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Some of you may have heard the buzz about Revit Sunrise over on Inside the Factory. What is it exactly? It’s a hosted preview of Revit that provides enhancements to Revit that are not currently included in the commercial release. Why is this relevant to BPA? Because we’re test driving some improved automatic thermal zoning! 

Thermal Zoning

Revit now offers automatic thermal zoning that uses advanced algorithms, resulting in more accurate energy simulations without additional modeling.  Additionally, the accuracy and appearance of analytical surfaces has been improved. Edges are less pixilated, and surfaces are more accurate and less faceted. As a result, the energy analytical model is more accurate, looks better, and generates a smaller XML file.

Be sure to read the full post on Inside the Factory, try it out, and tell us what you think!


Efrat Stark is a Product Manager at Autodesk who works on Autodesk's online properties. Her main products are Autodesk University Online and Community which includes blogs, social share, social sign in, comments, reviews, public profiles, and more.