Inserting a Fixture with Multiple Heads

This section teaches you how to create a light fixture with multiple heads that point in different directions. You will create a light fixture with multiple heads and aim each head individually.

To create a light fixture with multiple heads, you need to insert a Design Master Photometrics light fixture for each of the heads. You should arrange the light fixtures on the drawing so that they look like a single fixture when printed. However, in the project database it will be multiple light fixtures.

Creating light fixtures in this way will cause the quantity counts in your schedule to be wrong. To avoid this, use two light fixtures: one that is displayed in the schedule, and one that is not. The count for the first fixture will be correct, and the light output will be correct based on all of the lights.

The two methods are described in the following tutorial sections:

Simple Method, Quantity Counts are Wrong: This method is the easier of the two to use. It requires no changes to the light fixture schedule. The drawback is that the quantity counts in the light fixture schedule will be wrong.

Complex Method, Quantity Counts are Right: This method is the more complicated of the two to use. It requires creating additional fixture types in the fixture schedule. The benefit is that the quantity counts in the light fixture schedule are correct.


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