The Daylighting Analysis for Revit is now available worldwide (subject to applicable legal and regulatory restrictions). You can download the technology preview from Autodesk Labs' new home on the Autodesk Feedback Community.
In addition to expanding to additional geographies, based on your feedback, this update includes:
- New localized EULA and installer allows global distribution
- If no Rooms are defined in the model when Run Analysis is selected, the user is given a warning, but analysis will continue.
- A units option has been added to the AVF results view so lux or foot-candles can be selected.
- The LEED Room parameters now show up as editable in the Room Properties panel when a Room is selected.
- The AVF legend has been improved by clipping the values shown in the AVF to 6000 lux to make the scale visible in the lower ranges. The full raw values are still stored in the Revit Extensible Storage for export.
- User can hide and unhide AVF grids by level to make viewing and navigation easier in 3d section cuts.
- If the user has modified the "LEED 2009…" 3d view, the view is reset to defaults for the analysis run. Best practice is for user to make a copy of that view to create a custom view style.
- The plugin can now handle multiple projects and multiple concurrent analyses in Revit. It is still required to keep a project open until the analysis is complete and data is downloaded from the cloud service.
- The user will now receive a message if a job fails for any reason, and the successful results will be downloaded. Previously the whole analysis process failed if any jobs failed. Jobs may still fail for a couple known reasons:
- Current structure of the analysis API can only receive 200-300 jobs at a time without timing out. In the current architecture of the RDA plugin, a "job" is an analysis grid, which is generated from each floor (not a level, but a floor object). If there are too many floors, only some will succeed. In this case, run a smaller model or select fewer floors to analyze.
- Some edited floors are not handled well due to complex Revit data structure. This happens when the floor has been edited with the profile editor, for instance, which yields an object with multiple surfaces, most of which are "null" data surfaces, which are not handled in this release.
- We now translate and upload to the Analysis API only the "LEED 2009…" 3d view rather than iterating through all views. This significantly speeds up the model translation and upload process.
- Help link is updated to the new Revit Help section.
- The default AVF display name is changed to "LEED 2009…"
- Thresholds are no longer defined by the user in the Run Analysis dialog. To disregard the 500 fc threshold, use the "Automated Shades" parameter setting in the Room objects. If this is not set, the schedule will assume that both the low (10 fc) and the high (500 fc) thresholds will be applied to the percentage calculations.
For existing users already evaluating the technology preview, the team recommends that you uninstall the current technology preview before installing this update.Please try this free technology preview and share your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or the discussion forum on the Autodesk Feedback Community.
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