Revit Insight: Energy Analysis

Revit Insight: Energy Analysis

Buildings consume the lion's share of all of the energy produced in the US. With construction projects ramping up over the next several years, it's critical that architects and engineers take pains to prioritize energy performance in their designs. Insight, the powerful building performance analysis software from Autodesk, can help. This powerful package allows BIM professionals to integrate energy, lighting, and solar analysis into their workflow and leverage sophisticated simulation engines that empower them to make smart, data-driven design choices. In this course, join instructor Jim Cowan as he shows how to use Insight to analyze the solar impact of an apartment complex, starting with simple masses and adding key details to improve the simulation.

Topics include:

  • Generating an energy model
  • Working with energy settings
  • Using families to populate changes
  • Deciphering insight results
  • Creating a daylight autonomy study
  • Creating a LEED accreditation study
  • Analyzing PV panel output


  • 英文名称:Revit Insight: Energy Analysis
  • 时长:2小时23分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Energy modeling goal
  2. Set up the user interface
  3. Insight: Behind the scenes
  4. Why Revit/Insight workflow
  5. Advantages
  6. Technique
  7. Our project
  8. Establish location, weather station, and orientation
  9. Create in-place masses
  10. Assign floors and adjust adjacent masses
  11. Generate energy model
  12. Create an insight
  13. Adjust the model to show connection
  14. Energy settings: 01 model submittal
  15. Review 01 model submittal
  16. Energy settings: View template
  17. Add building elements for an imprint
  18. Mirror object that will imprint
  19. Create 02 model submittal: Elements added
  20. Add shading, mass families, and roof: 03 submittal
  21. Use families to populate changes
  22. Add detail for apartment types: Interior mass walls
  23. Add detail for apartment types: Revit walls
  24. Benefit of a library of masses for reuse
  25. Overrides for schematic surfaces
  26. Building elements only (bounding) for a study
  27. Checklist: Best practice
  28. The generated mode: Review
  29. Create a scenario minus the PV contribution and with modified ranges
  30. Applied scenario
  31. Export options
  32. Setup for a lighting study: Rooms and floors needed
  33. Create a daylight autonomy study
  34. Create a LEED accreditation study: Pass/fail
  35. Customize the analysis results
  36. Analyze the PV panels for the year
  37. Analyze the PV panel output for winter months
  38. Reveal prime locations for surface mounted PV panels
  39. Setup for building elements with spaces
  40. Organic forms
  41. More mass form options
  42. Formit as a front end for massing