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Computer Aided Drafting or CAD is a core part of stage lighting planning and process. On Stage Lighting has a range of tutorials and guides to some of the software including AutoCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight.

AutoCAD To VectorWorks To AutoCAD - A Guide

AutoCAD To VectorWorks To AutoCAD – A Guide

While tools in lighting planning continue to develop, there are still key professional CAD tools in professional stage lighting.  On Stage Lighting seeks to help Vectorworks users to transfer their learning to AutoCAD.  Meanwhile, AutoCAD users can quickly pick up skills in Vectorworks using their own prior knowledge. (more…)


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Stage Lighting Design Software - Choose Your CAD

Stage Lighting Design Software – Choose Your CAD

With a newly updated article on a popular topic at On Stage Lighting, we look at stage lighting design software and CAD options when it comes to planning and communication in our lighting world in an extended Guide To Choosing Stage Lighting Design Software.  *Subscribe to get more CAD video resources  at On Stage Lighting YouTube […]


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Stage Lighting CAD - Theatre Lighting Symbols - DWG Blocks

Stage Lighting CAD – Theatre Lighting Symbols – DWG Blocks

Stage and theatre lighting design uses your technical and artistic skills to specify equipment and create the look of a production. Planning lighting positions and communicating your ideas by drawing a lighting plan used to involve what was called techincal drawing but pens and paper have given way to CAD – Computer Aided Design. So, […]


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