Modifying Light Fixtures

This section teaches you how to modify light fixtures that are inserted on your drawing. You will modify the mounting height of one fixture and of multiple fixtures, move a fixture, copy a fixture, and delete a fixture.

Open drawing e-site in the 07 Modifying Light Fixtures folder, or continue to use the drawing you were working on in the last tutorial section.

Changing Settings on One Fixture

1.Run the Query command.

Ribbon: DM Photometrics->Query-> dm_photo-query Query

Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics->Query

2.You will be prompted to select an item to query. Select the light fixture in the top-left of the drawing.

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3.The Query Light Fixtures dialog box will open. It will display the current settings for the selected light fixture.
4.Set Mounting Height to 25.

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5.Press the OK button. The drawing will not change, but the mounting height stored in the database will be updated.
6.Run the Calculate command to see the changes in the foot-candle levels. Leave the settings as they are and press the OK button.

Ribbon: DM Photometrics->Calculate-> dm_photo-calcOrange Calculate

Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics->Calculate

Changing Settings on Multiple Fixtures

1.Run the Edit Multiple Light Fixtures command.

Ribbon: DM Photometrics->Light Fixtures-> dm_photo-ltg-editMultiple Edit Multiple Light Fixtures

Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics->Edit Multiple Light Fixtures

2.You will be prompted to select multiple light fixtures to edit. Select the three light fixtures on the right side of the drawing.

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3.The Edit Multiple Light Fixtures dialog box will open. It will display the current settings for the selected light fixtures.
4.Set Mounting Height to 15.

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5.Press the OK button. The drawing will not change, but the mounting height stored in the database for all of the selected light fixtures will be updated.
6.Run the Calculate command to see the changes in the foot-candle levels. Leave the settings as they are and press the OK button.

Ribbon: DM Photometrics->Calculate-> dm_photo-calcOrange Calculate

Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics->Calculate

Moving a Fixture

Use the standard CAD MOVE command to move the light fixture in the bottom-right of the drawing down.

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Copying a Fixture

Use the standard CAD COPY command to copy the three fixtures at the bottom of the drawing.

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Deleting a Fixture

Use the standard CAD ERASE command to erase the three fixtures on the left side of the drawing.

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