Autodesks very own Scott Sheppard yesterday posted on the Autodesk community forums that a technology preview for daylighting analysis in Revit would be available soon. This morning that post was updated to ‘download now available’.
The Revit 2014 plug in uses the 360 rendering cloud service to perform very fast and physically accurate daylighting analyses from within Revit. In this the first release of the plug in, Autodesk have enabled it to provide LEED IEQc8.1 2009 results, for most models, in less than 15 minutes once the analysis is started.
The add on is completely free but only for a limited time.
The tool has been specifically designed for architects to use without having to know the differences between the Perez or CIE’s sky models, direct normal incident or direct horizontal radiation. They simply need to specify if they want to analyse the whole building or a single or multiple floor, then they can run the analysis.
What’s more as this analysis is done in the cloud it’s able to produce the results a lot quicker than traditional methods.
Results are presented on your Revit model using the Analysis Visualization Framework (AVF) so you can see exactly how the daylight is interacting with it.
For more information about Daylighting Analysis for Revit, visit the Autodesk Labs. If you have any enquiries, please send us a message: