The Revit Daylighting Analysis plug-in uses the Autodesk 360 Rendering cloud service to provide very fast and physically accurate daylighting analysis from within Revit. It was specifically designed for architects to be able to use without learning the difference between types of sky models, or topics like direct normal incident or direct horizontal radiation. Instead you just specify if you want the whole building analyzed or just one or more floors and kick the analysis off. If you want more control of the parameters, you can use Revit's existing 360 Rendering Advanced Illuminace feature detailed in John Kennedy's blog post. How cool is that?
This technology preview relies on Revit 2014 Update Release 2. You can download this update from the Autodesk web site:
Technology previews on Autodesk Labs are free. All we ask is that you try them out and share your thoughts. In this case we are reaching out to users in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We hope to expand to additional geographies in the future. You can reach the team in a few ways.
Here's hoping everyone's on the road to:
Daylight is alive in the lab.