Changes are available both in 2019.1.9 and 2020.1.3 if not otherwise stated in headlines.
We have made the following improvements:
- Added support for calculating Daylight Ratio for Finnish calculation standards according to the Finnish Environmental Decree Section 5.
- Support for modeless functionality.
Daylight tool runs completely modeless now. This enables you to change your Revit project, like adding a window or selecting another room, while Daylght tool is open and recalculate daylight by clicking the "recalculate" button.
- 3D Visualization is displayed in a separate window. This allows you to make the 3D visualization full screen.
- Improvements to the displacement of diagonal oriented/sloped windows in the 3D visualization.
- Improved the stability of the overall calculation results - Various improvements to the Daylight room/wall area/ratio calculations.
- Fixed and improved Balcony Filter calculations
- For SE and NO standards any balcony area above the room will be taken into account, not just the area with the room name containing "balcony".
- Various improvements to the Danish Daylight Ratio calculation, whereas most reduction factors cannot be lower than 0.5.
- All local standard specific factors will now be saved to window instance parameters.
- Several UI/UX issues have been fixed and improved
- Fixed issues when running Calculations on projects with Groups
- Fixed issues when creating Element Sections/Elevations
- Fixed several issues when saving parameters to Elements (Rooms, Windows….)
- The autofill required values are automatically applied when required ratio parameters are not set as shared parameters in the Revit room properties.
- Required Daylight Factor is calculated per room according to selected local standard.
This is a minimum Daylight Factor of:
- 2% for Norwegian standard,
- 1% for Danish,
- 1% for Finnish
- 1% for Swedish standards.
- 1% for LEED standards
- Based on Daylight Factor settings the tool calculates the follwing daylight requirements: min/avg/max luminance, min/avg/max daylight factor and uniformity ratio
- You can select two engines to calculate daylight factor: RADIANCE or ACCELERAD calculation engine.
- Disclaimer: Dependent on the chosen engine and calculation parameters the daylight factor results might vary.
- We support setting up custom calculation parameters. Providing the possibility to setup your own accuracy/performance configuration. Using radiance/accelerad parameters is an advanced option, refer to help pages before editing them.
- Daylight Factor heatmap 3D visualization added.
- The Revit room parameters now contain properties for saving Daylight Factor values