Section 2B: Accessing Sefaira with the Revit Plugin

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

This article provides:

  • A link to download the Sefaira plugin for Revit
  • How to install and login to the Sefaira plugin for Revit

Related articles:

Key requirements for the Sefaira Revit Plugin

  • The Sefaira plugin for Revit is only supported by Windows 64-bit. 
  • You must have Internet Explorer 10+ installed on your machine. If you have an older version you will have errors logging in.
  • We officially support the 3 most recent versions of Revit and we aim to support new versions within 3 months of release. Older versions may still work but are not officially supported.
    • The most recent version of Revit we support is Revit 2023.

Download the Sefaira plugin for Revit

Click the button below to download the Sefaira Plugin for Revit.

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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 troubleshooting 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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    Henning Pürschel

    I need a licence for using the the Sefaira Revit Plugin. Where can I get this?

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Henning,
    Sefaira comes with SketchUp Studio which you can purchase online here: https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-professional
    or through our inside sales team.
    To contact someone directly, use this link: https://help.sketchup.com/en/contact-support/sales-question/form
    Thanks!

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    Alan Lai

    Hi Andrew,

    I have a quick question about signing in Sefaira in Revit.
    After clicking the icon of Sefaira in 'Add-Ins' in Revit, I got an error message:

    Line: 2
    Char: 32158
    Error: Object doesn't support or method 'addEventListener'
    Code: 0
    URL: https://identity.trimble.com/trimble-identity/resources/js/lib/jquery.min.js?cb=20200915

    Meanwhile, the 'fill in blank' of pop up window for filling in the Email address does not show up.

    How could I fix this one?
    Thanks a lot

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Alan,
    WIthout all the details, that looks like a trimble id error which could potentially be solved with this patch: https://support.sefaira.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030523211-Revit-Plugin-Troubleshooting-July-2019
    If you are still having trouble I recommend raising the issue in the forums where there are more people monitoring for support.

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    Huaiying Fu

    Hi Andrew,

    I have a quick question about signing in Sefaira in Revit. I can not enter my email and password in the log-in interface. Because what I can see is only Trimble, Sign in to all things sketchup,privacy|Terms and Copyright. I can't find any place to enter my mail and password.
    How could I fix this one?
    Thanks a lot

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    Eric Simonsen

    Will Trimble have a Sephaira for Mac Big Sur eventually or is the future for Revit only?

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    Andrew Corney

    Huaiying Fu - We now have an upgraded version of the revit plugin which should address this issue. Previously you needed to install patches to solve that issue.
    Eric Simonsen - Big Sur is now supported.

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    Antonio Galiano

    Dear Andrew. i'm finding a problem with the Revit pluggin as it says that it is needed to update it but I cannot find the place to do it. I've removed and installed it again and the message keeps on in the menu. How can I solve this? Thanks a lot

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Antonio,
    Thanks for reporting this. I opened a ticket for you. It's a known bug associated with the new version and we'll have a fix shortly.

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    Cameron Bolin

    Must I purchase Sefaira for Revit? I have it downloaded and installed but it says I dont have a license. Cant find where to get the Sefaira for Revit license

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Cameron,
    If you have a Sefaira license then you should be able to access and login to all plugins. There is no additional cost or need for a specific Sefaira Revit license.
    Note that a Studio trial started after April 7 no longer includes Sefaira access.

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    Rachel Arndt

    Will there be Sefaira for Revit 2022 soon?

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Rachel, it should be supported already.
    If you are having issues with 2022 please log a support request.

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    Wells Megalli

    I downloaded the plugin, made account, installed, and it appears in Revit. When I click it, it says "You do not have access to Sefaira at this time." How do I start the 30-day trial?

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    oliver byrne

    Hi, I have Revit 2022 on however when I try to download sefaire it comes up saying no supported version on my laptop. I don't have Revit open when i try to download sefaira do you know what the issue may be ?

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Oliver,
    If you are having issues please log a help ticket here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/contact-support/technical-question
    it's probably best to talk with someone about the issue. Thanks.

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    Niraj Poudel

    Hi @oliver,

    Sefaira will typically throw that error if you have Revit installed in a directory other than the default installation folder. Could you confirm that you do infact have Revit installed in the default directory?

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    Evan Dziedzic

    Hi Andrew!

    I keep trying to install sefaira for Revit. I have Revit 2022, but it keeps telling me I need to install revit 2017 or higher. But I have 2022 downloaded. What do you recommend?

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Evan,
    Sorry to hear you're having issues. Did you see Niraj's comment above? The best place to report problems is through a support ticket request here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/contact-support/technical-question or to post on the Sefaira forum (https://forums.sketchup.com/c/extending-sketchup/sefaira/48) and someone from support will get in touch.

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    Antonio Galiano

    Hi Andrew
    Many years teaching using Sefaira and I'm experimenting a problem with the Sefaira addin for Revit since I formatted my laptop. It doesn't matter what file I open or if it is created since the beginning the addin fails in creating the views.
    The message says: "Sorry about that, but an unanticipated error occurred.
    If problems persist, share your issue.....
    The geometry has issues which means that it cannot work with Sefaira...."
    The thing is that I'm working with previously files that run perfectly with Sefaira. Even starting from the beginning and modelling a simple box it fails.
    Any idea of what could happen?
    Thanks a lot

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    Andrew Corney

    Hi Antonio,
    I'm sorry to hear about this. Have you installed the latest version of the plugin?
    Could you please log a support ticket here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/contact-support/technical-question and someone from support will get in touch.
    When you log a support ticket if you could maybe add a video of what you're experiencing and include your trimble id, operating system, Revit version and environment then it'll be easier for us to fix.

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    Antonio Galiano

    Thanks Andrew
    Just found the problem. It is because the template I was using....It doesn't work with the template in Spanish.

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    Andrew Corney

    Ok great - thanks for clarifying Antonio! We could have spent a while scratching our heads on that one!!