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Create a sun simulation

In this Step you can test your understanding of how to perform a sun simulation. To do: Using the model you created, create an analysis of sun/shadow for two dates: …

Recreate an area in Revit

In this Step you can test your understanding of creating an area in the CAD program Revit. The image on this Step shows a (fictional) urban area where the (approximate) …

Create a wind simulation

In this assignment you can test your understanding of how to perform a wind simulation. To do: Using the model you created, perform a wind simulation with wind coming from …

Sun and Shadow analysis

Autodesk Revit makes it easy to visualize sun and shadows around buildings for different locations around the world and for different times of the year and the day. In this …

SimScale: Results

Once a simulation is complete, SimScale offers many options for visualizing the results, such as maps or cross sections of wind speeds in the area or virtual smoke effects to …

SimScale Mesh and Simulation

Wind simulations in SimScale are carried out on a computational mesh that divides the air volume into millions of small elements. In this video, Dr. Ico Broekhuizen explains how to …

SimScale: Tips and tricks

SimScale offers many options to precisely control the wind simulation. In this video, Dr. Ico Broekhuizen explains a few that are particularly useful for urban wind simulation.

SimScale Settings

What settings do we need to adjust to create a wind simulation in SimScale? In this video, Dr. Ico Broekhuizen explains the basic settings to use when performing a wind …

SimScale: Importing geometry

SimScale allows you to import models that you have previously created in 3D modelling programs such as Revit or Sketchup. The CAD mode in SimScale then allows you to convert …

Revit: Tips and tricks

In this video, Dr. Ico Broekhuizen gives some tips and tricks to keep in mind when using Revit to model urban areas. Keep the model simple: ignore small features and …

Basic Building Modelling

In this video, Dr. Ico Broekhuizen shows you how to create a basic model of one or more buildings using Autodesk Revit. Modelling basic building shapes in Revit is done …

The equinox

The equinox is also often used when undertaking sun simulations. The equinox is when the sun is over the Earth’s equator. This occurs twice a year, around 20 March and …

Combining multiple sun analyses

When analysing solar access and shade in an urban area, it is useful to analyse different scenarios. The days and times often used for solar analysis is to model the …