Dialux Evo Tutorials 01

June 23, 2018 | Author: Tommyc1024 | Category: Computer Aided Design, Shape, Mathematics, Computing And Information Technology
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DIALux evo Tutorial 01

Ezzat Baroudi

DIALux evo Tutorials Tutorial 1 How to create a cornice In this tutorial you will learn the following f ollowing commands. 1- Importing and managing a cad file. 2- Using extrusion volume. 3- Scaling an object. 4- Using copy and arrange tool. 5- Using subtract command. This tutorial gives some tips on how you can create a cornice in DIALux; the cornice could be normal like the one on the lift photo below or a cornice for cove light like the one in the right photo below.

Standard cornice

Cornice for cove light

First let’s get the cad drawing which have the section of the cornice and import it to DIALux evo


DIALux evo Tutorial 01

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Cad section for a cornice

Follow the step below to import the cad drawing


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Make sure you are on the construction mode


Go to cad import


Click on import DWG


Adjust the unit to match the cad system


Move the cad to a convent location inside your space.

 You can also check other  properties like changing the color of the layer or embeding the file in the project. When you select the embed the file you are actually saving the cad inside your project so  you don’t need the external cad reference any more


DIALux evo Tutorial 01

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Form display options make sure that DWG display is activated

Now the second step is to create a the object of the cornice Go to furniture and select Extrusion volume


DIALux evo Tutorial 01

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After that click on draw extrusion volume

Follow the cad lines, when you finish all the points right click and select close polygon.


DIALux evo Tutorial 01

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Now you have created the section of the cornice in the plan view of  DIALux, so the next step to rotate the object to be in the right position. Select the object and go to the position and rotate 90 in x axis

Now you can see the object


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 you can move the object to right location, let’s say for this example it is the ceiling of a room.  You can move it easily in the side or front view

 You can scale the object in the plan view to cover the required space 7

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Now you can copy and paste the object multiple times to cover all the boundary of the room, then move rotate and scale according to the required length, you can see form the plan view below


DIALux evo Tutorial 01

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While moving or rotating, if the any of objects moves in the z axis, you can easily adjust that by the awesome align tool Go to copy and arrange tool then select all the objects of cornice and click on light align top z then all objects will follow the most top object.


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There is now one step left to refine the shape of all corners There are two types of corners, inside and outside as you can see form below photo

 You don’t need to do anything about the inside corner, but the outside corner will look weird as you can see below

Now let’s refine it and cut the extra shape.


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The hatched in red area has to be removed by subtraction

The object after subtraction

To cut the extra shape, follow the steps below I.


Zoom to the outside corner 

Draw an extrusion volume covering the extra triangle area of one object


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Make sure the corner triangle covering the cornice, if not use copy and arrange tool to align it to the top of the cornice


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Select both object and go to copy and arrange tool, then select subtract tab as could be seen form below. From copy and arrange tool in the construction mode. 1) Select subtract tab 2) Select the object to remain 3) Make sure the object to remain in red color  in 3d view 4) Click on subtract button


Repeat the same steps for the other object


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Now you should be having a perfect outside corner cornice

Before refining the outside

After refining the outside corner!



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