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Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator

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Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator™, working as a plugin within Autodesk Revit®, automates daylight area checking of your BIM model. As a result, optimal design decisions can be made regarding floor areas, glazing, glass area, windows, brightness, darkness – and better working and living spaces are produced.

The Daylight Ratio Evaluator™ App:

Scans the BIM model and reports daylight ratio compliance against required minimums
Accepts input of required minimum daylight area ratio per room area
Calculates window-to-floor ratio based on LEED
Uses floor areas of rooms and glass areas of windows, doors, and curtain walls
Synchronizes with Revit®’s units of measurement.
Automatically adds and saves the daylight area ratio values per room in the Revit® model
Displays daylight ratio results
Creates a Daylight Performance Indicator in the Xinaps Building Performance Dashboard
Exports data in Word® and Excel® formats
Supports input for minimum height of window sill
Visualize daylight area ratios in your floor plans
Visualize daylight requirements in your floor plans
Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator™ takes Revit® to a higher performance level. It is especially relevant to architectural designers and building engineers, but also useful to all the design team. The app helps meet sustainability standards while minimizing time and errors in the model. It enhances building model validation in preliminary design phase. For corporate licenses, send us an email.

Xinaps Corporate Video

Expertise Required: 

Some experience with Autodesk Revit needed.


Architects, Engineers, Consultants, Building Physics


Rooms, Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls, Glazing panels, Glazing transparency, shading factors


Dalyight Areas, Window-to-floor ratio, floor-to-glazing ratio


According to the UK Right for Light Act, NEN 2057, LEED EQc8.1, SANS 10400-XA & 2, Rapid Feasibility Study Calculation

Major Capabilities: 
Parametrics and Optimization
Lighting Simulation
Building Type: 
Free for Non-Commercial/Academic Use
Free To Try
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Free Chat/IM Support
Free Phone Support
Last Software Update: 
12 April 2016
Last Entry Update: 
09 October 2018
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