Tips, Tricks, Best Practices

Typically Revit operations that can make using ElumTools easier.

Why won’t certain elements show up in ElumTools rendering?
All elements need to have a material assigned in order to render, which sometimes isn’t the case by default. Particularly for structural/HVAC kinds of categ...
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 at 2:13 PM
Associate the ElumTools emergency parameter with a family parameter
The ElumTools Emergency Luminaire parameter is a shared parameter that exists in the ElumTools shared parameters file. Often it can be desirable to associat...
Mon, 15 May, 2017 at 12:00 PM
How to speed up ElumTools
Simplify the geometry by removing unnecessary elements from consideration.  See this article for possible techniques.  Curved surfaces slow ElumTools down ...
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 at 5:17 PM
How to calculate multiple scenes or channels in ElumTools
 A 'Scene Manager' functionality is currently not available within ElumTools. However, Revit allows the use of Design Options as a workflow to dev...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 12:55 PM
How to Create a Lighting Fixture Location Summary Schedule
Revit seems to know the elevation of light fixtures with respect to the floor below as a System Parameter. The "Offset" and "Elevation" ...
Fri, 27 Apr, 2018 at 2:57 PM
Computer Hardware Recommendations for ElumTools - Detailed Analysis
Intro ElumTools, like AGi32, leverages a Radiosity Engine to perform photometric calculations and generate interactive 3D visualizations. This article c...
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 at 5:36 PM
Cove Lighting in ElumTools
ElumTools Blog -- Cove Lighting in ElumTools
Wed, 15 May, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Why won't ElumTools switch Modes?
Problem:  Certain Revit settings can prevent ElumTools from being able to switch between calculation modes (General Use, Emergency, Daylighting, Hortic...
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 at 7:19 AM