Calculux Indoor Software for Lighting Design – Part Six



In the previous article “ Calculux Software for Lighting Design – Part Five “, I explained How to add furniture, Task and Accent Lighting to a place.

Today I will explain how to add additional items like Curtain, windows and doors to a project as follows.



You can review the following previous articles for more information and good following: 






How to add Indirect lighting, Curtain, Painting, Whiteboard, Desk, Conference table, Accent lighting, Door, Window and false ceiling?



Example#3:




Design a general lighting scheme of a director room using CALCULUX. The office details are as follows:

  • Room dimensions: Width 4.70 m- Length 7.50 m - Height 2.70 m (= height of the system ceiling) 
  • Room reflectances: Windows (on the left) 0.10 - Other walls 0.30 - Ceiling 0.70 - Floor 0.10 
  • Following luminaire types will be used: 
  1. Task TPH601/128 C7-60 and TBS630/314 C7-60 
  2. Conference TPH601/128 MD and MASTERLINE PLUS 35W 10D 
  3. Curtain and Cupboard FBS145/118 
  4. Painting MASTERLINE PLUS 50W 24D 
  5. Whiteboard MASTERLINE PLUS 50W 38D 
  6. Indirect QFG101/300 

The luminaires will be mounted in or on a system ceiling (0.6 m x 0.6 m modules).



Answer:


Step#1: Starting a new Project


  • Select New Project from the File menu. 
  • A new empty window will be created. You can maximize the view if you wish. 



Step#2: Entering Project Information and Project Options


  • Select Project Info from the Data menu.
  • enter the following data in below table :


In the Project Tab
Name:
Director Room
Subname:
Example 3
Remarks:
Design for desk, conference and presentation
lighting using light regulation factors
(LRF).

Designer: 
put 'Your Name'
In the Customer tab:
put data about your customer,
In the Company tab:
you can enter company information or select a vignette file by clicking Browse.


  • Click OK. 
  • Select Project Options from the Data menu. 
  • Select the General tab. 
  • In the Calculations box, enter: Project Maintenance Factor 0.80 
  • Click OK. 



Step#3: Specifying the Room





  • Select Room from Data Menu. 
  • Select the Definition tab. 

a- In the Dimensions box, enter the dimensions of the room:
  • Room Width 4.70 m 
  • Room Length 7.50 m 
  • Room Height 2.70 m 
  • Working Plane Height 0.80 m 
  • In the Position box, enter the position of the Front Bottom Left corner of the room: 
  • Front Bottom Left X = 0.00 m, Y = -3.75 m (i.e. The Y= 0 axis is the middle of the room). 
b- In Reflectances box, select Presets and double click on: 0.70 – 0.30 – 0.10 


Note: Due to the windows and curtain the value of the reflectance of the left wall has to be
changed. Enter: Left 0.10 
  • Click OK. 



Step#4: By means of the Drawing function, two windows, a door, a painting, a whiteboard, a desk, a computer desk, a cupboard and a conference table will be added to the room.


  • Select Drawings from the Data menu. 


1- Adding the windows and door
  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 



  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Window 1, X 0.00 m, Y -3.45 m, Z 1.00 m, Length 3.30 m, Width 0.10 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 
  • Click Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Window 2, X 0.00 m, Y 0.15 m, Z 2.10 m, Length 3.30 m, Width 0.10 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 
  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 


  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Door, X 4.60 m, Y 2.60 m, Z 2.10 m, Length 0.80 m, Width 0.10 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 



2- Adding a Painting and Whiteboard
  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Painting, X 1.10 m, Y -3.75 m, Z 1.60 m, Length 0.05 m, Width 0.80 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK.

  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Whiteboard, X 1.80 m, Y 3.70 m, Z 1.20 m, Length 0.05 m, Width 1.20 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 



3- Adding the furniture
  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Bureau, X 2.30 m, Y -3.00 m, Z 0.80 m, Length 1.80 m, Width 0.80 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 

  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Computer Table, X 3.10 m, Y -2.00 m, Z 0.80 m, Length 0.80 m, Width 0.80 m and Rotation 0.00 deg.
  • Click OK. 

  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Cupboard, X 4.10 m, Y 0.60 m, Z 1.50 m, Length 1.20 m, Width 0.60 m and Rotation 0.00 deg 
  • Click OK. 

  • Click Add, then select Rectangle. 
  • In the Add Rectangle dialogue box, set the following parameters: Name Conference Table, X 1.00 m, Y 0.70 m, Z 0.80 m, Length 2.20 m, Width 1.00 m and Rotation 0.00 deg.
  • Click OK. 


After adding all the furniture the room shape will be as follows:






Step#5: Drawing the system ceiling


In this section the system ceiling (0.60 m x 0.60 m modules) will be added to the room.

Note: While this version of Calculux Indoor has no special drawing feature for system ceilings, each line of the system ceiling has to be drawn separately.


1- Drawing the lines in Y-direction (line spacing 0.60 m)



  • Click Add, then select Line. 
  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h1 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -3.30, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -3.30, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h2 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -2.70, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -2.70, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h3 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -2.10, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -2.10, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h4 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -1.50, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -1.50, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h5 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -0.90, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -0.90, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h6 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = -0.30, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = -0.30, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h7 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 0.30, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 0.30, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h8 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 0.90, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 0.90, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h9 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 1.50, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 1.50, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h10 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 2.10, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 2.10, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h11 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 2.70, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 2.70, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line h12 
  2. Point A X = 0.10, Y = 3.30, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.70, Y = 3.30, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK. 

After drawing all the lines in the Y-direction, the room shape will be as follows:





2- Drawing the lines in X-direction (line spacing 0.60 m)

  • Click Add, then select Line. 
  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v1 
  2. Point A X = 0.60, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 0.60, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v2 
  2. Point A X = 1.20, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 1.20, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v3 
  2. Point A X = 1.80, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 1.80, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v4 
  2. Point A X = 2.40, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 2.40, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v5 
  2. Point A X = 3.00, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 3.00, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Duplicate. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v6 
  2. Point A X = 3.60, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 3.60, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK. 

  • In the Add Line dialogue box, set the following parameters: 
  1. Name Ceiling, line v7 
  2. Point A X = 4.20, Y = -3.75, Z = 2.70 
  3. Point B X = 4.20, Y = 3.75, Z = 2.70 
  • Click OK, then Close. 

After drawing all the lines in the X-direction, the room shape will be as follows:





Step#6: Selecting Project Luminaires

  • Click on Toolbar shortcut button. 


  • In the Add Project Luminaires dialogue box, select following luminaires: Family Name TBS630, Family Code TBS630, Housing TBS630/314 and Light distributor C7-60.
  • Do the same for other project luiminaires. 
  • Click OK. 



Step#7: Defining the (calculation) grids


Now the (calculation) grids for the Working Plane, Floor, Curtain, Bureau, Conference

Table, Painting and Whiteboard will be defined.

Note: For this project the grid points do not have to be displayed in the 2D project overviews.
Therefore, the 'Show Grid option' has to be disabled in the Project Options. 



1- Excluding the grid points from the 2D project overviews
  • Select Project Options from the Data menu. 
  • Select the 2D View tab. 
  • In the Show box, disable (no cross) Grids. 
  • Click OK. 


2- Defining the grid for the Working Plane




  • Select Grids from Data menu. 
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Working Plane 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 0.30, Y = -3.60, Z = 0.80 
  2. B X = 4.50, Y = -3.60, Z = 0.80 
  3. C X = 0.30, Y = 3.60, Z = 0.80 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 8 and in AC= 13 
  • Click OK. 
Note: The grid of the Working plane is not connected to 'Working Plane', but user defined. This is done because the grid points have to be in the middle of the system ceiling. 



3- Defining the grid for the Floor
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Floor 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 0.25, Y = -3.50, Z = 0.00 
  2. B X = 4.50, Y = -3.50, Z = 0.00 
  3. C X = 0.25, Y = 3.50, Z = 0.00 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 9 and in AC= 15 
  • Click OK. 

Note: The grid of the Floor is not connected to 'Working Plane', but user defined.



4- Defining the grid for the Curtain
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Curtain 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 0.00, Y = -3.30, Z = 0.25 
  2. B X = 0.00, Y = 3.30, Z = 0.25 
  3. C X = 0.00, Y = -3.30, Z = 2.50 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 12 and in AC= 10 
  • Click OK. 



5- Defining the grid for the Bureau
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Bureau 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 2.30, Y = -3.00, Z = 0.80 
  2. B X = 3.10, Y = -3.00, Z = 0.80 
  3. C X = 2.30, Y = -1.20, Z = 0.80 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 5 and in AC= 10 
  • Click OK. 



6- Defining the grid for the Conference Table
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Conference Table 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 1.00, Y = 0.70, Z = 0.80 
  2. B X = 2.00, Y = 0.70, Z = 0.80 
  3. C X = 1.00, Y = 2.90, Z = 0.80 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 5 and in AC= 12 
  • Click OK. 



7- Defining the grid for the Painting
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid Name Painting 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 1.10, Y = -3.70, Z = 1.50 
  2. B X = 1.70, Y = -3.70, Z = 1.50 
  3. C X = 1.10, Y = -3.70, Z = 1.90 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 5 and in AC= 5 
  • Click OK. 



8- Defining the grid for the Whiteboard
  • Click Add in the Grids dialogue box. 
  • In the Add Grid dialogue box, enter the name of the grid, Name Whiteboard 
  • In the Coupling box, select: Connected to None 
  • In the Definition box, enter the position of the grid points: Position 
  1. A X = 1.80, Y = 3.70, Z = 1.20 
  2. B X = 3.00, Y = 3.70, Z = 1.20 
  3. C X = 1.80, Y = 3.70, Z = 2.10 
  4. Number of Points in AB= 8 and in AC= 7 
  • Click OK, then Close. 


After defining all grids, the grids window will have the following grids as follws:






In the next article, I will continue explaining example#3 for lighting design by using CalcuLux indoor software. Please, keep following.



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