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LD Assistant by Design & Drafting


LD Assistant

Lighting Design software used by professionals around the world in:
  • Lighting Design
  • Event Planning
  • Scenic Design
  • Stage Lighting
  • Pre Visualization
  • Event Visualization
  • 3D Visualization
  • 2D 3D Design
  • TV, Film & Exhibit
  • Design Software
  • Entertainment Lighting





Lighting Design Software and Event Planning Solution LD Assistant by Design & Drafting merges advanced lighting algorithms with CAD industry standard 2D drafting & 3D modeling tool set. Designed for the Entertainment Lighting, Event Planning and System Integration markets, LD Assistant’s user interface is familiar to more than 11,000,000 users in over 130 countries. The software successfully combines lighting and event planning into an ALL-IN-ONE product designed for users at any level of technical expertise.

Lighting Design Software LD Assistant is used by CAD professionals around the world.
• Lighting Design - Photometric Lights that include Halogen, Fluorescent, Mercury Vapor & others.
• Stage Lighting - Create lighting, sound and video plots, generate advanced paperwork.
• Scenic Design - Industry standard 3D modeling tools make set design quick and easy.
• Event Planning - Advanced seating tools allow quick place of tables and chairs.
• Event Visualization - Fully animated flythroughs, flyovers and walkthroughs in real-time.
• Pre Visualization - Connect to lighting consoles using SACN, Art-Net or Pathport.
• 3D Visualization - Play Video and 3D Audio as you Walk through your design.
• FX Rendering - Renderings look like photographs with Raytrace and Radiosity technology.
• Wire & Cable - Track Cable length, Name, ID, Price, To/From Location and more.
• 2D Drafting - Create a complete set of 2D working drawings to give your Architect.
• 3D Design - Easily turn a 2D room drawing in to a 3D model ready for texturing.
• Exhibit - Quickly add truss, light your design and make a walkthrough movie.

LD Assistant software used by professionals around the world for:
  • 2D Drafting
  • 3D Modeling 
  • FX Rendering
  • Auto Build Truss
  • Ribbon Interface
  • Pre Visualization
  • Built-in Schedules
  • Tx & Rx DMX ASCN
  • Drag & Drop PDF files
  • Motion Path Animation
  • Animation Walkthrough
  • Real-time Camera View
  • Audio Playback in Cues
  • Multi-processor operation
  • AutoCAD 2013 DWG Format
  • Photometric Lights w/IES Files
CAD-N-Lighting   Featured Rendering   LDA AC2014  

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Featured Rendering

         • Photometric Lights
         • Advanced paperwork.
         • 3D modeling tools
         • Advanced seating tools
         • Fully animated flythroughs
         • Connect using SACN
         • Play Video and 3D Audio
         • Photograph renderings
         • Track Cable
         • Create 2D working drawings
         • Easily create 3D model
         • Quickly add truss & lighting


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" LD Assistant is used as a foundation for our technical theatre drafting, lighting and design classes. It not only provides our students with an understanding of the industry standard of CAD applications but LD Assistant provides tools and applications specifically for theatre scenic designers, lighting designers and technical directors.   READ MORE
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