Visual Newsletters

The Visual Newsletter updates you with Visual news, discusses common technical support issues, features lighting design techniques, and notifies you of upcoming Visual training sessions. To receive the Visual newsletter by e-mail, login to your Visual account and Edit your Profile by checking "Contact me regarding Visual news and updates."


May - 2014
  • Introducing the Simple Economic Tool
  • Product Selection Guide
  • Aim to Surface
  • Vellum LED luminaires from Peerless®
  • Visual 2.6 Discontinued
  • Changing the font size of calculation zones and labels
  • Visual at Lightfair
August - 2013
  • Introducing Visual® 2012 Lighting Design Software
  • Installing Visual 2012
  • Activating Visual 2012
  • Visual 2012 Internet License
  • Lithonia Lighting® LED Gimbal Downlighting Modules
May - 2013
  • Introducing Visual® 2012 Lighting Design Software
  • Installing Visual 2012
  • Activating Visual 2012
  • Visual 2012 Internet License
March - 2013
  • New Visual Roadway Tool™
  • VRR LED Luminaire
  • Visual Design Tools - Save Your Designs
  • Import AutoCAD 2013 DWG/DXF
  • Visual Design Tools and Dropbox
  • Visual 2012 Training at Lightfair
October - 2012
  • AcuityBrands Featured Products
  • Visual Economic Tool™ Updates
  • Visual Training Sessions for 2013
  • Visual Interior Tool Update
  • Visual Template Tool Update
  • New Visual Support Center hours
May - 2012
  • Visual Economic Tool at LIGHTFAIR 2012
  • LIGHTFAIR International 2012
  • I-BEAM LED
  • Visual Roadway Tool at LIGHTFAIR 2012
  • Visual 2012 Beta at LIGHTFAIR 2012
March - 2012
  • Lighting Design Tools
  • Area Tool
  • Floodlighting Tool
  • Interior Tool
  • Template Tool
  • Wallwash Tool
  • RMHC/RHPG HIGH BAY FIXTURES
  • NEW Visual Website
December - 2011
  • Beta Visual Lighting Design Tools
August - 2011
  • New Floodlighting Tool
  • Visual Training
  • VTLED Volumetric LED Luminaire
  • New Template Tool
  • New Wallwash Tool
  • New Visual Lighting Design Tools
March - 2011
  • New Visual Lighting Design Tools
  • LIGHTFAIR 2011
  • Visual Training Sessions
  • Solo OVAL EXIT SIGN
May - 2010
  • Visual 2010 at Lightfair 2010
  • Visual on Facebook
  • RAYZER LED Modular Lighting System
  • Win an Apple iPad
February - 2010
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Visual Photometric Tool
  • RELOC in your lighting design
  • Introducing Gotham Microflange™
  • Updated Sensor Switch Files
  • AutoCAD 2010
July - 2009
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Power Zone Command
  • When should you make objects uneditable in Visual?
  • The New Z Strip
  • Placing Sensor Switch in Visual
March - 2009
  • Can I use Visual to assist with LEED requirements?
January - 2009
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Photopic and Scotopic lumens - 4: When the photopic lumen fails us
  • ECOS™ LED – Lighting the Next Generation
  • Visual Integrates with Bentley Building Electrical Systems
  • How do I replace my existing CAD file with a new CAD file?
  • Introducing Acuity Brands Lighting 3D Models
September - 2008
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Relight your environment with RT5R VOLUMETRIC LIGHTING
  • Photopic and Scotopic Lumens - 3: The Modern Lumen
  • How do I change the text height for calculation zones in AutoCAD?
  • Selecting the best distribution for your exterior projects
  • Visual Support Center - New Service Hours
July - 2008
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Can I convert a PDF to a CAD file format?
  • Installing Visual on Windows Vista
  • New Visual Website: Visual-3D.com
  • Photopic and Scotopic Lumens - 2: A Bit of History
  • Volumetric Lighting Meets LED Technology in the New RT5D LED
April - 2008
  • Have you installed Visual 2.6?
  • Tips and Tricks for Visual 2.6
  • Visual 2.6 Feedback
  • Lessons in Lighting
  • Photopic and Scotopic Lumens - 1: An Introduction
  • Introducing Hydrel's Paradox Architectural Ingrade
December - 2007
  • Visual 2.6 Release Announcement
  • RT5™FAMILY EXPANDS TO DOWNLIGHTING
October - 2007
  • Tips for Importing CAD Files into Visual
  • Why will Background Objects not Convert to Solid Objects?
  • Customizing your Keyboard
  • Squares - Advancing a Classic Form in Downlighting
September - 2007
  • Modifying a Luminaire Schedule
  • What is the Illuminance Selection Tool?
  • Customizing a Title Block
  • es8™: High-Performance T8 Lighting
July - 2007
  • Creating a Snap Shot
  • Why Use a Statistical Zone?
  • How do I Combine Calculation Zones?
  • Discover the Essence of Underwater Color
June - 2007
  • Setting Diffuse Transmittance
  • How do I determine the height of an existing Calculation Zone?
  • How do I add Luminaire Labels?
  • Where do I find articles from previous Visual Newsletters?
  • Introducing SIMPLY5™
May - 2007
  • Issuing Complimentary Licenses
  • Update to Visual 2.5 Supports AutoCAD 2007 Files
May - 2007
  • Update to Visual 2.5 Supports AutoCAD 2007 Files
  • Visual 2.5 is Compatible with Windows Vista
  • Merging Visual Files
  • Converting Object Types
  • Introducing the Omero™ Post Top Luminaire (MRP)
April - 2007
  • Why Use Offset from Boundary?
  • Creating a Vertical Calculation Zone
  • Instructions Screen
  • What Version of Visual are you using?
  • Introducing Candéo® LED
March - 2007
  • Placing Luminaires with Multiple Optics on Same Pole
  • Changing Room Reflectance Values
  • Object Snaps
  • Introducing the Omero™ Bollard
February - 2007
  • Changing Calculation Zone Spacing
  • Options Screen
  • Glossary of Lighting Definitions
  • Certified Credits Awarded for Visual Training
  • Introducing Cerra® Wall I/D from Peerless® Lighting
January - 2007
  • Object States and Object State Menus
  • Properties Screen
  • Visual Tutorial Files
  • Activating Software
  • Gotham 4-Inch Elevations®
December - 2006
  • Aiming Luminaires
  • How do I use a license on another computer?
  • Training and Support
  • Peerless Parallels Fixtures: Winner of Best New Product, Light Fair International, 2006
August - 2006
  • Unmasking Calculation Points
  • Updating Power Density Zone
  • Retrieving a Backup Visual File
  • Omero™ Area & Roadway Luminaires (MR/MRT)
  • Omero Wall Mounted Luminaire
July - 2006
  • What do you think about Visual 2.5?
  • Changing Ceiling Height
  • Design Not Displayed in the Print Editor
  • WSQ: Decorative Quarter Sphere Wall-Mounted Lighting
April - 2006
  • New Release Available- Visual 2.5
  • Printing to PDF
  • Introducing the Aeris™ Flood Luminaire
March - 2006
  • Changing Luminaire Mounting Heights
  • Importing and Exporting Luminaire Schedules
  • Introducing I-BEAM Fluorescent High Bay Lighting
October - 2005
  • When I import a DXF/DWG file the screen is blank!
  • How to import complex DXF/DWG files
  • Download the latest photometric files
  • Title 24 and Energy Star Compliant Residential Recessed Downlights
September - 2005
  • Reducing Calculation Time
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Lithonia Presents Aeris Building Mounted
August - 2005
  • Placing Luminaires with the Array Command
  • How to Determine Luminaire Spacing
  • Introducing ISD SuperGlass(tm) Reflectors
July - 2005
  • Importing Drawings with Smooth Curves
  • Scaling DXF and DWG Drawings
  • DWG/ DXF Viewers
  • Introducing Reduced Profile Power Sentry Battery Packs
June - 2005
  • External Training Sessions Now Available
June - 2005
  • Design Not Displayed in the Print Editor
  • Link to Product Specification Sheets
  • Evaluating Different Luminaires
  • Introducing Redesigned THC A15 Economy High Bay Reflector
May - 2005
  • What if Calculation Values are Zeros?
  • Remember to Update Printer Drivers
  • Gotham Presents the GQ and GQT
March - 2005
  • Changing the Title Block Logo
  • Constructing Sloped Surfaces and Structures
  • Download and Install Tips and Fixes
  • Introducing Elevations™ from Gotham
  • Visual Photometric Tool - New
  • IES Recommendations