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Start screen

After starting DIALux evo you have the chance to send us feedback.

Feedback Dialog

A welcome screen appears immediately which simplifies the introduction to lighting design.

Start screen evo

The start screen is divided into three sections:

  • Generate a new project
  • Edit an existing project
  • Other topics

Planning of outdoor spaces and buildings

To start a new lighting design project an empty plan for outdoors and buildings can be generated.

Planning of outdoor spaces and buildings

DWG/DXF Import

You will be instructed automatically to begin editing a new building; you can then begin by drawing the outer contours/walls. If the lighting design is based on a CAD drawing (DWG/DXF), in the start screen you have the option to select "DWG/DXF Import...". After importing the drawing you will be led directly to the adjustment of the DWG/DXF plan.

DWG/ DXF Import

Empty rectangular room

You can also start working in DIALux evo with an "empty rectangular room". If you choose this path, room coordinates and a utilization profile can be defined.

Empty rectangular room

Street schemes

As well as the planning of actual indoor and outdoor spaces, it is also possible to carry out street planning. Complete planning of street lighting can be carried out by clicking on "Street scheme editor".

Street scheme editor

Simple indoor planning

For simple indoor planning you start "evo easy". The user interface is reduced to the simplest and absolutely essential elements. Only few steps are required to plan rectangular rooms. While you are working with "evo easy", you can switch any time to the full user interface to position objects or use other tools. Afterwards you can return to "evo easy". When creating a second room the option of switching to "evo easy " is not available.

Simple indoor planning

Project history

Here you can load and edit an existing planning project from a list of the projects last used. Move the mouse cursor over the project history and rest the cursor on an item so that a small preview image is displayed. This is especially helpful to differentiate between existing projects. In the search field it is also possible to search for a project name in the history. If the desired product cannot be found in this way, the corresponding file can be localized in the network or on the PC by clicking on the button "Load project....."

Project history


From this section of the start screen you can move directly to the selection of a manufacturer. This page lists all DIALux project partners together with electronic luminaire catalogues (online/offline).These so-called luminaire plugIns are opened by a right mouse click on the manufacturer's logo and then selecting one of the context menu entries.


Support / Forum

If there are any questions or problems to do with DIALux, you can move directly from this page to our DIALux evo and DIALux 4 forum. For current issues, ideas or problems you can work within the DIALux evo board; it is not necessary to start an Internet browser first.

You can also access our DIALacademy from the start screen. From here you can move into our social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, etc


Menu bar

Via the menu (file) , as in other familiar Windows applications, you can load new projects and close and save existing ones. In addition you can use diverse import/export interfaces. We offer the import of STF files, DIALUx 4 indoor projects, luminaire data in standard formats, 3DS files and photo files.n. In this sub-menu, as an export medium, we support drawings such as DWG and DXF. Please note that in the installed 64-bit evo version it is not possible to import DIALux 4 indoor projects. This function is at present only available in the 32-bit evo version.

Menu file

In the sub-menu you find all general settings options to adjust the evo interface.(graphics mode, language, archive location, font etc.). The norm control centre for configuring norms and profiles can also be called up from here.

Menu file "settings"

The menu [edit] supports you during the planning process with standard commands to go back several steps or to restore information. Of course it is also possible to cut, insert or delete objects ( furniture, luminaires). The menu also includes an item to cancel the selection.


If you select luminaires or furniture in the menu [insert], you will be guided automatically to the appropriate tool. This function is however only available when you have already started planning.

Menu insert

The menu [view] enables you to open new tabs in a further viewing list directly via the CAD window. This procedure is especially helpful when you have to switch between many different views. Of course here you can also close individual tabs or all. If the CAD view is not completely visible, you can display the whole scene by calling up the appropriate menu item. You can also access the documentation mode in the view menu.

Menu view

In the menu [?] helpful information with direct forwarding to the corresponding pages is hidden. Here you will find fast and reliable support for your planning. From this menu you can also access the DIAL website, DIALux wiki and the user forum and also the evo user guide. if you are interested in a training seminar, you can contact us directly from here. You also have the chance to send inform our team about translation errors. You can do this by selecting either the menu item or pressing the F11 key. You will find the version number installed in the lower menu item [Info about DIALux evo]

Menu ?