Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Improved IES-EULUMDAT conversion in EulumdatTools 0.13.1.v20141027

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.13.1.v20141027 was published on October 27 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

IES to EULUMDAT and EULUMDAT to IES conversion was improved:

  • There was an error in conversion of files with absolute photometry, IES files signal this by having a -1 for lumens per lamp, EULUMDAT files signal this by have a negative number of lamps. The conversion now works correctly.
  • As the lighting industry is moving over to SSD lighting at tremendous speed, with resulting lower energy consumption, I found that the old rounding of wattage and power consumption are making conversion inaccurate. The number of decimal places for power consumption and wattages was increased to 2.

Availability

Registered users should install this feature following the steps below, new users should install EulumdatTools first. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

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Monday, October 6, 2014

EULUMDAT refactoring now in EulumdatTools 0.13.0.v20141006

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.13.0.v20141006 was published on October 6 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

The EULUMDAT validator was improved by:

  • refactoring of EULUMDAT files, changing symmetry, orientation and mirroring

Earlier I described the feature of finding hidden symmetry in EULUMDAT files, today we talk about fixing that.

Refactoring EULUMDAT files

When photometric data files are converted between IES and EULUMDAT, or when a new laboratory is used, of for other historical reasons it happens that photometric files do not have the correct symmetry or orientation. Public lighting products usually have symmetry on the C90-C270 axis, but there appears to be inconsistency on whether C90 aims at the street or curb. Sometimes there is symmetry in the product, but the data has no symmetry defined.

When that happens, EulumdatTools can come to the rescue, in the latest release, with Sandbox Feature installed you can 'refactor' or modify the photometrics in a structured way. The available options are listed in the 'Refactor' menu, that is shown once an EULUMDAT file is open in the editor.

Final refactor menu

First step is to 'Unroll' the file, to change it from any Symmetry into a Symmetry NONE file. After that you can apply 'Rotation' for 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise or 180°, 'Mirror' over the C90-270 or C0-180 axis until you have the proper position. The final step would be to 'Reduce' the file to Symmetry on C90-270, C0-180 or both axis, or to make it rotation symmetric. After that the file can be saved again. When you do this in the source page view, all of these actions are Undoable.

Availability

Registered users should install this feature following the steps below, new users should install EulumdatTools first. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

Install sandbox feature

Press Next

Install sandbox feature 2

Accept the license

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Finding duplicate Product Codes in large EULUMDAT sets

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.11.2.v20140911 was published on September 11 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

The EULUMDAT validator was improved by:

  • allowing easier deployment of sandbox (experimental) checkers and features.

Yesterday I described the feature of finding hidden symmetry in EULUMDAT files, today we talk about duplicate Product Codes.

Detecting duplicate Product Codes

Many files for products are created by copying an existing file and editing some of the data. Sometimes the Product Code is not edited correctly, so there are multiple files all describing the same Product Code. When using the files to enter them into a database for online or mobile lighting calculations, such as for lightingCalc confusing data may be the result. Detecting duplicate product codes is easy from now on, set as global Preference or per project Property.

Enable the Sandbox checker in the Preferences for global reach...

Set as preferences

or select a project and set it in the Properties.

Set as project properties

Errors in the Problems View will show what and where duplicates are located.

Duplicate product code error

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Availability

Registered users should install this feature following the steps below, new users should install EulumdatTools first. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

Install sandbox feature

Press Next

Install sandbox feature 2

Accept the license

Accept license

Accept and Trust my certificates to install this feature

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Find hidden symmetry in EULUMDAT files with Sandbox

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.11.2.v20140911 was published on September 11 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

The EULUMDAT validator was improved by:

  • allowing easier deployment of sandbox (experimental) checkers and features.

Automatic Symmetry Detection

Many manufacturers provide EULUMDAT files that are coded has having no symmetry, or Symmetry.NONE whilst the underlying data actually shows that the photometric distribution is symmetrical along one or more axes. When you as a designer are looking for a symmetrical distribution, this can be quite annoying or confusing.

Enable the Sandbox checker in the Preferences for global reach...

Set as preferences

or select a project and set it in the Properties.

Set as project properties

In both cases a rebuild will occur and the Problems View will show the files with the selected problems.

Symmetry warning

Double clicking the warning or error will open the offending file. You can then check in the Diagram tab.

Symmetry file graph

or in the C Gamma tab.

Symmetry file table

Availability

Registered users should install this feature following the steps below, new users should install EulumdatTools first. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

Install sandbox feature

Press Next

Install sandbox feature 2

Accept the license

Accept license

Accept and Trust my certificates to install this feature

Accept certificate

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Improved IES and EULUMDAT validator in EulumdatTools

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.11.2.v20140908 was published on September 8 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. The IES validator was improved by:
  • removing some false positives when values were given in scientific notation with positive exponent
    2.14E+3 earlier reported an error on the + sign.
  • Some error messages were improved
The EULUMDAT validator was improved by:
  • (Faulty) EULUMDAT files with zero lamps defined led to runtime errors & dialogs, no this will be reported as a proper error.

Registered users should upgrade using Check for upgrades. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hyperlinks in IES and EULUMDAT files

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.11.2.v20140825 was published on August 25 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. New is the detection of hyperlinks in the IES and EULUMDAT file editors. Holding down the Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) key and hovering over a URL will activate that URL. Clicking it will open a browser on said location. URL

Registered users should upgrade using Check for upgrades. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.: