Naviate Daylight

Automate daylight factor and daylight area ratio calcualtions of your BIM model for optimising design decisions on indoor lighting, windows and other elements for better work and living areas.

Customised for architects

Naviate Daylight automates daylight requirements checking (simplified method) based on Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch and other local standards. Set the required minimum Windows-to-Floor Area Ratio of each room and Naviate Daylight automatically checks whether the room meets your given requirements.

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Calculate daylight

Naviate Daylight gives a quick overview how much daylight each room has, given by the glass areas in all curtain walls and windows from each room. The floor area of all defined rooms in the model, in order to define floor areas needed to calculate daylight area rate, and in order to get the room bounded surrounding walls, windows, and panes. Naviate Daylight brings Revit to a new higher performance level by providing automated daylight checking and decision support for your integrated BIM design.

Daylight overview

  • Naviate Daylight is only available on Revit 2022 and 2023 platform
  • Scans the BIM model and reports daylight ratio compliance against required minimums
  • Accepts input of required minimum daylight area ratio per room area
  • Uses floor areas of rooms and glass areas of windows, doors, and curtain walls
  • Synchronises with Revit units of measurement
  • Automatically adds and saves the daylight area ratio values per room in the Autodesk Revit model
  • Displays your daylight ratio results
  • Creates a Daylight Performance Indicator in the Building Performance Dashboard


Supported standards

  • Norwegian regulations: Byggteknisk forskrift § 13-7. Lys
  • Swedish regulations: Boverkets byggregler § 6.322 Dagsljus (SS 914201)
  • Danish regulations: Bygningsreglementet § 379 Dagslys
  • Finnish regulations: Ympäristöministeriön asetus asuin-, majoitus- ja työtiloista 5 § Asuin-, majoitus- ja työtilan ikkuna
  • Dutch regulations: BRISbouwbesluit § 3.11 Daglicht (NEN 2057)
  • Worldwide green building certification program from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED 2009 EQc 8.1
  • European Committee for Standardisation (CEN/TC) 169 EN 17037:2018 Daylight in buildings
  • Worldwide sustainability assessment method BREEAM Natural light

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