The ACE Photometry Manager has a fast multi-threaded file uploader which allows large numbers of photometric data files to be quickly and easily uploaded to populate the library. The uploader supports Drag/Drop when used in Microsoft Windows, and dynamic progress indicators for all files being uploaded.
Once the files have been uploaded, they are then submitted to a validation process to ensure the file is a valid photometric file, and to extract the photometric file meta data, such as catalog name, flux, wattage and SP Ratio.
The Photometry Manager supports all file types commonly used to distribute photometric data, including IES, EULUMDAT, TM14 and INR formats.
Keeping track of large numbers of photometric files can be difficult, particularly when file and product names can be a collection of letters and numbers.
The file tagging system allows user-defined tags to be created which will help locate products when using ACE. The tags can be grouped under parent tag categories. Typical tags could be source, colour, temperature, body size, body shape, source type, product name, manufacturer, application etc.