Relux

ReluxDesktop Release Notes

2018.2.7.0

(23.11.2018)

added

  • Unbreak group for multiple selected groups.
  • Background image for stories.

changed

  • Updated translations for Chinese, Russian and Swedish.
  • Performance improved for projects with many rooms.
  • The calculation of luminous intensity classes now is based on the luminaire’s luminous flux. (Till now the luminous flux of the lamp has been used.)

fixed

  • ReluxEnergyCH: inserting multiple luminaires to a room (in roombook view) could lead to a crash.
  • For some measuring point types a vector transformation was missing.
  • Dirt and attenuation factors were not considered during calculation.
  • In rare cases a misleading dimming message was displayed in the result overview.
  • Importing luminaires from ReluxNet could lead to a crash while a calculation was running.
  • In the Road module, changing the number of lanes occasionally caused a crash.
  • Fixed incorrect title in street result overview.

2018.2.6.0

(25.09.2018)

added

  • ReluxEnergyCH: now supports ProKilowatt.
  • Option “scene oriented” while creating field group with luminaire.
  • Option to rotate user coordinate system in storey view.

changed

  • Updated translations for a couple of languages.

fixed

  • Daylight calculation results for single measuring points and measuring groups didn't appear in the result output tab.
  • In rare cases measuring point results were squeezed in oriented table view.
  • Filled measuring planes were rendered improperly when a sensor and a window were placed in a scene.
  • Filter in project tree for sensor combination.
  • Update size for luminaire emergency symbol.
  • Issue while creating a mast luminaire with single luminaires.
  • ReCAD: In a project with multiple scenes it was not possible to export a single scene.
  • Performing automatic placement for “adaption lighting” only could discard user settings for “interior lighting”.
  • ReluxLum: There was a German word in the English translation.

2018.2.5.0

(08.08.2018)

added

  • Latest OpenGL Mesa library to get better performance, stability and improvements in 3D renderings on systems not supporting hardware-driven OpenGL.

fixed

  • Wrong material for shed roof walls.
  • Display quantity of elements for wall elements in property window was wrong.
  • Maintenance plan wasn't displayed before initial calculation.
  • Exaggerated numerical rounding caused error message when processing cylindrical geometry in radiator.
  • Crash when background image was substituted.
  • Crash in dimming dialog.
  • Crash when limit of Undo/Redo actions has been reached.
  • Crash when dealing with empty groups.

2018.2.4.0

(17.07.2018)

added

  • ReluxStreet: When using general traffic and setting number of lanes to 0 the program uses illuminance grid for the complete surface.

fixed

  • Crash when running large batch processes in ReluxStreet.
  • Lighting classes could not be assigned to measuring areas.
  • Some crashes during standard lighting calculations.
  • Raytracing: Incorrect texture mapping for lateral sides of prism geometry.
  • Crash when trying to import 3ds objects having inconsistent animation data included.
  • Rare crash when trying to save jpg images.

2018.2.3.0

(13.07.2018)

changed

  • Reset and edit for nominal values in property window.

fixed

  • Texture mapping for certain lateral faces of cuboids was incorrect.
  • Fixed crash when dragging & dropping CAD drawing into a scene.
  • Switching the database language to English failed in the Product selector.
  • Comma was not accepted as decimal separator for snap grid distances.
  • Parameter issue for shed roofs.
  • Wrong behaviour of distance type in field groups.
  • Some instabilities.
  • ReluxTunnel: Some settings for the display of the luminance curve did not work.

2018.2.2.0

(05.07.2018)

added

  • ReluxCAD for AutoCAD now supports AutoCAD 2019.

changed

  • Reestablished downward compatibility of Relux 2018.2 projects backwards to the latest ReluxSuite version 2016.1.2.0. Provided that the projects are not exported from the ReluxCAD for Revit Add-On.
  • Undo/redo for object alignment actions have been added.

fixed

  • Crash on Intel(R) Graphics card after windows update. Please, switch back to windows driver.
  • Crash when undoing calculation and false color 2d result view was still open.
  • Rare crash during undo/restore actions concerning configurable products.
  • The fields for the parameters length and width of the pedestrian crossing were not displayed sometimes.
  • Luminaires can now be loaded directly from ReluxNET into a street or tunnel scene.
  • Iguzzini PlugIn loads correctly again.
  • For IES files with road optics, which are not measured according to the CIE standard the tilt angle was printed with the wrong sign.
  • User-created error report closed ReluxDesktop.
  • Raytracing: fov angle value was set in theta angle edit field of preview tab when changing perspective.
  • Raytracing: Parallel projection mode for one view was taken over by the following ones during calculation.
  • Lighting calculation: In rare cases cylindrical/vertical illuminance delivered slightly incorrect results.
  • The function to insert a street scene works now as expected.

2018.2.1.0

(28.06.2018)

added

  • Suspension height for luminaires with undefined mounting type
  • Add button, when room has no linked evaluation area

changed

  • Evaluation area type can be changed into cube or measuring area

fixed

  • Distance between objects in field groups
  • Insert 3D object behaviour
  • Changing direction for measuring point when type has changed
  • Crash while inserting a view area
  • Crash while opening white balance dialog

2018.2.0.0

(26.06.2018)

added

  • Luminaires which are imported from ReluxNet can be configured in Relux, if the product offers accessories or alternative equipments.
  • Interface between ReluxDesktop and ReluxCAD for Revit, allowing to exchange projects between Revit and ReluxDesktop. The project format had to be modified, earlier program version (e.g. ReluxSuite) cannot read such projects.
  • Standard lighting calculations can be started minimized without interrupting workflow
  • Possibility to calculate coefficient of variation for measuring surfaces
  • Possibility to calculate Glare rating for measuring surfaces
  • Option to ignore outer floor geometry for exterior projects to prevent artefacts caused by overlapping planar surfaces in calculated luminance views
  • Separate coordinates window

changed

  • The properties view for all objects in the scene bar has been redesigned, coming with less tabs and more options.
  • Removed ReluxOffer
  • Changes in RGB dimming values as well as lamp color are reflected by Light emitting surfaces in uncalculated views
  • ReluxTunnel: New option to set the mounting point of a luminaire to the bottom side.

fixed

  • Wrongly placed sketch on escape route output
  • Various bugs have been fixed
  • Incorrect initial direction of sensors when being placed on room surfaces
  • Missing redraw of sensor symbols when being initially placed
  • Dimming activation state of existing luminaires was overwritten when being replaced by newly selected luminaires from the product selector
  • Dynamic Planning: luminaire switch on/off didn't work anymore
  • Dynamic Planning: switching luminaire type didn't function anymore
  • Dynamic Planning: crash when quickly changing measuring surfaces in scene tree
  • Dynamic Planning: In rare circumstances illuminance values in “Results view” were mistakenly highlighted in red due to rounding errors
  • Raytracing: -gi Parameter didn’t calculate illuminance results
  • Raytracing: daylight calculation using CIE intermediate Sky model delivered incorrect results
  • Importing a photometry in Eulumdat format with multiple equipments, the CRI was displayed instead of the colour.
  • For scenes which are improper according to the DB guidelines, e.g. irregular luminaire distances or polygonal areas, the starting position for the observer was not optimal.
  • For the TI observers the adjustments to the number of steps or the step size now behave as desired.
  • ReluxStreet: A double click in the floor plan window caused a reset of the R-Table and other parameters.
  • ReluxCAD: Ambiguous names of product images in the parts list caused a crash
  • Global settings for settings like placing grid has been revised

2018.1.4.0/2018.1.5.0

(31.05.2018)

fixed

  • minor translation changes

2018.1.3.0

(22.05.2018)

changed

  • ReluxEnergyCH: Resizable startup dialog.

fixed

  • Street lighting: Wrong calculation plane height on vertical and semi-cylindrical table outputs.
  • Street lighting: If a border area is used for luminance calculation it was not possible to switch the observer direction.
  • Dynamic Planning: Random crashes when quickly selecting measuring planes in project tree.
  • Minor bugs and null pointer crash.

2018.1.2.0

(17.04.2018)

fixed

  • ReluxEnergyCH and ReluxTunnel: did not recognize software-based (without USB hardlock) network licences.
  • Dimmed luminous flux values were not considered for UGR computation in artificial lighting calculations.
  • Design object flag was not considered for single measuring points during calculation.
  • Raytracing: Single windows belonging to a row didn't have a unique id. This could have led to incorrect daylight results when window precalculation was active.
  • Sensor calculation: Fixed rare crash when sensors are selected.
  • Sensor calculation: Fixed missing display refresh of detection areas after changing number of grouped sensors.
  • Raytracing: Fixed rare crash after message about sceneid mismatch.
  • Crash when clicking the luminance nodes in the the results window.
  • Display error on multi-page summary output for street projects.
  • Rotated user coordinates system led to erroneous coordinate values in the property window.
  • Rounding error on dwg/dxf export.

2018.1.1.0

changed

  • Dynamic Planning: Optimization of mast luminaires export.

fixed

  • Open scene after selection in storey tree.
  • Dynamic Planning: Dimming values were not considered after drag&drop of luminaire into scene.
  • Dynamic Planning: Potential crash when an error message occurs.
  • Dynamic Planning: Changes in number of raster points for a measuring plane were not recognized.
  • Additional geo of luminaire having invalid dimensions triggered error message.
  • Raytracing: Perforated plate material didn't have uv declarations exported. This could have led to undesired illuminance results.
  • Potential crash when exporting results to Excel Sheet.
  • EnergyCH: Duplicating a luminaire on the luminaire tab always duplicated the first entry.
  • Manual adjustments to the nominal values (EN12464, …) did not persist.
  • Faulty additional seperating line on the exterior summary output.
  • Minor bugs in the output for pedestrian crossings.

2018.1.0.0

added

  • Array groups.
  • Single measuring point for illuminance (Ev, Eh, En,...) .
  • Summary output for measuring points.
  • Summary page for all measuring surfaces in exterior scenes.
  • Summary output for grouped measuring surfaces.
  • Drag&drop observer points like UGR, GR, TI, camera observer.
  • Creating multiple solar diagrams per scene.
  • Pedestrian crossing as new object with special settings and output according to DIN 67523-2:2010 and SLG202:2016.
  • Setting symbol size.
  • Option to cancel all running or pending lighting calculations.
  • Button in Dyn. planning ribbon area for quickly leaving this mode.

changed

  • Animation for Observer GR/TI in 3D view.
  • Result overview for street optimised.
  • Project data page for tunnel improved.
  • Luminous intensity point results will now directly be displayed in the result bar.
  • Dimming can be disabled for luminaires having lamp colors enabled.

fixed

  • Wrong behaviour in coordinates view.
  • Crash when printing a document with more than 999 pages.
  • Height of reference plane in user defined nominal values has been overwritten by the uniformity value.
  • In some rare cases the product selector showed a negative system power.
  • For luminaires from ReluxNet which did not have an equipment, the light flux was overwritten with 0 Lumen.
  • Sometimes changes in scene names were not saved.
  • Calculation raster changes for cuboids and faces were not saved.
  • Illuminance table output wasn't correctly formatted when using US units (foot).
  • In rare cases raytracing projects could not be calculated due to object-id collisions.
  • Dynamic planning:: Illuminance calculation in scenes having emergency planes placed didn’t work correctly.
  • Dynamic planning: Fixed missing refresh of illuminance values after deleting an object.

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.13.0

fixed

  • ReluxTunnel: Licence could not be found.
  • Cutting from horizontal measuring surfaces being upside-down was wrong.
  • Bug in false color output for emergency lighting.

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.12.0

added

  • ReluxTunnel: Customized curves can now also be read from CSV files.
  • Dynamic Planning: Progress bar added to status bar.
  • Summarized result overview for groups containing multiple measuring surfaces.

changed

  • Offset when inserting rows now defaults to 0.

fixed

  • ReluxTunnel: Sometimes old tunnel projects could only be calculated after selecting the R-Table again.
  • ReluxTunnel: The modes "Dim to 50%", "Dim to 30%" with only one control group led to non-optimal results in automatic placement.
  • ReluxEnergyCH: Rounding errors for the transmission factor when importing rooms from Relux projects.
  • ReluxCAD: Luminaire changes have not been saved in the Relux project when switching to Relux had been aborted by the user.
  • Easylux: Wrong alignment for luminaires corrected.
  • Easylux: Display issues for luminaires without luminous flux corrected.
  • Crash after undoing ray tracing calculation.
  • Dynamic Planning: Crash when closing Relux.
  • Dynamic Planning: Some types of street luminaires could not be deleted.
  • Dynamic Planning+Undo/Redo: "Rotate around axis” operation is supported.
  • Cutting architectural objects out of measuring plane results failed sometimes.
  • Nominal values for emerg. calculations could not be changed due to initially set values of 0lx.
  • Luminaires have been displaced in exterior scenes when changing the luminaire type.
  • Occasional crash when changing tunnel respectively street parameters.
  • Faulty group initialization when converting groups from old ReluxSuite projects.
  • Wrong luminous heights when using some types of photometric files in IES format.
  • Set correct insert point after creating row groups.
  • Set correct luminaire height after placing a new mirror group.
  • Wrong us-units for prism settings corrected.
  • Rounding error while checking the uniformity values against its nominal values.
  • UGR observer output froze when an angle range of 0 degree was set for the observer.

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.11.0

added

  • Walls are available as target for rows over path function
  • Set number when inserting a new row group
  • While moving an object, press “Space” to rotate the object by 90 degrees

changed

  • Alignment for row groups now editable by value and is synchronized with orientation
  • Illuminance values are displayed oriented in result table output

fixed

  • Keeping rotation and height after creating a group
  • Wrong object size in the coordinates tab
  • Display problem for background images when view changed from storey to scene
  • Issues with edit in the “Edit Library”-Dialog
  • When performing relux express spare room removed
  • In the result overview sometimes the user profile's name got cropped
  • Raytracing: Wrong interflection parameter was passed in standard mode
  • Dynamic Planning: cloning of meshes led to error message when starting this mode
  • Global setting for additional evaluation areas was ignored in the Relux Express wizard
  • “Invalid parameter” error message appeared when clicking on empty dimming listbox
  • Degree of reflection was not correctly stated for semitransparent walls in floor plan print overview
  • Old street projects may have been converted incompletely
  • Storing default values for street optimization works now correctly
  • Overlaps in the street result overview are fixed
  • Luminaires with multiple light outputs were sometimes displayed incorrectly
  • Large negative values could appear for RGB flux when not set in luminaire database

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.10.0

added

  • ReluxCAD now supports AutoCAD 2018
  • ReluxDesktop now imports AutoCAD 2018 drawings

changed

  • Enabled altering object properties for free groups when all objects have the same type

fixed

  • ReluxEnergyCH: deleting a luminaire on the luminaire tab always deleted the first entry
  • ReluxEnergyCH: option "no sun protection" was missing
  • ReluxEnergyCH: wrong nominal values for utilization “Kühlraum”
  • ReluxTunnel: crash when inserting a tunnel scene to an existing project
  • ReluxTunnel: default values for new tunnel projects corrected
  • ReluxStreet: wrong number in false color legend
  • Easylux: room type was not considered for maintenance factor
  • Easylux: solved string mismatch in room type combobox
  • Dynamic planning: brightness and tone mapping changes were not applied in some cases
  • Import problems with multiple sensor types from ReluxNet
  • Potential crash while updating scene tree

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.9.0

added

  • ReluxEnergyCH for SIA 387/4
  • Import/Export layout and customized commands
  • Dynamic planning: pending calculations can now be aborted

changed

  • Importing multiple ReCAD files (.asc) simultaneously was limited to 8 files

fixed

  • Background color for movies corrected
  • Assign material for faces
  • Tooltip for long luminaire names in edit library dialog
  • Increased number of rooms displayed in the room drop down list
  • Copy/Paste of text in property dialog
  • Update grid size in ribbon bar after changing it in the settings dialog
  • Crash during moving the user coordinate system
  • In some cases an id collision appeared when performing a raytracing calculation
  • Crash when closing calculation manager while a raytracing preview is still running
  • Dynamic planning: crashes when deleting objects during an image render
  • Dynamic planning: potential crash when deleting objects during value computation
  • Luminous intensity calc didn't work anymore
  • ReluxStreet: The BATCH calculation handles now correctly various maintenance factors
  • ReluxStreet: P-Classes didn’t work correctly when optimizing and listing
  • The distance calculation for emergency lighting had problems with small distances
  • Crash after modifying a combination luminaire while result windows were open
  • Sensor characteristics were shown in illuminance false colour result output
  • Saving a project over a network share could fail with SQLITE_IO or SQLITE_BUSY error prompt if the network connection got lost temporarily. e.g. during sleep/hibernate mode of the OS

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.8.0

added

  • Relux Binaries have been signed to minimize false positives thrown by antivirus software
  • 3D Mountain plot icon in the result ribbon

fixed

  • Shadiness result was not created when cylindrical result had been added
  • Arrow length of calc raster points changed orientation when using very small measuring surfaces
  • Added safety checks in case undo/redo actions have no valid room id
  • Crash when deleting evaluation area
  • Crash when editing room structure or material properties
  • Ray Tracing: Some daylight calculations couldn’t be run or produced visual artefacts
  • Ray Tracing: Overall optimizations with respect to quality of image results

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.7.0

fixed

  • Wrong behaviour for pasted objects over clipboard format
  • Daylight factor table results didn’t appear in output tab in some rare cases
  • Reflectance values were missing for structural elements in print preview.
  • Some ldc files having inconsistent metadata were incorrectly interpreted by the raytracer
  • Some projects could not be calculated when using raytracing

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.6.0

added

  • For P classes, the additional criteria Ev,min Esc,min can be disabled
  • Optimizing street arrangements works now also with P classes (only main criteria Em and Emin)
  • Own combination luminaires could only be changed while the original luminaire head was still contained in the library. Now it works even after it has been deleted.

fixed

  • Freestanding luminaires imported from ReluxNet, were sometimes initially not placed on the floor
  • Creating boolean groups could fail using Relux prisms.

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.5.0

fixed

  • Problems updating to 2017.1.4.0 from 2017.1.3.0
  • Context sensitive ribbon tabs (e.g. Luminaire tools, Planning tools, ...) have not been activated when working with minimized ribbons

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.4.0

added

  • Holding the CTRL key while drawing polygonal objects limits next point to 45° angles

fixed

  • Relux could not be used in offline modus
  • Erroneous shed roof properties
  • Current tariff in daylight efficiency could hardly be changed

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.3.0

added

  • CAD Snap when creating groups
  • Show/hide aiming arrows, ldc and/or cplanes for all or just selected luminaires
  • Dimming values can be chosen from a list of ones currently in use
  • EasyLux calculations can now be paused and continued
  • Increased speed for Upward Light ratio (ULR) computation

fixed

  • In 3D views settings changes for the camera position hadn’t any effect
  • Global settings for maintenance factor were adopted incorrectly
  • Crash when dimming luminaires if dynamic planning is not active
  • Test point coordinates for solar graph diagrams were overwritten with default ones
  • When solar graph calc had been actived, detailed calculation settings were not used
  • Relux froze when trying to lock radiance views
  • Erroneous locking of radiance views
  • Last radiance views could not be removed
  • After changing the type of a measuring surface into an emergency area the nominal value for the minimum was not stored and the pseudo colours view was empty
  • Sliders in dimming properties did not update when switching combi luminaire off
  • Crashes in Relux Express Wizard
  • Crash when dropping rolfz file from ReluxNet
  • "Calculate points inside objects" option was ignored
  • Crash during program start fixed
  • Raytracing calculations were not correctly canceled and could continue running in the background
  • In certain situations the displayed result of boolean operations was incorrect in dynamic planning mode
  • Incorrect display of progress during ULR computation
  • Dynamic planning mode could enter paused state without apparent reason when trying to clone partial objects of 3d meshes

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.2.0

added

  • Labeling luminaire type in project tree
  • Option “Delete outside objects” in fields
  • Row groups with fix number and fix distance
  • Sensor characteristic colors changeable
  • Dynamic planning: Experimental white balance support
  • Error code when ReluxDesktop sign-in failed

changed

  • ReluxStreet: Drag&Drop behaviour for luminaires
  • ReluxStreet & ReluxTunnel: context menu order
  • Add-ons: link for licence activations (http instead of https, https does not work according to Wibu support)

fixed

  • Duplicate multi-selection now available
  • Sensor characteristics of combination luminaires could not be displayed
  • Duplicate street & tunnel work correctly
  • Saving the state (icon size, list, icon type) for product, furniture and material list
  • Result overview: defect corrected for option “print complete floor plan”
  • Result overview: wise pagebreak for long GR / TI-observer lists
  • Raytracer and Relux used different uv coordinate systems for room surfaces
  • Wrong rendering of objects in 3D pseudo color view corrected
  • Calculation parameter correctly initialized for newly created rooms
  • Crash during program start fixed
  • ReluxStreet: optimizer improved
  • ReluxTunnel: visualisation for semi-circle shaped tunnels improved
  • ReluxTunnel: wrong road markings for lanes corrected

ReluxDesktop 2017.1.1.0

added

  • Orientation tab added to group properties

changed

  • Improved stability and rendering quality for dynamic planning

fixed

  • iGuzzini plugin crashed
  • ReluxTunnel settings Dialog was opened with wrong page