Section 5: Getting Started with Sefaira Daylighting Visualization

This article will help you learn how to quickly perform daylighting studies and generate graphics for presentations. You will also understand how other design teams are using Sefaira’s Daylighting tools to enhance their projects through real project case studies.

To get the best out of this article, make sure you have downloaded and installed the Sefaira plugin for SketchUp (or Revit), and that your model is ready for analysis.

 If you don't already have a model ready for Sefaira you may want to start here:

How do I set up analysis in the plugin? 

In this video we show how, once the model is created and checked, you can setup your analysis to locate, assign building type, apply envelope values and run. 

How do I run a daylight simulation? 

In this video we show how, once the model and plugin is set up, you can run daylight simulation and output results. 

What daylighting metrics are available?

In this video we present the different ways that Sefaira analyses and visualises the daylight performance of your building.

How do I adjust the daylighting simulation settings?

This video shows what is going on in your daylight simulation and how you can match it to what you want to achieve. For example, VLT means Visible Light Transmittance and means how much light gets through the glass in the windows of your model. This is critical to affect daylight and is simple to change in Sefaira.

What about LEED v4? 

In this video we show how to use Sefaira's daylight analysis to set a project on track to earn LEED v4 daylighting credits. 


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