Ecotect is a (3D) building analysis program that integrates lighting, energy, acoustics and environmental analyses. The software allows the same model to be used for the different analyses, within the same GUI. This saves time and effort by avoiding having to learn and use multiple software. Ecotect is designed for architects; the graphical presentation of quantitative data is very effective at facilitating investigations and project presentations.

This tutorial from Yi Chun Huang covers the following tasks:

  • Setting up model -> zones, planes and pitch roofs, child objects.
  • Completing the model -> partitions, lamps, materials.
  • Lighting Analysis -> analysis grid, comfort condition, analysis dialog
  • Radiance -> camera, export dialog, import radiance results