Wednesday, August 16, 2017


New version checks for UTF-8 BOM headers

When editing IES files with modern text editors, sometimes an UTF-8 BOM header is places before the actual text. This will mess up reading the file in most photometric tols and prevent conversion in EulumdatTools.

Due to a build error you cannot update. Please install the whole application again from links below. Apologies!

Main improvements are for improved conversion of EULUMDAT to IES for later use in AGI32 Simulation tool. When nadir or zenith is not identical in all planes, the error result is unable to load file: nadir values not equal. When processing files as EULUMDAT or LDT you can check for many common errors and get help in correcting these.

Improvements in this release

Runtime updated to Eclipse 4.7 Ogygen

The underlying workbench has been updated to the latest version of Eclipse, 4.7 or Oxygen. This means improvements in speed and stability and other. More information an be found here

Improvements in EulumdatTools 0.14.7 itself

  • Improved the check for different values at gamma 0 (nadir). Comparison is now to the average value for all C-planes
  • Added check for different values at gamma 180 (zenith). Also comparing to average value.
  • Added QuickFixes for these two checks, so you can replace all different nadir and zenith values with the average for multiple files.
  • The Sandbox feature is included by default.
  • Extended the default expiry date to 2018, so no sudden stops this year ;-)

Prior release improvements

Improvements 0.14.6

  • Improved IES syntax coloring, now also indicating periods as field separators
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  • 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 syntax color content assist
  • 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.Testlab and date keep 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.Testlab name pref
  • 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, 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 https: increasing your privacy
  • Open Editors will now return to opened tab between sessions
  • 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)


Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can 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

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