following environment variables may help if you are having issues running this workflow.
- Ensure that the python directory and the python/Scripts directory are in your PATH variable
- Ensure that the python paths from above are listed before the path that starts with
%USERPROFILE%and points to
- Add an environment variable
PYTHONPATHthat points to your python directory
PYTHONPATH = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37
- Add an environment variable
LIBPYTHONthat points to your python DLL
LIBPYTHON = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\python37.dll
Once you have made these changes, close and reopen your Terminal/GitBash window for these changes to take effect.
Note that if you are not able to run the opendss command via the CLI, you can always access it manually by following the general OpenDSS instructions.
The DiTTo-Reader/OpenDSS workflow is available via the
opendss URBANopt CLI command.
processcommands must first be run on a scenario to generate the input files required by OpenDSS.
- The feature file should contain Electrical Connectors and Junctions for a successful OpenDSS run.
- The location of ditto is assumed to be found at
- The equipment file is assumed to be at
urbanopt-ditto-reader/example/electrical-database.jsonunless otherwise specified with the –equipment flag when issuing the command
- If you want to include reopt results as an input to OpenDSS, make sure to specify the –reopt flag when issuing the command
For usage help:
uo opendss --help
uo opendss --scenario baseline_scenario.csv --feature example_project.json