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Cloud Based Drafting with Drafty

Cloud Based Drafting with Drafty

Are you looking for a less expensive CAD program to draft your shows in? It comes up a number of times all over the twitter and facebook worlds.  “What is a cheap or free draft program?”. In steps a cloud based drafting “program”, Drafty, (www.drafty-app.com).  Drafty is a streamlined CAD program, developed by Lumax Software […]

Vectorworks Launches New Mobile App – Nomad

Vectorworks Launches New Mobile App – Nomad

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.has released a new version of the Vectorworks Cloud Services mobile application, Vectorworks Nomad 2.0. The 2.0 version of Vectorworks Nomad lets users view, share, measure and annotate files. Enhancements include new redline drawing shapes, a sheet layer sidebar palette, angle and path measurement modes, improved download and upload performance and improved annotation […]

New Product: Dirty Rigger Armordillo Gloves

New Product: Dirty Rigger Armordillo Gloves

How important are your hands?  Are you one of the people the feels that wearing gloves isn’t that important? I don’t know about you, but after a long day of pushing boxes, hanging lights and pulling feeder cable, my hands are a WRECK! Honestly, the dirt and grim that feeder cables go through is disgusting! […]

Dirty Rigger Octo-Pouch

Dirty Rigger Octo-Pouch

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE TOOLS! Maybe it is the testosterone or my XY chromosomes, tools make me happy! I get really excited when the tool is design specifically for lighting. With all of the tools a squint is suppose to carry, it is a pain in the butt to have them […]

Lighting Handbook App Now Available on Android Market

Lighting Handbook App Now Available on Android Market

Andrew Derrington, the app developer of the popular Lighting Handbook app recently announced that the app has been translated to the Android platform. In this first release it has all the core features that the iOS version has, and in time will gain more features such as Searching, Submit a fixture, Lighting Calculator & Electrical […]

Andrew Derrington Introduces New iOS App; Lighting Calculator

Andrew Derrington Introduces New iOS App; Lighting Calculator

iOS App developer Andrew Derrington is at it again.  He has been hard at work on his third lighting app for the iOS platform, Lighting Calculator. Some of his other iOS apps include the Lighting Handbook and the Electrical Formulas app. I know what you are thinking, these apps seem to be the same thing […]

Review: Scenex Lighting Ignition LED Base 4 Truss Toner

Review: Scenex Lighting Ignition LED Base 4 Truss Toner

Scenex Lighting would like to introduce the Ignition LED Base 4.  The Base 4 is a strong contender for the ultimate truss up lighter.  Designed to fit exactly inside a 12 x 12 inch stick of box truss, the Base 4 features a square array of LED’s.  This places the 10 degree RGB LED’s in […]

Seen at #USITT: plotLight, Online Paperwork Management Software

Seen at #USITT: plotLight, Online Paperwork Management Software

Something new that shown at USITT 2011 in Charlotte was plotLight.  At it’s simplest form, plotLight is an online paperwork management softwork tool for the lighting professional.  At plotLight’s core is the plotLight BRAIN, a complex machine-learning application that combines data-mining with advanced Bayesian logic. Each plotLight project combines plotLight BRAIN components with your project’s […]

Apollo Design Offers Gel Converter for Mobile Devices

Apollo Design Offers Gel Converter for Mobile Devices

Apollo Design has had a great tool available on their website for converting Rosco, GAM and Lee gel colors to Apollo gel colors.  You can find the original Apollo gel converter on Apollo’s website under support. To help those designers and techs on the road, Apollo Design has launched a version of the Gel Converter […]

Review: iPad App: Notability

Review: iPad App: Notability

As a student of the school of all things Apple, there is a distinct advantage to being able to carry my iPad around without a laptop and other tools that we used to use for learning and note taking.  With the app store, when you run into a problem, you find a digital tool to […]

New From Setwear – Safety Glasses

New From Setwear – Safety Glasses

Setwear just announced the arrival of their latest product, the Safety Glasses. I have to hand it to Setwear.  They are out to protect us.  First our hands for almost any application to tool belts and now protection for our eyes. kudos Setwear! More about the Setwear Safety Glasses: Lightweight and flexible polycarbonate frame construction […]

Review: iPad App: sling Note

Review: iPad App: sling Note

Its a web browser. No, its a note pad. Wait, its a calculator. Maybe its a scrapbook. Better yet, its all of the above. sling Note is an app for iPad that gives you a browser window or calculator side by side with a notepad/scrapbook. The usefulness of this app is apparent for anyone who […]