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ElumTools is capable of calculating only the content visible within a specific 3D view. This makes it easy to hide elements that are not important to the calculation of lighting results or compute large volumes with numerous individual calculation point instances.
Before using the command, luminaire instances should exist where required and be visible in the current 3D view, or Daylighting Mode enabled and set to compute daylight only.
Calculation points should exist in Rooms, Spaces, Areas or Region if point- by-point results are desired. These can be placed in other views.
When selecting the Calculate Active View command, ElumTools will immediately process everything visible in the current 3D view.
Tips for calculating by view
Because the calculate by view capability is limited to 3D views, visibility of calculated points and viewing of interior renderings in the ElumTools Calculation Viewer will be obstructed by solid geometry. You can use the Interactive Walk command to walk through a model if desired. Set the Eye and Focus Z-coordinate to eye height for the relevant level by selecting the Walk command, then entering that number from the keyboard. You can also do this from the Viewpoint menu in the Calculation Viewer.
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