Desktop Radiance is a Windows 95/98/NT software package that integrates the Radiance Synthetic Imaging System with AutoCAD Release 14. Desktop Radiance includes libraries of materials, glazings, luminaires and furnishings so you can quickly create realistic lighting models. The goal is to provide a design tool integrated with popular CAD packages to facilitate the consideration of energy-efficient lighting and daylighting strategies in building design.
Brief overview of the capabilities of Desktop Radiance (660 Kb pdf)
The Desktop Radiance software is developed by the Building Technologies Department of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Berkeley Lab, with support from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) through the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE), as part of PG&E's Daylighting Initiative for Market Transformation. The links to the AutoCAD Release 14 software are developed by MarinSoft.