Lightwright Touch provides mobile viewing and editing of Lightwright® 5 or 6 lighting equipment data. If you use Lightwright, or schedules and hookups printed from Lightwright, this is the portable, navigable, editable worksheet tool you have been waiting for.
+Export your show from Lightwright and sync to Lightwright Touch through iTunes, or email, or file sharing
+View and Sort your worksheet using familiar Lightwright functions
+Columns can be added, removed, and rearranged to best suit your mobile needs
+"Log" feature speeds selection of prior view/sort displays
+Edit worksheet data quickly with item pick-lists
+Add a note to any worksheet row, or to a general notes page
+Store multiple shows on Lightwright Touch
+Transfer shows back to Lightwright for reconciliation with the original show file
+View and email notes or your changes
+Supports any device orientation, and multiple font sizes
Please note that Lightwright Touch does not do everything that Lightwright does. (The fact that it costs 1/10 as much might have been be a clue.) This version does not support focus charts and worknotes. Also you cannot start a new show on Lightwright Touch. It's great for viewing existing shows and doing minor editing on the fly, but heavy-duty worksheet management is better left to Lightwright at this time. Lightwright Touch is an accessory to Lightwright, not a replacement for it.
Works with files exported from Lightwright 5.0.22 or later, and Lightwright 6.0.13 or later.
Support for viewing Vectorworks coordinate data.
Fixes for iPhone X family screens.
Ratings and Reviews
A great start
For starters I'm the ME on a large, permanent install show and use my iPad for everything show related.
This absolutely a great start and can make a lot of things easier, no doubt. I understand that this is not a full version but a companion to LW5, but there are a few things missing or that need to change in order to make this perfect:
Work notes- this alone would be a key feature. I've emailed Eric and he said this is an upcoming feature and they know it's really useful, but they don't have a timeframe in mind yet.
Focus charts- I would kill to be able to bring up the charts for touchups rather than paging through a bible.
The interface adheres closely to the desktop version. I would like something a bit more touch friendly. Maybe something closer to how album view is in the music player. At the very least when enlarging the text expand the rows so I can see all my info.
All in all a good product and I hope to see it build to become a great product.
Never need to print my paperwork again…almost
Apps like this are why I bought an iPad. I am a university professor in a small to medium theatre program, but where I am typically keeping track of my own paperwork on my designs here at the university. This allows me to do that without having to constantly print paperwork, or keep a binder with me at all times.
It allows the designer true mobility! Between this and keeping pdf's of plots on the iPad, I am never without all the info at my fingertips, and the interface is easily navigable to rectify on my office computer after making updates.
While I understand completely the need to keep out the ability to add rows, I wish that there was a way to register the app, for those that have purchased a full version of Lightwright 5. This is simple to get around however by simply adding 10 or so unassigned fixtures at the end of the spreadsheet prior to exporting the file to an LWX file.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase regardless of any drawbacks people may find.
This is the future of lighting design!
A good start
LWT is a good start, but it's lacking some important features. Not being able to add/delete worksheet rows is needlessly crippling, and without focus charts, the real-world applications are somewhat limited.
Even using it as a simple instrument schedule during focus is somewhat cumbersome. Changing a light's focused status requires too many taps, and the menus come up very slowly.
So right now, it's fine for impressing the crew, but I hold out hope that LWT will develop into a serious real-world tool.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.