Insert Light Fixture

To insert a light fixture on a drawing, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Devices-> dm_elec-ltginsert Insert Light Fixture

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Light Fixtures->Insert Light Fixture

Insert Light Fixture Dialog Box

Light Fixtures--Insert Light Fixture Dialog Box

Group: The active light fixture group. The items listed in the Callout list are based upon the active light fixture group. The list of groups available is defined in the Light Fixture Project Schedule command.

Callout: The type of light fixture to be inserted. The list of light fixtures available is defined in the Light Fixture Project Schedule command.

The selected callout controls the values displayed in the top-right of the dialog box. See the Common Light Fixtures Information section for more information about these values. To change these values, you must change the definition of the light fixture type in the project schedule.

Elevation: The elevation of the light fixture. See the Elevation section for more information.

The elevation is used as the mounting height of the light fixture when calculating point-by-point photometrics. See the Point-by-Point Photometrics section for more information.

Layer System: See the Layer System section for more information.

Exempt: Whether the light fixture is exempt from energy calculations.

Default: The exempt setting is based upon the value in the light fixture project schedule.
Yes: The light fixture is exempt from energy calculations. This value overrides the setting in the light fixture project schedule.
No: The light fixture is not exempt from energy calculations. This value overrides the setting in the light fixture project schedule.

See the Exempt Light Fixtures section for more information.

General Light: Whether the light fixture is included in general point-by-point photometric calculations. See the Point-by-Point Photometrics section for more information.

Egress Light: Whether the light fixture is included in egress point-by-point photometric calculations. See the Point-by-Point Photometrics section for more information.

Tilt: The angle in degrees the light fixture is tilted at. The rotation is in the direction of the insertion angle of the light fixture.

Roll: The angle in degrees the light fixture is rolled at. The rotation is perpendicular to the direction of the insertion angle of the light fixture.

To insert a light fixture on the drawing, press the OK button. The settings specified in the dialog box will be used for the inserted light fixture. You will be prompted to identify where on the drawing the light fixture is to be inserted.

Specify insertion point:

After you specify the location for the light fixture, you will be prompted for the rotation angle. If the light fixture block is not able to be rotated, this prompt will be skipped.

Specify rotation angle:

Once you are finished inserting a light fixture, you will be prompted to insert another of the same type. You may continue to insert light fixtures, or press ENTER to end the command.

Related Options

Insert callout as part of each light fixture: Sets whether the Callout is automatically inserted along with the fixture.

Insert callout after each light fixture: Sets whether you are prompted to insert a light fixture callout after inserting a light fixture on the drawing.

This option can be further customized with the LF callout block and LF callout short label width options.

Exempt lighting group block: Sets the block inserted along with the light fixture if Exempt is set to Yes.

Display light fixture overlay: Sets whether the light fixture overlay is displayed when inserting light fixtures on the drawing.

Insert 3D blocks on drawing: Sets whether a 3D block is inserted on the drawing along with the 2D block.


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