This short series of video tutorials from http://www.onstagelighting.co.uk takes you through the process of drawing a stage lighting design using AutoCAD. The how-to includes making AutoCAD blocks to use as stage lighting symbols and adding channel, colour and other data. Once the blocks are uses in your 2D AutoCAD stage lighting plan, the channel, colour, purpose and other data is then extracted using the AutoCAD -ATTEXT command. This creates a data file to be imported into a spreadsheet program. The final video shows you a few ways to turn this stage lighting plan data into lists, schedules and other lighting design paperwork. 101 Stage Lighting Symbols using AutoCAD blocks 102 Adding AutoCAD block attributes to display stage lighting data on the plan 103 Using dynamic blocks in AutoCAD to add an easy rotation of stage lighting symbols. 104 Creating an AutoCAD block library of stage lighting symbols. 105 Extracting Stage Lighting Data from AutoCAD. 106 Generate Stage Lighting Paperwork from AutoCAD data.
Vectorworks Spotlight tutorials for theatre and stage lighting designers. Starting with the basics of the interface, drawing a theatre accurately to scale and finally adding stage lighting symbols and data.
A series of AutoCAD video tutorials from http://www.onstagelighting.co.uk using a step by step approach to learning AutoCAD for theatre drawings and stage lighting plans. Takes the user from Zero through to 2D drafting to the basics of 3D modelling. This series of AutoCAD video tutorials uses AutoCAD for Mac. If you are interested in learning to use AutoCAD for theatre drawings the videos in this playlist will tell you what you need to know, from AutoCAD for beginners to practices of a higher level Here’s the video list of this AutoCAD video tutorial series: 001 AutoCAD: Theatre video tutorials – Intro An introduction to the AutoCAD video tutorial series 002 AutoCAD for Mac - Getting Started In this video you are going to learn the first steps to set up to start drawing and to understand the interface 003 Model Space – AutoCAD for Theatre tutorial This video tutorial looks at the basics of the AutoCAD Model Space and the UCS system. 004 Navigating and Selecting in AutoCAD for Mac An AutoCAD video tutorial on navigating and selecting 005 AutoCAD for Mac tutorial – Start Drawing An AutoCAD video tutorial on starting to draw 006 AutoCAD for Theatre - Line and Polyline Basics Learn how to draw accurate lines with Ortho Mode and Polyline 007 AutoCAD for Theatre - Using Layers How to use the Layers and their properties 008 AutoCAD for Theatre - Move and Copy Move objects from their position and duplicate objects to create new ones 009 AutoCAD for Theatre - Using 2D Shapes with Union. In this AutoCAD video tutorial you will learn how to use Union to add two shapes together and subtract one shape from another 010 AutoCAD for Theatre - Offset Tool Video tutorial on using the Offset tool for creation of thickness 011 AutoCAD for Beginners - Rotate Objects AutoCAD for Beginners, video tutorial on rotating objects 012 Shading with Hatch - AutoCAD for Theatre Shading using Hatch 013 Adding Basic Dimensions - AutoCAD for Theatre AutoCAD video tutorial on adding dimensions 014 Changing Line Weight - AutoCAD for Theatre AutoCAD video tutorial on using line weight