I myself was after this very same lisp routine. But since I am not the best lisp creator I engaged the very one and only Lee Mac to write a program for me at a cost.
I have attached the program which he created for me as a kind of pay it forward situation.
Please do not modify the code in anyway and always leave Lee Mac at the Top.
Please enjoy as I know this little Lisp routine has help myself and my organization greatly.
...thought about wanting to add into it later on like ceiling tiles for instances where we cant just space our lights evenly but based on an actual grid tile setout point.
Attached files is what I showed earlier.
Giving more thought to the commercial (suspended ceilings) as well as residential,
I have developed the interface some more... Have a WIP look:
The LSP side of the above dialog has not been straightened out yet...
REVISED, REWORKED, and STABILIZED.
Hopefully I have covered everything regarding light placement types for both Commercial and Residential.
The following interface is stabilized, and the help facility is developed, but not finished.
This is a working interface, the executing program is missing... Have a look.
From looking at your previous posts, the program you have made seems pretty in depth and would be very useful for companies (maybe post it serpately so more people may see it?) though in australia we use metric system so the imperial (inches) and what not doesn't work so much for us as we would be doing calculations all the time before inserting.
My brief taste into light layout included the required lumens value at floor level
based on the fixture output at the height specified above said floor level.
With this in mind one calculates the spacing between the lights. Stop here.
The interface begins where the spacing of the lights is known, and the
program will determine total number of fixtures in the given area.
Simple enough? (apologies if I did not understand you...)
Regarding metric, the executable part of the interface is not developed.
The interface can be reworded without much trouble to say CM or Meters...
Since I do not know "standard" Metric sizing's, I will leave this converting
up to you.
And Yes, this routine will be developed for our office. Production will
kneel at my feet and kiss the back of my hand when I release this...
Maybe they can each in turn buy me lunch for the next 3 months?
Did you not see the lisp routine in my previous post? I too am from Australia and that program for which my company paid to get developed works a treat.
Let me know if it is what you are after!