Version 19.1  Rev. 3 - 01-MAY-18:


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Help-About - Removed Software Credits link (non-functional with new website)
  • Help-About-System Info - Added RealDWG Path 


Bug Fixes:

  • File-Import-CAD/File-Export - Unable to import or export CAD file. Problem caused by DLL conflict with older versions of AGi32
  • File-Export - Program crashes when attempting to export file with a non-standard font (see ticket #4764)
  • File-Export - Non-ACI colors cause an arithmetic overflow error (see ticket #4805)
  • File-Import-CAD - Program crashes if CAD file contains handles that exceed a certain integer value (see ticket #4782)
  • File-Import-CAD - Programs crashes when attempting to import blocks with leading or trailing white spaces in the block name (see ticket #479
  • File-Import-CAD - Generates an exception when trying to access the name property of particular BlockReferences (see ticket #4897)
  • Licensing system does not work if OS is NOT installed on C:
  • License Manager does not appear correctly with certain monitor DPI settings (e.g. 4K monitor)
  • License system does not work correctly under certain regional settings (e.g. Korean). In particular, date/time settings with non-standard characters. May cause the program to crash or generate an error (e.g. 'Start must be greater than 0')


Version 19.0  Rev. 104 - 10-APR-18:

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Enhancements/Changes:

  • New subscription licensing system. Available license types; trial, single user and multi-user. Network version has been replaced by the multi-user.
  • Textures - Improved performance when adding a texture to the textures database
  • Additional dynamic Page Builder Reports sizes added: Legal-Landscape, Legal-Portrait and ANSI (Tabloid)
  • Removed label from the following switches on the switches toolbar: Toolkits, Statistics, Hint and Refresh
  • Added Background Images to switches toolbar. Controls visibility of background images (if defined). Drop-down (Settings) accesses the Background Images dialog 
  • Background Images - Added Fade to Black option. Useful when working with a black interface in Model Mode
  • Background Images - Added 'Create Object' option. Creates a single-sided planar object with composite backgrounds images applied as a texture
  • Background Images - Added 'Add to Textures Database' option. Adds the composite background images as a single texture which can then be applied to any surfrace
  • Background Images - Added 'Save To File' option. Saves the composite backgrounds images as a single file which could then be imported and utilized in another program (e.g. Acad)
  • Background Images - Can now copy and paste (Ctrl+V) image or image files into the dialog
  • Background Images - Can drag-and drop multiple images files into the dialog via 'drop zones'
  • Background Images - Can optionally apply Ortho when scaling or moving images (press and hold Ctrl during command). Ortho ensures selected points are along the same X or Y axis
  • Render Mode - Textures display is now enabled by default. Applies to new files only
  • File System Cleanup changes:
    • Simplified message 
    • Added C:\ProgramDate\AGi32\PhotometricData_FilesFromJobFile to cleanup
    • Cannot be executed when a job file is loaded
    • Progress bar is displayed during cleanup
  • Photometry from a transported job file is now stored in a sub folder of PhotometricData_FilesFromJobFile to mitigate potential conflicts (files with the same name but with different contents)
  • Find CalcPts command - Option added to remove points found. Note: Locked points cannot be removed using this option
  • Render-Display Properties - Moved Grayscale/Pseudo Color Metric next to Grayscale and Pseudo Color options to clarify Color/Metric:



  • Page Builder-Create Report - Changed 'Viewpoints' to 'Model Viewpoints' and 'Render Views' to Render Viewpoints' to clarify
  • AGi32 v19 (and greater) can access Photometric Toolbox v2.0 (and greater) if installed and licensed. In other words, AGi32 v19 (and greater) can NOT access Toolbox <v2.0. Can still use Photometric Toolbox outside of AGi32
  • New command: Tools-View Only Mode (toggle). Normal operation for an inactive or expired installation is View Only Mode. If you plan on sharing a file with someone who is operating in this mode, this command will allow you to see what your project looks like and it behaves in View Only Mode
  • Can now override the color/reflectance (C/R) of a texture (by default, C/R is derived from the texture). C/R can be changed AFTER selecting a texture. C/R is reset if the texture is modified (reloaded). Note C/R override is NOT backward compatible! 
  • Newsreel user identifier has been changed per new licensing system. This may require resetting your Newsreel preferences.
  • Instabase user identifier has been changed per new licensing system. This may require re-logging into your Instabase Profile (if you have one)
  • File-Import-AGI32 - Sort order of imported luminaire locations is now maintained
  • Tools-Installation and License Manager renamed License Manager and moved to Help menu
  • File compatibility - V19x files are not backward with v18x (and earlier) due to numerous database changes. In other words v19x files cannot be opened in v18x (or earlier). Files <v2.1 (vintage 2010 and earlier) are not forward compatible with v19x (and greater). In other words, <v2.1 files cannot be opened in v19x (and greater). More information.
  • Support for A32 files (<v2.0) removed
  • New command: File-Import-Luminaire Locations File. Allows you import luminaire locations specified in a file created manually or by another application (e.g. retrofit audit, site survey, etc.)
  • Help-About - Replaced RealDWG 2013 to 2018
  • File-Import-CAD - Changed tab captions to prevent text wrapping (under certain circumstances)
  • File-Export-CAD - Removed support for Acad R12 DXF (no longer supported by AutoDesk products including RealDWG 2018)
  • File-Import-CAD - Improved calculation of drawing extents (no longer relying on extents set in file)
  • File-Import-CAD - Can now import read-only CAD files
  • Luminaire images from AGi32 (v19 and greater) are now transferred and used in Toolbox reporting tools when accessing Toolbox from AGi32
  • Can now open read-only AGi32 files (e.g. files used as templates)
  • Updated EULA per subscription licensing
  • File-Import-CAD - Added Spline Precision to Advanced Settings
  • File-Import-CAD - Added support for Acad DWG/DXF 2018 files
  • File-Export-CAD - Can now export to Acad DWG/DXF 2018 format


Bug Fixes:

  • When Translating Origin and manually entering the coordinates, the mouse cursor moves to the extents of the visible monitor space in the direction of the coordinates typed and remains there when the Translate Origin process is complete
  • Roadway Standard in Roadway Calculation dialog inadvertently reverts to '_Converted-Illuminance Only'
  • Page Builder Imageports do not always update when needed. Problem occurs when non-calculation related changes are made that affect the Model Overlay IF there are one or more Render Viewpoints with Model Overlay enabled
  • Page Builder Imageports may not reflect the associated Render Viewpoint IF Model Overlay is enabled for selected Viewpoints as opposed to all Viewpoints
  • When calculating from within Page Builder, data in Viewports may disappear. Workaround: Select another page and then return to the page in question or exit and return to Page Builder Mode. Both of these will force the Viewports to be redrawn 
  • Changing Page Builder paper units by changing page size (e.g. mm to inches) causes the program to crash
  • Render view properties of last captured Viewport are applied to the default view when you return to Render Mode
  • Viewport/Imageport label font may not be correct. The last font used in Model Mode may be applied to label of first Viewport and first Imageport instead of font used in actual report (dynamic report)
  • Page Builder-Report Summary Information - Entering more than 10 lines of description in the Company Information section will cause the program to crash when you click Ok
  • File-Import-AGi32 - Dynamic templates are not created for imported luminaire locations. Workaround - Toggle templates off/on
  • 'RTE 9 - Subscript out of range' can occur with certain luminaire commands. Problem occurs when dynamic templates are on and templates have not been updated (difficult to reproduce). Affected commands: Copy-S/W, Move-SamePts-S/W, Move-SameAngles-S/W, Move and Orient. Workaround - Toggle templates off/on before using any of these commands
  • Roadway Optimizer - Check for consistent SP Ratio not working correctly in some cases (fails indicating all luminaires must have same SP Ratio when they do and even when Mesopic is not being calculated)
  • Program crashes when attempting to edit an AP grid placed on a surface with the same name as the associated object (see ticket #4038)
  • Program may crash when attempting to edit (change dimensions) of a barrel vault if the barrel width = room width
  • Application of anti-aliasing may not stick in saved Render Viewpoints (e.g. anti-aliasing may toggle off when switching Viewpoints back and forth)
  • Texture application may reset to 'Fixed Size' when editing a texture. Problem occurs with Tiling pattern
  • Program crashes when attempting to create a Luminaire Array Along a Line with Set Quantity = 1
  • Daylight Study - Labels are not being applied to ray trace images
  • Click Toolbox icon in Define Luminaire-Select File dialog causes program to crash if no file is selected
  • Removed surfaces are being considered in indirect Roadway Veiling Luminance calculations (reference FD #3921)
  • Font color (e.g. Add-Text) is being reset when you return from Render Mode... sometimes (problem does not occur if you go to Page Builder before ever going to Render Mode)
  • Default system font color is not being applied to new room/object labels
  • Attempting to change LumNo to something non-numeric (e.g. 1 ABC) in Project Manager cause the program to crash
  • CalcPt visibility (set in Project Manager) is now considered when selecting calculation grids for modification


Version 18.3  Rev. 2 - 03-AUG-17:


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Render-Tools - Flatten Drawing Entities command is visible (should not be)


Bug Fixes:

  • May get a "Subscript out of range. Occurred in: Mod-Lum_Move_SameAngles_SWA" error when attempting to move luminaires under certain circumstances. Problem can occur when multiple luminaires are located at the same coordinates and templates are enabled
  • Problem modifying a single luminaire from a location where two or more luminaires are located (same coordinates) and templates are on (visible). Behavior and commands affected::
    • Lum-Copy-S,W - All locations are selected, copied location(s) may not be one(s) selected
    • Lum-Move-Same Angles/Points-S,W - All locations are selected, moved location(s) may  not be one(s) selected, remaining locations are removed (cause of Subscript out of range error above)
  • May get the following error when attempting to transfer entities to another project: "Error: Field 'project.ProjectName' can't be zero=length string. Occurred in: Project_TransferEntity-SWA". Error occurs when doing multiple transfers and previous transfer has not had time to fully complete
  • CalcPts normal vector for some surfaces may not be correct when doing a Daylight Annual Simulation (Licaso). Problem occurs when the first point in a non-horizontal grid is removed due to the shape of the surface
  • Page Builder - Viewport and Imageport label properties (font, font color, font properties) are not propagated to dynamic generated pages nor when page is copied


Version 18.2  Rev. 14 - 05-JUL-17:


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Mesopic Luminance added to available roadway metrics (select via Roadway Standards). Currently only selected for one standard: CIE-140-2000_TN-007-2017
  • New roadway standard added: CIE-140-2000_TN-007-2017. This standard includes Mesopic Luminance
  • Roadway Optimizer - Can optimize on Mesopic Luminance (if available in the selected standard)
  • New roadway standard added: BSEN 13201-3:2015. This standard includes a Veiling Luminance formula to handle luminaires >= 0.1 to <= 1.5 degrees from the observers line of sight (LOS) .The formula came from CIE 146
  • Roadway Standards - Added 'Standard + CIE 146' option to available Veiling Luminance Formulas (used in BSEN 13210-3:2015 standard). If selected, the Veiling Luminance formula specified in BSEN 13210-3:2015 for luminaires >= 0.1 to <=1.5  degrees LOS is used instead of the standard Lv formula. Note: Most standards exclude luminaires in this range (and >60 degrees LOS) due to issues with the standard Lv formula 
  • Roadway Standards-Veiling Luminance Formula - 'Limit Luminaires' changed to 'Exclude Luminaires (LOS)' and split into '>= 0.1 to <=1.5' and '> 60 degrees':

  • Removed roadway standard: SAASTAN (AS 1158.2-2005). No longer supported
  • Files containing Mesopic roadway grids are NOT backward compatible
  • File without Mesopic roadway grids are backward compatible to v14 (i.e. not compatible with version <=2.3)


Bug Fixes:

  • Ray trace image may not appear correctly (clipped, etc.) if the render view is not refreshed (navigate, etc.) before ray tracing. Only applies to a non-Viewpoint ray trace (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1A)
  • Ray trace progress behaving oddly (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1A)
  • The default render view may not be available to load into an Imageport in Page Builder. Note: It may be necessary to recapture the image after applying this update by entering Render Mode prior to entering Page Builder (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1B)
  • Undo after making multiple luminaire changes, may undo multiple actions instead of the last action (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1C)
  • Movie images generated by are not correct for all paused frames (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1D)
  • Undo object/rooms operations may undo multiple actions instead of the last action (applies to v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1D)
  • Undo after surface editing multiple objects and/or rooms may remove one of the selected objects/rooms (fixed in v18.1D)
  • Selecting an improperly delimited photometric file using the Select option in Define Luminaire causes the program to go onto a continuous loop (keeps repairing and saving the file) (fixed in v18.1D)
  • Virtual Meter is not consider the affects of surfaces with textures applied (surface is ignored) (v18.1 only) (fixed in v18.1E)
  • Multiple views in Model Mode are not updated correctly after calculating in Model Mode (v18.1 only)
  • Program may crash or generate a 'subscript out of range' error if all fields are deselected when creating or editing a schedule
  • Library objects created in v18.1 cannot be exploded unless library object was created from a group (v18.1 only)
  • Roadway standard 'SAASTAN (AS 1158.2-2005)' removed. Note: This standard is NOT removed from older versions. Consequently, it may still be available in this version but is no longer supported!
  • If Page Builder (PB) tab is selected and the PB Report dialog is cancelled, the PG tab stays selected even though still in Model Mode
  • Veiling Luminance observer position (roadway) is not correct in certain cases:
    • One observer per roadway, across and along position dynamic - Observer is located along curb instead of in the roadway. Affects: ABNT and CIE-140 standards
    • On observer per lane, across and along position dynamic - Observer is static relative to grid instead of dynamic. Affects BSEN 13201 standard
  • Switching from Full Radiosity to Direct Only calculation method may render Page Builder inaccessible (error message) if Render Mode and Page Builder were accessed prior to the making the change


Version 18.1 Rev. 9 - 25-MAY-17:


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Added Object-Copy-All option. In addition, Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Added Object-Move-All option. In addition, Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Added Object-Mirror-All option. In addition, Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Added Object-Rotate-All option. In addition, Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Added Object-Rotate-Three Angle-All option. Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Added Object-Scale-Window and All options. Single option now allows for multiple selection
  • Object-Scale - Can now scale in X, Y and/or Z directions
  • Added Object-Delete-All option
  • Added Object-Create Symbol-All option
  • Added Object-Make Library Object-All option
  • Added Object-Explode-Window and All selection options. Single option now allow for multiple selection
  • Render-File-Export - Removed VRML option (old technology)
  • Hot key added for Edit-Redo (Ctrl+Y)
  • Help menu redesigned:


  • Help-Readme changed to Help-Release Notes and is now online instead of stored locally
  • New command: Object-Disable - Allows you select and disable objects. Use Project Manager to re-enable
  • New command: Object-Group - Allows you to group multiple objects together without having to create a Library Object. use Object-Explode to ungroup a group
  • Project Manager - Added 'Create Group' and 'Explode Group' commands to Object Entity menu
  • Edit-Redo now allows multiple redo's (was limited to one redo)
  • Render Mode - Viewpoints changed to Animation Points
  • Viewpoint toolbar and functionality added to Render Mode (similar to Model Mode). Viewpoints in Render Mode can have different display properties (e.g. RGB, pseudo, anti-aliasing, overlay, etc.). Note: All references to Render-Viewpoints here on are referring to the new Viewpoints
  • Render Mode - View Manager has been removed (replaced by Viewpoints)
  • Model Mode Viewpoints are now sorted alphanumerically. Note Render Viewpoints are also sorted
  • Render Views in older version files are automatically mapped to Render-Viewpoints 
  • Ray Trace - All Defined Viewpoints refers to new Viewpoints, not Animation Points
  • Daylight Study - All Viewpoints refers to new Viewpoints, not Animation Points
  • Licensing Manager - 'Term' license is now referred to as 'Subscription/Term'
  • Object-Make Library Object - Added a default user library ('_User Library'). This can be used be used for user created library objects without having to create a library
  • Object-Make Library Object - Can now make a library object from multiple library or imported objects without having to explode first
  • Render-File-Export - Can now set exported image size: Same as Display, Maximized or Custom
  • Render-Edit-Copy (to clipboard) - Can now set captued image size: Same as Display, Maximized or Custom
  • New function -  Tools-Systems Settings-Defaults-Capture Image Settings. Allows to set the captured image size of Render Viewpoints (used in Page Builder Imageports): Same as Display, Maximized or Custom
  • Deleting a Viewpoint (Model Mode) no longer resets the view to the Viewpoint (i.e. the current is not changed)
  • Page Builder-Dynamic Report - Dynamic Imageports are now resized down if the corresponding captured Render Viewpoint is smaller then associated proxy
  • Render Viewpoints are automatically captured (or recaptured) when enter Page Builder if necessary (one or more Viewpoint changed or added). This ensures the dynamic report will always use the most current  Render Viewpoints
  • Tools-Background Images command is now available via File-Import-Background Images (same command, more discoverable)


Bug Fixes:

  • Changing the depth of a rotated Odd-VE object collapses the object
  • CalcPts-Polygon - Vertices may not all be at the same z-coordinate. Problem occurs when polygon z-coordinate is equal to Snap increment (e.g. Z = 2.5, Snap = 1) and Ortho is On. First vertices is at correct z-coordinate, all others are 'snapped'.
  • Pressing ESC key does not close the following dialogs: PB-Report, CalcPts-AP and Surface Edit
  • Page Builder - Copy Current Page does not copy text in an inserted block
  • Define Luminaire - Was possible to specify a Description with '@' at the beginning. When this is done, the Description will not appear in any labels or schedules.
  • Daylight Study - Scale is not present in pseudocolor or greyscale images
  • May get the following error while attempting to change set spacing and recalculating: Error: Subscript out of range Occurred in: DesignTools_RoadOptimizer_Export_. Problem can occur when rapidly changing the spacing using backspace. Reference: TN333
  • Virtual Meter (VM) may incorrectly report illuminance values when positioned near transition surfaces. Problem occurs when daylight is disabled. Reference: TN561
  • Project Manager crashes when attempting to edit an entity description that contains a pipe character ( | ). Check added to prevent using this character in a description in PM
  • Tools-System Settings - Locked Luminaire Color is not being applied. Note: Switched off color takes precedent over locked color
  • Some Room/Object Labels will cause the program to crash when the label is automatically incremented
  • Undo/Redo involving Room/Object-Add/Modify commands does not undo the Add/Modify command and calculated values in the same step. In other words, you may need to do two undo's to get back to the original state


Version 18.1A Rev. 10 - 25-MAY-17:


Bug Fixes:

  • Ray trace image may not appear correctly (clipped, etc.) if the render view is not refreshed (navigate, etc.) before ray tracing. Only applies to a non-Viewpoint ray trace (applies to v18.1 only)
  • Ray trace progress behaving oddly (applies to v18.1 only)


Version 18.1B Rev. 11 - 26-MAY-17:


Bug Fix:

  • The default render view may not be available to load into an Imageport in Page Builder. Note: It may be necessary to recapture the image after applying this update by entering Render Mode prior to entering Page Builder (applies to v18.1 only)


Version 18.1C Rev. 12 - 30-MAY-17:


Bug Fix:

  • Undo after making multiple luminaire changes, may undo multiple actions instead of the last action (applies to v18.1 only)


Version 18.1D Rev. 17 - 08-JUN-17:


Bug Fixes:

  • Movie images generated by are not correct for all paused frames (applies to v18.1 only)
  • Undo object/rooms operations may undo multiple actions instead of the last action (applies to v18.1 only)
  • Undo after surface editing multiple objects and/or rooms may remove one of the selected objects/rooms
  • Selecting an improperly delimited photometric file using the Select option in Define Luminaire causes the program to go onto a continuous loop (keeps repairing and saving the file)


Version 18.1E Rev. 17 (revised H32-Pro-801C.dll) - 15-JUN-17:


Bug Fixes:

  • Virtual Meter is not consider the affects of surfaces with textures applied (surface is ignored)


Version 17.5 Rev. 10 - 01-FEB-17:


Enhancement/Changes:

  • File-CAD Import – System Units drop-down replaced with a read-only textbox (changing units in this dialog could have adverse effect on existing entities). Units can be set/changed via Tools-System Settings 
  • File-CAD Export – System Units drop-down replaced with a read-only textbox (changing units in this dialog could have adverse effect on existing entities). Units can be set/changed via Tools-System Settings 
  • Room Estimator – Units button replaced with a label (changing units in this dialog could have adverse effect on existing entities). Units can be set/changed via Tools-System Settings 
  • Roadway Optimizer – Units button replaced with a label (changing units in this dialog could have adverse effect on existing entities). Units can be set/changed via Tools-System Settings 
  • Modified operation of virtual light-meter (VM) to mitigate potential inconsistencies between the VM and the Exitance Meter (EM) 


Bug Fixes:

  • Model Mode Viewpoints are not updated when converting units (e.g. Feet. to Meters) or after translating the origin
  • Luminaire size (luminous box) is doubled in Room Estimator when units in the IES file differ from the environment units
  • Maximum filename length check is not working properly in Daylight Study. May result in a Recent Files Database error:



            Workaround: Shorten AGi32 filename and/or the Study Name. Total combined length cannot exceed 256 characters.


  • Program may become non-responsive when running a lengthy calculation or Daylight Study overnight (program stops responding shortly after midnight)
  • Scene Manager may crash when you click Ok or Apply after creating a scene with certain regional language settings (non-English)

            Note: If you decide to change your Regional Settings to English to workaround this issue (yes we know this is not a great workaround), you may need to reset/delete all of the AGi32 settings stored in  the registry

  • Ray Trace images are not created in the correct format when the Luminance or Illuminance Scale is enabled (pseudo or gray scale) under the following circumstances: 
  • Ray Trace – JPG image files get created in BMP format with JPG extension
  • Daylight Study (Ray Trace Images) – BMP images get created in JPG format with BMP extension
  • Image files created in a mismatched format may not be readable by some graphics programs (e.g. Photoshop):



            Workaround: Rename the mismatched  images file(s) with the proper extension.


Version 17.4 Rev. 3 - 15-NOV-16


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Significantly improved load (parsing) time for complicated environments with one or more textures 
  • Significantly improved veiling luminance calculation time for large roadway projects utilizing multiple luminaire types 
  • Numeric Ratios settings in Tools-System Settings now applies to Coefficient of Variation (CV) and Uniformity Gradient (UG) 
  • Automatic Placement CalcPts – Improved parsing of Label and Sublabel. Added code to prevent duplicate labels 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1761 – Luminaire-Edit - Cannot change aiming point for a luminaire added using Locate & Aim 
  • Article No.: 1762 - Changing Channel in Luminaire-Edit does work properly 
  • Article No.: 1763 - Schedules in Page Builder do not always redraw completely when using wheel zoom/pan 
  • Article No.: 1764 - Load time (time to access Render Mode) for complicated daylight environments can be longer than previous versions 
  • Article No.: 1765 - Program may crash when transferring several calculation grids via Project Manager 


Version 17.3 Rev. 29 - 19-OCT-16


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Page Builder – New icon displayed for Master Page when locked 
  • Roadway Optimizer – Optimization Criteria settings are now saved independent of normal dialog settings (i.e. not affected by dialog reset settings in Tools-System Settings) 
  • Improved navigation and selection in Luminaire-Label Select and Luminaire-Swap dialogs 
  • Modified SketchUp (LaiDex) import logic to better handle large files 
  • Dynamic Imageport label description - Added support for multiple replacement labels for dynamic luminaire images 
  • Schedules – Text size is now saved after dynamically resizing a schedule while placing. This facilitites placement of additional schedules with the same text size 
  • Wheel–Zoom In/Out – Zooming in/out with wheel now uses and maintains the cursor position as the zoom point instead on centering the display on the cursor position before zooming 
  • Roadway Calculation – Can now set Number of Decimals for Veiling Luminance to 1 (minimum was 2-decimals) 
  • Roadway Optimizer-Settings - Can now set Number of Decimals for Veiling Luminance to 1 (minimum was 2-decimals) 
  • Tools-System Settings-Units/Precision- Can now set Numeric Precision for Calculated Average and Numeric Ratios as an offset to the associated calculation precision (Number of Decimals) 
  • Help Menu reorganized 
  • New command added to Daylight Menu - Daylight Annual Simulation. Allows you to run a climate based annual daylight simulation (requires a separate program called Licaso) 
  • Imageports – Now supports PNG images 
  • Associated Luminaire Image (when adding a definition) – Now supports PNG and JPEG images 
  • Define Luminaire – Maximum allowable characters for Tag has been increased to 32 (was 16) 
  • Default field length for all schedules supporting Luminaire Tag have been increased 
  • Tag has been added to the Identity Entity dialog. Only applies to luminaires 
  • Tag has been added to Define Luminaire Defaults dialog. Allows you to specify a default Tag to use when defining luminaires 
  • Tag added to Edit Luminaire dialog. This field is for reference only, it cannot be changed in the Edit Luminaire dialog 
  • Help - Table of Contents has been reorganized 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1747 – Page Builder - CalcSum+ dynamic page is not propagating 
  • Article No.: 1748 - Project and Scene Manager missing from toolbar 
  • Article No.: 1749 - Isoline Schedule is not always updating in Page Builder 
  • Article No.: 1750 - Page Builder - Master Page loses master page status when the page is locked 
  • Article No.: 1751 - Render view images are not captured (for use in Imageports) if the file is saved while in Render Mode 
  • Article No.: 1752 - Search function not working properly in local help 
  • Article No.: 1753 - Luminaire count in: Define Luminaire, Swap Luminaire and Select Luminaire Label dialogs includes luminaires in disabled projects 
  • Article No.: 1754 - Scene Manager drop-down resets calculations even if no change is made 
  • Article No.: 1755 - Automatic Placement CalcPts - Unable to define multiple PPFD grids in a single function (get message stated PPFD must be > 0) 
  • Article No.: 1756 - Changing Label in Edit Luminaire sometimes changes Spin to 'Locate and Orient' 
  • Article No.: 1757 – Under certain circumstances, RoadOpt-Comparison does not load the correct layout 
  • Article No.: 1578 – Texture is not applied properly when rotation angle is 270 degrees 
  • Article No.: 1759 - Program may crash when attempting to rotate a luminaire image selected for an Imageport 
  • Article No.: 1760 – Page Builder - Program crashes when attempting to insert a saved page containing one or more Viewports 


Version 17.2 Rev. 10 - 22-JUN-16


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Page Builder - Keystrokes added for ‘Lock All Pages’ (Ctrl+L) and ‘Unlock All Pages’ (Ctrtl+U) commands. Allows you execute these commands while in the Page Builder Drawing Toolkit 
  • Improved navigation and selection in Luminaire-Label Select and Luminaire-Swap dialogs 
  • Page Builder – Can now place non-propagating schedules on a dynamic page (generating by Create Report). For example: Can place an Isoline Legend on the ViewPt+ or RenderView+ page 
  • Added file size monitor that displays a warning when the working file database exceeds a certain size 
  • Page Builder-Imageports – Added Dynamic Image option. Allows you to assign a dynamic image to an existing or new Imageport. Dynamic Image is displayed when the page is locked and the assigned image exists (e.g. Render View) 
  • Page Builder-Viewports – Added Dynamic Viewpoint option. Allows you to assign a dynamic Viewpoint to an existing or new Viewport. Dynamic Viewpoint is displayed when the page is locked and the assigned Viewpoint exists 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1735 – Problem defining luminaires when default labeling is set to 'None' (Add/Redefine button remains disabled) 
  • Article No.: 1736 - Clicking on next Viewpoint button crashes the program if no Viewpoints are defined 
  • Article No.: 1737 - Viewport and Imageport description are not included in printed output (e.g. Viewport Scale) 
  • Article No.: 1738 - Entering an angle that contains zero (e.g. 0, 90) while reorienting a luminaire will reset any applied tilt to zero 
  • Article No.: 1739 - Tools-System Settings - Temporary Photometric Web/Indicator setting will not save as startup default as off 
  • Article No.: 1740 - Text containing < > characters may not print correctly in a Page Builder Report 
  • Article No.: 1741 - Page Builder - Locking/Unlocking Master page loses the Master page icon 
  • Article No.: 1742 - Saving procedure is not compacting the working file 
  • Article No.: 1743 - Photometric Webs for luminaire groups may not show up in Model Mode Overlay or exported CAD file if only groups are located in the environment 
  • Article No.: 1744 - Under certain circumstances, clicking on the Luminaire Label Selection dropdown causes the program to crash 
  • Article No.: 1745 - Define Luminaire - Unable to rotate absolute EULUMDAT photometry to conform to IES standards 


Version 17.1 Rev. 50 - 18-MAY-16


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Can now control visibility of LPD/UWLR and Stat Area labels via Project Manager 
  • Can now set the color of switched off luminaries via Tools-System Settings-Defaults tab 
  • Project Manager-Transfer Entity – Split into two options; All Entity Types and Luminaires Only (was only all entities before change) 
  • Can now control precision (number of decimals) of all LPD\UWLR Area metrics via Project Manager 
  • LPD\UWLR Area – Added Precision button (accesses precision settings in Tools-System Settings) 
  • Tools-System Settings-Units – Dialog has been modified when accessing units from other avenues (e.g. Switches-Units, Roadway Optimizer-Units, Room Estimator –Units – CAD Import/Export-Units) 
  • Can now control precision (number of decimals) of all calculations (average and ratios) via Tools-System Settings-Units 
  • Roadway Optimizer-Comparison – Can now copy the Comparison grid to the clipboard which, in turn, can be pasted into a worksheet (data is tab delimited) 
  • Expanded command – Room-Delete is now Room-Delete-Single, Window or All 
  • Cannot access program if regional settings are invalid (check and message displayed during startup, replaces Hint) 
  • Expanded command – Room-Opening-Delete is now Room-Opening-Delete-Single, Window or All. In addition, Single options allows you to select multiple openings one at a time 
  • Expanded command – Object-Opening-Delete is now Object-Opening-Delete-Single, Window or All. In addition, Single options allows you to select multiple openings one at a time 
  • New command – Tools-Find Calculation Points By Value. Allows you to quickly find calculation points by value or range of values 
  • Modified drop-down menus in all toolkits to include the command function as a label for easy identification. This change also prevents the toolkit from flickering while moving from tool to tool 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Swap – Several improvements have been to the dialog; resizable, added ‘Locations’ (number of locations placed in the environment), all columns auto-resize to fit contents, and can sort by column (ascending/descending). Sort settings are shared with the new Select Luminaire popup dialog 
  • Label and Channel in Luminaire Toolkit automatically resize to the width of the toolkit to accommodate longer names 
  • Label drop-down selection in the Luminaire Toolkit has been replaced with a multi-feature pop-up dialog 
  • Schedule Manager – All drop-downs lists have been expanded to accommodate up 25 items before scrolling is required 
  • New Schedule Type added – Isoline Legend. Isoline Legend dynamically reflects current isoline settings and can be created for any of the calculation metrics available in isolines 
  • Label in Luminaire Toolkit now only shows the Label (was showing Label and Description) 
  • Schedules – When creating a new schedule, the specified font color is applied to all fields (global). If desired, you can specify a different color for selected fields in the Schedule Fields grid 
  • Schedules – If you select and load a saved schedule, the Schedule Type of the saved file is now set and locked (disabled) 
  • Daylight – Changed default daylight savings time dates to March 13th through Nov 5th (per 2016) 
  • Define Luminaire – Can now access Instabase in the Cloud (IITC) via your default browser in addition to the embedded IITC browser. When using your default browser, you drag-and-drop selections (into the Define Luminaire List) instead of ‘Download to AGi32’ 
  • Define Luminaire – Removed Internet option from toolbar. Use your browser shortcut from the Windows taskbar instead! 
  • Define Luminaire – Added ‘Drop files here’ background image to Luminaire Define list box 
  • Define Luminaire – When relabeling, the current label is now pre-populated in the input box 
  • Define Luminaire – Can now assign a ‘Sub-Tag’ to individual locations within a group 
  • Luminaire Labels – Added ‘Sub-Tag’ which is available when label ‘Individual Luminaires in Arrangement or Group’ option is selected. In addition, dialog was reorganized to reduce dialog size 
  • Schedules – Sub-Tag added to Expanded Luminaire Location Summary schedule 
  • Define Luminaire – Can now assign a tag to a group definition (was disabled in previous versions) 
  • Define Luminaire – Instabase Audit command added. Allows you to audit your current luminaire definitions with the Instabase to determine if you are using the most current data available 
  • Page Builder-Viewports – Can now assign a Viewpoint to a Viewport. Unlike other View Types, Viewpoint display does not change as a result of the associated View being changed (as far as View metrics go; type, extents, level of zoom, etc.) 
  • Help-About-System Info and Help On The Web-Submit Support Report – Adapter type now displays more descriptive information along with video memory 
  • Define Luminaire – Error message about efficiency being > 100% has been replaced with a warning that is less in your face
  • Removed Pan and Zoom from the Page Builder Viewport menu (main menu). These functions are still available via the Viewport pop-up menu (right-click on Viewport) or by using hot keys 
  • Page Builder-Viewport-Delete/Properties (main menu) – Commands now prompt to select Viewport (behavior before was somewhat unpredictable if multiple Viewports were present) 
  • Page Builder-Imageport-Delete/Properties (main menu) – Commands now prompt to select Imageport (behavior before was somewhat unpredictable if multiple Imageports were present) 
  • Page Builder-Toolkit – Added the following Viewport commands: Delete, Properties and Capture to Imageport. All commands behave like same command in main menu 
  • Page Builder-Toolkit – Added the following Imageport commands: Delete and Properties. Both commands behave like same command in main menu 
  • Viewpoints toolbar added to Model Mode. Allows you to easily create and recall multiple Viewpoints in the environment 
  • Banner file moved from ProgramFiles to ProgramData to prevent an issue when saving if the user does not have adequate permissions. If you are using a custom banner, you will need to reload it after installing (File-Banner command). Banner file is no longer overwritten during installation 
  • New Schedule Type added – Room Surface Summary. Allows you to summarizes most surface properties for all surfaces in all rooms 
  • Page Builder – Modified behavior of page navigator (bottom of screen). Was only showing 10 pages at a time. Now shows all pages, can page display selection +- 1 page or +-10 pages using navigator 
  • Model Mode font is no longer affected by font changes in Page Builder and vice versa (font type in Page Builder is now controlled in Report Properties-Fontname) 
  • Schedule settings and defaults are tracked separately in Model Mode and Page Builder Mode 
  • Page Builder – Dynamic Viewports and Imageports can be added to new or existing Page Builder reports 
  • New commands - Page Builder-Imageport-Copy/Paste 
  • New commands - Page Builder-Viewport-Copy/Paste 
  • New commands - Page Builder-Lock/Unlock All Pages 
  • Page Builder-Report Properties – Added FontName. Specified fonts is applied to ALL text in the report which includes; drawing text, schedules and Viewport/Imageport labels 
  • Create LPD Area from existing Drawing Entities, Room or Object. Search order for existing entities changed to: room/drawing/object (was drawing/room/object) 
  • No longer able to calculate when daylight is enabled and roadway calculations are present in the environment 
  • Drawing-Lines and Luminaire-Array-Along Line - SnapTo now snaps to the entity currently being created (snaps to itself) 
  • Roadway Calculation – All entity surfaces (rooms and objects) are now considered obstructive in Direct Only mode (i.e. no longer necessary to set surface type to 41-Roadway Contributor) 
  • Roadway Calculation – All non-roadway surfaces are now considered obstructive (not reflective) in Full Radiosity mode (i.e. no longer necessary to set surface type to 41-Roadway Contributor) 
  • Page Builder – Added Create Report option. Allow you to quickly create a multipage dynamic report using various templates and report contents. Create New Report option is now called Create Custom Report 
  • Add-Luminaire-Locate – Can dynamically change Tilt, Roll and Spin while placing luminaires using keystrokes; Alt+Up/Down increments/decrements Tilt, Alt+Left/Right increments/decrements Roll and Shift+Alt+Left/Right increments/decrements Spin. Increment value is determined by the Snap Value (e.g. if Snap Value = 2.5, angular increment is 2.5-degrees. In addition, Alt+0 (zero), resets Tilt, Roll and Spin to zero 
  • Modify-Luminaire-ReAim/ReOrient– Can dynamically change Tilt, Roll and Spin while re-aiming or re-orientating a luminaire using keystrokes; Alt+Up/Down increments/decrements Tilt, Alt+Left/Right increments/decrements Roll and Shift+Alt+Left/Right increments/decrements Spin. Increment value is determined by the Snap Value (e.g. if Snap Value = 2.5, angular increment is 2.5-degrees. In addition, Alt+0 (zero), resets Tilt, Roll and Spin to zero 
  • Define Luminaire – When dragging-and-dropping a file stored locally (not from Web), the file is no longer written to the ProgramData\AGI32\PhotometricData_Files\DragDrop folder. Instead, the file is simply loaded from its existing location 
  • Images captured from Render Mode now have anti-aliasing applied (if anti-aliasing level is set). This applies to: Export, Print, Copy, Save, images captured for use in Imageports, movie images and daylight study images 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1712 - Web settings are being reset for all fields except Orientation after saving a file 
  • Article No.: 1713 - When capturing an image from Render Mode, the pseudo scale may not be sized correctly 
  • Article No.: 1714 - Roadway Grid - Selecting 'Apply to All Metrics' may apply invalid numeric settings to certain metrics 
  • Article No.: 1715 - Calculated values do not reset after importing an AGi32 file 
  • Article No.: 1716 - AutoCalc does not function properly when obstructions are present 
  • Article No.: 1717 - Statistical and/or LPD Area labels may be duplicated in exported CAD file 
  • Article No.: 1718 - In very isolated cases, printing to PDF from Room Estimator may crash the program 
  • Article No.: 1719 - May get a 'Subscript out of range' error when locating luminaires if templates are enabled 
  • Article No.: 1720 - Aiming vectors for groups are misaligned when symbol magnifier is > 1 
  • Article No.: 1722 - Room-Odd-Flat - Under certain circumstances, texture properties are not propagated to subsequent rooms when using create from existing polygon option 
  • Article No.: 1723 - When selecting multiple projects, Project Manager does not load all drawing layers if the same layer name exists in different projects 
  • Article No.: 1724 - Luminous dimensions for a point source are not correct when luminous dimensions are in meters and the environment is in feet 
  • Article No.: 1725 - Program crashes when attempting to save banner file if the user does not have adequate permissions 
  • Article No.: 1726 - Files using rotated Euro photometric data (e.g. Eulumdat) may calculate with rotation not applied if the file is transferred to another computer 
  • Article No.: 1727 - Symbol insertion point may not be correct when opening a file on another computer 
  • Article No.: 1728 - Orientation in a Composite Photometric File manifest is not being adjusted per Group Reference Angle 
  • Article No.: 1729 - Prorated luminaires may show incorrect efficiency when the file is opened on another computer 
  • Article No.: 1439 - Erratic Toolkit behavior - Toolkits disappear and/or undock unexpectedly when the cursor is moved over 
  • Article No.: 1730 - Under isolated certain circumstances, the program locks up when closing the Define Luminaire dialog 
  • Article No.: 1731 - SnapTo intersection does not work in isometric view 
  • Article No.: 1732 - Captured render images for use in Page Builder Imageports does not always work properly if there are multiple render views 
  • Article No.: 1733 - Roadway Optimizer crashes when Comparison tab is selected before dialog fully loads 
  • Article No.: 1734 - Unable to open file due to corrupt or missing symbol (Field ‘SymbolsRenderIndex.Filename’ can’t be a zero length string) 


Version 16.8 Rev. 4 - 16-NOV-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • File-Export – Changed RealDWG 2013 Drawing and DXF to RealDWG 2013-2016 to reflect support for ACAD 2016 (file format has not changed) 
  • Luminaire-Swap – When swapping to/from a luminaire group, the group ‘reference angle’ is used to determine the resultant orientation angle 
  • LPD/UWLR Area – LPD and UWLR are now abbreviated in the label 
  • Scene Manager – Luminaires in frozen projects are no longer loaded. This prevents inadvertent channel changes 
  • PPFD Factor Table – PPFD Factors have been revised per corrected calculation method and additional factors added. Existing files need to be MANUALLY UPDATED to use the revised PPFD factors 
  • Roadway Optimizer – Added Web-Settings. Allows you to modify the photometric web display. Removed ‘Photometric Web Scaling Factor’ from Roadway Optimizer Settings (use Web Settings) 
  • Roadway Optimizer – Photometric Webs are now included in the output if enabled 
  • Roadway Optimizer – Added Template On/Off and Template-Settings. Allows you to display templates on the roadway viewer and output 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1701 - SnapTo not working properly with the Luminaire-Move and Re-Orient command 
  • Article No.: 1702 – Template Settings dialog pops inadvertently after various commands 
  • Article No.: 1703 - May get an error when attempting to create a luminaire group when temporary photometric webs are enabled 
  • Article No.: 1704 - Dynamic Templates are not updating while aiming or re-aiming a luminaire 
  • Article No.: 1705 - Selecting 'By Label' option in Template Settings will generate an error if no luminaires are defined 
  • Article No.: 1706 - Deleting all templates does not reset template state (not visibility, not defined) 
  • Article No.: 1707 - Template state may not be reset when opening a new file (should be; not defined, not visible) 
  • Article No.: 1708 - In some cases, templates show up in exported CAD file even though they are not visible (toggled off) 
  • Article No.: 1709 - Deleted luminaire labels may be visible in Model Overlay and exported CAD file 
  • Article No.: 1710 - Calculation point label may not appear correctly in exported CAD file (multiple overlapping labels) 


Version 16.7 Rev. 47 - 24-SEP-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Dynamic Templates – Can now specify templates by luminaire label 
  • Roadway Calculation – All entity surfaces (rooms and objects) are now considered obstructive in Direct Only mode (i.e. no longer necessary to set surface type to 41-Roadway Contributor) 
  • Roadway Calculation – All non-roadway surfaces are now considered obstructive (not reflective) in Full Radiosity mode (i.e. no longer necessary to set surface type to 41-Roadway Contributor) 
  • Locked luminaries are no longer renumbered when sorted (Luminaire Sort command and Project Manager) 


Bug Fixes:


Version 16.6 Rev. 0 - 31-AUG-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • No enhancements 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1689 - ‘RTE 13 – Type Mismatched’ occurs during startup (before splash screen) under certain conditions 
  • Article No.: 1690 - Dynamic Templates are not updated after redefining a luminaire 
  • Article No.: 1691 - PDF Background Image includes unacceptable black overlay over some or most parts of the underlying image 
  • Article No.: 1692 - Default photometric web settings are not set properly when opening an older version file 
  • Article No.: 1693 - Roadway contributors may not occlude other roadway contributors if the surfaces are in close proximity to each other 
  • Article No.: 1694 - Program may appear to hang during startup (before splash screen appears) under certain conditions 
  • Article No.: 1695 - File System Cleanup may take an inordinate amount of time to complete 
  • Article No.: 1696 - Roadway Optimizer - May get a 'Subscript out of range' error when attempting to print multiple layouts with different luminaire types 
  • Article No.: 1697 - File-Open/Save As may not display properly the first time the command is executed 
  • Article No.: 1698 - Smart Symbols not working for Type B photometric files 


Version 16.5 Rev. 9 - 24-AUG-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Shared License – Connection failure procedure has been modified to mitigate downtime when license server is offline 
  • Schedule Manager – Display Name File – Added ‘Save button. Allows you save current changes and continue editing without having to click Ok 
  • Changed format of Schedule Display Name Files (new extension .dpx). New format allows more flexibility when adding new schedules and/or fields to existing schedules. Older version files (.dpn) are still supported (need to manually rename using new extension, automatically converted to new format once saved) 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1679 - Some roadway grid metrics not retained after changing grid label (Edit CalcPts) 
  • Article No.: 1680 - Flood NEMA Type is displayed in description for Type C photometric files 
  • Article No.: 1681 - Language options in Schedule Manager are messed up 
  • Article No.: 1682 - Define Luminaire - Can enter 'N.A.' as Lumens Per Lamp value for non-absolute photometric file 
  • Article No.: 1683 - Luminaire labels may not retain their proper color when editing or swapping luminaires. Problem only occurs when Dynamic Templates are enabled 
  • Article No.: 1684 - May get an 'Error opening DWG host application' error when attempting to import a CAD file 


Version 16.4 Rev. 11 - 03-AUG-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • IES Roadway Classification and Longitudinal Classification are now set to ‘N.A.’ for photometric files where; Maximum Candela Vertical Angle >= 90 degrees, Maximum Candela Horizontal Angle falls on the House Side (exception Type V or VS) or asymmetric distributions where ‘type’ is not the same in the 0-90 and 270-360 quadrants 
  • Restore Rendered Environment – Changed cryptic restore message to be provide more when attempting to restore a RSF created in a newer version (‘RSF files are not backward compatible’) 
  • Improved performance for Roadway calculations when obstructions are present in the environment (roadway contributors and/or surfaces) 
  • Improved performance for Direct Calc Mode when surface obstructions are present in the environment (rooms and/or objects) 
  • Improved performance for Design Isolines when surface obstructions are present in the environment (rooms and/or objects) and ‘Consider Surface Obstruction’ is enabled 
  • Tools-Background Images – Can now load images from single or multiple page PDF file 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1668 - May get an 'Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow' error when placing luminaires with Design Isolines enabled 
  • Article No.: 1669 - May get a 'Subscript out of range' error when you toggle template visibility while adding or modifying luminaires 
  • Article No.: 1670 - Luminaire label properties (e.g. bold, underline) may be lost after arraying luminaires 
  • Article No.: 1671 - Unable to create dynamic templates at z <> 0 
  • Article No.: 1672 - Tools-System Settings - Dimension Precision setting not retained as startup default 
  • Article No.: 1674 - May get a 'subscript out of range' error when creating an arc if the Initial Curve Increment is set to small 


Version 16.3 Rev. 10 - 01-JUN-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Changed color of Change Channel icon to better differentiate from Switch icons 
  • Added Windows object library to setup 
  • File-Import-AGi32 – Changed default Project Name to ‘AGI-Import_1’ (smart labeling applied) 
  • Create Composite Photometric File – Modified to handle groups with Reference Angle <> 0 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1655 - May get a 'subscript out of range' error when exiting the program 
  • Article No.: 1659 - May not be able to explode a Luminaire Group after placing with Design Isolines enabled 
  • Article No.: 1660 – Some entities may not be visible in converted RSF file 
  • Article No.: 1661 – Program crashes when calculating environment with more 64 channels 
  • Article No.: 1662 - Files that calculate in older versions (e.g. 15.3) may crash in v16 during parsing 
  • Article No.: 1663 - After resetting all dialog defaults in Tools-System Settings, cursor may be ‘lost’ (single Model Mode view) or error generated (multiple Model Mode views) 
  • Article No.: 1664 – Luminaire label properties (e.g. bold, underline) may be lost after Edit/Swap luminaire command 
  • Article No.: 1665 - In some cases, the Photometric Web/Indicator is not displayed in the correct location when Luminaire Symbol Magnifier > 1 
  • Article No.: 1666 – Light-meter may inadvertently be blocked by stacked luminaires 
  • Article No.: 1667 - May get script errors when resizing Instabase in the Cloud dialog 


Version 16.2 Rev. 2 - 30-APR-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • Temporary Web/Indicator creation ‘governor’ added. Prevents temporary web/indicator from being created when more than twenty luminaires are being modified at a time 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1646 – May get a ‘subscript out of range’ error when modifying an older file in v16.1 under certain circumstances 
  • Article No.: 1647 - May inappropriately get an 'apply changes to locked project or locked entities' message when editing a calculation label in Project Manager 
  • Article No.: 1648 - When saving a file, there is no progress feedback on the command line 
  • Article No.: 1649 - Design Isolines settings are lost (reset) after importing an AGi32 file 
  • Article No.: 1650 - Render-Export – The last used file type is not retained 
  • Article No.: 1651 - CalcPts PtsView and IsoView are not working properly in Project Manager <<< Fixed in v16.1A, verified in Case 2668 >>> 
  • Article No.: 1652 - May get a 'subscript out of range' error when attempting to import an AGi32 
  • Article No.: 1653 - Relabeling and redefining multiple luminaire definitions may result in the photometric file of the previous file being used with the current redefined definition 
  • Article No.: 1654 - May get a 'subscript out of range' error when performing luminaire modifications on all (or numerous) luminaires when temporary web/indicator is enabled 
  • Article No.: 1655 - May get a 'subscript out of range' error when exiting the program 
  • Article No.: 1656 - SnapTo not working with Luminaire-Move-Same Angles-Single 
  • Article No.: 1657 - Changing luminaire type (vis Edit or Swap) may not work properly when dynamic templates and AutoCalc are enabled 


Version 16.1 Rev. 2 - 15-APR-15


Enhancements/Changes:

  • File System Cleanup – Does not remove files less than five days old 
  • Tools-System Settings – Added Cleanup Now button to File System tab. This allows you run the File System Cleanup manually 
  • Tools-Create Instabase – Command has been removed. Instabase Creator has been deprecated 
  • Define Luminaire-Instabase (in the cloud) – Button has been replaced with a button and dropdown 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Reaim – The previous aiming vector and template (if defined) is shown (dotted line) while re-aiming as a reference (similar to when you move a luminaire) 
  • Tools-System Settings –Advanced – Default setting from Ghost 2D Image – Number of Entities Cutoff changed from 500 to 1000 
  • View-Set Limits – Lower Left Corner (LLC) and Upper Right Corner (URC) are automatically set regardless of how the area was specified using the Specify option. In other words, it is no longer necessary to specify the area from the LLC to the URC 
  • During startup, the RecentFiles database size is checked. If the size exceeds 900MB, old entries (starting at >72 months) are removed from the database (doesn’t delete associated files). This process was implemented to mitigate RecentFiles database errors when the database approaches the maximum allowable size (1GB) 
  • Define Luminaire – Model Mode Symbol is no longer accessible if ‘Model Mode Symbol Same As Render Mode Symbol’ option is selected in the Render Symbol dialog 
  • Edit-Luminaire-Bulk Edit – Increased width of Label drop-down to accommodate long label names 
  • Added language support for Scene Summary and Scene/Channel Summary Schedules 
  • Roadway Standards – Added compact version (illuminance only) of Brazilian Roadway Standard (ABNT NBR5101-2012(C)) 
  • Z-coordinate is not reset back to zero after using any modify entity command that temporarily alters the z-coordinate (e.g. Move Luminaire Label) 
  • When creating certain entities (e.g. rooms, objects), the Z-Coord display in the lower right-hand corner will display a warning icon if the current z-coordinate is not zero 
  • Project Manager – Added Points Visibility to CalcPts menu 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Template command has been restructured and enhanced to support dynamic templates (see Dynamic Templates). In the toolkit, the template button now globally controls template visibility (press on/off). In the Luminaire menu, there is a Toggle On/Off command. The Visibility submenu has been removed. Create Template command has been changed to Settings command. Template settings are now saved with the job file. All templates are now dynamic (automatically created when enabled) 
  • New template functionality – Dynamic Templates . When enabled, templates are automatically created when luminaires are placed or modified 
  • Isoline values specified in Templates or Design Isolines are automatically synced with normal isolines (and vice versa) this first time the dialog is accessed 
  • Old Instabase has been removed from the Define Luminaire dialog 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Edit-Single now allows you to select multiple single locations to edit 
  • New Model Mode functionality – Design Isolines. Design Isolines are interactive isolines that automatically update as changes are made to the environment without having to recalculate (e.g. placing or modifying luminaires). This facilitate rapid luminaire placement during initial design 
  • Define-Luminaire – The ‘Label already exist’ warning message is no longer displayed when redefining an existing luminaire 
  • Tool-Digitizer command has been removed 
  • Tools-System Settings – Added ‘Temporary Photometric Web/Indicator’ switch. Allows you to set the start setting 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Copy-Single command has been modified. You can now select multiple single locations to copy 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Mirror-Single command has been modified. You can now select multiple single locations to mirror 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Swap-Single command has been modified. You can now select multiple single locations to swap 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Change Height-Same Points/Same Angles-Single commands have been modified. You can now select multiple single locations to change height 
  • New command - Modify-Luminaire-Move and Reorient. Allows you to move a single luminaire locations and reorient after moving 
  • Modify-Luminaire-Move-Same Points/Same Angles-Single commands have been modified. After moving, the command is repeated without having to reselect the command 
  • Photometric Web command has been renamed to Photometric Web/Indicator to reflect additional functionality. You can now select an Orientation Indicator as part of the web display. In addition, you can select to only display web/indicator while adding or modifying a luminaire (Temporary). Dialog defaults are now controlled by Tools-System Settings (as far as when and if they are reset) 
  • Photometric Web - Maximum candela angle is included in the web regardless of the web resolution 
  • Roadway Standards – Added IES RP-8-14 (no changes from IES RP-8-2000). This is the new default standard 
  • Modify-Drawing-Rotate – Can now ‘roll’ drawing entities by rotating entities in the in the X-Z elevation (west or east elevation) 
  • Tools-Background Images – Can now ‘crop’ all images to create a single rectangular background image 
  • Tools-Background Images – Added option to disable image labels in Preview window 
  • Tools-Background Images – Process to clear (unload) a single has been modified 
  • Memory requirements for radiosity and photometric calculations have been reduced by 3MB per CPU core 
  • New calculation metric - Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) is available in CalcPts-Automatic Placement (Calculation Type) 
  • Schedules – Added PPFD Factor field to Calculation Summary schedule 
  • Isolines – Added PPFD tab. Allows you to add isolines to PPFD calculation grids 
  • Highlight Values – Added PPFD tab. Allows you to highlight PPFD values 
  • Background images are automatically resized when loading to reduce memory requirements if the image exceeds 2048 pixels in width and/or height 
  • PPDF Factors dialog added to Calculation Points–Automatic Placement dialog. Allows you select PPFD Factor for various source types or add you own factor 
  • CalcPs-AP – Added PPFDFactorDesc field (read-only). Field is extracted from the PPFD dialog 
  • Schedules – Added PPFD Factor Description field to Calculation Summary Schedule 
  • New function – Create Composite File. Allows you create a single photometric file from a luminaire group consisting of multiple luminaire locations of variable type. Files can be added together or averaged 
  • Broken background image icon replaced with text message ‘Background image not visible in current view’ 
  • Daylighting - Changed default DST interval to Mar. 8 through Nov. 1 (per 2015) 
  • Project Manager – Added ‘CalcType’ column to CalcPts grid. Display the calculation type of each grid (for reference only, cannot be changed) 


Bug Fixes:

  • Article No.: 1622 - Define Luminaire-Select - May get a 'RTE 52 - Bad filename or number' error when attempting to select a photometric file from a non-mapped network folder 
  • Article No.: 1623 - File-Import-LaiDex - Does not work properly if Model Mode units are Feet-Inches. Imported entity is not visible. 
  • Article No.: 1624 - File System Cleanup is not removing all files in Working folder (not removing *.wrk.AGI.tmp, New* and Temp* files) 
  • Article No.: 1626 – May get a 'subscript out of range' error when exporting from Room Estimator 
  • Article No.: 1628 - May get a 'Invalid use of Null' error at some point after selecting Luminaire-Change Channel command without any scenes defined 
  • Article No.: 1629 – Render-Display Settings - Maximum Illuminance and/or Luminance may reset to default values after selecting Display Scale 
  • Article No.: 1630 - Insertion point for Render Mode symbol may be inappropriately set if insertion of Model Mode Symbol is changed 
  • Article No.: 1631 - Unable to explode luminaire group after group has been arrayed 
  • Article No.: 1627 - Selecting Luminaire-Change Channel without any Scenes created can cause problems 
  • Article No.: 1632 – Page Builder – Viewports and Imageports appear to shift position after changing properties under certain conditions 
  • Article No.: 1634 – CalcPts label may not be updated properly after changing Number of Decimals 
  • Article No.: 1636 - Statistical Area label not updated properly when converting numeric units (e.g. fc --> lux) <<< Verified in Case 2389 >>> 
  • Article No.: 1637 - Units type not displayed in Statistical Area label with hemispherical and semicylindrical illuminance 
  • Article No.: 1638 - Surface color and reflectance are set = 0 when imported (File-Import-AGI) a room or object with a texture applied <<< Verified in Case 2388 >>> 
  • Article No.: 1635 – Bottom edge of entities may be cutoff in Viewport when ‘Extents’ option is selected 
  • Article No.: 1639 - Creating polygon rooms using existing drawing entities with additional tasks enabled can cause issues if 'Accept Polygon and Repeat' option is selected. All problems all related to subsequent labeling for additional CalcPt and/or LPD Areas. <<< Verified in Case 2393 >>> 
  • Article No.: 1640– SnapTo can produce undesirable results when locating multiple luminaires along a line. May snap to previously located luminaire (perpendicular) <<<Verified in Case 2392 >>|> 
  • Article No.: 1641 - Text within a block of text may be displayed out of order. 
  • Article No.: 1642 - Roadway Optimizer may crash after changing settings 
  • Article No.: 1643 – UGR meter orientation indicator may be incorrect after calculating 
  • Article No.: 1644 – DST setting is not retained (loss) when editing a daylight study