The LightStanza plugin is the latest LightStanza plugin for Revit. It is a tool that makes exporting your Revit model to LightStanza as easy, fast, and reliable as possible. It also transforms your Revit “rooms” into illuminance grids (areas that measure daylight in your model) for use in LightStanza. To learn how to create rooms in Revit, click here. Once you have made a room to represent each illuminance grid, make sure you are in the default “{3D}” view, then simply click the “Export to LightStanza” button (accessed through the “LightStanza” tab in Revit) to begin exporting to LightStanza. When export is complete, you will be brought to your model inside of app.lightstanza.com, where your illuminance grids will be listed in the left Illuminance Grids panel. From there, you can turn them on, off, flip them, rename them, and measure annual and point-in-time illuminance from them. For more information, visit app.lightstanza.com/help.

Please be sure to check this list of caveats when using the LSGrid plugin:

  1. – If any of your rooms do not translate to illuminance grids, you will get a warning message. If you get this warning, please manually create illuminance grids in Revit and re-upload your model to LightStanza without the plugin. Please sign in to app.lightstanza.com and click here to learn how to make manual grids.
  2. – If your model has linked files, you will get a warning message because LightStanza will only upload what is in the main file, and not what is linked. You will need to remove the links or bind them into a single .rvt file in order to avoid errors. To learn how to work with linked files, click here.
  3. – Illuminance grids with holes in the middle of them are currently in a beta phase, so please avoid them when making rooms for illuminance grids in Revit.
  4. – If you delete a room “tag” and not the room, it will still make an illuminance grid when clicking “Export to LightStanza”.
  5. – The LightStanza plugin filters out rooms that are under 1 square foot.

LSGrid is a tool that transforms your Revit “rooms” into illuminance grids (areas that measure daylight in your model) for use in LightStanza. To learn how to create rooms in Revit, click here. Once you have made a room to represent each illuminance grid, make sure you are in the default “{3D}” view, then simply click the “Create Grids” button (accessed through the “LSGrid” tab in Revit). After you have created your illuminance grids, save your model and upload it to a design in LightStanza. Inside of your LightStanza design, your illuminance grids will be listed in the left Illuminance Grids panel. From there, you can turn them on, off, flip them, rename them, and measure annual and point-in-time illuminance from them. For more information, visit app.lightstanza.com/help.

Please be sure to check this list of caveats when using the LSGrid plugin:

  1. – If any of your rooms do not translate to illuminance grids, please manually create illuminance grids in Revit and re-upload your model to LightStanza without the plugin. Please sign in to app.lightstanza.com and click here to learn how to make manual grids.
  2. – If you delete a room “tag” it will not make a grid when clicking “Create Grids”
  3. – The LSGrid plugin filters out rooms that are under 1 square foot
  4. – When you create a grid with the plugin, it makes an extra plane in the model so you might want to go back and delete it from your Revit model after uploading it to LightStanza