Calculating Foot-Candle Levels

This tutorial teaches you how to calculate the foot-candle levels in an area.

Open drawing E-3.1.

Insert Photometric Boundary

1.Run the Insert General Photometric Calculation Area command. The Insert Photometric Calculation Area Boundary dialog box will open.

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics-> dm_elec-photoboundary-ribbon Insert General Photometric Calculation Area

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics->Insert General Photometric Calculation Area

2.Press the OK button to accept the default values and close the dialog box.
3.Follow the prompts at the command line to insert an area on the drawing. The photometric calculation will be restricted to the area that is drawn.
4.Follow the prompt to insert the schedule next to the area.

photo-insert-area

Calculate Foot-Candle Levels

1.Run the Calculate General Photometrics command. The Calculate Photometrics dialog box will open.

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics-> dm_elec-photo-calc-ribbon Calculate General Photometrics

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics->Calculate General Photometrics

2.Press the OK button to accept the default values.

The foot-candle levels will be calculated and displayed on the drawing. The schedule listing the uniformity ratios will be updated based upon the calculated values.

photo-calc


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