I have a volume that represent a floor in a buiding.
Light fixture need to be install.
But we need to have a specific amount of lux at a specific height.
example at 30 inch from the floor we nee to have 100lux.
Anyone aware of a tool or add-on or workflow to be used with Solid Edge that would help me to calculate how many light fixture I need on the celling to have that specific amout of lux?
If you are trying to do that on the cheap, make a spreadsheet with your own formula.
If you have tons of cash and time and want a slick result, use FEA.
The excel is good, expacially since we can have excel to control pattern
Which FEA would you recommand? can it help place the light fixture on model? We wanted to automate this as much as possible,
I have very little experience with FEA, but I know there are radiation and lighting routines out there.
Another thought. Why not do that in a render environment in all gray (to avoid spectrum issues), then determine the gray scale level result that equates to an acceptable lighting level. Would be cool looking to prove the to the client and give you a tool for the aesthetics of the lighting and any specific issues that need to be addressed. Visually it would be quick to check the results once you establish some base lines.