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Does the Revit Plugin import my project's material properties?
Does the Revit Plugin import my project's material properties?

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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

The cove.tool plugin has been designed specifically to leave behind the material properties. The properties like wall insulation, glass type, and more are automated based on the local energy code requirement for where your building is and are automated in the cove.tool model. The plugin exports the surface area, cardinal orientation, and placement of your project's floor, wall, window, roof, and skylight objects. These are the components necessary to create an energy model inside cove.tool that will in turn be used to perform cove.tool's building performance simulations.

The plugin actively ignores the BIM originated material properties because of the typical bad modeling practices. Most Revit models will have an array of incorrect, out-of-date, or non-code-complaint material properties, which if overlooked during the building of an energy model could entirely skew the final metrics. Cove.tool allows users to make sure their inputs are the correct values, by separating and displaying out these inputs in a clear and clean web interface. A far more reliable system to ensure every building can achieve an optimal green-standard high-performance outcome.

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