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Exterior Wall Pack Lighting?

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Thanks so much!  And so now...  Is there a way to edit the object in CA and add actual light data to it?  Or some other way to cast light from them?

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It needs to be classified as a Light Fixture.  To do this you might need to just display it in Chief and then use "Convert to Symbol".

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It needs to be classified as a Light Fixture.  To do this you might need to just display it in Chief and then use "Convert to Symbol".

 

Sorry Joe, I imported the .skp as a symbol, and I'm quite the novice with this stuff...  Can you possibly clarify...?

 

I'm not sure what you mean by display it in Chief...  When highlighting it in plan or 3D views and choosing , convert to symbol, convert to symbol is greyed out.

 

I did manage to manually add impose a light source onto of the object, but I'df like to make the symbol contain the light source permanently.  If not easy for a novice, then I'll make due...  Thanks.

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1.  Place the symbol in a blank plan and display a 3D view of it.

2.  Then select "Convert to Symbol" and on the drop-down select "Electrical" and check "Advanced Options"

3.  In the "Options Panel" check 110V and Light

4.  In the "3D Panel" name the Symbol and click OK

 

Note:  If your imported is symbol already classified as a Light Fixture, you can skip the above 4 steps.

 

5.  Right Click on the Symbol in the Library and open it (the little door icon)

6.  Add the Light Data. 

 

Now your symbol will be a light and that will be carried with it whenever it's placed in a plan.

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