Bringing CAD designs closer to the real world

Bringing CAD designs closer to the real world

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By eeNews Europe

Today light designers are supported by advanced software tools to create light plans which fulfill the clients’ requirements regarding illumination levels style and architecture together with maintenance factors and glare ratings. Sophisticated design software helps to optimize the selection and number of luminaries and it is providing CAD plans for installers.

Usually after the installation is made it is necessary to evaluate if the lighting is in line with the designs suggestions. At this particular moment the modern technology breaks and people are usually running through the site with lux meters in their hands and a paper notebook to write hundreds of notes of lux level in different locations. Why not using modern technology to bridge the gap between CAD design systems and the construction site when lighting audits are made?

The portable spectral light meter the GL Spectis 1.0 T Flicker in combination with the Light Audit software tool is supporting the verification process of a lighting installation in a digital format.

An exported CAD layer with an illumination level grid is opened in GL Spectrosoft software and it becomes a reference data. Then one can tag selected points from a measurement grid that needs to be verified and then these points can be uploaded to the portable instrument GL Spectis 1.0 T Flicker. Designers can walk the site with the spectrometer and make measurements in selected areas and confirm the points onboard the device and compare measured lux values with the design level. Users can even import measurements back into the CAD system and create an additional layer with measurement results and prepare a comprehensive report. No more handwriting and complications with hundreds of notes.

GL Optic Lichtmesstechnik GmbH –

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