· A library of new cylindrical, spherical and paraboloid light sources with a variety of geometries and color temperature options. New database components allow designers to access, select, and use the light sources in their designs. For example, a designer can place a light source in an interior space, close to a fixture point and then specify its color temperature, illuminance and distance to the fixture point. These details are then stored in the light source library and included in simulations and renders of the design.
· A new “room” model can be created with a basic room geometry (i.e., no walls or ceiling). When light sources are created from the light source library, they are automatically placed in this room model. Designers can then add a room to a room template for use in more complex designs.
· A new light fixture model, similar to a bulb, can be added to a design and connected with the light source library. The fixture can also be assigned a color temperature to match the light source. This new type of fixture model allows designers to simulate the light from the fixture, including the fixture's physical dimensions, which can include architectural details like a diffuser and reflector. The fixture can then be added to a room or project room and simulated to project the light in the best direction to achieve the designer's desired lighting effects.
· A library of new database connectors provide the ability to connect a light source to the light database in LightTools and other design tools. Through the connector, a light can be added as a new bulb type, or linked to a bulb type already in the database. A new interface can then be configured to display a list of compatible bulbs.
Flexible Grille Support, which enables designers to build grilles that follow the contours of the grille support surface.
Support for new and revised (ISO26262) pedestrian traffic light standards (e.g., pedestrian traffic lights )
Enhanced Fixture Support. Elbow fixtures now support more robust and flexible designs than ever before.
Support for the new LED Lens Removable Diffuser Edison Light Diffuser .
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- Support for new extension libraries in the form of a Model Library Framework (MLF) and a Model Library Framework2 (MLF2) library. The MLF and MLF2 libraries enable designers to build custom lighting models within an integrated design environment and to create specialized lighting instrument libraries.
An updated collection of commercial lighting fixtures—users can now build lighting designs quickly by combining the power of the library’s commercial lighting fixtures—on-axis fixtures, off-axis fixtures, and fixtures with multiple lights.
A new simulation of conductive surfaces—the library now models the surfaces of real-world objects such as building components and electrical boxes, and allows users to simulate the effects of lighting on their surfaces. 827ec27edc