In DIALux evo it is possible to change the different display options by clicking top right on the "screen symbol". In addition the following thirteen options ( from the left) are available. You can activate or deactivate them by clicking on the respective symbol:



1 Show/hide coordinates system

A green, a blue and a red help line is inserted.The red line corresponds to the x-axis, the green to the y-axis and the blue to the z-axis of the coordinate system. At the crossing of the lines is the origin of the local coordinate system. Each view, so site, building, storey and room has its own coordinate system.


2 Show/hide help lines

With the tool "guides", various help objects (circle, polyline, curve, height) are generated. These have no influence on the calculation and are a guide or as a design aid. With the option "helplines show/ hide" they can be disabled together so they do not interfere example in screenshots or views on the issue.


3 Show/hide working planes

Each room has initial a working plane. This can be shown or hidden by using this option.


4 Show/hide calculation areas

Calculation surfaces and points are used to determine photometric quantities. This can be shown or hidden by using this option.


5 Wireframe view

Surfaces of buildings and objects are usually represented with their material color or illuminated. In case of complex objects it could be helpful to hide the filled areas, so that the surface edges are shown as lines in CAD.


6 Show/hide isolines

Using the result tool results can be visualized within individual areas. There you can fade in and out and per area. With this option, all surface results are shown and hidden together.


7 Show/hide DWG drawings

With this option all DWG´s used in the construction can be faded in and out.


8 Show/hide light distribution curves

This option shows or hides the light distribution curves for the selected lumiaires and luminaire groups. Also, several luminaires can be selected at the same time.


9 Show/hide room designations

DIALux evo generates automatically a room name for each created room. This can be edited by the user in the assesment zones tool.

Additionally refernce texts and comments can be written directly to the CAD by using the labelling tool. They may interfere in screenshots and views, so that they can be turned on and off using this option.


10 Show/hide sky textures

DIALux evo generates an artificial horizon, which is used in the CAD for better orientation. In uncalculated projects there is a blue sky day, in calculated projects a black night sky. With this option the sky texture can be faded in and out.


11 Show/hide false colours

Using this option, the calculated light textures are shown in false color. At the bottom of the screen the used colors can be set.


12 Show/hide light textures
The light texture of calculated projects can be turned on at this point and hidden. Note: After calculation the light textures are not turned on automatically. If you can´t see the light textures after the calculation, check the settings of the display options.


13 Show light visualisation
With this option, the light effect of a single, selected luminaire can be directly visualized in the CAD, even if the project has not yet been calculated. Especially with spotlighting or the alignment of luminaire that is a very useful function.


14 Show energy consumption
With this option, the current energy consumption of the scene is shown at the bottom of the CAD window. Further options are in the tool "energy consumption".


White balance

see article White balance