Thursday, July 27, 2017

Revit Training for Lighting Designers

Next week I will be giving two talks at the BILT-NA conference in Toronto, Canada. One session is "What's New in Revit 2018" and the other "Luminaire Families for Experts".



I have had a number ...
of opportunities to present on lighting design in Revit and ElumTools;

  • RTC 2012 in Stone Mountain Georgia earned a 'top 10' speaker spot
  • RTC 2013 in Vancouver Canada this was a lab
  • RTC 2014 in Chicago Illinois
  • RTC 2014 in Dublin Ireland
  • RTC 2016 in Arizona
  • Building Engineering and Construction Conference by American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)
  • University of Minnesota Interior Design Program
  • North Dakota State University (NDSU) Interior Design Program
  • North Dakota State University (NDSU) Graduate Architecture Program
  • Northern Iowa State Interior Design Program

UofM ID Students, Prof. Abimbola O. Asojo, PhD, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP
Additionally, I have presented a series of webinars on the ElumTools add-in for Autodesk Revit. ElumTools is a professional lighting design tool from the makers of AGI32--an industry leading standalone tool--by Lighting Analysis Inc (LAI). The 280 person A/E firm I work for, LHB, has used both of these products for several years. I first started using the beta version of ElumTools prior to its first commercial release.

These live webinars were recorded and are now available for purchase. Two of the session are pure introduction-to-Revit sessions that may be helpful to anyone interested in learning the basics of how Revit works. Below are the highlights from the the ElumTools online education page...
Lighting Analysts was pleased to host noted Revit author and blogger, Mr. Dan Stine for two great sessions recently: Basic ElumTools for Interiors and Basic ElumTools for Exteriors. If you are new to ElumTools these are the sessions for you. You will learn basic use of ElumTools as well as Revit best practices for an ElumTools workflow. See the outlines as linked below. Recordings of these sessions are available for purchase in our E-Store
Additionally, Dan hosted previous sessions targeted to those new to Revit that are more Revit-centric than the ElumTools courses above. These sessions are also available as recordings in our store: Basic Revit for Lighting Professionals and Intermediate Revit for Lighting Professionals. Outlines also below. 
Dan also co-presented with ElumTools developer Matt Kincaid for an EXTREMELY relevant session on lighting fixture (luminaire) families: Revit Luminaire Families – Best Practices for Lighting Calculations. This is an evolution of Matt’s course given at Lightfair 2016.
Here are the outlines for each session:


  • Basic ElumTools for Interiors 
  • Basic ElumTools for Exteriors 
  • Basic Revit for Lighting Professionals 
  • Intermediate Revit for Lighting Professionals 
  • Revit Luminaire Familes - Best Practices for Lighting Calculations 


  • I will close the post with a few related images...

    Place light fixtures in Revit based on desired light level:

    Accurately calculate site lighting:

    Calculate daylighting using local climate-based weather data:

    I hope to see you in Toronto next week!

    Related Tweet: https://twitter.com/DanStine_MN/status/890549311368548352

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