Thursday, May 16, 2019

Catching Up with ElumTools – v2020.1 (2019.7, 2018.12, and 2017.5 too)

The fine folks at Lighting Analysts have been BUSY, and we'll catch up with a number of releases in this article.


There's not much information about this version available on the Autodesk App Store or on the Lighting Analysts website, just that it was released on April 19. 2019. Presumably, this version offers the same features as 2019.7.0.12, just recompiled for Revit 2020.

From the Lighting Analysts website:

2019.7, 2018.12, 2017.15

2019.7.0.12, 2018.12.0.9 – Released: 2019-04-19
  • Fix incorrect AVF Spatial Map rotation, occurring in certain cases
  • DotNetZip version 1.10.1.
  • Fix units issue with Metric Exterior Luminaire Families (.rfa files).

2019.7.0.10, 2018.12.0.8, 2017.15.0.6 – Released: 2019-04-08
  • Add button to ElumTools ribbon indicating when a Software Patch is available.
  • Fix issue with error reporting, occurring in offline environments.

2019.7.0.8, 2018.12.0.5, 2017.15.0.4 – Released: 2019-03-20
  • Add support for comma-delimited Photometric Files.
  • Fix error with licensing initialization, occurring in certain cases.
  • Fix error occurring when switching to Instances Tab in Luminaire Manager.
  • Fix issue with luminaire lumens calculation occurring in Luminaire Manager, in certain cases
  • Update Calculation Engine (reverse ray-direction for Virtual Meter Calculation Points).

See the original article on the Lighting Analysts website »

2019.6, 2018.11, 2017.14

Modified on: Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Bug Fixes
  • Fix Missing Method Enumerable.Prepend() exception occurring on certain systems.
  • Fix System.ArgumentException occurring during form initialization on certain systems.

See the original article on the Lighting Analysts website »

What’s new in 2019.6 (2018.11 and 2017.14 too)

Feb 22, 2019 | Posted by Matt Kincaid

Material Mapping

The latest release allows the Material Map list to be filtered, based on which elements are selected in the Revit project.  This allows for quick identification of element Materials, without the need to dig through Revit’s many Parameters.

Perhaps most powerfully, you can determine all the Materials present in a given Room, Space, Area, or Region, before invoking a Lighting Calculation.  This is typically the fastest way to determine which Materials will be in-play, especially when working with a Linked Model.

Work from Schedules

Keeping in sync with recent Revit releases, the latest generation of ElumTools allows many of the commands to be used in Schedule Views (not available in Revit 2017).  You can now Add/Edit Calculation Points, and invoke calculations from Schedule Views, reducing the need to navigate multiple Plans.  The Material Mapping trick, described above, works in Schedules too!

Naming Filled Regions

You can now assign custom names to Filled Regions using a new Shared Parameter.  This name gets used as the default Calculation Points name, should you Add Points to the Region.  The assigned name also appears in the “Rendering Manager” to allow unique identification of Region-Based calculations (at a glance!).

See the original article on the Lighting Analysts website »

2019.5, 2018.10, 2017.13

Modified on: Mon, 25 Feb, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  • Enhancements and changes
    • Improvements to Material Mapping User Interface.
    • Filter Material Map list to show Materials of Selected Elements (only).
    • Filter Category Map list to show Categories of Selected Elements (only).
    • Improved workflow for Importing/Exporting Material Maps.
    • Assign Custom names to Filled Region for easy identification in the Rendering Manager and ElumTools Results Schedules
    • Calculate Rooms, Spaces, Areas, and Regions from Schedule Views (not available in Revit 2017 or earlier).
  • Bug fixes  
    • Fix error occurring when calculating environments with fewer than 4 calculation points.
    • Fix error occurring when using Calculate View commands on empty views (views without visible geometric elements).
    • Fix error occurring when attempting to View Spatial maps associated with Line-Based points (Spatial Maps are not applicable to Line Based points).

See the original article on the Lighting Analysts website »

2019.4, 2018.9, 2017.12, 2016.16

Modified on: Mon, 27 Aug, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  • Enhancements and changes
    • Update licensing library.
    • Updated integration with Photometric Toolbox for compatibility with version 2.3 (and future versions).
    • Added "Training Resources" command to Help & Info drop down.
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed problem with project initialization progress bar failing to close in certain cases.
    • Updated methodlogy for reading Revit project orientation when initializing "True North" in Daylight Parameters dialog.

See the original article on the Lighting Analysts website »

ElumTools is brought to you by Lighting Analysts. Pricing starts at US $104.00/month or $1,008.00/year.

This add-in is available in version compatible with Revit 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.

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