View Display Settings

The View Display Settings panel can be found in the upper left corner of the Licaso interface. It shares space with the View Settings panel and visibility is toggled between the two by clicking on the small tabs at the bottom as shown.

View Display Settings controls what information is displayed in each view. Different view types (Contours, Rendering etc) will have different controls.

Rendered Views

Rendered views include all physical geometry from the model. Using the Display Options in the lower right corner of Licaso you can change the appearance of the physical geometry, to "wireframe" for example. This can be useful for examination of results through solid model geometry coming from Revit or imported to AGi32 as 3D. Models coming from AGi32 using native Rooms will use single sided surfaces which appear transparent from the exterior.

It is possible to superimpose Isoline and Spatial Map results with associated calculation points on a rendered view by selecting a metric and using the check boxes: Show Contours and Show Calc Points. Contour settings (Isolines and Spatial Maps) are accessed fomr the ellipsis (...) button adjacent to the command. Calc point specific settings can be exposed by clicking on the small drop-down menu as shown.

Show Contours

The Contours Settings dialog controls the visibility of Isolines and Spatial Maps, graphical depictions of the gradient of the calculated quantity (ex: Basic Daylight Autonomy).

Show Calculation Points

From the menu you can enable Meter Indicators and Mark Points:

You also have control over the Font, Color and Size of the text values. A discussion of Precision Mode and the Precision setting can be found in the Calc Points Menu topic.



The View Display Settings for Rendered views provides the ability to animate the rendering using the Sample and Animate controls. The speed of the animation is controlled by the frames per second control.

  • Animate an entire year at the time shown. In the case shown, a total of twelve samples will be displayed, one for each month on the specified day at 11:30 AM.
  • Animate a single day. In the case shown, Each hour for the December 21st date will be shown.



Metric and Check Boxes

Select from the pull-down menu of daylight metrics to be displayed in the rendered view, the default selection is "None". Definitions for the available metrics are found under the Daylight Metrics topic.
Enable or disable the check boxes for "Show Contours" or "Show Calc Points" as desired (they are enabled by default). In the case shown below, Continuous Daylight Autonomy is selected and both Spatial Map and Calc Points are superimposed on the rendered view.

Calculation Point Options

Show Meter Indicators - Turns on a small orange vector showing the direction the lightmeter is facing.

Show Mark Points - Turns on the exact location of the calculation point as marked by a small plus sign.

Precision Mode - The Precision Mode controls the decimal precision of the illuminance values displayed. The default response is Automatic. If you change the mode, you may find it necessary to reduce the text size to avoid text overlap. This is done in the "Size Factor" setting.

  • Automatic – Displays an appropriate level of precision for a wide range of values.
  • Fixed Decimals – Displays a certain number of decimal places regardless of how big or small the number is. The number of decimal places is controlled by the "Precision" and can be 0 to 4.
  • Significant Figures - Displays values according to the rules of significant figures.

Font - Enables a common dialog of font selections on your system.

Color - Enables a common dialog for Windows color selections for the text.

Size Factor - (default =1) Provides the ability to increase or decrease your text size (Point size is not used).


View Display Settings for various view types

Spatial Map Views

Spatial map views will not include any of the model geometry. They are simply colored maps of the selected daylight metric with calculation points.

Metric and Check Boxes

Select from the pull-down menu of daylight metrics to be displayed in the Spatial Map View. If both check boxes are enabled the Spatial Map will show both the colored display depicting the metric selected and the associated calculated values for that metric at each daylight meter. Removing the check will remove the associated display from the view. You can enable Isolines from the Contours Settings dialog if desired.

Temporal Map Chart View

Temporal map charts depict illuminance over a period of time and are useful for at a glance behavior of the model. The temporal map chart will display data for all calculation grids checked in the Calc Points View Settings area. The color selections are controlled by the Contours settings (see below).

Temporal Map (selection of metric)

Select the quantity to be represented by the temporal map chart from the pull-down menu.

The "Hourly" data (Avg, Min, Max) will produce a chart where each date/time sample is plotted (approx. 4380 data points). This results in a very busy presentation of data that will assume the same basic shape as the "per Month" metric. In this chart you can see the variance of the date/time samples across the grid (see below).

The "Hourly (per month)" data is an average of all samples (Avg, Max, Min) for the specific date/time. Read this chart at the intersections of date/time.

The "Daily" data shows the value (Avg, Max, Min) for days of each month at the chart intersections.

Maximum Hourly Maximum Hourly (per month) Maximum Daily


The Contours Settings will control the colors of the graphical display. You can easily expand or contract the display to colorize the data to your preference. For more information on the specific operations of this dialog please visit the Calculation Viewer - Analysis Modes topic. Isolines are not available for Temporal Map displays.


Temporal Map Table View

Temporal map tables display essentially the same data as the chart, but in a numerical format. By enabling the check box, the table can also be modified and exported to Excel or another program using the internal Table Editor as seen below.

Calculation Summary View

A Calculation Summary can be created as  View to summarize the selected metric for all calculation grids enabled in the Calc Points View Settings area.

Metric and check box

Select the desired metric to be summarized from the pull-down menu. Enable the table editor if you wish to modify and/or export to Excel or another program.