Section 2: Accessing Sefaira and Downloading the Plugins

Accessing the Sefaira plugin in SketchUp

Sefaira's energy performance and daylight analysis can be performed on SketchUp models from within the SketchUp modeling environment. This is all performed through the Sefaira plugin for SketchUp that you can download below.

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Download the SketchUp 2019 Sefaira plugin

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The Sefaira plugin for SketchUp 2019 is provided within the .ZIP download above.

To install the plugin in SketchUp

1) Extract the extension file (.RBZ) from the .ZIP file

2) Open SketchUp and launch the "Extension Manager" window

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 3) Click the "Install Extension" in the bottom left corner and select the .RBZ file.

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 4) Once installed, the Sefaira plugin will show under the "Extensions" dropdown within SketchUp.

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 * If you are looking to install Sefaira in bulk, these installers can be used.

For SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018 ONLY.

For Mac users: 

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For Windows users: 

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Run the installer, agree to the terms, and start or restart SketchUp, the plugin will load automatically when SketchUp is launched.

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Sign In

To sign into the Sefaira plugin, simply enter your Trimble ID email and password.

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If you forgot your password, you can reset it here.

How about accessing the Sefaira Web Application?

This is where you upload your models for further detailed energy analysis and the following browsers can be used to access the Sefaira Web Application:

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To access the Sefaira web app, simply visit apps.sefaira.com and log in using your Trimble ID username and password.  

TIP  To keep performance and speed up, we advice users to close unused tabs.


One of the following browsers must be installed on the machine:

  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Safari

 


Download the Revit Plugin

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Supports Revit 2015, Revit 2016, Revit 2017, Revit 2018

Note: Only supported by Windows 64-bit. 

The following browser must be installed on the machine:

  • Internet Explorer 10+

Run the installer

Make sure Revit is closed before clicking Next on the Sefaira for Revit installer. Once finished, open Revit and the plugin will be listed in the Add-ins section.

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Sign In

Enter your email and password used for Sefaira web application to login to Sefaira for Revit Plugin.

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If you forgot your password, you can reset it here. 


IT set up for Sefaira

While accessing the web application and downloading the plugins is straight forward, we do have supplemental information on how to handle firewalls, adjust proxy settings, and adjust the default browsers. To learn more about advanced IT setup, please refer to this article.

 

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