Once a calculation has been completed in ElumTools, you can enable the results in the Revit views of choice using the View Results command. A single click on the button will turn all grids on, a second click will turn them off, acting as a toggle. All point-by-point grids that are visible in the selected 2D view will be displayed. In 3D views, the command's default behavior will make all point grids visible, regardless of level.
The results display can be the individual points (point-by-point ), or the Spatial Map shaded representations, however, they cannot be enabled simultaneously.
Illuminance calculation points visible in a
ceiling plan view.
Calculation points visible in a 3D view.
The points in the right side are placed using
a Room or Space Workplane. The points on
the left are two different Planar Face point
families: one on the table top and one on the wall.
Spatial Maps visible in a ceiling plan view.
Note the single scale applies to all visible maps.
The View/Hide Results command offers an individual selection option from the drop-down menu. Using the Select option, you can easily turn on/off the display of individual calculation grids in any boundary (Room, Space, Region or Planar face) by clicking on the calculation points family marker, or the calculation volume. The command operates as a toggle, making it easy to tailor the display of calculated results to meet your immediate needs.
Best Practices - You may encounter a situation where you have numerous interior grids and several exterior grids visible in one view. This will be undesirable with the Spatial Map display as the illuminance values will typically be much higher indoors. This will skew the spatial map scale such that the exterior maps will appear very dark. In this case you can hide the calc points family marker for the exterior grids in the view, or deselect them using the Select option. Enable the exterior maps in a different view.
ElumTools uses Revit's Analysis Visualization Framework (AVF) to assist in the display of calculated values. This tool makes it easy to adjust the display style of the calculation points. By selecting the properties of the Revit view, it is possible to access the "Analysis Display Settings" and the "Default Analysis Display Style."
See also: Calculation Points - Display Styles