Cad with Stephen JonesWhile we thing it’s very important for every designer and technician to be able to draw with a pencil on paper, the current practice is to create light plots using the computer. This session will introduce you to Computer Aided Design, aka CAD and how we use it, the computer, to draft light plots.

The term CAD often refers to just the program that does the technical drawing. We believe that all programs that help you in your design process fall under the general term, “computer aided design” (all lower case). Programs covered during this presentation will include the Spotlight version of Vectorworks and the industry standard for lighting paper, LightWright.

Recently, an online blog posted a piece about “Vectorworks Tips: Emphasising Light Symbols and Information in Lightplots“. It’s a terrific read and we’ll be including this type of info during our session.