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Dialux Tutorial

Visual Building Performance Simulation Summerterm 2014


Author: Univ.Ass. DI. Ulrich Pont
Comments are appreciated: lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at

Preversions:
WS2009/2010 based on Dialux V.4.7.5.
WS2010/2011 based on Dialux V.4.8.0.
WS2011/2012 based on Dialux V.4.9.4.
SS2013 based on Dialux V.4.11.0.0.
SS2014 based on Dialux 4.12.0.0.
This is a draft document. No unauthorized reproduction or publication is allowed.

Aim of this Tutorial:


Finding out / using the essentials of DIALUX for calculation and planning of artificial lighting systems and performing basic
daylight calculations via simulation of a simple room / volume.
This Tutorial is based on Dialux-Version 4.12.0.0.,
One of the simulated spaces is the departments seminarroom (plans 1:50 in TUWEL).

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This tutorial was written on a machine with Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit.

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LMC left mouse click, RMC right mouse click, DC double left click, MW Mouse Wheel, M - Mouse

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1. Installation of the program, Start of the program, and getting used to the graphical
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user interface of Dialux.


2. Tutorial Outline
3. Generating a basic room / Geometry entry
3b. Importing Geometry from CAD
4. Setting Parameters
5. Adding luminaires & First Calculation
5b. Advanced Techniques:
Control Groups
Auto-Determinating of necessary luminaires
Daylight in Dialux
6. Simulation & Analysis
1. Installation of the program, Start of the program, and getting used to the graphical
user interface of Dialux.

1.1. Getting the program:


Open any browser (Mozilla, Internet Explorer, etc) and open www.dial.de
Go to Sprache to change it to English.

Figure 1: Website Dialux


Go to the dropdown Dialux and Download:

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Figure 2: Website Dialux


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Choose Dialux 4.12.0.0. for Download (and Dialux ECO 3.1. as well)
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Figure 3: Website Dialux Download Menu


Follow all steps of the installation.
1.2. Opening the program:
Options for opening the tool:
Icon / Desktop
Start / Dialux / Dialux 4.12. ( NOT: 4.12. Light)
Doubleclicking on any existing dialux file.

Starting Dialogue (German):

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Figure 4: Starting Menu (German)


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Choose Neues Innenprojekt.; Click on OK in the open dialogue


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Changing Language to English (if necessary):


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Datei / Einstellungen / Allgemeine Optionen / Globales Choose English (United


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Kingdom)
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Figure 5 & 6: Starting Menu; Settings Menu.


Note: It is necessary to restart the software, for change of language!
Starting Dialogue (English):

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Figure 7 & 8: Starting Menu (English); Starting Menu
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- New Interior Project (we will focus on this) LMC


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- New Exterior Project (will not be covered in this lecture)


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- New Street Project (will not be covered in this lecture)


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- Open Last Project


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A default room is created. You can change the coordinates, the length, height and width of the this default room. (Fig. 8)
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1.3. graphical user interface of Dialux.


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CAD-WINDOW
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PROJECT
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Figure 9: Work Space in Dialux.


2. Tutorial Outline

The tutorial is the departments seminar room. Plans and information are provided in
TUWEL.

3. Generating a basic room / Geometry entry

NOTE: The suggested default room in the above shown dialogue (Fig.8) is a cuboid room 5,4
m long, 3,6 m wide, 2,8 m high. The measures can be changed via Input on the keyboard.
(Finish with ok).

Change the dimensions of the room to 9,50 m length, 6,40 m width and 4 m height, and
apply with ok. These are the basic outline measurements for the BPI- seminar-room. After
you click on Ok the Menu disappears and is changed to the General-Slide. If you did a
mistake or if you want to change the Geometry once again, please RMC on room1 and

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choose Edit Room Geometry and the Geometry Slide appears again.

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Figure 10: Edit - Dialogue


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To have a 3d-look at this basic room hit the symbol (3D Standard View).
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NOTE: A 3D view is opened note that it is a new slide. You can now easily switch between
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planar view and 3D view (Fig. 11). There are also other views available (side View, Front
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Figure 11: 3D-View Figure 12: Rotate Command


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To pan around in the 3D-view you can hold the MW and move M around.
To rotate the view you can use the rotate Symbol (Fig.12.). In this menu bar you can move,
rotate, roam and increase/decrease your view, or switch back to Arrow.

Figure 13: Registration Cards (3D View)


NOTE: To access the different building parts (Walls, Floor, Ceiling),
LMC on Room1 and see in the expanded menu Workplane, Floor,
Ceiling and a Folder with the Wall Surfaces. (Figure 13)
If you click on Ceiling, Floor, or one of the Walls, the building part
is marked red in the 3D View.

NOTE: What is meant with workplane? (Figure 14) The workplane is


a defined invisible plane in your room which means the surface of
the tables you will work on. In standard offices the height of the
tables is between 70 and 85cms.

Please choose 73 cm for our example.

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Figure 14: Tree-Structure
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Figure 15: Workplane Setting


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NOTE: We need to modify the geometry of our Seminar-room (window niches, glass wall):
To do so, RMC in the planar view of the room and choose Edit Room Geometry (Fig. 16).

Figure 17: Insert Point

Figure 16: Edit Room Geometry


In the plan view and in the 3D View the points 1 4 are now shown. To enter a new point,
RMC and choose Insert Point (Fig. 17.). As you can see, in the list of point geometry, you can
change the x and y-values of your points. Please create the room geometry according to the
table of points on next page the resulting room / point list should look like this (Fig. 18
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Figure 18 & 19: Geometry


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Figure 20 & 21: Point List & Glas Wall

Because you have now a higher number of walls, you should use the possibility of
renaming walls for example the glass part of the inside wall should be renamed Glass Wall
(that is the part of the wall with the sliding doors). It is also recommendable to name the
front and back wall.
The window niches do not
cover the whole height of the
room so we need to enter
something to cover the upper
and lower part.
Choose the slider objects and
choose Extrusion Object
(Fig.22)

Drag and Drop it in the


Drawing Area.
Then adapt it via drag and
drop to the Window niche.
Then change the geometry
settings (Size H = 0.65; Position

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Figure 22: Extrusion Object Insertation
Z=3.350). Please do this for all

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three window niches. (Fig. 23-26)

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Figure 23 26: Extrusion Object Positioning


Please model the window sils the same way. Measures can be read out in the plans. The
Model should look like this in the end (Fig 27.):

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Figure 27: Model including niches and sils.

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NOTE: Now you need to add the windows, the door, and a glass plate for representing the

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glass wall.

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To enter the windows, please got to slide objects, choose windows and doors, and drag
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and drop a window to one of the window niches (Fig 28-. 29.).
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Figure 28: Adding Windows

Then go back to slide project, choose the window, go to slide Position/Size and enter
the sil height 0,85m, the height 2,5m and the width 2m (2,1 m for one of the windows
please refer to the plans).

Please complete on your own all three windows.

NOTE: The windows are set as hierarchical child objects to the walls they are in.
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NOTE: The structure of the windows and their visual parameters will be set later.
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NOTE: To correctly simulate the glass wall, you have to enter a glass plate.
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This can be done with slide objects, standard elements, glass plate (Fig. 30).
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Please drag and drop the glass wall to the part of the room where the glass wall is situated.
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Figure 30: Glass Wall


To get the glass plate in the right size and position please change the settings in the slider
project:

The door can be entered like the windows (Fig 31.).

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Figure 31 & 32: Input of Doors & Tree Structure


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To finish the Room Geometry please add the furniture as shown in the plans (White
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Multiplying, Combining & Moving Elements


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(shown on example of tables)


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We want to copy the marked table for a row of tables (3 tables in a row): Mark the table
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and RMC, choose Copy Along a Line (1), set the copy line as wished (2, in our case you
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have to turn it 90), set the copy parameters (3, in our case we want to have 2 copy, and
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distance between copies should be 1,6 m) and click on copy (4). (Screen Shots on next page)
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Figure 35 & 36: Copying along a line

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To combine elements select the First Element with LMC

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Figure 37: Combining elements


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To move an object controlled, select it, go to the geometry slide in the Project Manager
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Figure 38: Controlled Movement


NOTE: Normally the objects gravity centre (the cross) is the referenced point. You can
change this in the slide origin. This can be useful for exact placement of objects with the
mouse

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Figure 39: Controlled Movement

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3b. Importing Geometry from CAD
A. Using a DWG-File as Underlying sketch
(using the interior scene / our seminarroom)

Please open Dialux 4.7 (DO NOT open Dialux Light 4.7)
Choose New Interior Project
Click on OK in the Project Manager, to assign the default geometry
Choose File / Import / DWG or DXF File

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Figure 40: Import of DWG/DXF-Files
Go Step by Step through the Import-Wizard (Fig 41 44) pu
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Figure 41: Import of DWG/DXF-Files

NOTE: It is very important to determine the correct Units in the Wizard.


Please set them to centimetre (as SEM_BPI_UNDERLAY.dwg is drawn in centimetre units),
see Figure 42.
Figure 42: Adaption of DWG/DXF-Files
NOTE: You can determine the origin for the drawing.

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Choose Global coordinates system (Figure 43 & 44)

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Figure 43: Import Point


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Figure 44: Finish

NOTE: The CAD-Drawing is now inserted, and looks like this (Figure 45):
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NOTE: Now you have to adapt the geometry of this simple room to the Underlay.
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This can be done with RMC on the drawing and Edit Room Geometry.
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NOTE: You can now snap to the points in the underlying CAD-Drawing. (Figure 45, 46)
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To get the room in the shape of the drawing, you at first should set the corner points, and
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then enter some more points for building the room outlines. (See part 1 of the Tutorial)
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Figure 46: Adapted Geometry


NOTE: You can use the CAD-drawing as a background image in
the 3D view. Usually it is recommended to use the option
Represent 2D projection of dwg / dxf in 3D view from
the Property Page.
Choose View/DWG or DXF properties/Layer selection

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Figure 47: Layer Selection
Check the box Display 2D projection in 3D Window (Scale slide)
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Figure 48&49: 3D Projection


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NOTE: You can display or hide the dwg / dxf background from the View Menu:
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Figure 50: Hide Settings.


4. Setting Parameters

NOTE: To determine the important reflectance values for all


building parts (ceilings, floors, walls), extend the Room1
Explorer-Menu, and click on one of the building elements.
In the 3d view the marked building part will turn red (unless
you can not see the building part due to your perspective.
You can then rotate the 3D view, and should see the
marked building part). In the slide material you can now
determine the reflection and some other values about your
building part.
NOTE: There is a set of Standard-Materials and also
Standard-Textures, which are delivered with all there
Figure 51: Settings in Material Editior
necessary values. The textures can be found in the Project
Manager under Colours. Important: If you choose the reflectance first and then a Texture,

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your reflectance will be overwritten with the reflectance of the texture. It is better to do it

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the other way round, first the texture, then the setting of the reflectance, transparency and

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mirror effect.

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Please choose the values like in the following table

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Surface reflection or
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Seminar room
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Texture Reflectance Transparency Mirror Effect


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Glass wall Glass plate, Plaster 0,45*) 0,45**) 0,70**)


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Floor Strip Flooring Beach Wood 0,36 - -


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Table Choose of Furniture 0,54 - -


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Chairs Choose of Furniture 0,63 - -


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Drawer wood Choose of Furniture 0,30 - -


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Door 0,82
Window recess (niches) Plaster 0,78 - -

Windows Window Wood***) 0,15 0,85 0,60


*) Reflectance of the Wall behind the glass plate
**) Transparancey Settings & Mirror Effect of the glass plate.
***) You have to scale the window-texture size to fit to the window (in the Project Manager,
under Project, there choose the windows and go to slide Texture)
PRACTICAL NOTE: If you want to make a comparison of your simulation with real measured
values, it is a good idea to determine the reflectance values of your building parts
experimentally. This can be done with measurement of Illuminance E in Lux and Luminance L
in cd/m and the formula: L * Pi / E = .

The values we use in this Tutorial were measured before, and will be proofed in the lectures
Building Diagnostics & Building Diagnostics Laboratory.
Dialux Tutorial
Visual Building Performance Simulation Summerterm 2014
Author: Univ.Ass. DI. Ulrich Pont
Comments are appreciated: lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at

Preversions:
WS2009/2010 based on Dialux V.4.7.5.
WS2010/2011 based on Dialux V.4.8.0.
WS2011/2012 based on Dialux V.4.9.4.
SS2013 based on Dialux V.4.11.0.0.
SS2014 based on Dialux 4.12.0.0.
This is a draft document. No unauthorized reproduction or publication is allowed.

Aim of this Tutorial:


Finding out / using the essentials of DIALUX for calculation and planning of artificial lighting systems and performing basic
daylight calculations via simulation of a simple room / volume.
This Tutorial is based on Dialux-Version 4.12.0.0.,
One of the simulated spaces is the departments seminarroom (plans 1:50 in TUWEL).

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This tutorial was written on a machine with Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit.

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There may be some differences using Dialux in other Versions or on other Platforms.

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Abbreviations used:

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LMC left mouse click, RMC right mouse click, DC double left click, MW Mouse Wheel, M - Mouse

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Note: This semester (Summerterm 2014) we will work both with Dialux v.4.12. and Dialux Eco 3.1. The reason for this is that
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Dialux Evo does not yet offer some fundamental features for lighting evaluation, while the traditional Dialux on the long run
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Table of Content:
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1. Installation of the program, Start of the program, and getting used to the graphical
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user interface of Dialux.


2. Tutorial Outline
3. Generating a basic room / Geometry entry
3b. Importing Geometry from CAD
4. Setting Parameters
5. Adding luminaires & First Calculation
5b. Advanced Techniques:
Control Groups
Auto-Determinating of necessary luminaires
Daylight in Dialux
6. Simulation & Analysis
5. Adding Luminaires
NOTE:
The next Step is the addition of some luminaires.
(There is a standard option of calculating the necessary luminaires for certain illuminances,
which will dealt with in Part 5b.)
First Step is to find the Luminaires for our room.
BPI Seminar Room is lighted by TRILUX Lightings. Please open the TRILUX-Catalogue:
Luminaire Selection / Dialux Catalogs / Choos Trilux (If not downloaded until yet - the
Catalog needs to be downloaded and installed)

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Search for 5051 in the TRILUX Catalog and choose TRILUX 5051AL-RSX/I/2x49 E and say
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Now to enter one or several luminaires, click RMC on Room1 / Insert Luminaires / Individual
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The chosen Luminaire should now be available in the Luminaire Dropdown Menu. A grey
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frame appears in the Drawing Area, which can be moved to position your luminaire.
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Choose Insert, and the Luminaire will be inserted.


You can now choose the inserted luminaire in your project Manager, and change position
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NOTE: The number of Luminaires is shown twice in the project manager: One time under
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Luminaires Used, the other time in the Folder Luminaires (under Individual Luminaires).
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Please multiply and position the luminaires as shown in the plan! (Hint: Use the methods
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Copy along a line from First Part of Tutorial!).


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NOTE: This was in very short the adding of luminaires to your Dialux-Model. Of course there
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are more convenient and advanced methods to add luminaires in a more systematic way.
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First Calculation:
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Choose the following options in the pop-up


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For first results choose Output-Slide in the Project Manager


Then scroll down to Room1/Room Surfaces/Workplane

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Just RMC on Room 1 (in the Explorer-like menu) and select Insert Luminaires and Field
Arrangement, to create a field of luminaires. A new menu appears above the Explorer
window.

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Choose if possible the Dial 3 BS 900-Leuchte at Luminaire and T26 36 W at Lamp.

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Please choose the


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opening window:

After the calculation, the appearance of the 3D view has changed - obviously the program
pictures the illuminance on the different building parts.
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Choose output a the slides on the lower left of your screen, open Room1, Room Surfaces,
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Workplane and doubleclick on each of the four entries (Isolines, Greyscale, Value
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chart, Table). Your Isoline-Report should look like this:


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As a matter of fact, you wont calculate empty rooms in most of your architectural practice,
we should now start to fill the room with furniture, doors and windows
Go to the objects slider on the lower left side, and choose Object Files, Indoor, furniture,
Design Classics and choose Marcel Breuers Wasily Chair. How to get the chair into our room?
Best go to the planar view of our room, and simple drag and drop the chair to the room.

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How to move the furniture and objects you insert?


This is quite easy, just go the plan view, click on your inserted object, that you want to move,
and with LMC on the cross you can drag the object around, while LMC on the blue dot you
can rotate your object.
For exact positioning, it is also possible to use the Geometry boxes in the Geometry menu.
Insert some other furniture and office furniture!

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Recalculate via Output and Start Calculation.


Note that the calculation time will increase the more objects you have in use.
After the calculation your results may like look this:

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larger the picture, the longer the rendering will need). When rendering is done, the picture
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5b. Advanced Techniques

5B_1. Auto Determining of necessary Luminaires

NOTE: This explanation starts after Setting the parameters-Status of the Tutorial-Model. You
should not have entered any luminaires into the model.

RMC on Room1 in the Project manager, choose Insert Luminaires and Field Arrangement

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mounting to User Defined (Suspension Height 1m, Mounting height 3m, Height 2.23). Then
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click on suggestion, and then on insert. 3 rows with 4 luminaires each should be inserted
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If you now start a calculation (Output / Start Calculation), you will find, that the majority of
the workplane will have 750 lx or more as illuminance.

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the deserved value for illuminance on the working plane)


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What can easily be seen, is that the field arrangement has more luminaires (3 rows x 4
luminaires =12) than the circle arrangement (10 luminaires), but still has higher values for
illuminance than the circle arrangement.

NOTE: Please be careful with this feature! If you set for example the necessary Illuminance
to 1500 and Circle Arrangement, a great number of luminaires is necessary, and if you Insert
this suggestion you will find the luminaires intersecting with each other!!! (which of course
can not work in reality!)
5B_2. Daylight in Dialux & Control Groups
5B_2_1 Daylight in Dialux

NOTE: This explanation starts from the original tutorial after Point 3.

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RMC on Room1 and choose Insert


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light scene.
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calculation results, say yes.


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In the Project manager, LMC on light Scene 1, go to


daylight properties and choose take daylight into
account during calculation and set the date to
25.11.2009, 13:30)

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your artificial light sources will be dimmed to 0%, meaning
you will just calculate daylight!!!
NOTE: You have to set the Location of Room1 in the
Project Manager (LMC on Project 1), slide location.

Set the location of the project to Vienna.

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it out correctly, otherwise your results will be wrong.


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The north alignment in our case is about 337 (360 23).

NOTE: Before we now start a calculation run, please check the window settings (Project
manager, Wall Surfaces, child objects of Wall 6, 10, 14). They should be set as in the graphic
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NOTE: Because we did set Calculate Daylight factor in the settings of our light scene, we
get also the daylight factor tables and graphs as a result:

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Daylight Factors

Defining the daylight factor


The daylight factor (DF) is a very common and easy to use measure for the subjective
daylight quality in a room. It describes the ratio of outside illuminance over inside
illuminance, expressed in per cent. The higher the DF, the more natural light is available in
the room. It is expressed as such:

DF = 100 * Ein / Eext


Ein
inside illuminance at a fixed point
Eext
outside horizontal illuminance under an overcast (CIE sky) or uniform sky.

The Ein illuminance can be considered as the sum of three different illuminances:

the direct iluminance if the sky is visible from the considered point (ED)
the illuminance due to the reflexions on the outside environment (EER)

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the illuminance due to the reflexions on the inside surfaces (EIR)

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externally reflected component


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internally reflected component


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covering the whole floor area of the room. Different countries have different regulations and
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overcast sky or in an artificial sky which simulates a standard CIE overcast sky.

DF and appearance, thermal performance


Average
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Our average daylight factor on the workplane is 3.02. If we now follow the upstanding table,
we need some supplementary artificial lighting. The Illuminance Levels on the workplane are
not sufficient in the seminar room. That is why, we will now implement some additional
artificial light:

5B_2_2 Control Groups

NOTE: Sometimes it is necessary to turn one only some of the lighting sources of a room to
provide proper lighting in or without combination of Daylight. We will now set three control
groups in the seminarroom artificial lighting, one for each row of lights.

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Repeat this twice. You have now set three control groups. These control groups do appear in
the Project Manager twice one time in the Light scene 1, one time in a folder named
control gropus

Now go to the folder luminaires, where there should be 9 Folders named individual
Luminaire.
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control Group. Please add the luminaires to your control groups following this scheme:
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Now set the dimming levels in Control Groups 2 & 3 to 0%, (Light Scene 1 / LMC on
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NOTE: The sky models can now be chosen Clear Sky, Overcast Sky and Mixed Sky.
Please choose overcast sky (worst case scenario)

NOTE: In the slide Dimming Values you can control the dimming values / check if they are
correctly set! You can see in the 3D Model if the Luminaires are on 100% or on 0%.

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As you can see in the Isoline-Diagram, the Illuminance is now slightly better than before

Work with different dimming levels of your control groups now, and try to optimize the
lighting situation on the workplane.

NOTE: In reality some buildings will work with this combination of Daylight and Artificial
Light
Example: UNIQA-Tower Vienna (Combination of Shading, Daylight and Control Groups for
Artificial Lights)
6. Simulation and Analysis

LENI = Lighting Energy Numeric Indicator Part of the Primary Energy Demand of a Building!

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First the principle way (without changing any settings): Paste / Energy Evaluation
RMC on Energy Evaluation / create one energy evaluation room per room in Dialux

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Output / Energy Evaluation / Summary


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