Calculating Outdoor Photometrics

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To have Design Master Electrical calculate and display the lighting levels on the grid and draw contour lines, go to

DM Electrical arrowPoint-by-Point Photometrics arrowCalculate General Photometrics

The Calculate Point-by-Point Photometrics dialog box will appear. Set the specifications for light fixture to match those shown below. Once the specifications match, press OK.

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Design Master Electrical will take a moment to perform the calculations. The foot candle values and contours will be draw in the photometric area boundary. The schedule will be updated with the newly calculated values. Your drawing should match the one shown below.

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Congratulations! You now know how to perform the basic functions regarding photometric calculations using Design Master Electrical.

See Project Drawing and Database Management for important notes about working with your project drawing and database files.


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