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LIGHTWRIGHT® 5 DEMO VERSIONS AVAILABLE

The demo is the exact same software as the regular Lightwright, except that it’s limited to 75 worksheet rows until you purchase a license. Click the version you want to download:

Complete Package, functions as a demo until unlocked 47 MBhttp://www.mckernon.com/downloads/LW5MacInstaller.zip
Complete Package, functions as a demo until unlocked 24 MBhttp://www.mckernon.com/downloads/lw5setup.exe

LIGHTWRIGHT® 5.0.38 is available, fixes a variety of important bugs

This release fixes some critical bugs that have been around for several years, but were just reported. See the Release Notes included in the download for details.

MAC OSX vs. LIGHTWRIGHT 3 and 4

Apple dropped support for all PowerPC applications beginning with Mac OSX “Lion”. This includes applications that ran in previous versions of OSX using Rosetta, which is no longer available. As a result, versions 3 and 4 of Lightwright will NOT work with OSX “Lion” or any more-recent version of OSX, including “Mavericks”.

OVERVIEW VIDEO OF LIGHTWRIGHT® 5

A video that introduces Lightwright and shows a quick overview of it’s major features is available via YouTube, or by clicking here.

UPGRADES

Anyone with a registered copy of Lightwright 4 can purchase upgrades to version 5 at low upgrade-only rates. Users with student licenses can either purchase a new license for LW5 at the regular low-cost student rate, or buy a Student-to-Individual upgrade to LW5.


Upgrades are available from any City Theatrical dealer.


If you have an older copy of Lightwright (version 3 or older), you will need to buy a new complete license (Personal or Institutional).


Free upgrades from version 4 are no longer available.

4/6/14

HAVING PROBLEMS WITH VECTORWORKS SPOTLIGHT 2011?

Using a character such as ƒ in a filename or folder name will prevent Vectorworks from doing a “full export on exit”. Similarly, if the .vwx file isn’t on the same hard drive with the Vectorworks application, VW will fail to do a “full export on exit”. For complete information on this problem and other things that can break Data Exchange, click here.

LIGHTWRIGHT® Touch for the iPad

West Side Systems has released this “companion” app that lets you edit Lightwright worksheet information on your iPad, then merge the changes back into the desktop version of Lightwright.

Available NOW through the iTunes App Store.

LIGHTWRIGHT® 5 is OK with Mac OSX Mavericks

I’m happy to report that Lightwright 5 works just fine with OSX Mavericks.


However, to satisfy new code signing requirements that Apple instituted with Mavericks, the installer no longer includes internal plist information that some automated update systems on large computer networks use to determine when an update is needed. The plist information will be restored once Apple fixes the bug that required it’s removal.