Friday, January 28, 2022

New Enscape Feature Portal - Features Under Consideration and In Development

Enscape has a new portal to track features that are either under consideration or in development. Learn more about that in today's post.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Revit Wall Furring Options

There are several ways to achieve certain model and documentation results in Revit. For example, walls have have all the materials in a single element (i.e. wall types) or they can exist in multiple wall types and be combined (i.e. modeled side-by-side). Today's post shares some benefits to the multiple-elements workflow.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Autodesk Community Voices - New Online Community

Autodesk launched a new online community today called Autodesk Community Voices. I am excited to be among the first authors to contribute content! I share info on the Autodesk Feedback Community and my related trip to Autodesk's Shanghai, China offices!

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Comparing Revit Solar Analysis to NREL PVWatts

Today's post highlights a comparison I did between Autodesk Solar Analysis and NREL PVWatts. A key takeaway is we can get accurate results using Solor Analysis, on any Revit project, in minutes... a workflow we employ at Lake|Flato!

By the way, Solar Analysis uses the Perez Solar Model, a calculation method that occurs locally within Revit.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Insight Workflows - Exporting Results with Higher Accuracy

When performing more refined comparisons within Autodesk Insight, it is helpful to export the results to a table, for a more accurate pEUI value... up to 8 decimal places. Today's post is an example from a current Lake|Flato project:)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Enscape and V-Ray Become One Company!

Breaking news... Enscape and Chaos group join to become a single company. It is not April, and this is no joke... the two companies merge to create the world's leading force in visualization for the AEC industry.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

New Lake|Flato Blog Post - Early Energy Modeling workflow and Comparing Tools

I recently published about early energy modeling on the Dogrun, the Lake|Flato blog. Today's post highlights the topic and provides a link to the full article.

This post features a current project, the Bachtle Residence in California, which  is based on our Porch House concept, a library of modular living and sleeping rooms.

Also featured, is a comparison of results from Revit + Insight and Rhino + Climate Studio!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A'22 Conference on Architecture + Lake|Flato Involved Sessions

In six months, the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention will descend upon Chicago for their first in-person gather since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Today's post will share the conference details and the four sessions Lake|Flato will be participating in.

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