There are two techniques used to perform roadway specific calculations in AGi32: the Roadway Optimizer and the Calculation Points – Roadway command1. The calculation methodology employed is similar, but usage patterns for each function may be completely different. Roadway Optimizer can predict pole spacing for a variety of typical roadway configurations with a few clicks and produce instant presentation quality output. The Calculation Points – Roadway command on the other hand is used to place roadway calculation grids in AGi3G’s Model Mode to be integrated with CAD backgrounds and possibly luminaire locations covering a project boundary of larger scope.
AGi32’s roadway capabilities are easily elevated to a level beyond the expectations of published standards. A discussion of the use of reflective surfaces (objects) expands analysis techniques to consider shadow casting and reflecting environments and opens the world of visualization to roadway lighting professionals.
Finally, a brief description of the new research oriented Roadway Standard Configuration Tool is included. The configuration tool allows the assumptions inherent in a roadway standard to be adjusted and customized in order that our industry may develop a deeper understanding of the calculations being employed and their correlation to roadway design practice.
AGi32 supports all popular international standards: North American IES-RP-8-2000, British BSEN 13201-3.2003, European CIE-140-2000, Australian AS1158.2-2005 and New Zealand NZ1158.2-2005.