Revit is relatively good at rendering, but for analysis purposes it is often necessary to have some more information available when designing lighting in order to create a better design or to comply with set standards.
Elum Tools is a Revit Addin that can be used. Run a trial to investigate whether this software will be relevant to your company. Download the trial for Revit 2018 here:
Here is a good instruction video:
To activate the trial, click on “Activate License” in the Elum Tools tab.
Click on “Register Trial (step 1)”
Fill out the required details.
Click on “Activate Trial (step 2) to enter the license key that will be sent to your email.
To start using Elum Tools, click on “Initialize Project”. This alters / upgrades the project so that the analysis may work.
It might be a good idea at this stage to view the instruction video. Essentially one is able to create an amazing render in a space, showing the effects of lighting.
In addition, one may view the analytical lumens value on any theoretical plane through the space.
This might be on the walls, floor, or a plane above the floor (is there enough) or away from one of the other space boundaries.
The values may be viewed in a color scheme.
Here is an analytical representation of the lumens value on the space boundaries.
Clearly Lumen tools is an invaluable Add-in for use by a lighting designer that would like to know a more detailed effect their design will have on spaces. Contact Micrographics if further information or assistance is required leveraging this great app to your advantage.