Sefaira, the market-leading daylighting visualization tool, has just announced a new feature for their software plugins for Autodesk Revit and Trimble Sketchup. In addition to the real-time visualizations announced last year, the new update adds customizable, exportable graphics which offer both a point in time analysis or an annual overview, and analysis tools which help designers easily identify overlit and underlit spaces and review heating or cooling requirements.
The new additions come as part of a push to make Sefaira more useful in presenting to clients. "Sefaira’s mission is to empower every designer to create inspiring, high-performing buildings," explains Sefaira CEO Mads Jensen. "To achieve this, designers need to be able to make good design decisions and also explain and defend them. Our new daylighting features address these demands, and further accelerate our work towards helping designers make great design decisions and to communicate these decisions to their clients."
The additions to the software have come from close collaboration with practicing architects in the first quarter of 2015. Jim Henderson from Moseley Architects, one of the architects Sefaira interviewed in this process, said: "Daylighting is becoming huge. Right now we are only able to evaluate it during later stages of the design process. When we can evaluate the performance of a building earlier in the process using Sefaira, it will help us achieve LEED later down the road."
Find out more about Sefaira's latest features at their website.