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Revit to 3ds Design Max: Daylight Analysis

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09-06-2012 02:34 PM

This request is for anyone who has used a Revit to 3ds Max for daylight analysis, especially for LEED certification.

I created a building in Revit. I linked to it in 3ds Max Design with the intent of doing daylight analysis. In 3ds Max, I can't really get at floor plans of my Revit building. It only recognizes 3d views and cameras. So my question is, how do you use 3ds Max to create light meter grids in each room, on each floor, of a multi-floor building?

I can do it very roughly, very approximately, by eye-balling it when I draw the light meter grid. I need to set my building to wireframe view so I can see the walls. I can approximately set the height off the floor of the grid by eye-balling it in a side view.

There's got to be an easier way to isolate a floor plan, add the light meter grids precisely to each room, and then precisely set them 30" off the floor (typical worksurface height). Anyone have a good workflow for this?

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Re: Revit to 3ds Design Max: Daylight Analysis

09-09-2012 01:20 PM in reply to: krisweeks1

Have you tried doing the grids in CAD and then importing the CAD file into 3ds? That's how I learned to do it. There should be an *easier* way though...

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Re: Revit to 3ds Design Max: Daylight Analysis

09-10-2012 04:59 AM in reply to: KristinLindberg

I haven't. I'll give that a try.

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