Monday, July 13, 2009

Autodesk Labs - Solar Radiation for Revit

This showed up on the Autodesk Labs site this morning and Scott Shepard blogged about it on their blog page. It is formally called "Solar Radiation Technology Preview for Revit Architecture and Revit MEP". A couple snippets from their site:

Use the Solar Radiation Technology Preview to analyze the effects of solar radiation on various surfaces of your conceptual building model...

The technology preview uses the geometry of conceptual massing elements from Revit and calculates the amount of solar radiation hitting the surfaces of the massing shapes, based on location and weather data... ...It is possible to display the distribution and availability of solar radiation over an entire building or even a city block...

The output of the technology preview can be saved as images in the Revit project that contains the massing elements... ...You can also export the images from Revit for use in presentations or for editing in external software applications...

If you want to watch or download a video (from the blog post):

To help get you started, there's a video that accompanies this release:


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