DIALux evo Software – Advanced
For a number of years, the Lighting Industry Academy has been running a classroom-based course aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of DIALux 4 Software.
Following the release of DIALux evo there were many versions during the development of this completely new software, and because it’s totally new software, there was slow uptake of it amongst DIALux users. But the latest release integrates design tools key to the success of lighting designers in coming years (integration with Building Information Modelling for one).
DIALux evo courses are offered as a natural extension of the existing training on DIALux software and are available at the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
About DIALux evo
DIALux evo is a much faster tool than DIALux 4 with better rendering, better handling of a complex model and has a different concept of construction, applying material, light and making the calculation.
With DIALux evo software you can design, calculate and visualize light professionally for single rooms, whole floors, buildings and outdoor scenes.
||Telford and South of England
||The Lighting Industry Academy
||Teacher-led classroom learning
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The Lighting Industry Academy
Non member cost:
£345 + VAT
£385 + VAT
WHO IS IT FOR?
The companies who will benefit from this course are:
> Lighting design houses
> Luminaire Manufacturers
> Luminaire Importers
> Luminaire Distributors
The delegates in the following roles will find the course useful for them:
> Lighting designers
> Technical personnel
> Sales Personnel
> Product designers
> Lighting Engineers
> Electrical designers
The Foundation level course along with the Intermediate and Advanced levels will be offered as part of the HNC/D in Lighting Design and Technology, with students working at academic level 4 and 5.
Pre-requisites of attendance
Attendees should understand the fundamentals of lighting design, or it is suggested that they attend the day-long Introduction to Lighting course,
and preferably, the Lighting Fundamentals course offered over two days.
Attendees must be computer literate and have the latest version of DIALux evo installed on a compatible Windows-based laptop.
HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
The course is delivered through a certified trainer of DIALux software who is experienced in the use of DIALux evo and conversant with its application and lighting design.
Currently, the tutor delivering the course is Iain Macrae - the DIAL UK training partner for DIALux evo. Iain already delivers the Certificate and Advanced Certificate course for the LIA.
The course is designed to be delivered at any location with the only requisites of a screen/projector and suitable power for a course which requires laptops for each trainee.
All attendees will need to bring their own laptop with the latest DIALux evo software installed.
MODULES/ LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The DIALux evo Intermediate course will introduce attendees to more detailed settings of the software for use with daylight, working on complicated building designs and multiple stories, use of 3D objects with Boolean operations
and importing bin files detailed maintenance assessments and use of Ray tracing.
Delegates will experience the software live working along with the tutor using worked examples. The tutor will answer questions and solve software related problems during the workshop.
Learning outcomes are:
- > The ability to access DIALux evo, understand its layout and perform lighting calculations
- > The ability to import CAD and IFC format files and work with them to provide lighting designs
- > Gain an understanding of the settings within the software,
- > Understand how to produce meaningful outputs in both electronic and paper format.
- > An understanding of the practicalities of lighting measures within lighting software.
- > An overview of lighting terminology, and basic methods of lighting calculation.
As the software is being updated on a regular basis with new features being added, it is not intended for the course to have course notes or handouts for delegates to take home. The attendees will be given relevant examples, in
DIALux evo format, to work on throughout the course which they may keep.
One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The learners are not assessed on this course.
This is the highest level of the DIALux
evo Lighting Software course offered at the Academy.
Students may want to consider other courses in Lighting Design Software for training on DIALux offered at the Foundation and Intermediate levels and Relux at the Foundation,
Intermediate and Advanced levels.
In addition, learners may also want to improve their knowledge of a specific topic of lighting by enrolling on to the courses in one of the following subject areas:
>Standards and Legislation
> Emergency Lighting (endorsed by ICEL)
Depending upon the learner's experience and knowledge, they may choose to do the courses from the Introductory,
Advanced Certificate and all the way up to the Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) in Lighting Design and Technology (in partnership with the University of South Wales).