DLX-T2 Creating a complete interior/exterior Project

ST51

Even though this tutorial has lots of advanced features of DIALux evo that is useful for many regular users of DIALux, however it is written with lots of descriptions to make it easy for beginners and people who have little or no previous knowledge about the software, so I hope you will find it as easy as I thought.

To understand this tutorial you have to start with Tutorial 1 DLX-T1 which explains more basic function of the software that might not be explained here, and you will find some of steps that refers to tutorial DLX-T1, DIALux evo Tutorial DLX-T1 could be found @

https://ezzatbaroudi.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/dialux-evo-tutorials-4-creating-a-complete-project-from-a-to-z-with-dialux-evo/

Please help me improve this tutorial by adding your comments there is any of the steps not clear or if you have any idea for improvements.

You can add your comments to the bottom of this tutorial

Note: the Lighting layout of this Tutorial is made random and is not meant to show a good practice of lighting design, the sole purpose is to show the different feature of DIALux evo with many different luminaries e.g. RGBW and RGB.

In this tutorial you will learn

  1. Handling AutoCAD files
  2. Creating Site
  3. Creating building
  4. Using Reference help lines
  5. Naming Site, Building & rooms
  6. Creating interior of a building
  7. Using Assessment Zone
  8. Inserting Apertures (Windows & Doors)
  9. Using cutout for wall ceiling & Floor.
  10. Using Room Elements.
  11. Inserting Luminaires and objects.
  12. Using Duplicate Story
  13. Creating balcony
  14. Creating Double height.
  15. Using cutout for Façade
  16. Inserting dimension & text

For this Tutorial you should create a project like the one Bellow

ST5

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Throughout this tutorial the following definition will be used1.     MODE SELECTION          
Marked in the blue box in the above image.The mode could be contraction, EN12464, Light, calculation or documentation.2.     TOOL SELECTION
Tool Selection marked in red is the vertical tool bar which has many tools according to the mode selection.3.      CAD VIEW SELECTION 
Marked in yellow where you can select the site, Building, story or roomFor any of the above spaces you can select 3D, floorplan or one of the 4 elevations (front, right, back, left)4.     The Manipulator Marked in black box, you can move, rotate, scale, use measure tape or zoom all.

5.     Display option
Marked in green box has many display option where you can hide or show reference line, imported cad etc.

6.     Action and property window
Marked in pink boxHere you can take an action or change a property of an object, luminaire, room surface etc.

Step-1 Creating a project

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_02 Start the software then selectOutdoor and building planning.

Step-2   Importing Multiple cad files

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_03 Make sure you are in CONSTRUCTION mode and select DRAWINGS TOOL

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_04 Try to find a project where you have multiple CAD files for the same project like Ceiling layout, Furniture layout..etc. Or may be ground floor layout, first floor layout.Try to find at least two drawings.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_05 Click import select more than one file and open to import all the files.Importing cad files is not limited at this stage, even later you can add more files if you wish.Unlike DIALux 4 which is limited to one cad file. With DIALux evo you can import many files to design a complete building!Note: if you don’t see the text beside the icon click on the question mark (?) On the right corner of the window to show the descriptive text.

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_06 After importing you can see the file you have imported, the one in the orange is the current selection.The check box to allow you to show or hide the CAD file.

Step-3 Finding the current scale

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_07 Many times we receive cad files, without any idea about the unit of the file.so first verify the file by zooming to one architectural element, like doors or windows and measure the dimension if you have realistic values then your current scale is correct it you have unrealistic values like the one I have, then change the scale.Figuring out the scale is easy, the door I have is 1000m, it should be 1 meter as realistic value then the real scale is millimeter.

Step-4  Changing the current scale

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  1. Before you change the scale of the file make sure you select the file by clicking on the file, to make sure it is your current selection look the orange square.
  2. Change the units form the scale window by clicking on the drop down menu.
  3. Tip: if you have many cad file you can you the search box to search by name.

Finally scale the other files to the correct scale.

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_09 After you scale all the files ZOOM ALL form the top menu bar, if you cannot see the files then you have to put to 0, 0, 0 the positioning window under the scale window.

Step-5   Moving and rotating the cad files

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_10 Imagine you have ceiling plan and furniture layout plan which are located apart and you want to move one above another then select the ceiling layout cad and click on move.Move form common reference point on both drawing e.g.( window, door, elevator shaft, corner of a room) form point 1 which is the current selected cad to point 2 which is the target point.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_11 You can rotate the drawing in the rotation box by putting the value of the rotation angle.

Step-6 Other properties of the imported cad files

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_12 If you scroll down the side bar you will find other two windows which could be minimizedThe layer and file options windows.Click on the small arrow to open the option.You can open the layer window and change the color of the cad layers, that is very handy if the color is not matching well with background like very light color on white background.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_13 The file options contain an option if you want to save the cad inside the DIALux evo file, but this could make the file very huge.This option could be useful if you want to give the file to somebody else, so you can give him DIALux file with all cad and the modification you made in moving, rotation and layer colors

Step-7  Removing the cad files

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_14 For this tutorial we will continue without  cad files as background, so remove the cad files by selecting the file and right click mouse and select remove, alternately select the file +Del key

Step-8  Creating a site

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_15 Go to Site view in the construction mode.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_16 Make sure form the display option at the upper right corner, the SHOW COORDINATE SYSTEM is activated if not then selected, this will show you the x,y,z axis @0,0,0 position with lines for each axis try to activate and deactivate to see the difference, but for now make it on.

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_17 On the FLOORPLAN VIEW zoom in to the coordinate system by rotating the middle wheel of the mouse.pan by moving the mouse  while pushing the wheel down.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_18 Select Draw rectangular floor element.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_19 Start form the coordinate system point1 @0,0,0 and move to point 2 x=40, then move to point 3 @y=30 you can use the ruler up to see the x value and the ruler left to see y value.Zoom and pan help you achieve this very easily

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_20 Check if you made it right form last step by looking the positioning value.PositionX=20,Y=15SizeX=40,Y=30

Step-9 Using help lines to create building layout

Drawing many reference lines would probably make it this part as the most boring part of this tutorial but this step is very very important to follow the complete Tutorial so please be patient when you make these reference lines thought this tutorial

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_21 Go to reference help line selectDraw Help reference grid  and draw this grid on the site.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_22 Draw form point 1 to point 2 to make the grid appear at top.(anti-clock wise)If you draw the grid form point 2 to point 1 the grid will appear down the line.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_23 The point marked in GREEN SQUARE let you move the whole grid.The point marked in RED SQUARE allow you to make the grid bigger or smaller by moving the point right or lift, this point also allow you to rotate the grid by moving the point up or down.The point marked in BROWN to scale the grid in y.The two circle to set the size of the grid in x and y.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_24 You can also modify the grid position and size by keyboard entry. . Form the window of the reference line, this window will appear only after creation of the grid.For this tutorial modify  the grid @Position X=10,Y=10Length =6Width=6Line distance X=6Line distance X=6

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_25 Create anther grid somewhere in the site and modify the values toPosition X=13,Y=13Length =20Width=14Line distance X=20Line distance X=14

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_26 You should have a similar layout to this one.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_27 Form reference tool select a draw reference line and line with parallels spaced apart 1.2 M.Make sure the offset line is outside the second grid.note: reference tool explained in details in tutorial 4

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_28 Make another reference line with offset (parallels spaced apart -7)You have to put (-) sign before the 7 or use the rotation to make the offset to the left

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_29 Make another reference line on the second one with offset (parallels spaced apart -4.5)

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_30 Draw polygonal reference line on the marked points in red circles.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_31 You can delete the reference help line with the parallels spaced apart lines,so you can have a similar layout to this one

Step-10 Creating the outline of the building 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_32 Go to SITE tool and select Draw new Building

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_33 Draw the line on the corner of the layout,You have nine points as this image. Once you finish right click and select close polygon.Remember you can zoom by the middle wheel and pan by holding the middle wheel down and move.After you finish this step the software will change the current SITE tool to STORY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION tool

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_34 Go back to SITE tool, make sure the active cad view is Site1 not Storey1.Select the Building you created and name it once the window appears.If you don’t select the Building you cannot see this window.Name the Building as TB5In the DESCRIPTION you can write any words you want to show in the print outYou can also change the position or rotate the Building after creation, this could be done either form the position or by selecting the standard manipulators MOVE, ROTATE in the near the CAD view selection.For this tutorial make the position the same without any change.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_35 Finally use key Esc (to deselect the Building)Change the name of the site to ST5.In DIALux evo is very important to know at which mode, which tool and what cad view you are one to take an action.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_36 You can also change the name of the site and Building by going to project overview tool and double click on the name and change it.

Step-11  Creating the layout of walls

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_37 Go to reverence lines tool, change the cad view to Storey 1.Draw 10 reference line with parallels spaced apart for each one as 0.2 mThis is the thickness of the exterior wall

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_38 Zoom the open coroner and move the line form the dot marked in red circle to close the corner.Do this step for all open corners.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_39 Draw reference line with parallels spaced apart =7 form the lower edge of the building.You can check value entries.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_40 Draw another reference line with parallels spaced apart =3.This line should be located at the last line.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_41 Draw a vertical line form the corner marked in red circle and make the parallels spaced apart =0.05 to the left of the line.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_42 In the area between the lines with 3 meter apart draw two reference linesOne at bottom with parallels spaced apart=0.05 to the top of the new line.The other at top with parallels spaced apart=0.05 to bottom of the new line.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_43 draw reference line with parallels spaced apart=3.55Number of parallels=3

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_44 Select the last created reference line which has other 3 lines spaced apart, then use shortcut CTRL+C and CTRL+VModify theStart Point =2.85End Point =2.85

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Draw Reference Line and modify it @

Start point X=13,   Y=-14(minus 14)

End point  X=19.8, Y=-14(minus 14)

Step-12 Creating the indoor contour 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_46 Go to Storey And Building Construction tool.Draw New Indoor ContourIf you see this as faded that because you are not in Storey 1 cad view, so make the active cad view as Storey 1

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_47 Once you started Draw New Indoor Contour,The action will be active until you exit the action by using Esc key.So you can draw 8 rooms by clicking the left mouse button on the red corner start form room 1.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_48 Draw New Indoor Contour following corners of the inside offset lines, once you finished right click and select close polygon.To make it easy zoom and pan near the corner, but if you select other than the corner don’t worry continue and you can modify this later.

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_49 After you finish the 8 rooms click Esc to exit the action.If you made any contour with incorrect points,Select the contour by putting the cursor on the border of the contour not the middle; if you cannot select it make sure you are in the Storey And Building Construction tool.then select the point and move it to the right position

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_50 While selecting the finished contour, you can right click and the pop menu will give you options-Add point- Delete point (active only if causer near point)-Generate polygon anew (redraw).-        Delete contour

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_51 In the Active Storey windowPut the Name as  Ground FloorMake Story Height as 3.5 M

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_52 After creating the rooms the help lines could be hiddenFrom display option, make the reference line inactive

Step-13 Assessment zone-Name and Light requirements 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_53 Go to Assessment Zone ToolSelect the room in the upper right corner

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_54 Put the name as Training Roomheight of working plane=0.8Wall zone=0.5

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_55 In Details Select the Template as officesConference and meeting room.This has the requirement of EN 12464 with lighting requirement as Lux of the task area, surrounding area and background area,Uniformity on the task area and UGR maximum limit.

 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_56 Form display option makes sure the Show Room Designations is active so you can see the name of room in the plan.You can hide it if you don’t want to see the name.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_57 Change the name of the other room as shown in this image.Office 1Office 2Office 3Training RoomCorridorOpen Plan OfficeBalconyEntrance

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_58 For corridor go to details, change the Utilisation profile asTraffic zones inside buildings thenCirculation areas and corridors

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_59 Once room are created you will find in the cad view selection area for rooms, naming rooms help you identify easily which to select.

Step-14 Inserting Furniture and objects 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_60 Go to Furniture and objects toolSelect DIALux evo object Catalog.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_61 Using search box, insert the following furnitureTable P2+M2Office chair2Flip Chart tSimple ChairTable P1

PC t

Johan1

Johan2

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_62 From cad view select Office 1 a & insert-        Table P1-Office chair2Rotate & move the objects to have similar to this layout.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_63 Go to ground floor viewCopy the table & chair by using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C Paste by using Ctrl+V Move the object to office 2 by MOVE Manipulator.Repeat this for Office 3

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_64 Select cad view to be Training Room, 3d view.Inset the flip chart in the room.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_65 Use keyboard Ctrl+T to open new window tab.Make the new tab as floorplan viewNow you have to tabs one for 3d and one for floor plan, this helps you swap between views quickly.Note: You can open up to 8 tabs for different cad view, see the + sign on the upper right corner.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_66 Select the active object to be Office chair2, then select Draw rectangular Arrangements.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_67 Draw the rectangular following points 1, 2& 3.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_68 Modify the grid arrangement of this chair to have X=4,Y=3Rotate to the side of the flip chartNote:You can always get more properties by clicking on the arrows

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_69 Select the chair in the training room, then Replace Selected Objects.Select simple chair and apply.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_70 By selecting Edit grid line Manipulator while selecting the chair arrangements you can modify it by add, deleting or locking this arrangement.

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_71 Go to Open Plan Office cad viewFrom Reference Lines tool, insert Grid reference with.X=4.300Y=3.500

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_72 Form Display Options activate Show Reference Lines

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_73 Table P1 and office Chair2 Copy paste to get 4 of each.Use move, rotate to get the arrangement at center of the first ¼ of the room.Tip: to avoid snapping object to undesired location, hold Shift Key down while moving an a object

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_74 Place 4 PC t object on the tables

DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_75 Make Front View as your active cad view & make sure the PC are on tables, if not use move manipulator and move by the blue arrow up.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_76 Go to copy and arrange tool and select the 2 chair, 2 tables and the 2 PC t and center Y.Repeat the same form the lower two sets

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_77 While you are in Copy & Arrange tool,

  1. select all tables chairs and PC t in the Open Plan Office.
  2. Select Copy Along A Line option
  3. draw the line form point 1 (middle of second quarter of the Grid)to point 2 (middle of the fourth quarter of the Grid))
  4. Put quantity as 3
  5. Apply

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_78 Inset Johan1 and Johan2 in the open plan officeMake them facing each other Using MOVE & ROTATE Manipulator if required.

Step-15 Inserting Apertures(Windows & Doors)

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_79 – Go to Apertures Tool-Select Door if not Selected,- position active building Opening-Zoom to OfficePlace the door on the wall of office 1

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_80 Place Doors in the 5 rooms as shown in this image.Use Esc key to exit this action.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_81 Select Square window

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_82 Place three windows in Office 1,2 & 3Use Esc Key to exit this action.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_83 – Zoom to Training Room- Select Draw New building opening- Draw the line form point 1 to point 2.- Use Esc key to exit action

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  1. Go to Reference Lines tool
  2. Draw a line form 1 at corner to point 2 somewhere inside the room.
  3. Make

Parallels Spaced Apart =-3.2 (minus)

Number of Parallels=3

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_85 Go to Apertures ToolSelect Square windowDraw new building Opening from point 1 to point 2.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_86 Go to 3d view of Ground floorSelect the last created window

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_87 In the properties of the window modify the following dataHeight =3Frame width=0.05Sill height =0Mullion Position=2.4Mullion width=0.05

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_88 Go to floorplan view and copy paste last window using Ctrl+C & Ctrl+VMove window by using corner points of the window to the reference linesRepeat this another time so you have total of 3 windows.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_89 Copy the last window and move it to the balcony.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_90 Select Standard window and putHeight=3.5Width=1.5Frame width=0.06Sill height =0

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_91 Place the window in the entrance area as shown in this image and move it down to the end of the wall

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_92 If you go to 3d view you will see the window is cutting big part of the building.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_93 From the properties of the window select the fixed cutting depth to 0.2

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_94 Place other 7 window of the same dimension as shown.The total at the entrance will be 8.If the window is cutting other part of the building go to the properties of the window select the fixed cutting depth to 0.2

Step-16 Using the Cutout tool

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_95 Cutout tool is very powerful tool.Go to floorplan view of the Ground Floor and zoom to the wall that separates  the corridor form the Entrance

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_96 Go to cutout tool and select the Rectangular cutout

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_97 Draw the cutout on the wall separating the corridor form the Entrance

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_98 The cutout has removed the wall between the two spaces.This is where useful where you want to create an opening without door.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_99 Zoom to the Balcony wall

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_100 Select polygonal cutout

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_101 Draw the polygonal cutout on the outer wall of the balcony and right click to select the close polygon

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_102 After you create the cutout you can edit the polygon using the manipulator tool.You can move points; if you right click you can add or delete points.Make this cutout to cover the outer wall of the Balcony.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_103 Because cutout could be used for floor, walls, or ceiling, it is easier to do the cutout in 3d view then modify it in the floorplan view.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_104 You should be having similar to this image if not, delete the cutout and redraw it in 3d view and modify it in floorplan.

Step-17 Inserting Room Elements 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_105 Go to floorplan of the Entrance room viewPlace a Help Reference Grid withPosition X= 0,Y= 0Length= 5.6Width = 5.6Line Distance X= 2.8Line Distance Y= 2.8Note: If you are in ground floor view the position will be different, it is important to do this step in the Room View of the Entrance.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_106 For any of the four square you have in this Reference Grid DIALux will snap (detect) the points on the end or middle of any line (marked in red circle in the side image).But also to the middle of the Grid (Marked with Blue Circle)For this reference line we will use the center of the Grid (the location of the Blue circle)

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_107 Go to Room Elements ToolSelect Column (Round)Place it in the middle of the upper leftIf you don’t see the Reference Grid activated the view form Display Options

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_108 Select the column and scroll down to propertiesPutWidth   = 0.6Length = 0.6Segments = 50 (to make the column smooth, more surfaces could increase time calculation).

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_109 Use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to copy and paste the column to get total of 4 in the center of the Grids.Use move manipulator to move the columns

Step-18 Inserting Luminaries

The following luminaire will be used for this tutorial.You can follow the direct link , if link is broken then go to ERCO website and use the search box.
Type Article Number Direct link to download ULD data for ERCO website
DownlightOval flood ERCO 83313 http://www.erco.com/products/indoor/recessed-c-l/quadra-5420/en/artno-1.php?KEY=1083313000&TU=1&LANG=2057&TUR=1&ARTR=1283313101
DownlightWide flood ERCO 83233 http://www.erco.com/products/indoor/recessed-c-l/quadra-5420/en/artno-1.php?KEY=1083233000&TU=1&LANG=2057&TUR=1&ARTR=1283233101
SpotlightNarrow Spot ERCO 41016 http://www.erco.com/products/indoor/recessed-spot/quintessence-round-5492/en/artno-1.php?KEY=1041016000&TU=1&LANG=2057&TUR=1&ARTR=1241016103
Ceiling washlights ERCO 33449 http://www.erco.com/products/indoor/wall-mounted-l/trion-171/en/artno-1.php?KEY=1033449000&TU=1&LANG=2057&TUR=1&ARTR=1233449101
Façade Luminaire ERCO 33532 http://www.erco.com/33532
Façade Luminaire ERCO 34171 http://www.erco.com/34171

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_110 Download the ULD Data for the above luminaires.

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 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_111 After downloading inset the luminaire as explained in Tutorial 4 step-61

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_112 TipsClick on Select button on Luminaires ToolIf you have many luminaries you can right click and delete the History.You can also make the view bigger by adjusting the bar at the lower left corner.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_113 Go to Light ModeSelect Luminaire toolClick on SelectWrite 83233 in the search box

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_114 Draw rectangular arrangements to cover the tables area as shown in the side image.Put the grid linesX=8Y=2

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_115 Write 83313 in the search box of the select for Active luminaireDraw line arrangement in the corridorform Display Options,make sure the Show Light Distribution Curves is active make the quantity as 5 and rotate luminaire using Rotate buttonThe luminaire oval flood has to in longitudinal direction for the corridor.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_116 Click on Automatic Arrangements for spaces and select Office 1Repeat this action forOffice 2Office 3Training Room

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_117 -Select all the luminaires in Office 1,Office 2, Office 3 and Training room and click on Replace Selected Luminaires.- The software will show you the current selection marked in Orang box- Select the other Downlight that was used for Open plan office-Click on Apply-The software will show you massage asking whether to recalculate installation potion or not, click on yes.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_118 Select the active luminaire to be Trion Ceiling washlightDraw line arrangement at the back wall of the Open Plan Office.Make quantity as 12Click on Rotate to make luminaires inside the room.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_119 Select the active luminaire to 41016Draw circular arrangement around one of the column.If you can’t draw it then hide the Reference line form Display Option, then draw the circle arrangement.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_120 Scroll down to property and makeQuantity = 4Radius    = 0.425

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_121 Select the upper luminaire twice.If you click only one time then you are selecting the arraignment, by clicking second time on the luminaire you will be selecting only indusial luminaire.Select the lower luminaire and thenGo to copy & arrange tool in light mode.Select the columnVery important, if you can’t select the column that because you are not the Copy & Arrange tool.After selection of the two luminaire and the column then align to center X

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_122 Select the Right and Left luminaire.Make sure you are still on Copy & Arrange toolCenter Y

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_123 Use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to copy and paste the luminaires arrangements to get total of 4 in the center of the columns.Use move manipulator to move the luminaires arrangements.

Step-19 Duplicate Story

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  1. Go to Storey and Building Construction Tool.
  2. Select Duplicate Storey
  3. Put 2 as Copies of Ground Floor
  4. Leave everything selected in the TO Be copied.
  5. Click Duplicate button.

 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_125 Click inside the text and change the names of the floor to first floor and 2nd floor

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_126 Go to 3d view of the site view which is named as ST5, you should be having same as this image.

Step-20 Modifying the Floors

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_127 In the 3d view of the site view go to Cutout ToolNow cutouts will appear in greenSelect the cutout of the first floor of the balcony and activate limit cutout depth and make cutting depth = 2.5Now you have a balcony for the first floor!

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_128 Repeat the last step for the cutout in the 2nd floor to get a second Balcony.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_129 Select all the spotlights around the column in the ground floor only and delete them.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_130 Select First Floor view and select Entrance Room View- this is the Entrance room of the first Floor.Select the cad view to be Floorplan view.Go to Cutout Tool and draw Polygonal Cutout to cover the whole room which is named as Entrance in the first floorAfter creating the Cutout  you can modify it by the Manipulator in the tool bar or by mouse right click when you place the cursor on near the Cutout

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_131 Go to Site View of ST5Select Martials ToolZoom to inside the Entrance.Now you have a double height Entrance because you made a Cutout in the floor of the First floor.Note:You can also make the Cutout in the ceiling of the ground floor to get the same result but you have to use 3d View of the Room or floorplan view of the Ground Floor while creating the Cutout.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_132 Select the Pick Material and move the cursor to the wall to get the wall color.Select Apply Material to the grey color created by the Cutout which is the Floor color.Move rotates the view to apply this new material to all dark grey color.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_133 Select Front view of the Site view and go to the Room Elements Tool.If you are on Materials Tool you cannot select room Elements, you can only select surfaces.Select all the column in the First Floor and delete them by right Click –> DeleteOr by Keyboard Delete Key.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_134 Select only one column in the ground floor and click on Scale Manipulator,Scale the column to the ceiling of the first floor by moving the mouse up in Z axis.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_135 After Scaling the column you can check the height, it should be 7.2 which is the two Floor Height 2×3.5 Meter +0.2 the slab thickness the floor.Make the other columns the same height, by selecting all columns and putting this value or by Scale Manipulator and selecting Individual columns.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_136 Make the View as Site 3d viewZoom to the corridor of the First floor , this should have interior balcony.Go to CutoutSelect the Cutout in the Ceiling which was created in the Ground floor and Copied in the Duplicate Floors.Activate Cutting Depth and make the value as 2 Meter.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_137 Select all the windows in the 2nd floor and delete them.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_138 Go to 2nd floor Room View of the Entrance, Floor plan view.Select assessment ZonesSelect the Entrance Room and change the name to be Multi-Purpose Hall

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_139  Go to Cutout Tool and select Rectangular Cutout and Draw it in the outer wall of the Multi-purpose hall following points 1,2 & 3Activate Limit Cutting Depth and make it 0.15Modify properties toPositionX=0, Y= -17, Z = 1.7Size 4,3Note:The reason for following points 1,2 & 3 while creating the cut out to get the same properties, if you follow other points the size could be X =4 , Y=3 instead of X=4 and Y=3.

Step-21 Creating Cutout in the Facade

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_140 Create another Cutout following points 1,2 & 3activate Limit Cutting Depth and make it 0.15Modify propertiesPosition-2.5,-17,1.7Size 0.3,3

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_141 Create another Cutout following points 1,2 & 3activate Limit Cutting Depth and make it 0.15Modify propertiesPosition 2.5,-17,1.7Size 0.3,3

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_143 Go to front view to make sure your cutout are made in straight lines if not modify them

Step-22 Inserting luminaries in the facade

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  1. Select Cad View to be floorplan of 2nd floor.
  2. Go to Light Mode
  3. Select the active luminaire to Be Focalflood
  4. Draw Line arrangement
  5. Draw it form the point A to Point B on the back line of the big Cutout
  6. Go to front view and move the line down to bottom of the big Cutout.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_145 The location of the luminaire should same as this image.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_146
  1. Make the active luminaire Kubus.
  2. Place individual Luminaire.
  3. Place it in the mall cutout move rotate to make it inside this Cutout.
  4. Go to front view & make sure the luminaire are at the bottom of the small Cutout.
  5. Repeat the same for the other small cutout.

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_147 Place 4 Kubus Luminaire in the two balcony

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_148
  1. Go to calculation Mode
  2. Select Light Scene Tool
  3. Change the RGBW Color to Trion in similar way as explained in Tutorial 4, you should be having 3 groups one for each floor.
  4. Change the color of the RGB luminaire of focal flood façade
  5. Start Calculation

Tip:

To reduce calculation time make the groups less that the default value

Step-23 Inserting dimension & text 

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_149 After calculation is finished

  1. Go to Dimension Tool
  2. Draw new Dimension line
  3. Make it between the Trion ceiling wahshlight in the floorplan in any of the floor
  4. Change the formatting

Display Arrows on outside

Text Size to normal

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  1. Go to Labeling Tool
  2. Place new Text
  3. Place it near the dimension
  4. White Spacing and apply
  5. You can chage the formatting as you wish including the font size

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  1. Go to View Tool
  2. Zoom the plan to good scale to show the text and dimension
  3. Save new view

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_151 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_152 Go to front view place dimension to show the height of the Trion Washlight form floor.

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  1. Go to view Tool
  2. Save the view showing the last dimension of the height.
  3. White the name as Height of Trion
  4. White in Description Height From FLL of Ceiling Wahshlight

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  1. Go To Documentation Mode
  2. Click on Edit
  3. Select Views
  4. Go to All Tab
  5. Select height of Trion
  6. Click the refresh button

 DIALux Evo Tutorial 5 Ezzat Baroudi PDF_155 The Description will appear under the image view.Description is very useful tool and it is available for rooms floors and many other, you can use it to tell your client what is the brief about particular space or view.

You can add Marital as explained in Tutorial 4 and add other Furniture to get similar like the following images

ST54

ST55

ST53



ST52

 

ST51

 

You can download a PDF file for this Tutorial @

DIALux evo Tutorial-5 PDF file Creating A complete interior and exterior Project

43 Comments

    1. unfortunately no
      there is only this text tutorial
      I don’t think a video would be useful to do a complete project yourself, I think it is only useful to give some tips not steps to do a project.

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      1. Do i need to create the whole building when i’m having a autocad 3D of the same.i imported the 3D in to dialux evo and tried working on it,but do i need to make the whole building again when i already have a 3D.How do i work on a autocad 3D?

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  1. السلام عليكم الاخ عزات اود ان اسال كيف يمكن ان اضيف شركة شرايدر الى الديالكس مع الاحترام

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  2. if I go to the storey and building construction tool on step 12, I am not able to see the reference line I drew. Thanks for this tut by the way. It;s great.

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  3. Nice post Ezzat. Very useful!,

    Could you tell us which software do you prefer for exterior lighting modelling?

    Thanks.

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  4. Dear sir ,
    first of all I thank you for your kindness and would you pleas send me the same CAD file you are working with so that I can do the exactly as your steps ..& by way the Light Visualisation did not work with me ?
    with my full respects munir.khazragy@yahoo.com

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  6. السلام عليكم.
    حصلت عندي مشكلة.. بعد ما رسمت المبنى وعملت الأبواب والنوافذ وصممت بعض عناصر الغرف،وعملت طابق ثاني وسقف، فجأة اختفت كل الحوائط من الدور الأول.. ما الحل لاسترجاع الحوائط ؟؟ وشكرًا

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  7. Thanks a lot for your hard work nd usefull information . Could you plz help me out as i am the beginner in dialux evo .
    How i can create raised floor nd how to change its material in dialux evo .

    How i can change the wall to glass wall of a room in dialux evo .

    How Can i change the building boundary layout in dialux evo like we do in lower version 4.12 by using edit room geometry

    Waiting for your helpfull response

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