Who is this for: Architects, lighting designers, engineers, LEED consultants. Anyone interested in daylighting design.
Author: David Scheer, AIA - Archtiect, Product Owner for Buidling Performance Analysis, and Project Manager for daylighting analysis.
Announcement: We are very excited to announce another upgrade to Light Analysis extension for Revit (formerly Revit Daylighting Analysis (RDA) for LEED). The new version was posted to the Autodesk Labs site on Thursday, March 27.
This technology preview will offer free analysis runs until the plugin expires on April 30.
We are also asking for input on the tool through a short user survey.
Your input will drive out next round of development work.
Get the plugin at Autodesk Labs.
NOTE: You must be running Revit 2014 UR2 for this plug-in to work.
- You can now select one or more floors to analyze, rather than the whole building. This will save analysis time, and in the future will save analysis costs.
- More settings are automatically configured for each analysis request for the ‘LEED 2009 IEQc8.1 Daylighting’ 3d view, so that you will have more reliable results for common ideal settings. This includes hiding non-permanent objects like furniture and plantings, setting the phase filter to ‘Show Complete’, turn off section box, and the standard settings for Sun Only.
- All automatic settings for the ‘LEED 2009 IEQc8.1 Daylighting’ 3d view can be controlled with a flag in the ‘.config’ file for RLA. This includes the settings in #2 above, among others. Now you can turn off the automatic reset of your section box if you want to limit the geometry included in the analysis, or of the electric lighting if you want to use IES files and fixtures to simulation things like SolaTubes.
- You can now see the progress of analysis jobs when you click Run Analysis or Generate Results while an analysis is running. You can also cancel a job that has not completed and download partial results or preserve old results.
- Error reporting and process messaging is greatly improved, and you should be able to understand what went wrong without having to call support. When that doesn’t work, we have implemented a logging capability that will create a detailed log of the RLA operations that you can send to us for debugging. To turn on this capability, set the logging flag in the ‘.config’ file and the log file will be written to C:\Autodesk\RevitDaylighting