## Saturday, September 13, 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...

or select a project and set it in the Properties.

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

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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

Press Next

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## Friday, September 12, 2014

### 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...

or select a project and set it in the Properties.

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

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

or in the C Gamma tab.

#### 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

Press Next

Accept and Trust my certificates to install this feature

## 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.