Sunday, April 23, 2017

ElumTools Versions 2018.1, 2017.5, and 2016.9 Released (Updated)

From the ElumTools website:

New Commands Available in 2018.1, 2017.3, 2016.7!

By Matt Kincaid

The latest ElumTools update includes dramatic new capabilities to use 3D views to sort the portions of the model you wish to compute. You can now compute the Active view, or compute any number of separate 3D views using the Calculate Multiple Views command. These commands allow easy and intuitive control over which elements are calculated. This is particularly handy for phased projects and projects employing multiple Design Options.

The Calculate Views functionality paves the way for another new command, Create Daylighting Views which will allow you to stratify your model into interior and exterior geometry thereby solving the old problem of exterior geometry in daylight calculations.  Now exterior shading devices and adjacent structures can be considered with ease for Daylight Analysis.

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Versions 2018.1, 2017.5 and 2016.9, 4/21/2017
  • Fixed issue with calculation results not being sent back to Revit with multiple instances of Revit opened.
  • Fixed issue with the same element being exported multiple times when using the Calculate View commands.
  • Fixed issue with combined calculation results not being sent back to Revit properly in certain cases.
  • Fixed error occuring with daylight calculations and foundation slabs Calculate by View commands.


ElumTools™ is the first fully integrated lighting analysis Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. Leveraging content that is already present in the Revit model such as geometry, material properties and lighting fixture families, ElumTools can calculate illuminance on any surface or workplane using the lighting industry’s standard radiosity calculation method.

An interactive visualization is provided during the calculation process allowing detailed navigation of the illuminated scene. Numeric results are visible in any Revit view and all statistics are available to Revit schedules. ElumTools operates in either Revit Architecture or MEP. The ElumTools version available in the Revit Apps Store is a fully functional Trial version valid for 30 days from registration date.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

ElumTools is brought to you by Lighting Analysts, Inc. Pricing begins at 399.00 USD.

Versions are available for Revit 20182017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store, and on the ElumTools website.


Updated on June 17, 2017 to include the 2018 version, and to remove the no-longer available 2015 version. Also added more detailed information from the ElumTools website on the new commands available in these versions.

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