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Fixture Page

In this section, the basic information of a GDTF file is defined.

  1. Enter the Manufacturer of the fixture type.
    While typing, a list of existing manufacturers will be displayed. If the manufacturer already exists, choose the existing name to avoid duplicates.
  2. Enter the Name of the fixture type. This name is used as part of the GDTF file name.
  3. Enter the Long name of the fixture type.
  4. Enter the Short name of the fixture type.
    The short name should be as short as possible, but still unique and memorizable for this fixture type.
  5. The Fixture Type ID (GUID) is automatically generated by the GDTF Builder.
  6. To link to a referenced fixture, enter the Unique number (GUID) in the field Linked GDTF.
    In this way, you can refer one fixture to the other.
  7. Enter the RDM Manufacturer ID (unique manufacturer ESTA ID).
    It can be found here:
  8. Enter the RDM Device Model ID (unique ID of the device).
    The Device Model must be retrieved from manufacturer documentation. It could also be avilable in the OpenLighting database, see this example: .

    For both properties, the hexadecimal representation is used.
    RDM Manufacturer and Fixture IDs
    RDM Manufacturer and Device Model IDs
  9. Enter the Fixture Description.


It is possible to attach a product image and a vector image to the fixture type.

To add a product image, go to the PNG tab and select Click to upload a new PNG image.
To add a vector image, go to the SVG tab and select Click to upload new SVG image.

Product image and vector image examples
Use a PNG file with transparent background for best results.
Read more about the requirements for product and vector images in the GDTF Spec (section "Fixture Type Node Attributes").

To delete a product or vector image, select Click to delete this PNG/SVG image.