Knowledge Base

Calculations Taking Too Long

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Several factors influence how long photometrics calculations take, from the area size to the number of fixtures and solids. This article explains each and suggests how you can reduce the calculation time.

Where to Find IES Files

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Design Master does not provide IES files for use in projects. They are provided by the light fixture manufacturer.

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.

Incorrect Light Distribution from Light Fixtures

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Odd light distributions can be caused by differences between the light fixture block and the IES file.

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.



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