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camelchop

I am in need of a photometric grid for a custom sized baseball field. Who can help me? I didn't see an area where I could match my project to freelancers.

 

I've found the following available from Acuity, but neither resource provides exactly what I need.

 

http://www.lithonia.com/micro_webs/sportslighting/typicaldesigns/layouttype.asp?Sport=BB

 

http://www.visual-3d.com/tools/area/default.aspx

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Cad64

This is for Studio Max or Autocad? Not sure if it makes a difference as far as the photometric grid is concerned, but you did post your question in the Studio Max section but your profile says Autocad 2000. :unsure:

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tzframpton

I believe the poster is asking for lighting calculations, which is exactly what Visual is. I bet the reason the poster placed it in the 3ds forum is because "Lighting" is listed in the forum title.

 

camelchop, are you an electrical and lighting engineer looking for someone to help you with the best software to produce a photometric lighting calculation, giving you the proper +/- candela grid output? Or do you need to contact a lighting engineer to perform the calcs?

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camelchop

I appreciate both your replies. You nailed it tzframpton. I am neither fluent in CAD design, nor an electrical engineer. I am on a quest, as Chairman of the Building & Grounds Committee for our organization, to realize a photometric grid for a lighting installation on a wiffle ball field. And thus, in response to your questions, I am interested in either option.

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tzframpton

You will need to consult an electrical lighting engineer. The position you described makes me assume you have access to a city engineering committee... a phone call should yield some results.

 

If you're wanting to know which software is best... that's obviously opinion based, and I would feel is irrelevant since you would not be using the software, personally.

 

If you do not have access to a city anointed engineer, then next step would be to find someone who an consult for you. Lighting calculations is not something you can just jump in to and follow a manual.

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camelchop

Again, I appreciate your quick reply and assistance. I do not have access for city engineering committee. I am on a board for private organization. The sports complex is located on private property.

 

In short, if I was able to customize the location of the six poles on the Acuity tool I included at the start of the thread (http://www.lithonia.com/micro_webs/sportslighting/typicaldesigns/layouttype.asp?Sport=BB), I would be able to output a grid which allows for the assessment of the photometric values as a means to: a) ensuring I have the general recommended minimum Class IV (30/20 fc) luminance or greater b) establish the set back of any poles which may need to be installed down the foul lines. Someone else in the organization was donated luminaires. So that variable is fixed. I have been blessed with the task of establishing their viability as a permanent lighting solution.

 

It is sounding increasingly likely I am going to be forced to use the Area lighting Visual Tool and piece grid outputs together, but there has to be a more efficient manner to accomplishing the assessment. Thus far, the lowest cost I have been quoted for creation of a basic CAD 2D diagram of a baseball field and importation of the Visual file for the six pole layout )able to be realized at the aforementioned link/tool included in this reply) is $350.

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Bryen6611
I am in need of a photometric grid for a custom sized baseball field. Who can help me? I didn't see an area where I could match my project to freelancers.

 

I've found the following available from Acuity, but neither resource provides exactly what I need.

 

http://www.lithonia.com/micro_webs/sportslighting/typicaldesigns/layouttype.asp?Sport=BB

 

http://www.visual-3d.com/tools/area/default.aspx

 

you can check out upwork, Elance or oDesk. You'll probably get someone who could help you out.

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