Date : October 13 2021
An online tutorial on DIALux evo was carried out on 24th September 2021 for all the universities taking part in the DESL project. The 4-hour online training was prepared by the University of Ljubljana.
The participants received an Autocad drawing in advance, like in the real world, where an architect would send a floorplan with all needed info about the room. From the floor plan, it was possible to see the size of the room, the height of the ceiling, position, size, location and properties of windows and door. Also, all the furniture, like working desks, cupboards and shelves with dimensions, was included in the floor plan.
The task for the participants was quite simple – design the lighting!
Unfortunately, solving the task is not as simple as many of the participants had expected it to be. The task was divided into several steps:
The main emphasis was on the requirements of the European standard for the lighting of indoor work places, the EN 12464/1.
In line with the standard, participants learned how to:
Although 4 hours is not enough to learn everything about simulation tools, it was a good start. Now it’s on each participant to continue working with Dialux or any other simulation software and to do as many lighting projects as possible to get familiar with simulations in lighting.
(October 13 2021)