Friday, April 21, 2017

ElumTools Presentation today for the University of Northern Iowa

I am excited to be doing a presentation on lighting analysis for Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi's Interior Design students today at the University of Northern Iowa! I will be presenting remotely from home.

The Building Systems and Lighting class will learn how ElumTools can be used within Autodesk Revit to derive point-by-point illuminance calculations. This involves properly developed lighting fixture families, surface reflectances defined by Revit's materials or overridden by ElumTools and properly enclosed spaces.

ElumTools Ribbon tab in Revit

  • Note to self, resist clicking the Update button just before a presentation!

As I mentioned in a previous post, BILT 2017 Speaking Engagements, I will be doing a class in Toronto just on lighting fixture families later this year. Today, I will mainly be talking about the generic content provided with ElumTools.

My Interior Design for Autodesk Revit 2017 book has an appendix covering the use of ElumTools. The developers, Lighting Analysts, Inc., offer students free access to ElumTools. This must be requested by an instructor.

Having some specialized experience like this is great on a resume and in a portfolio! At a recent IES meeting I met a graduate from the University of Minnesota's Interior Design program who is exclusively doing lighting design at a large firm in Minneapolis.

Fun stuff!