From Revit® to Simulation: Wind Urban Microclimate Analysis with SimScale
Architects and engineers know the struggle of using complex geometry and CAD models for simulation purposes. CAD clean-up is often cited as the greatest bottleneck in making design decisions. A new feature in Revit® allows designers to export in a simple 3D format that is easily imported into SimScale’s powerful simulation engine. It has never been easier for architects and engineers to perform microclimate analyses on their Revit models.
In this live demo, our application engineers show how the native Revit export features can significantly reduce the workload of cleaning up Revit geometry for CFD simulations. This demo features a step-by-step process starting from within Revit and demonstrates importing, simulating, and analyzing the results in SimScale for pedestrian wind comfort and building aerodynamics.
Experienced in CFD and engineering design, Darren studied Aerospace Engineering at Brunel University and is a part of the application engineering team at SimScale.
“The SimScale platform has allowed us to develop and test scenarios including ventilation flow paths and understanding the dynamics between building fabric, airtightness, window natural ventilation design, and CO2 concentrations in various utilisation scenarios. The platform has given us quality, visually digestible output to inform decision-making and to compare results against our monitored data from our extensive post-occupancy studies. Working with SimScale has allowed us to study our learning spaces in a way we never have before. It has helped inform us on which design strategies may provide the biggest impact on performance. The visual outputs have real value, not just in terms of informing our decision-making, but potentially in communicating how classrooms can work and feel to clients and stakeholders.”
“When I started with SimScale, I knew from my previous experience how simulations are structured and work, but I had forgotten some details over the years. The great tutorials, documentation, and personal conversations with support have brought me up to date within 2 months of using SimScale. I am now well versed and use SimScale even with smaller problems to confirm my pre-calculations and to quickly compare design studies.”
SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for simulation. By providing instant access to (CFD) and (FEA) to over 200,000 users, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application to a user-friendly cloud application accessible via a subscription-based pricing model.
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