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    Daylighting Simulation programs or add-ins

    Does anyone know of a good program to do day lighting simulations? I am working primarily in Revit 2012 (but i have Revit MEP and Structural 2012) I need to do satisfy LEED lighting requirements. I see that Radiance is free but does not seem to have a UI so you have to get it bundled with another piece of software, Correct?

    #2
    3DS Max is still my choice for lighting analysis.
    Brian Beck
    Project Coordinator - Stantec
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      #3
      Check out Ecotect.
      I think that will do lighting analysis.
      Last edited by Drew; December 23, 2011, 01:15 AM. Reason: Bad spelling
      Andrew Harp
      BIM Manager GHD
      If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
      If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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        #4
        Check out Project Vasari, and it's EcoTect feature.

        see attached screenshot.
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        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
          Check out Project Vasari, and it's EcoTect feature.

          see attached screenshot.
          Problem with Vasari (and please correct me if I'm wrong...) is that it only works with masses, not with "real" building models.
          Martijn de Riet
          Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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          Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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            #6
            The OP's question was:
            "Does anyone know of a good program to do daylighting analysis?"---
            So, there were several programs mentioned-- Ecotect, Vasari, 3dsMax (Design)---all useful tools.
            It just depends on what kind of daylighting analysis he is looking for.

            And, yes--Vasari only works with Masses--but that is not a bad thing at the early/conceptual phase.
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Personnaly I used Ecotect for this semesters project, user friendly and great software for analysis. A lot of video tutorial available and its not complicated program.

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