Luminaires, Photometry

All topics relative to lighting fixture families and luminaires in general, including photometry.

How can I assign a photometric file to a generic/non-photometric family?
This can be done by editing the fixture family in the Revit Family Editor and changing the light source type to “Photometric Web”.   There are typically a f...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 10:02 AM
Where can I find the guidelines to properly create Fixture Families?
Our recommendations for Fixture Families are below. Autodesk has some guidelines in the Revit Help.  Family Creation Guidelines   All source types m...
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Why are two photometric files loaded in Photometric Toolbox?
When accessing Photometric Toolbox from Luminaire Manager (if installed), Photometric Toolbox loads the actual photometric file and the photometric file as ...
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 at 4:11 PM
Adapting an IES file for different luminaire configurations.
Adapting an IES file for different luminaire configurations (e.g. using an IES file for a 4' linear luminaire to run calculations for the 8' versi...
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017 at 7:24 PM
Luminaires from neighboring rooms can be incorrectly included in the calculation.
Revit  has an interesting quirk in its geometry engine that causes it to report the luminaire as being contained within the space, if the photometric web gr...
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Constructing a Luminaire Family with Orient and Tilt functionality.
The best way to Orient and/or Tilt Luminaires in Revit is to construct the Lighting Fixture Family with Orient and Tilt parameters.  Type or Instance parame...
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 at 8:57 AM