Common questions on calculation in ElumTools.

Why does ElumTools indicate that there are no valid fixtures in the Room/Space?
Check the Upper Limits Constraints of the Room/Space. The Upper Limit may not be high enough to encompass the fixtures hosted in the ceiling. The best way t...
Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 at 4:51 PM
Can I remove (mask) calculation points from the calculation grid?
Yes.  Please see this blog post for detailed methodology. Masking Calculation Points
Wed, 29 Jul, 2020 at 9:42 AM
Why are calculation points not visible until I calculate?
Currently, using Revit's Analysis Visualization Framework (AVF) there is no way to display a marker (e.g., +, ? or N.A.) when the point is in an uncalcu...
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Excluding unwanted elements from the calculation.
Option 1 (recommended). Set Materials and Categories to Ignore in Material Mapping as appropriate. Option 2 Use the Filter by View visibility fu...
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 at 5:46 PM
Why are the results in ElumTools and AGi32 different?
AGi32 and ElumTools both use the same calculation engine. The results will be the same if they are given the same input. The most likely reason for thi...
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 at 10:41 AM
ElumTools Calculation Methodology
A detailed discucussion of the ElumTools Calculation Method is available at Appendix A - Calculation Methodology Web Help.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Why Can’t I Suppress the Rendering?
Often when using ElumTools, you won’t be interested in a rendering and will only need the point-by-point illuminance values, and perhaps the associated stat...
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019 at 7:25 PM