Knowledge Base

Training Recording: New Photometrics 1.2 Features

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

This training video shows you the new features introduced and improvements made in Design Master Photometrics 1.2.

Metric Units in DM Photometrics

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Design Master Photometrics uses Imperial units by default, but can easily be modified to use metric units instead.

Light Fixture Tilt, Arm Length, and Elevation

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

The Tilt, Arm Length, and Elevation fields can be used to adjust how light distribution from IES files is displayed relative to the light fixture block.

Base Units and Photometrics Calculations

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

If your photometrics calculations appear too condensed or spread out, or the calculation takes a long time to complete, you may have your base units set incorrectly.

Light Fixture Cutoffs and Shields

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Design Master does not have a way to configure light fixture cutoffs and shields, but you can approximate them using the Insert Solid commands.

Photometrics Customization Folder Location

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Use the Installation Settings command to see where your customization folder is located.

How to Reload Missing Photometrics Ribbons and Pulldown Menus

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Here are commands you can enter at the command line to reload ribbon and pulldown menu tabs for Design Master Photometrics.

Training Recording: Photometrics Overview

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

This training video provides an overview of how Design Master Photometrics works.

Training Recording: Photometrics Calculation Areas and Light Fixtures

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

This training video teaches you how to use and group photometric calculation areas, and provides an overview of light fixtures in Design Master Photometrics.


Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

For Design Master entities to scale properly, you must set your DIMSCALE in your CAD program according to the scale factor of your drawing.



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