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Warehouse Tutorial [Beginner]
Build a warehouse and then compare two lighting options in this beginner tutorial. Follow along, pause while you work!
Follow along and build a stair tower in Visual.
Develop a file to compare wallpack luminaires using relative coordinates to build geometry without using a background
Emergency Lighting [Advanced]
Use layers to separate out emergency luminaires from general lighting in order to calculate emergency egress lighting. Demo File
Learn how to create rooms with complex ceiling shapes. Or look at this example file.
Learn how to use construction lines to create a hip roof and other complex shapes.
Learn how to create rooms with curved walls.
Learn how to create perimeter and uplight coves in visual [advanced]
Importing 3D Geometry
Learn how to best import Sketchup models into Visual. Click here for the free plugin that enables DXF export from sketchup
Review familiar modify commands like Array, Copy, and Move, as well as an introduction to the powerful new modify commands Pull and Stretch.
Scale & Distance
Import a dwg, then use the distance and scale commands to correct the scale
Add and edit Luminaires in your design with the Luminaire Schedule
Use the Product Selection tool to quickly find and add IES files to your luminaire schedule
Place, orient, and aim Luminaires. Adjust visibility of aim lines, photometric webs, and templates.
Changing Tilt Axis
Learn how to adjust which axis Tilt gets applied to on a luminaire
Learn how to create calculation zones and edit their properties.
Masking Calculation Zones
Learn how you can use masking to remove calculation points from your calculation zones
Creating Statistical Zones
Learn how you can get statistical information for sub regions of calculation zones
Changing Shading & Using Views
Change how you view your model, and learn how to save 'Views'
Learn how Visual makes navigating your model a simple and fast task
Print Editor I
Learn how to open the print editor, change page size, and customize templates
Print Editor II
Learn about adding drawings, luminaire schedules, product information, and pdfs to your reports.
Snapshot command lets you can zoom in on sub regions of a drawing or use it to crop the extent of a drawing
Use layers to organize your design file
View and edit object properties in the Design Environment, also covers adding and removing items from a selection
Use the Design Manager to inspect your design and make complex selections or change a luminaire type to another type
Daylighting in Visual
Learn how to add windows, select sky condition, location, and time of analysis.
Pyramidal Skylights [Advanced]
Build a pyramidal skylight and array it across a big box store.