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Lightwright is NOT Compatible With Vectorworks Project Sharing

Lightwright 5 and 6 work great with Vectorworks 2016 and later, except for Vectorworks’ new Project Sharing feature. It is unlikely that Data Exchange will ever work with Project Sharing.


This is a CRITICAL UPDATE that adds two new features, makes 4 changes, and fixes 43 bugs, including serious problems with the Spare Address report, Circuit Name/Dimmer/Address linking, labels, and more. For complete details, refer to the Release Notes.pdf in Lightwright's Help menu.


NEW FEATURES


The Setup Menu has two new entries:


Enforce Universe Boundaries

     This menu item is an option you can turn on and off by choosing it. When this option is on, Lightwright stops you when you try to enter an address for a light whose DMX footprint would cross into the beginning of the next universe. When this option is off, it will still alert you, but it will not stop you. This option is ON by default. TOWZY


Default Color Sheet Sizes

     Use this command to set the default color sheet size and to change the color sheet size for the current show. This is in addition to the existing ability to set the color sheet size for the current show in Maintenance/Color and Maintenance/Color Frame.


INSTALL THIS UPDATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Student licenses require version 6.0.1 or later.

Lightwright 6's minimum system requirements are the bare minimum you need to run Lightwright 6. Lightwright 6 may creak along with a slow processor or hard drive, and the larger your monitor, the more pixels it has to push. A fast SSD will help opening and closing files, but a fast processor, plenty of RAM, and a fast graphics chip are really needed for a good experience.

I've also found that for some reason the Mac version draws the screen faster than the Windows version. My personal experience has also been that Windows 10 is significantly faster than Windows 7 or 8.

Maybe it's time to consider a new laptop?...;)

Lightwright 6 Needs Serious Horsepower

Lightwright 5 is NOT compatible with macOS Sierra

I knew this would happen eventually, but not exactly when. Lightwright 5's time on the Mac just ran out. LW5 is built with tools that were current in 2009, but cannot be used to build modern Sierra-compatible apps. I can't move it to the current tools without breaking mountains of code, which is one very big reason why LW6 had to be released before Apple released Sierra.


New Lightwright Forum

Kevin Barry (B'way production electrician) put together an online forum for Lightwright users to help each other, show each other labels, and puzzle out shortcuts and other ways of using Lightwright. Forum membership is free, and signing up is easy and secure. To join, point your web browser at http://lightwright.boards.net/

Lightwright 6 and Eos

Using Lightwright with Vision 2017

Vectorworks 2017 uses the Vectorworks Instrument Type field to specify the Manufacturer Model for Vision. This means you cannot modify the instrument type name in Lightwright, it must be whatever Vision needs. As a practical matter, you will need two copies of your .vwx file: One for using Data Exchange with Lightwright, and the other for Vision. Vectorworks is hoping to fix this in Vectorworks 2018.


ETC recently released a new video that shows some of the ways Lightwright 6 connects with Eos.


Click here to check it out!

Public Beta

A public beta of the next Lightwright maintenance release is available for anyone to try.


Click here to go to the beta page

Lightwright 6.0.14 AVAILABLE NOW

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