DL-Light 9.2.0 for MacOS and Windows:
Improvement of the No SKy Line module using a compound engine
Add function for Sunexposure to calculate shadows instead of direct sun
Improved integration of auxiliary files for materials (.cal; .xml, .pic)
Fix on transparency max for transparent materials
Removed a rare bug on Mac for encoding
Fix an overflow error (for plugins DA, Watt, WRF) for extremely large illuminance values
DL-Light 9.1.0 for MacOS and Windows:
Extension "No-sky Line" is now available in DL-Light
New version manager (list of changes in the new version)
Detailed message when opening a model containing results from older DL-Light versions
Rename "Archive" and "Load" buttons to "Save archive" and "Load archive"
Windows version only: fix initial display bug for preferences and palette
Fix wrong "watt" label in Daylight autonomy palette
Fix display of palette choice when only custom palette is allowed (DA and DF BREEAM, SEPP65)
Minor bug fixes
DL-Light 9.0.9 for MacOS and Windows:
VSC (Vertical Sky Component) is now introduced in DL-Light
APSH and WPSH (Annual and Winter Probable Sun Hours) are now introduced in DL-Light
Improved cleaning features
Various interface improvements (report window, material manager)
Minor bug fixes
DL-Light 8.0.84 for MacOS and Windows:
Fix for a bug in making snapshots with palette
DL-Light 8.0.83 for MacOS and Windows:
Fix a crash when no surface to calculate has valid sensors
Fix Watt computation for custom periods
Option to use "Watt per square foot" unit (Watt and WRF plugins)
Improved layout for the attach material tab (Watt, WRF, DA, DF plugins)
Improved layout for space type dialog, DA BREEAM report, DF BREEAM report
DL-Light 8.0.76 for MacOS and Windows:
Bug fix on the report for SunExposure Total calculation. In some cases, when the calculation was set to Total and and specific Timestep was defined, an error occured in the calculation of the report (though the detailed files were correct).
DL-Light 8.0.66 for MacOS and Windows (major version):
New module: Watt Reduction Factor
Improved translations, minor bug fixes
DL-Light 8.0.52 for MacOS and Windows (major version):
There is now a result comparator included in DL-Light. With it you can compare results from different simulations to compare design alternatives. see more at https://deluminaelab.com/dl-light-manual/en/comparison.html
Includes total in Watt reports
Improved selection of surfaces from reports (highlight or classical selection)
DL-Light 8.0.34 for MacOS and Windows :
Possibility to archive and reload simulation results
Installation as dmg instead of pkg for MacOs
Improvement on the algorithms to calculate very small surfaces
DL-Light 8.0.21 for MacOS and Windows :
Support of the North orientation changes (for example via the plugin Solar North)
DL-Light 8.0.19 for MacOS and Windows :
Version compatible with SketchUp 2019. DL-Light now supports SketchUp 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Bug fix on snapshots
Bug fix on virtual surfaces
DL-Light 8.0.18 for MacOS and Windows : Major version
Introduction of possibility to calculate complex non-adjacent calculation periods (see helps files). Default complex period is set to SMART solar calculation.
Addition of a sound when a long calcualtion is finished.
In the Watt module, display or Watt or KiloWatt.
Definitionof a simple Admin menu
DL-Light 8.0.6 for MacOS and Windows : Major version
Introduction of a cache system to accelerate calculation
Elimination of the "Render selection", "Update all", "Update textures, the software now detects to necessary calculation
Improvement of the sensors grid system
Possibility to attach different grids of sensors to different surfaces
Improvement on the custom periods of calculation per full days, per hours intervals and per start/end daters
Correction of a bug during modification of Daylight Factor calculation for VSC calculation
DL-Light 7.0.58 for MacOS and Windows:
Improvement on the management of "original" textures (SketchUp textures) and their restoration
Bux fix on specific calculation for Winter season
DL-Light 7.0.52 for MacOS and Windows:
Adding meridian information to ensure the validity of results as SketchUp handles is only from a geometric point of view
Using a new widget for the selection of custom time periods
Technical refactoring of some parts for future module addition
Small bug fixes
DL-Light 7.0.40 for MacOS and Windows:
Adding surface average results within Watt module report
DL-Light 7.0.39 for MacOS and Windows:
Bug fix on a rare occurence for textures
DL-Light 7.0.38 for MacOS and Windows:
Important Bug fix in the Watt module on the calculation of the maximum of insolation on a point
Improvement on DF and DA report columns
DL-Light 7.0.24 for MacOS and Windows:
Improved management of internal referentials for faces inside groups
Various improvements on the management of faces' id. Added controls for duplicate faces.
Bug fix on Sunexposure where clear sky is set before calculation.
DL-Light 7.0.20 for MacOS and Windows:
Bug fix on crash for trial version
DL-Light 7.0.18 for MacOS and Windows:
Improved virtual surfaces
Improved management of quasi-planar surfaces (but not so planar in fact)...
Modified authentication for complex cases
DL-Light 7.0.8 for MacOS:
Bug fix on reports for somes cases of surfaces
Bug fix on report tables
DL-Light 7.0.6: Major version
SEPP65 Australian Daylight indicator included in DL-Light
New version of Radiance included
Improvements on the generation of sensors
Improved management of huge number of sensors
Better preferences management
Various bug fixes
DL-Light Version 6.0.32:
Bug fix on screenshots with palette
Version 5.1.51: Improvements
Remember dialog size and position where dialog are reopened
New daylight factor functionality : specify different surfaces types (Default surfaces type and specific ones)
Various fixes (correction on the support of Hebrew characters, ...)
Calculation of the Daylight Factor
Support of SketchUp 2018
Improved false colour imaging system
Improved preferences management
Improved help files, few bug fixes
Includes a fix for preference window.
The macOS version is back!
It includes exposure to direct sunrays, sky view factor and the new Watt module.
Daylight Factor, Luminous autonomy and BREEAM calculation will be added as soon as possible.
Improved management of large SketchUp files (hundreds of layers, etc.)
Windows version now includes the watt module to calculate the energy arriving on the outside faces.
New simpler interface for all modules.
Version 5.0.15: Improved management of large SketchUp files (hundreds of layers, etc.)
Version 5.0.14: Windows version now includes the watt module to calculate the energy arriving on the outside faces.
New simpler interface for all modules.
Improved in version 4.2.7:
Bug fix regarding Push/Pull tool.
Quick patch to take into account South hemisphere season definition
New in verion 4.2.3:
Support of SketchUp 2017.
In SunExposure module added separate definition of site Location and Weather file to reach a maximum position of the sun.
In SunExposure module added possibility to select time step in range 1-60min for clear sky calculation.
Added feature ‘Show/Hide virtual surfaces’ in SE and SVF extension.
User interface is now using jQuery libraries.
Improved algorithms for custom time period.
DF ReportDialog shows average DF value per surface.
Fixed font size problems for Windows 8 for high resolution screens or with modified font size in advanced Windows settings.
Fixed bug when some of location coordinates are 0.
Fixed DA calculation when location coordinates and weather data are different.
Added new extension DaylightFactor
Added faces highlighting when working in ReportDialog and SpaceTypeDialogAdded
Added naming of spaces for easier reporting
Added reports for Skyview Factor and SunExposure
Added possibility to Detach all Materials and revert to previous configuration of materials
Tools ‘Create Copy’ and ‘Create Copy in Instances’ have been simplified and work like other standard SketchUp tools.
Copy surfaces created only for faces selected after tools activation
Improved DA BREEAM accuracy – sensors closer to borders than limit distance are removed from minimum illuminance
Change format of output report files
Improved palette appearance in snapshot images
Access to detailed results per surface in Autonomy, Breeam, SVF and SunExposure.
Added report dialog for SVF and SunExposure.
Calculation of BREEAM requirements for minimum point illuminance.
Calculation of BREEAM requirements for average illuminance.
Space type management for BREEAM.
Evaluation of BREEAM illuminance requirements for a whole project.
New material manager.
Daylight Autonomy calculation
Faster calculation is all 3 modules
Better management of calculation abort
SkyView Factor can now be calculated
Per layer selection
Check for updates
Better FC scale generation
Improved management of Output directory
Fixed SunExposure calculation for single hour
Reorganization of observers