Lightwright 5 Tip Of The Month, From A Student's Perspective

By Elizabeth Stewart:

In my experience as a student studying lighting design, most schools don't offer a course specifically for Lightwright.  There's either one day in Vectorworks class that quickly covers just the basics, or a quick overview in a design class. While understandable, these situations often leave student designers struggling with the program in their attempts to meet a deadline. My professors are always willing and ready to give extra help or answer questions, but sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you won't be able to get the help you need until after the deadline has passed. These tips are designed to address the parts of Lightwright that I often notice my peers struggling with the most. 

Lightwright 5 Tip 

How To: Use Lightwright Tips

An additional resource when having difficulty with Lightwright is the “Lightwright Tip of the Day”. Personally, I recommend turning them on once and browsing through them, as opposed to having them on constantly.

To look at them, click on “Lightwright” -> “Preferences”

Using Lightwright Tips

This opens the following window:

Using Lighwright Tips for help

Now, select “Show ‘Tip of the Day’”.



How to use Lighwright tips to learn the program

Click “Done”. When the window closes, this one should pop up:

How to use LW5 tips

To turn them off again, either uncheck “Show tips” in the Lightwright Tip window, or open up “Preferences” and uncheck “Show ‘Tip of the Day’”.