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Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:58 am
by yassercres
In this everyday engineering consulting job, my dream was to import the 3D model developed in other platform (like PDS, PDMS, E3D, SP3D etc) and do task lighting.
Finally achieved it with lot of research and time and patience.

Your views on this accurate task lighting.
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Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:43 am
by Csuleiman
Dear yassercres,

Great job! :)

Best regards,
DIAL Support Team

Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:45 am
by Krose
Very impressive! :)

I would really like to know how much time you needed for the rendering...

Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:59 am
by yassercres
Krose wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:45 am
Very impressive! :)

I would really like to know how much time you needed for the rendering...
It completely depends on PC configuration. Since this a complex model (though it doesn't looks like) with numerous surfaces and DIALux currently takes each face for calculation which makes longer duration on a high end PC.
With Intel Xeon processor, 32GB Ram, 6GB Graphics card this rendering took around 4 hours having two light scenes (Normal and Emergency Scenes).
But it is really worth to wait. Client is very much impressed seeing this.

As per DIALux blog they are improving on calculation time while handling 3DS surfaces. Hope DIALux Evo 9 optimize the calculation time.

Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:26 am
by Amy
Hi yassercres,

You did an amazing job on the task lighting!
I am trying to achieve the same result using exported IFC model from PDMS software, place lamps and then do calculation without using construction option in Dialux evo.
Could you please suggest a way I can achieve this? Or how you used the 3D model directly to achieve the result presented in this post. I tried using a DXF file but the structure looks empty in Dialux, kindly see the attached image.

I will really appreciate your response!

Thank you.

Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:18 am
by yassercres
Amy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:26 am
Hi yassercres,

You did an amazing job on the task lighting!
I am trying to achieve the same result using exported IFC model from PDMS software, place lamps and then do calculation without using construction option in Dialux evo.
Could you please suggest a way I can achieve this? Or how you used the 3D model directly to achieve the result presented in this post. I tried using a DXF file but the structure looks empty in Dialux, kindly see the attached image.

I will really appreciate your response!

Thank you.
Hello Amy,

Sorry for late reply. A year went off. And I didnt get time to be active in this forum. Hope your actual query regarding a project is done.
Would like to clear on some points so that it might be useful in future.
1. Yes DXF and DWG files are just used as a reference in Dialux. These files do not form a solid surface to make the illumination happen.
2. IFC files are good option. In recent trends I am able to see importing IFC with great success in Dialux. But again it depends on how complete the IFC model is made from its native software. (I have used revit exported IFC models which turned out good)
3. 3ds file is another option. Many softwares convert dwg/dxf file to .3ds file and once converted the same can be imported as an object into Evo for further setup and calculation.

If you are working on anything and finding difficulty in still achieving this then pls let me know.

Re: Industrial Structural Building Lighting (Imported 3D model from PDMS/PDS/E3D)

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:37 am
by ValentinJodo
HEllo Yassercretes,

I'm currently planning on importing a very large group of buildings that have been modelled in Revit, and do the lighting with Dialux using the auto-detection of rooms and volumes.

I was wondering wich export options you used witing revit to generate the IFC.

I find myself struggling between the supported version from Dialux and the fidelity of the IFC export.

Would you care to share what the settings you used were, or step-by-step instructions even.

Thanks in advance, and congratulations for the reder you posted above, it's magnificient!

Valentin.