## Wednesday, May 27, 2015

### IES syntax coloring, keyword content assist in EulumdatTools 0.14.6.v20160115

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.14.6.v20160115 was published on January 15 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

#### Improvements 0.14.6

• Improved IES syntax coloring, now also indicating periods as field separators
• Added a QuickFix for missing item code in standard version and duplicate item code in sandbox version for EULUMDAT files. You can fill in product code from filename or product name.

#### Improvements 0.14.5

• Code quality improvements

#### Improvements 0.14.4

• IES file keywords now have content assist, activated on CTRL+SPACE on Windows/Linux and CMD+SPACE on Mac
• IES files now have syntax coloring, with illegal characters immediately showing up in RED!
• Fixed issue with hard coded expiry date

#### Improvements 0.14.3

• All versions of EulumdatTools are now based on Eclipse 4.5.1 Mars. To upgrade reinstall from the download site listed below. The Mac version now looks like a regular Mac application.
• Make it possible to retain Testlab and Testdate/Issuedate on conversion of IES to EULUMDAT and vice versa. Based on a suggestion/request by Mikulas Parma.
• Allow setting of Test Lab name when there is a full license, to be used in conversions.
• Removed some annoying behavior where latest blog post opened in external browser

#### Improvements 0.14.2

• Fixed nasty conversion bug where IES to EULUMDAT conversion for IES files with absolute photometry had wrong DFF factors calculated. These can be caught and fixed by the Eulumdat validator, but now they are calculated correctly in the first place. If you have converted IES files to EULUMDAT with absolute photometry in the past and not validated the output, please reconvert your files!
• NOTE: the same bug affected the online IES to EULUMDAT converter at http://ies2eulumdat.appspot.com, so if you have used that, reconvert also!

#### Improvements 0.14.1

• A regression causing the IES validator to stop working was fixed (IES Validator Feature)

#### Improvements 0.14.0

• Checking your license will now use the https: protocol instead of http: increasing your privacy
• A problem where the cursor moved to start of line in the source editors when installed in Eclipse e4 was fixed
• You can read this blog right in EulumdatTools so you will always be up to date on latest developments
• EulumdatTools now contains a structured compare editor to make comparing 2 EULUMDAT files easier (see image) (Sandbox Feature)
• A check for overlapping C-planes, where there are C-planes for both 0° and 360° was added (Sandbox Feature)

#### Availability

Registered users should update using Help / Check for Updates... and install the needed features 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 and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Thursday, May 21, 2015

### Installation of EulumdatTools Sandbox Feature

#### What is Sandbox Feature?

To allow experimentation with various validators for EULUMDAT files the standard validator was made extensible. It is now easy to create custom validators in a separate plugin. Instructions for installing this feature are below.

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and select Work with: Eulumdat Tools Repository. Then choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

Press Next

Accept and Trust my certificates to install this feature

## Thursday, April 23, 2015

### Improved IES-EULUMDAT conversion in EulumdatTools 0.13.4.v20150423

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.13.4.v20150423 was published on April 23 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

IES to EULUMDAT and EULUMDAT to IES conversion was improved:

• There is an option added to swap the length and width of the IES vs the EULUMDAT file. This is selected be default and makes the converted files more in line with the respective standards.
• There is an option added to rotate the Light Distribution Curve by 90° to allow for differences in US and European roadway lighting standards. When converting from IES to LDT there is a 90° clockwise rotation, when going from LDT to IES there is a 90° counter-clockwise rotation. Note that after rotation the resulting file has no define symmetry. Missing symmetry can be detected and corrected with the experimental Sandbox feature.
• Before checking or converting a number of pre-flight checks were added to reduce the number of Error messages presented to the user. Such errors are now shown as file errors in the Problems view.
• Lastly a nasty bug was fixed that disabled the whole Eulumdat validator, when the Sandbox was not present or no Sandbox validators were selected. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

I would like to thank Mikulas Parma of ROBE Lighting s.r.o. for bringing these issues to my attention.

#### 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 and follow through with the installation.