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 ...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 9:29 AM
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 devel...
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
How to calculate Nested Lighting Fixtures in Non-Lighting Fixture Host Families
ElumTools can only calculate luminaires that are Lighting Fixture families. If you have Lighting Fixture families that are nested in non-Lighting Fixture ho...
Wed, 18 Nov, 2020 at 9:47 AM