Posts tagged "Ecotect"

Daylight Factors and Nine out of Ten Daylight Simulation Programs Agree

This is a very interesting post on All Things Lighting on the history and reason behind the Daylight Factor as well as a comparison of ten daylight simulation programs with a surprising result .. Calculating daylight factors requires a 3D CAD model and daylight simulation software, if only to accurately model the spatial luminance distribution...
Daylight Analysis Through Revit Workflow

Daylight Analysis Through Revit Workflow

This education session from the Boise Integrated Design Lab features alternative workflows for BIM integrated Daylight Analysis (thanks for sharing). As Revit evolves and gains more embedded analytical capabilities, its ability to perform daylight analysis is also rapidly evolving. Currently two main workflows exist. The traditional workflow exports geometry and material characteristics from Revit into...
Daylighting Analysis with Autodesk Revit

Daylighting Analysis with Autodesk Revit

Now this add-in from Autodesk Labs seems to available worldwide. Let’s find out if it can replace our quite laborious workflows using Ecotect, Radiance, DIALux, Relux or 3ds Max. The Revit 2014 Daylighting Analysis (RDA) plug-in uses the Autodesk 360 Rendering cloud service to perform very fast and physically accurate daylighting analyses from within Revit....
How to Generate Climate Change Model Based Future Weather Data

How to Generate Climate Change Model Based Future Weather Data

This is a good tutorial on how to morph future weather data from current weather data for building performance simulation. The Ecotect Weather Tool is then used to compare and visualize the data. The future weather data will be morphed from an existing Energy Plus weather file using CCWorldWeatherGen, an Excel based Climate Change Weather...

DAYISM Website is Back with new Version

DAYSIM version 4.0 is out. Check it out at this new domain http://daysim.ning.com/.

Webinar: Performance Based Design – The Energy Modeling Process

Want to do sustainable design but don’t know what software to use to do your analysis? Like the idea of performative design but want to see if it works before trying it yourself? This session will cover these topics and more, with the goal of showing not just how it can be done but that...

Daylighting Analysis with DAYSIM and Ecotect

Did you ever wanted to go beyond the Point in Time daylight simulation possible with the tandem of Radiance and Ecotect and simulate the Daylight Autonomy of a space over the course of a year then you might be interested in the following tutorials from the AutodeskEcoWorkshop YouTube channel. DAYSIM and Ecotect 1: Export Models...
Project Falcon - Integrated Wind Tunnel for Revit available on Autodesk Labs

Project Falcon – Integrated Wind Tunnel for Revit available on Autodesk Labs

Project Falcon is a free technology preview that simulates air flow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, or other objects of your choosing in a virtual wind tunnel. Falcon technology is extremely geometry tolerant and easy to use, enabling you to begin seeing and understanding air flow behavior within seconds of starting the application....
Welcome to a New Building Performance Analysis Blog

Welcome to a New Building Performance Analysis Blog

Autodesk’s building performance analysis team(s) are just launching ‘Building Performance Analysis – Better by Design‘. This blog is by the folks who develop the products and set product strategy. The intent is to engage in more active dialogue with users and work to be more transparent. Let’s check this frequently on all things Vasari, Ecotect,...

Importing Revit 2013 gbXML into Ecotect Analysis 2011 Problem Solved

On importing gbXML files from Revit 2013 into Ecotecty Analysis you are faced with the following error message: This error is being presented because the gbXML export file is not encoded in a format Ecotect recognises (and for some reason triggers an IFC error message). Unlike earlier versions, Revit 2013 exports in UTF-16 format whereas...

Webinar: Let There Be Daylight – A Practical Approach to Ecotect and Radiance

Gain an understanding the real benefits of using Ecotect‘s daylighting performance tools and how through the use of Radiance one can provide a more detailed radiocity-based analysis. Radiance is the industry standard for detailed daylight analysis and can help design teams better understand lighting impacts both qualitatively and quantitatively. This session explores how Radiance, when...

Revit 2013 gbXML Not Importing into Ecotect 2011

Come accross this problem? Here is the solution from the BIM Toolbox: On import you are faced with the following error message: This error is being presented because the gbXML export file is not encoded in a format Ecotect recognises (and for some reason triggers an IFC error message). Unlike earlier versions, Revit 2013 exports...