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free lighting plot software

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Hughesie, May 18, 2006.

  1. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    i was wondering if you knew where i could find even a demo (that doesn't just last 30 days) of a lighting plot program

    i don't mind the 30 day one but i need to use it in more than thirty days so i could download it later but i don't want to

    the ones i have been looking at

    Softplot
    Stardraw Lighting 2D
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    Well you can look into MacLux Pro, if you have a mac. It's free completely, but does not do a whole lot. I have it but have not played around with it too much, since I have vectorworks.

    -dan
  3. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    hey

    with a bit of searching i have found one program that is free

    it is called microlux light

    http://www.luxart.com/download.htm

    i am about to download it to see what it's like

    hope this helps some other people in my position
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    I used Luxart years ago when it run off DOS (remember DOS kids?). It was a pain back then, but this newer version seems decent enough. its good they've done that.
  5. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE: free lighting plot software

    hey everyone,

    i enquried about the software suggested by me and emailed the person who was selling the software and was given a choice buy the program or get it for free and add lights to the database i took one look at the light database they had and said that i would do it i will design the symbles for the lights

    i am currently adding Selecon (they had none) and then i will move on to adding Strand lighting

    having been able to sample the software in it's full capacity i belive it is a good buy but if you have the money for Vectorworks i would buy vectorworks

    i wonder if they need their database updated?
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    dwt1 Senior Team Emeritus

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    Hello:

    Vectorworks is a standout product and they, like other higher end programs are constantly updating their databases. Also, Steve Shelly at Lime Light has symbol updates for Vectorworks. What program did you opt for?

    Good luck,

    dwt1
  7. Radman

    Radman Active Member

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    Look at the post right before yours...
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    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    i was offered and took the offer with Microlux
  9. mbandgeek

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    Just do what i did Make a template in MS paint of your fixtures and make another template (in MS paint) of your theater. Save a blank copy of your theaater and copy and paste fixtures into your theater template.

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