Introducing Ecotect Analysis Training Series


What a busy Autodesk University this year! I’d like to thank all the attendees of my 2 sold out Ecotect classes. What a great time! It’s obvious that there is a lot of excitement about this great product and we’ve been getting requests from all over the country asking one thing – “Where can we go to get Ecotect training?” Well, I’m happy to announce the launch of a series of classes that CADsoft Consulting is offering starting in January that will get you up and running in no time. We’re kicking things off with 3 classes, instructed by me, Patrick Villella. They will be web based, so you can attend them from anywhere in the country. They will be live, though, so you will be able to ask questions and get answers as we proceed through the topics. Class 1 is an intro, and classes 2 and 3 will be hands on. You’ll be able to download the custom datasets and will be given time during the session to work through the exercises on your own workstation, while being able to ask questions as we go. Plus, you can attend from the comfort of your own office or home! Click the links for cost info or call up CADsoft Consulting at 480.820.0408 to ask about package pricing.

Each class will be 90 minutes in length.

January 15th – 90 minute Webinar

Class 1 will be an Introduction to Ecotect to analyze building performance. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Ecotect
  • How to model in Revit for GBxml Export to Ecotect
  • Overview of calculations that can be performed in Ecotect
  • Possible workflows and steps for improving building performance

Register for Introduction to Ecotect to analyze building performance.

January 29th – 90 minute Hands-On webinar

Class 2 will be an in-depth look at Evaluating Material Selection Using Ecotect. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Establishing baseline heating & cooling loads
  • Visualizing which materials and orientations need improvement
  • Changing materials
  • Analyzing improved material performance
  • Creating custom materials

Register for Evaluating Material Selection Using Ecotect.

February 12th – 90 minute Hands-On Webinar

Class 3 will be an in-depth look at Evaluating Daylight and Artificial Lighting Using Ecotect. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Importing DXF files
  • Establishing sky settings
  • Analyzing daylight using analysis grid
  • Creating lights
  • Creating light fixtures using materials
  • Importing and using IES files for electric lights
  • Meeting lighting footcandle requirements
  • Understanding the pros and cons of using Ecotect for LEED calculations

Register for Evaluating Daylight and Artificial Lighting Using Ecotect.