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Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation

By importing an IFC file into Dialux Evo, you can quickly and easily design indoor lighting using ready-made buildings or other elements created using other CAD software.

At first, let's open Revit model of an architectural design discipline (hereinafter - AD).
First of all, note that the export of an IFC file is carried out in an open 3D view window.
Let's move on to the 3D view. Here we should see exactly what we want to be displayed in the Dialux Evo file.
Export from Revit to IFC
Then open the plan at level +0.170.
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
As Dialux Evo cannot see the premises previously placed by the architect and sees only the spaces, we need to arrange them ourselves. To do this, follow the instructions below:

- go to the tab analyzespace;
Export from Revit to IFC 2
- in the opened tab modify, place spaceplace spaces automatically.
 Automation of this calculation AutoCAD Civil 3D
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo
The spaces need to be named. To do this, go to the tab analyzespace naming


Export from Revit to IFC for import
Check the creation of spaces and their names.

Export from Revit to IFC for further import
Complete the same algorithm for the plan at level +4.350.

Implement the process equipment model in the AD file, so that not only the architecture, but also the elements of the process equipment could be displayed in the IFC model.

To do this, perform the following actions:

- In project browser select the link to be implemented, right-click on select all instances → in entire project;

 Automation of this calculation AutoCAD Civil 3D
- on the tab modify, RVT links → bind link,
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
- uncheck all checkboxes in the pop-up window.
from Revit to IFC Dialux Evo
ExportRevit to IFC Dialux
Further, depending on the weight of your model, the implementation process will take some time.

Be patient! In my case, it took about 5 minutes.

If a window pops up with a notification about the need to disconnect the elements at the end of the implementation process, don't worry and feel free to click Disconnect.

Let's start direct IFC export.

Export from Revit to IFC for further import
- To begin with, specify the location of the IFC file;
 Automation of this calculation AutoCAD Civil 3D
Set the export parameters
import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Export from Revit to IFC for Dialux Evo
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Revit IFC Dialux Evo
When the export of the IFC file is complete, let's start its import to Dialux Evo:
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Select the path where the IFC file is located.
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
Export from Revit to IFC for further import into Dialux Evo for lighting calculation
After the import process is complete, the file for work looks like this
from Revit to IFC
Dialux Evo for indoor lighting calculation
The file is totally ready for creation of indoor lighting!
Yakovlevich Alesya
Chief Electrical Engineer

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