CalcuLux Software for Lighting Design – Part Five


In the In the previous article “Calculux Software for Lighting Design – Part Four “. I explained Example for lighting design calculations by using Calculux Indoor Software. 


Today I will continue explaining the same example#2 from the previous article as follows.


You can review the following prevoius articles about CalcuLux software for more information and good following:



Step#7: Defining Switching Modes


The following four switching modes will be defined for this project:

  1. General lighting; 
  2. Task lighting for bureau; 
  3. Task lighting for table; 
  4. Accent lighting for painting at right wall. 


A- Defining the name of the switching modes


  • Select Switching Modes from the Data menu. 
  • In the Switching Modes dialogue box, enter the names of the switching modes as follows: 
  1. Enter General Lighting, then click New. 
  2. Enter Task Lighting Bureau, then click New. 
  3. Enter Task Lighting Table, then click New. 
  4. Enter Accent Lighting Painting, then click OK. 

Note:
In this example project the General Lighting is always switched on.



B- Selecting the luminaires to which the switching mode is applied



  • Select Arranged Luminaires from the Data menu. 
1-Double click on 'Bureau' in the Arrangements dialogue box. 

  • Select the Luminaire Definition tab. 
  • In the Switching Modes box, check 'Task Lighting Bureau' only. 
  • Click Apply, then OK. 


2-Double click on 'Conference Table' in the Arrangements dialogue box. 



  • Select the Luminaire Definition tab. 
  • In the Switching Modes box, check 'Task Lighting Table' only. 
  • Click Apply, then OK. 



3-Double click on 'Painting' in the Arrangements dialogue box. 



  • Select the Luminaire Definition tab. 
  • In the Switching Modes box, check 'Accent Lighting Painting' only. 
  • Click Apply, then OK. 



4-Double click on 'General' in the Arrangements dialogue box.


  • Select the Luminaire Definition tab. 
  • In the Switching Modes box, check 'General Lighting', 'Task Lighting Bureau', 'Task Lighting Table' and 'Accent Lighting Painting'. 
  • Click Apply, then OK. 

  • Click Close. 



Step#8: Defining Calculations


Before you can perform a calculation, you have to specify the calculation name and the calculation parameters first.



  • Select Define from the Calculation menu. 
  • For this project the following calculations have to be defined: 


1- Working Plane


a-Double click on 'Working Plane' in the Calculation dialogue box.

b-In the Change Calculation dialogue box, check and/or select:

  • Name: Working Plane 
  • Grid : Working Plane 
  • Switching Mode: General Lighting 
  • Calculation Type: Plane Illuminance 
  • Result Type: Total (= Direct + Indirect contribution) 
  • Direction Surface: +N

c-Click OK.



2- Bureau




a-Double click on 'Bureau' in the Calculation dialogue box.

b-In the Change Calculation dialogue box, check and/or select:

  • Name: Bureau 
  • Grid: Bureau 
  • Switching Mode: Task Lighting Bureau 
  • Calculation Type: Plane Illuminance 
  • Result Type: Total (= Direct + Indirect contribution) 
  • Direction Surface: +N 

c-Click OK.



3- Conference table




a-Double click on 'Conference table' in the Calculation dialogue box.

b-In the Change Calculation dialogue box, check and/or select:

  • Name: Conference Table 
  • Grid: Conference Table 
  • Switching Mode: Task Lighting Table 
  • Calculation Type: Plane Illuminance 
  • Result Type: Total (= Direct + Indirect contribution) 
  • Direction Surface: +N 

c-Click OK.



4- Right Wall




a-Double click on 'Right Wall' in the Calculation dialogue box.

b-In the Change Calculation dialogue box, check and/or select:

  • Name: Right Wall 
  • Grid: Right Wall 
  • Switching Mode Accent Lighting Painting 
  • Calculation Type: Plane Illuminance 
  • Result Type: Total (= Direct + Indirect contribution) 
  • Direction Surface: +N 

c-Click OK, then Close.



Step#9: Defining the Calculation Presentation


  • Select Presentation from the Calculation menu. 
  • In the Include box, double click on the + or - sign to include (+) or exclude (-) a calculation. For this project Working Plane, Bureau, Conference table and Right Wall have to be included. 
  • In the Presentation Forms box, select in which presentation forms the calculation results of Working Plane, Bureau, Conference table and Right Wall are presented. Select: 
  1. Textual Table; 
  2. Filled Iso Contour. 



1- Set the options for calculation presentation of Bureau:


  • In the Calculation Presentation dialogue box, select Bureau, Click Options. 
  • Select the General tab. 
  • In the Show box, set which attributes are shown in the calculation presentation, Disable (no cross): 
  1. Unconnected Field 
  2. Unconnected Grid 
  • Select the Scaling tab. 
  • In the Minimum Report Scale box, select the scaling of the report, select: 1: 10 
  • In the Sizing box, select: 
  1. Zoomed Relative to Grid 
  2. Factor 1.000 
  • Click OK. 



2- Set the options for calculation presentation of Conference table:


  • In the Calculation Presentation dialogue box, select Conference table, Click Options. 
  • Select the General tab. 
  • In the Show box, set which attributes are shown in the calculation presentation, Disable (no cross): 
  1. Unconnected Field 
  2. Unconnected Grid 
  • Select the Scaling tab. 
  • In the Minimum Report Scale box, select the scaling of the report, select: 1: 10 
  • In the Sizing box, select: 
  1. Zoomed Relative to Grid 
  2. Factor 1.000 
  • Click OK. 
  • Click OK to return to the Main View. 




Step#10: Creating a report


1- Enter new Project Information


Before you create a report you should enter information about the project. This information will be printed on the title page of your report.



  • Select Project Info from the Data menu. 
  • In the Project tab you can enter project information as in the following table: 

Name:
My Second Design
Subname:
Example 1b
Remarks:
General Lighting for my Office
Room Dimensions:
Width 3.5 m
Length 5.6 m
Height 2.7 m
Additional Task- and Accent Lighting.

  • Click OK. 
2- Select which elements are to be displayed in the Top Project Overview of your report

Note: For this project the Grid points and Luminaire Code have not to be displayed.



  • Select Project Options from the Data menu. 
  • Select the 2D View tab. 
  • In the Show box, Luminaire Code and Grids should not be checked (no cross). 
  • Click OK. 


3- Report Setup




  • Select Setup from the Report menu. 
  • Select the Components tab. 
  • In the Components box, select which components have to be included in the report. Include: 
  1. Title Page 
  2. Table of Contents 
  3. Top Project Overview 
  4. Summary 
  5. Luminaire Details 
  6. Installation Data 
  • In the Include box, double click on the + or - sign to include (+) or exclude (-) a calculation. 

Note: For this project Working Plane, Bureau, Table and Right Wall have to be included.

  • In the Presentation Forms box, select in which presentation forms the calculation results are presented. Select: 
  1. Graphical Table 
  2. Iso Contour 
  3. Filled Iso Contour 
  • Click OK. 



Step#11: Printing the Report



Note: You can use Print Preview (see Report menu) to preview your report before printing it.

  • Select Print Report from the File menu or Report menu. 
  • Click OK in the Print dialogue box to print the report. 



Step#12: Saving the project



Note: In case you wish to redesign the project later, it is advisable to save the project.

  • Select Save from the File menu to save the project. 



The final report for this example#2 will be like the following image:





You can download the final report for this example by clicking the link.




In the next article, I will explain additional tasks (Indirect, Curtain, Painting and Whiteboard)
 that can be done in lighting design calculation by using CalcuLux Indoor Software. Please, keep following. 





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