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Visual Controls 2020

The Visual Controls software supports design and specification with Acuity Controls. You can quickly determine device quantities for a budgetary bid and generate a comprehensive professional submittal.

  • Import PDF/DWG or background images
  • Decrease design time importing from Visual Lighting software
  • Searchable product database with quick access to Acuity products
  • Intelligent wire connections between devices
  • Automate SOO generation based on devices in the room
  • Automate Riser generation based on your design
  • Reduce errors with design auditing
  • Work with multiple designs in one project file
  • Customize output to your design requirements
  • Learn more: Visual Controls Introduction

Installing Visual Controls

  1. After downloading the setup file, close all other Windows programs
  2. Right-click on the setup file, from the popup menu select “Run as Administrator”
  3. Follow the instructions that appear on the installation screens
  4. After the setup is complete, right-click on the Visual Controls shortcut on the Desktop, from the popup menu select “Run with graphics processor” and then “Change default graphics processor…” to set the dedicated graphics cards in your computer as default
Visual Controls Download (Full Installation)

Release: 1.6.0.115 - Monday, June 01, 2020
40 MB, includes program files and help files
[All files will be automatically installed]

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (1803 or higher) 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Dual or Quad Core (2.4 GHz minimum)
  • Memory: 2GB minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • Video Card: OpenGL 3.2compliant, 512MB RAM minimum (2GB recommended)
  • Hard Drive: 3GB available space
  • Virtual Memory: Minimum set to 3000 MB
  • Mouse: 3 button with scroll wheel

For a complete list of all the changes to Visual Controls, view the ReadMe file.

Training Material

We will continue to develop and update training material. Training videos are available on the Visual software YouTube channel



  • User Guide

    PDF describing Solution Designer's features and how to use them

  • Abbreviation Guide