Placing a Lighting Schedule

Placing a Lighting Schedule

You can easily generate a schedule of lighting fixtures, wires, and equipment you've used in a lighting design you've created using our Lighting Manager. You can place a Lighting Schegule within either Model Space or a Paper Space Layout tab.

How to Place a Lighting Schedule

Open our Lighting tool:



F/X Site ribbon, Lighting flyout


F/X Site ribbon, Lighting flyout

F/X Site menu


F/X Site menu, Lighting option




GRAPHICS toolbar


GRAPHICS toolbar

Graphics RefNotes toolbar


Graphics RefNotes toolbar






or type FX_Lighting_Manager in the Command line




The Lighting Manager will open.



Click Schedule.

Lighting Manager, Schedule button




Schedule destination options

1. Select a destination for the schedule:


Drawing: Place the schedule directly in your drawing.


Table: Place the schedule in your drawing in table format.


Spreadsheet: Send the schedule to a spreadsheet program, such as MS Excel, for further editing.


2. Options to:

  • Include your Entire Palette of lighting equipment in the schedule
  • Include lighting equipment from your Xrefs
  • List the Detail associated with each piece of lighting equipment
  • List the Cost of each piece of lighting equipment


3. List the lighting equipment data fields:

  • Below the equipment's description
  • In their own columns




Schedule Text in Uppercase (or Upper and Lowercase)

You can control whether the text in any of your schedules in in all uppercase, or in upper and lowercase, from the General Preferences. For instructions, see our Schedule Text in Uppercase article.

This setting will apply to all schedules you place in your drawings, including:

  • Plant Schedule
  • Irrigation Schedule
  • Details Schedule
  • Site schedules such as:
    • Reference Notes (RefNotes) Schedule
    • Lighting Schedule
    • Concept Schedule
    • Zoning Schedule
    • Site Development Schedule
    • Grading Schedule



Work Areas and Lighting Schedules

Functioning essentially as drawings within a drawing, Work Areas allow you to divide your site into a number of distinct areas. In this way, you can break up your design into separate regions, phases, scope-of-work requirements, and virtually any other way you can imagine. This feature makes it possible to limit any of your site schedules, including the Lighting Schedule, to specific Work Areas. You can also break up your schedule to show separate summaries of Site Development items in each Work Area. For information on dividing your Site Development schedule (or any other site schedule) in this way, see our Limiting Site Schedules With Work Areas page.

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Issue: You are unable to send your Lighting Schedule to an Excel spreadsheet


Issue: Error Message when placing lighting equipment: Lighting – Non-photometric lights: Non-photometric lights are not supported by the current render engine


Issue: Bad DXF group (10) error when placing lighting equipment


Issue: Text in the Lighting Schedule columns is overlapping


Issue: Outside Limits error message in the Command line / you are unable to place lighting equipment / can't see lighting equipment in Model Space

Last modified on Monday, 04 April 2022 08:44

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