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Revit Architecture User's Guide.Pdf

Revit Architecture User's Guide.Pdf

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In this exercise, you create an internal solar study for a plan to determine where shadows fall inside the
building during the warmest part of the day.

Training File

Continue to use the c_Solar_Study.rvt training file you saved in the previous lesson.

Create plan interior view

1In the Project Browser, under 3D Views, double-click Solar Study Plan Cutaway.

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2Select the section box in the drawing area.

NOTEEnter ZF for Zoom To Fit if necessary to see the entire building on the screen.

3Select the blue left arrow control and drag it to the left to expose the roof overhang and posts,

as shown.

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4Click View menu ➤ Orient ➤ Top.

5Select the roof, and on the View Control Bar, click Temporary Hide/Isolate ➤ Hide Category.

Hiding the roof allows you to see how shadows fall on the interior floor of the building.

Create multi-day solar study

6To hide the section box, click View menu ➤ Visibility/Graphics. On the Annotation Categories
tab, clear Section Boxes, and click OK.

7Adjust settings on the View Control Bar:

■Click Shadows ➤ Shadows On.

■Click Detail Level ➤ Fine.

8On the View Control Bar, click Shadows ➤ Advanced Model Graphics.

9In the Advanced Model Graphics Settings dialog, for Sun Position, click


10On the Sun and Shadows Settings dialog, click the Multi-Day tab.

11Select Multi Day Solar Study - Boston, MA, USA, and click Duplicate.

12In the Name dialog, for File name enter 2pm - Los Angeles - Week Interval, and click OK.

13Specify values for the multi-day study:

■For Time, specify 2:00 pm.

■For Time Interval, select One week.

■Clear Ground Plane at Level so that the shadows fall on the terrain, and click OK.

14In the Advanced Model Graphics Settings dialog, click OK.

Notice that the dining area receives full sun during the warmest part of the day.

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15Export the animation:

■Click File menu ➤ Export ➤ Animated Solar Study.

■In the Length/Format dialog, click OK.

■In the Export Animated Solar Study dialog, for File Name, enter 2pm Los Angeles Plan


■Click the Desktop icon, and click Save.

16In the Video Compression dialog, for Compressor, select Full Frames (Uncompressed), and click


The animation plays as the AVI file is saved to the desktop.

17On the View Control Bar, click Shadows ➤ Solar Study Off.

18Click File menu ➤ Save.

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