How do you do a thermal analysis in ecotect?

To check this, go to Display – Surface Normals. If the arrows are pointing inwards, select the element and use Ctrl+R to reverse the direction of the normal. To get rid of the Normals display, go to Display – Model. Also, make sure all external shading devices are on a non thermal layer such as the Outside zone.

What happened to ecotect?

This work is now at a point where, effective March 20, 2015, licenses to Autodesk Ecotect Analysis will no longer be available for purchase. This change will allow Autodesk to shift resources, maximizing development efforts on BIM and cloud-based solutions for building performance analysis and visualization.

What can ecotect do?

Autodesk Ecotect Analysis is an environmental analysis tool that allows designers to simulate building performance from the earliest stages of conceptual design. It combines analysis functions with an interactive display that presents analytical results directly within the context of the building model.

Is ecotect free?

It uses EnergyPlus as well as Radiance, it is free and uses SketchUp for geometry definition. However, as any tool it has its limitations and problems. Similar functionality can be achieved with Honeybee or Diva, although I personally have used them only for daylight simulations.

How do you do solar analysis in Revit?

Run a Solar Analysis

  1. Click Analyze tab Energy Analysis Solar.
  2. In the Solar Analysis dialog, use the drop down to select the Study Type.
  3. Optional: Click the Gears icon to the right of the Study Type and set the solar analysis settings.
  4. Use the drop down to select the surfaces to be analyzed.

How do I change height in ecotect?

You can adjust this by going to File – User Preferences – Modeling tab. Change the Default Zone Height to your desired height. You can also interactively change the height of a zone within the model space. Click on the floor of the zone.

What is Revit insight?

Insight overview video (1:43 min.) Insight empowers architects and engineers to design more energy-efficient buildings with advanced simulation engines and building performance analysis data integrated in Revit.

What is energy analysis?

Energy analysis is the traditional method of assessing the way energy is used in an operation involving the physical or chemical processing of materials and the transfer and/or conversion of energy.