Label Lighting Fixtures, Wires, and Equipment

Label Lighting Fixtures, Wires, and Equipment

It's easy to call out all the fixtures, wires, transformers, and other equipment you've used in lighting designs you've created using our Lighting Manager. Just use our Reference Note Callout tool.

How to Label Lighting Fixtures, Wires, and Equipment

Although we offer the ability to call out lighting features individually, many designers prefer using the Lighting Schedule to show the various lights used in a plan. The choice is yours

 

 

 

You can use our Reference Notes Callouts to label your lighting fixtures and equipment. Open our RefNote Callout tool:

 

F/X Site ribbon, RefNote Callout flyout

 

F/X Site ribbon, RefNote Callout flyout

 

Type RefNoteCallout in the Command line

F/X Site menu

 

F/X Site menu, RefNote Callout option

 

 

 

The cursor will turn into a pickbox, and you can begin selecting your lighting fixtures and equipment to label them.

Our default lighting callouts include attributes that automatically display the items listed below for each lighting equipment type. Want to make changes to the attributes included in your lighting callouts? See our documentation on customizing lighting callouts.

 

 

 

We recommend calling out the transformer in your design first. When you select the transformer, you’ll be able to assign it with a number. The resulting callout will show:

  • The number of the transformer (example: 01)
  • The power draw of your current setup (example: 90W)
  • The wattage of the transformer (example: 150W)
Call out transformer first

 

 

 

Call out wires

Label your wires next. When you label a wire run, the resulting wire callout will show:

  • The transformer and tap the wire is connected to (example: 01)
  • The tap the wire is connected to (example: 14V)
  • The wattage used in that wire run (example: 20W)

 

 

 

You can then label your light fixtures. The resulting fixture callouts will show:

  • The number of the transformer that fixture is wired to (example: 01)
  • The tap that fixture is connected to (example: 13V)
  • The wattage needed for that fixture (example: 2W)
Call out light fixtures

 

 

 

Labeling Lighting Equipment Using Photo Callouts

You can also use our Photo Callout tool to label lights with their respective photos. For more information, see our Photo Callout page.

Error Checking Your Lighting Plan (Verify Wiring)

It's a good idea to use our Verify Wiring too lto error check your lighting plan. More information

Customizing Your Lighting Callouts

You can customize the appearance of the lighting callouts, as well as the attributes included within the callouts. Here's how.

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Troubleshooting

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

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