KeyLIGHTS is computer-aided design software for creating working drawings of proposed highway lighting schemes
It combines an impressive symbol library with multiple design tools, and works in conjunction with the industry standard Lighting Reality database for calculating lighting levels, the precise positioning of columns, and Isolux footprints.
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Allows for the easy creation of highway lighting schemes
Offers over 500 lighting and highway symbols
Facilitates the drawing of detailed ducting and cabling designs
Offers a fully customisable 3D view of proposed or existing columns
Lighting Columns and Other Electrical Equipment
KeyLIGHTS has a symbol library with over 500 variants for different types of lighting column and lamp. Identification of symbols is simple due to the structured nature of the symbol range. Columns can be automatically inserted at chosen spacings along a road, or by using tools for easy measurement between columns.
Data Driven Design
Column and lamp data is stored with each symbol in the design drawing and can easily be exported for use with other programs along with location information. A logical column numbering and labelling system is also employed for ease of recognition. Columns can be selected for any purpose based on any query of column attributes.
Light Level Plots
Used in conjunction with Lighting Reality, column position data can be extracted and lighting levels calculated. These results can then be imported and correctly shown graphically to ascertain the correct position of the columns. Lighting grids can be any size and spacing, with all masking options honoured with colour coding of results available to user-preferences. Values above and/or below threshold levels can be suppressed. Isolux footprints can also be effortlessly generated from any lamp using the Lighting Reality database.
3D Mountain Plot
Light levels are plotted in 3D – the coordinate Z value taken from the light level – to provide a visual assistance for the designer. AutoCAD Civil 3D can then be used to transform this into the traditional mountain plot.
Highway Power Cable (HPC)
An optional HPC module calculates cable sizes required to meet the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671). HPC outputs include a full calculation results report, tabulated cable and test schedules, and also schematic diagrams.
Layout and Design Tools
KeyLIGHTS provides a range of tools to ensure accurate layout, whether this be linear or staggered arrangements, at variable or fixed distances, or setout along a footway to update lighting between existing columns for example. Symbols can be swapped automatically, for example from proposed to existing after scheme completion and customisable automatic keys can be created for symbols used in drawings.
Contours can quickly be generated either using Lighting Reality or directly from plotted light levels within AutoCAD Civil 3D
3D Driver's Eye Views Automatically generated
The full power of AutoCAD's 3D capabilities are harnessed into a simple to use tool. KeyLIGHTS generates driver's 3D views automatically to assist with safety audit, Other 3D features can be added to enhance the design drawings, including buildings, walls, trees, signs etc.
Your free subscription of Keysoft Solutions software can be downloaded by filling in your details on the form below. A link will then be emailed to you for you to download the product. When you have saved the downloaded file double click it to install the software.
The free subscription is a full version of the product and is valid for 15 days.
If as a result of this subscription you would like to purchase a copy of the product please call 03451 303040 and ask for sales or email email@example.com to receive a quote.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)
32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Conventional Displays: 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color
High Resolution & 4K Displays: Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS
Disk Space Installation 4.0 GB
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.
The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.
Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.
In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Note: AutoCAD 64-bit versions cannot be installed on a 32-bit Windows operating system
Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2014 or later and associated vertical products, such as AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, etc..
The specification above has been derived from the requirements for the AutoCAD 2018 product.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it will be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
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