Insert Photometric Solid: Shape

The Insert Photometric Solid: Shape command is used to insert a light-obstruction object that is closed, but not rectangular. If the Starting Elevation is 0, any footcandle levels inside the rectangle will not be printed. Most photometric solids will be inserted using this command. Most buildings and other objects on your plans will require an irregular shape.

To define a photometric solid shape, go to

DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics->Insert Photometric Solid: Shape

Insert Photometric Solid: Shape Dialog Box

Point-by-Point Photometrics--Insert Photometric Solid Shape dialog box

See the Common Photometric Solid Information section for more information about the values in this dialog box.

Enter the relevant information into the dialog box and press OK.You will be prompted to draw the solid shape on the drawing.

Specify first point of solid shape:

You will then be prompted to specify the next point of the solid.

Specify next point of solid shape:

You can specify additional points or press ENTER to end the shape. The solid line will be displayed on the drawing and included in the photometric calculations.


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