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Revit 2017.1 Includes Insight 360 Energy Optimization

Stephanie Egger
October 12, 2016

In addition to last week’s Greenbuild announcements, this week we are sharing some exciting new updates that relate to the Revit 2017.1 release.

When you update to Revit 2017.1, you’ll notice that there is a new Energy Optimization panel that incorporates part of the Insight 360 panel, and the existing Energy Analysis panel. This new panel includes the commands for accessing Insight 360. The icons have gotten a bit of a makeover, but the concept is still the same.


  1. Set your Location
  2. Create the Energy Model
  3. Generate the Energy Analysis (formerly “Generate Insight”)
  4. Optimize Building Energy (formerly “Insight 360”)

Also, Energy Settings is now part of the panel, so you can easily access settings like the Analysis Mode and Space and Surface Resolutions.


We have also overhauled the supporting documentation for this workflow. Be sure to check it out on Revit Help and learn more.


Where are the lighting, solar, and heating and cooling load buttons? Don’t worry, they will still be available in 2017.1. We will be releasing a new plugin for those features shortly which will also have some new and exciting analysis capabilities. Stay tuned for more information on that front.

For those of you who are not able to upgrade to 2017.1 just yet, Insight 360 will still be available for you to use.

Stephanie Egger

Stephanie Egger is a building scientist and engineer, and passionate about reducing building energy use through education. She works on the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Team where she exposes customers to the latest high performance building design tools and provides training on to how best use them. Previously she co-authored and launched a series of online courses that educate the next generation of designers. These courses and related certificate programs (Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate) teach architects and engineers the basics of sustainable design and building performance through simulation and analysis tools. Stephanie pairs the creation of these educational offerings with the commitment to continuous improvement of building-design technology to enable designers to create sustainable and meaningful designs.