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    Default Building performance analysis with Revit

    Since I was one to vote yes on the poll I will be the one to make the first post here too.

    If you are a user of Green Building Studio (or plan to be at some point) you might want to take a look at this white paper. It gives some tips and best practices for creating a Revit model to get good results out of Green Building Studio. Some of the steps to getting a good model might not necessarily be in your current workflow or thought process when modeling for construction documents. This document will cover some simple alterations you can make to your Revit model so you can achieve the best results.

    The white paper can be downloaded from the following link. (Too big to attach here)

    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=9587284
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffh View Post
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    If you are a user of Green Building Studio (or plan to be at some point) you might want to take a look at this white paper. ..
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=9587284
    I see a paper about using IES and another one about Revit MEP. Am I missing something? I'd like to see a recent paper on GBS, especially since they have been annexed by Autodesk.

    https://www.greenbuildingstudio.com/Tutorial.aspx says "the file is damaged and cannot be repaired."
    Last edited by truevis; 2008-09-22 at 03:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    The second paper at the link I listed is the one I am talking about. The methods used to get a robust model for analysis are the same if you are analyzing in IES or GBS.

    I am not sure what is wrong with the link you posted at the GBS website.
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Thanks for the info Jeff. I'm just curious to know how many people are actually using Revit with Green Building Studio? There doesn't seem to be many that I know of. I've used green building studio a few times and the information I got out of it was more than I was looking for. I hope to see more people using it in the future, and I hope to see Autodesk further develop the software.
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffh View Post
    ...I am not sure what is wrong with the link you posted at the GBS website.
    The "Autodesk Revit® Architecture and Revit® MEP with GBS" link is broken.

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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    I've tried unsuccessfuly to get anything out of GBS, everytime i create the gbxml file it says this file will most likely return meaningless results. I've tried with a single 1 room space with a floor and roof, still same message.
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrown View Post
    I've tried unsuccessfuly to get anything out of GBS, everytime i create the gbxml file it says this file will most likely return meaningless results. I've tried with a single 1 room space with a floor and roof, still same message.

    Perhaps some of the suggestions in this whitepaper can help return better results??? Some of the techniques in there are not things Architects would normally do when modeling a building for construction documents. With some slight modifications to the model/modeling techniques a better model for analysis can be created.
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    I've had it work with a couple of models that I created. However I do think there is much room for improvement on the user interface side. We as architects aren't used to creating models the way a lot of analysis tools like to have the models created. Right now if you create a model and you try to export it, you just get an imbiguous error message. It would be much more helpful to know what exactly caused the error, area not enclosed, area's overlap, area enclosed within another area, etc..
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrown View Post
    I've tried unsuccessfuly to get anything out of GBS, everytime i create the gbxml file it says this file will most likely return meaningless results. I've tried with a single 1 room space with a floor and roof, still same message.
    Volume calcs were on? You must turn on Volume calculation before you export gbXML.
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    Default Re: Building performance analysis with Revit

    Yes Volume calcs are on. I gave up trying for now. All I did was create 4 walls, a flat roof a floor. place a room , turn volume calcs on and export. Still failed.
    Scott D. Brown, AIA
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