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How do I use the LightStanza Revit Plugin?

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Revit Plugin for LightStanza Instructions

Download the Revit plugin for LightStanza here

You must use the plugin to import a Revit model to LightStanza.

The plugin transforms your Revit “rooms” into illuminance grids (planes that measure daylight in your model) for use in LightStanza. To learn how to create rooms in Revit, click here.

1. 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.

2 .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, click here.

3.  If you opted to track changes in the export dialog box (on by default), changes you make to your Revit model will automatically be sent to LightStanza and your model will update in real-time.  If you want to turn this off, click the "Stop tracking" button in Revit.  Note that currently any changes made in Revit while tracking is off cannot be sent to LightStanza, even after turning tracking back on.  

4. To save your model in a format suited for drag-and-drop into LightStanza (known as "LightStanza Data format," file extension of ".lsd"), click the "Save to Disk" button and select a destination for the file.  You can then add this to LightStanza later by dragging the file into a new design in the app, or share it with others who may wish to use it in LightStanza.

5. If you want to use LightStanza to simulate electric lighting, in the export dialog box click on "Advanced settings" and then turn on the checkbox to send lighting data to LightStanza. You will then see a "Luminaires" tab in the left-hand toolbar in the app, where you can upload new IES files, edit them, and change the fixtures to which they are assigned.

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