Make sure you have the things listed below before starting:
- Autodesk Revit 2016 - 2023 version installed (Revit LT does not support plugins)
- Downloaded the latest version of the Revit plugin
- One Click LCA account and license with Business features to be able to import data
- One Click LCA account and license with Expert features to be able to get results back into Revit
IMPORTANT - Updated Revit v4.04 plugin available
The new plugin introduces multiple new features and improvements. The new plugin can be used for Revit versions 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Plugin v4.0.3 or higher can be used also with Revit 2023.
Please mind that before installing the new plugin v4.0.4, you need to manually uninstall the previous version.
How do you set up the Revit Integration
Where can I download it?
- You can download the plugin directly from the Revit Store. The plugin is digitally signed by One Click LCA, however, your operating system may ask you to confirm if you wish to proceed with the installation. In such a case, choose Allow / Yes, as applicable.
- For Revit 2016 and 2017 download: One Click LCA Setup Revit 2.1
- For Revit 2018 - 2023 download: One Click LCA Setup Revit 4.0.4
How do I install it?
The plugin installs seamlessly without options. Download the Revit plug-in directly from the Revit App Store.
How to use the Revit Integration
Read the tutorial on basic functionalities and test the web interface to explore how the tool works before working in the plug-in and exporting the model to the web-interface.
- Step 1: Open your project on Revit
To be able to isolate objects in the Revit model using One Click LCA Add-in, please make sure that you are in 3D view. The view can be selected by navigating to View tab and pressing on “3D view” as seen in the screenshot.
- Step 2: Click “LCA in Autodesk Revit' or 'LCA in Cloud'.
“LCA in Autodesk Revit”: Allows editing plugin settings and starting your work inside Revit before exporting, or to work purely inside Revit.
“LCA in Cloud”: Exports quantities directly with default settings.
- Step 3: If chosen “LCA in Autodesk Revit”, start by reviewing settings.
In this tab, you can select the following items.
- Database to be used (for CML select 'European' for TRACI select 'North American', the other databases are specific to regulatory calculation tools.
- Scope of the model, the default option is only 'Building' elements.
- Splitting family types or not, most importantly decide if you wish to split objects (families) into materials or not. For less detailed model, It is strongly suggested that you select to not split the objects and instead use the whole objects and their area and map them to constructions or EPDs that represent composite products (eg external walls or slabs).
- Units, choose Metric of Imperial based on your model
Besides the options you can add any additionally exported parameters and adjusting the scope grouping if required.
- Step 4: Review and adjust Models tab
In the 'Models' tab, you can define the phases and linked models that shall be accounted for in the assessment. The current phase is selected by default, and the selection allows only one phase at a time to avoid duplicate materials exporting. If you use a linked model, please make sure it is defined which model is chosen, select or de-select models if needed. Additionally you can continue with the 'Active View' selected, or continue with 'Selected Elements'.
- Step 5: Review the detailed scope tab
In the 'Detailed Scope' tab, you can further adjust for each individual object whether it shall be included in the assessment or not, if it shall be broken down to materials or kept as composite object and last, what shall be the default units for each building part or object.
- Step 6: Review materials in the 'Materials' tab, and Map them (Optional)
To generate automated mappings inside the plugin (Expert feature), users need to first log-in (at the Login tab) and then navigate to the Results tab.
Mapping can additionally be done in the web interface, after the export.
The updated material list and most updated choices for mappings in the plugin, can be exported at any time by clicking “LCA in Cloud” button inside the plugin.
Remember that you can use the “Isolate Materials” feature to understand which Revit element is each material row referring to.
Show “Show data card” feature enables you to see the details of the selected environmental profile (need to be logged in).
Please mind that in online interface some mappings might change depending the tool that you select to import the data to, and the allowed data for that specific tool.
- Step 7: Generate results (Expert Feature, optional)
See 'Results', 'Chart' and 'Benchmark' tabs to analyze your design carbon impacts.
- Step 8: Export your model data
Click 'Run LCA' to export your model to One Click LCA web-interface.
- Step 9: Follow general import guidance
Click on the link here to find the article on the import process in One Click LCA
Revit Video Guidance
A new video will be made available shortly!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I uninstall an old version of the Revit plug-in?
The Revit plug-in can be uninstalled from the 'Control Panel' > 'Programs' > 'Programs and Features' > 'Uninstall or change a program' section of your PC settings.
Revit Plugin Version 2.1 - Download Links (Revit 2016 & 2017 only)