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Overview
  • Interface Overview

    [6:09]

    Review the similarities between the interface of Visual 2.6 and Visual 2012

  • Features

    [5:11]

    Quick run through of a project in Visual to demonstrate feature set. See below for project walkthroughs.

Projects
  • Warehouse Tutorial [Beginner]

    [6:37]

    Build a warehouse and then compare two lighting options in this beginner tutorial. Follow along, pause while you work!

  • Stair Tower

    [2:57]

    Follow along and build a stair tower in Visual.

  • Wallpack Comparison

    [7:15]

    Develop a file to compare wallpack luminaires using relative coordinates to build geometry without using a background

  • Emergency Lighting [Advanced]

    [5:37]

    Use layers to separate out emergency luminaires from general lighting in order to calculate emergency egress lighting. Demo File

Construct
  • Arched Ceiling

    [1:44]

    Learn how to create rooms with complex ceiling shapes. Or look at this example file.

  • Hip Roof

    [2:56]

    Learn how to use construction lines to create a hip roof and other complex shapes.

  • Curved Walls

    [1:39]

    Learn how to create rooms with curved walls.

  • Creating Coves

    [5:32]

    Learn how to create perimeter and uplight coves in visual [advanced]

  • Importing 3D Geometry

    [2:25]

    Learn how to best import Sketchup models into Visual. Click here for the free plugin that enables DXF export from sketchup

Modify
  • Modify Commands

    [9:38]

    Review familiar modify commands like Array, Copy, and Move, as well as an introduction to the powerful new modify commands Pull and Stretch.

  • Scale & Distance

    [1:29]

    Import a dwg, then use the distance and scale commands to correct the scale

Luminaire
  • Luminaire Schedule

    [5:05]

    Add and edit Luminaires in your design with the Luminaire Schedule

  • Selecting Products

    [3:46]

    Use the Product Selection tool to quickly find and add IES files to your luminaire schedule

  • Luminaires

    [6:53]

    Place, orient, and aim Luminaires. Adjust visibility of aim lines, photometric webs, and templates.

  • Changing Tilt Axis

    [1:00]

    Learn how to adjust which axis Tilt gets applied to on a luminaire

Lighting Controls
  • Adding nLight Controls

    [6:03]

    See how to add Sensor Switch and nLight control blocks to your Visual file

Calculation
  • Calculation Zones

    [9:28]

    Learn how to create calculation zones and edit their properties.

  • Masking Calculation Zones

    [4:16]

    Learn how you can use masking to remove calculation points from your calculation zones

  • Creating Statistical Zones

    [3:17]

    Learn how you can get statistical information for sub regions of calculation zones

View
  • Changing Shading & Using Views

    [4:50]

    Change how you view your model, and learn how to save 'Views'

  • Understanding Navigation

    [4:57]

    Learn how Visual makes navigating your model a simple and fast task

Print
  • Print Editor I

    [5:48]

    Learn how to open the print editor, change page size, and customize templates

  • Print Editor II

    [7:49]

    Learn about adding drawings, luminaire schedules, product information, and pdfs to your reports.

  • Snapshot

    [1:25]

    Snapshot command lets you can zoom in on sub regions of a drawing or use it to crop the extent of a drawing

Layer Manager, Properties, and Design Manager
  • Managing Layers

    [4:28]

    Use layers to organize your design file

  • Using Properties

    [6:16]

    View and edit object properties in the Design Environment, also covers adding and removing items from a selection

  • Design Manager

    [2:14]

    Use the Design Manager to inspect your design and make complex selections or change a luminaire type to another type

Tools & Settings
  • Import Interior Tool

    [1:25]

    Use the Interior Tool within Visual to create a room with luminaires

Daylight
  • Daylighting in Visual

    [6:46]

    Learn how to add windows, select sky condition, location, and time of analysis.

  • Pyramidal Skylights [Advanced]

    [4:17]

    Build a pyramidal skylight and array it across a big box store.

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