Insert General Photometric Calculation Area
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The Insert General Photometric Calculation Area command is used to insert a flat area on the drawing where general illuminance levels are to be calculated.
To insert a general area boundary on the drawing, go to
Ribbon: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics-> Insert General Photometric Calculation Area
Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics->Insert General Photometric Calculation Area
Insert Photometric Calculation Area Boundary Dialog Box
See the Common Photometric Boundary Information section for information about the values in this dialog box.
Inserting the Calculation Area on the Drawing
To insert the calculation area on the drawing, press the OK button. The settings you specified in the dialog box will be used for the area.
You will be prompted to draw the calculation area on the drawing.
Specify first point of calculation area or [<Select existing boundary>]:
First point of calculation area: Specify a point on the drawing.Continue entering points on the drawing until the calculation area is complete. Press ENTER to finish drawing the calculation area.
Select existing boundary: Press ENTER to draw the calculation area by tracing a polyline on the drawing. Specify the polyline on the drawing to be traced. You will be asked whether to erase the polyline after the calculation area is inserted.
You will then be prompted to insert the calculation schedule, group the calculation area with another area, or press ENTER to finish the command.
Specify insertion point for calculation schedule or point inside boundary to group with:
Insert a Calculation Schedule: To insert a calculation schedule, select a point on the drawing that is not inside of another calculation area. A calculation schedule will be inserted at the point specified.
Group the Area with Another Group: To group the area with another group, select a point on the drawing that is inside of another calculation area. The two calculation areas will be grouped. If the selected calculation area already has a calculation schedule on the drawing, it will be used as the calculation schedule for the group. If it does not have a calculation schedule, no calculation schedule will be used for the group.
Finish the Command: Press ENTER to finish the command without inserting a calculation schedule or grouping the calculation area with another group. No calculation schedule will be inserted and the calculation area will be in its own separate group.
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