Sefaira, one of the leading software designers for high-performance building design, have recently announced a new real-time daylight analysis and visualisation tool which runs within Autodesk Revit, one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled (Windows native) design packages. Sefaira for Revit allows for early stage analysis, leading to "more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics."
The software leverages industry leading and widely trusted daylighting analysis engines Radiance and DAYSIM to provide key metrics including daylight levels at specific times, annual availability of quality daylight (also known as Daylight Autonomy), annual risk of glare, as well as Daylight Factor. Ultimately, they hope that having this information at the initial stages in the design process will make client discussions and important design decisions simpler.
According to Mads Jensen, CEO of Sefaira, "we continue to extend our products’ capabilities in support of our mission to empower all building designers to create high performing buildings. Daylight Visualization in Revit is another step forward to provide ever more architects the tools they require to make performance-based design the norm."
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