# Cheap/Free Light Plot Software?

## What Light Plot software do you use?

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#### thorin81

##### Active Member
Does anyone know of a cheaper, effective light plotting software? I really like SoftPlot, but the demo is so limited that I can't do anything with it. VW is just too expensive, and WYS is not effective for what I need. Does anyone know of a good, cheaper/free alternative?

Can't wait to hear from ya'll!!

-Nick
thorin81

define cheap?

#### propmonkey

##### Well-Known Member
lx designer...ive messed around wtih it a few times

#### moojoe

##### Active Member

since when was LightWrite a plotting program? thats a paperwork program.

though, i personally think that the best is hand drafting.

#### kingfisher1

##### Active Member
what's wrong with a good old stencil and pencil?

#### kingfisher1

##### Active Member
k-12 eh? I wonder how many 1st graders buy vector works in a year?

#### bdesmond

##### Active Member
kingfisher1 said:
k-12 eh? I wonder how many 1st graders buy vector works in a year?
K12 is the industry term for the lower-ed vertical.

www.journeyed.com is another one of those discount stores.

Personally, I used to draw it all by hand, I had paper I'd printed that had scale outlines of stage, locations of pipes, etc and I'd draw whatever I wanted on it by hand. USually used lightwright to do the paperwork though Excel can do it just as well.

#### Hughesie

##### Well-Known Member
Im a first grader and im working for U2 as their lighting designer

BIG BRIGHT EXPENSIVE LIGHTS

lol

CB Mods