Lighting Analysis can be added to Revit 2014 and 2015. It lets you produce graphic output showing light levels and it evaluates the results (pass/fail) with regard to LEED accreditation. A floor plan view, a 3D view and schedules are produced automatically to assist in managing and presenting the light analysis.
The pricing structure includes a free level and a fee level for high and low resolution analyses based on the area of floor objects visible in the LEED 3D view at the following rates:
- Low Resolution (6 ft. grid)-Free up to -25,000 sq. ft., then 1 CC per 12,500 sq. ft.
- High Resolution (1 foot grid)-Free up to -6,000 sq. ft., then 1 CC per 3,000 sq.
You can control your analysis costs in 2 ways:
- By hiding floor objects in the LEED 3d view that you are not interested in.
- By selecting in the analysis dialog one or more levels to analyze rather than the whole building.
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Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise, and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after university curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has a special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings, and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices). You can learn more from Jim on his YouTube Channel.