Inserting Solids

This tutorial teaches you how to insert a solid on your drawing to obstruct light during the photometric calculation.

Open drawing E-3.1.

Insert the Solid

1.Run the Insert Photometric Solid: Shape command. The Insert Photometric Solid: Shape dialog box will open.

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

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

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 the solid on the drawing.
4.Trace around the outside of the building.

photo-insert-solid

Update the Foot-Candle Values

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 updated. The values inside the solid will not be displayed.

photo-update-values


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