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Not only have we made mapping and tracking DMX Controlled fixture types and Conventional fixture types logical, intuitive, and interactive, but we have added many lighting specific features into the mix as well.
The DMX Chart distinguishes two different types of fixtures; 1) DMX Controlled Fixture types which would include fixture types like your movers, scrollers, foggers, or atmosphere, and 2) Conventional fixture types like an ETC Source Four Par.
The DMX Controlled Fixture Type Spreadsheet, The Fixture Type Schedule Spreadsheet,
and The Interactive Channel Check
Any change, any where in The DMX Chart becomes immediatly available to your crew. That means every time you update your lighting rig, and every time you report a problem in the Work Notes Tab the changes become immediatly available to your crew.
The DMX Chart lists in the Charts Tab
who created the chart, when it was created, who last updated it, and when it was last updated. This is so you will always know that you are looking at the latest and greatest revisions to your shows data.
Your have the control to allow your crew only viewing capabilities, or complete editing capabilities thru the User's Tab.
The Users Tab is where you assign an account to who ever you wish to edit your charts, called an "Administrative" account - or you may assign an account for those you wish to only view your charts, called a "Crew" level account. This feature will only show up in the original subscribers account that is registered with DragonWare, meaning the person who paid for the subscription with DragonWare. It will not show up in free trial accounts, and it will not show up in "assigned" administrative accounts.
Instrument data fields that import from Vectorworks Spotlight includes: Device Type, Instrument Type, Wattage, Purpose, Position, Unit Number, Color, Dimmer, Channel, Address, Universe, U-Address, Gobo 1, Circuit Number which imports into the notes field on all spreadsheets and used in the Label Maker (label maker will be in 4.2 patch), Circuit Name which imports into the notes field on all spreadsheets and used in the Label Maker, Num Channels, Frame Size, and Focus which imports into the Focus Charts tab.
But we have made it simple! Check out the video or the PDF manual!
PDF Manual: The DMX Chart Vectorworks Import Manual
YouTube video: Vectorworks Spotlight Imports into The DMX Chart Length: 12:39
Four for DMX Controlled Fixture Types, and Two for Conventional Fixture Types
The DMX Chart offers six user definable libraries where you can keep track of all of your user specific data for both Conventional and DMX Controlled fixture types. They are there for your reference only. Keeping them updated or not will not effect how The DMX Chart functions.
There are four libraries for your DMX Controlled fixture types. The DMX Controlled Fixture Type Parameters Library that keeps track of each parameter that is used by your DMX Controlled fixture types. The Library of Custom Gobos for Moving Lights that keeps track of all your custom gobos in your moving lights. The Library of Moving Light Wheels that will keep track of your rotating, static, and color wheels in your moving lights, and The Custom Scroll Library that keeps track of your frame data for your custom scroll strings.
There are two libraries for your Conventional fixture types. The Conventional Gobo Library that keeps track of your conventional gobos that you have used and are using, and The Conventional Color Library which has default gel colors from four manufactures, and all new color you add to this library. The Conventional Color Library will also give you a tool tip about each gel color in the form of the full name of the color, RGB values in range of 0-255, the RGB percent values, the CMY values in range of 0-255, and the CMY percent values.
Lighting Que Sheets, Spotlight Que Sheets, Deck Que Sheets, Focus Charts, Vendor and Rental Gear lists
The DragonWare Team has also added many lighting specific features into the mix as well. There are Lighting Ques Sheets for you to keep track of the lighting que numbers and descriptions. Color coded Spotlight Que Sheets which documents gel frame data, and spotlight que numbers with descriptions. The Deck Electricians Que Sheets are a place for you to document all deck que's with descriptions. For every fixture type you enter into your companies chart, The DMX Chart will also document the position, and unit number in The Focus Charts so you can document the focus descriptions of each fixture type. We have also made a place for you to keep contact information with vendor lists, and your rental gear with them.
The DMX Chart's remembers your favorite DMX Controlled fixture types like your movers, scrollers, foggers, and atmosphere. It remembers how many parameters each of your DMX Controlled fixture types uses. The DMX Chart will even suggest to you where your next DMX Controlled fixture type can "fit" into what ever universe you would like to see it in, all you have to do is pick a universe. The DMX Chart remembers your favorite Conventional fixture types too. It remembers your custom scroll strings, your custom gobos, your conventional color data, and your conventional accessories...show after show after show that you need to map and track any of your fixture types data. The DMX chart will remember all of your choices, and it will also do the math for you.
You can access The DMX Chart from ANY operating system platform!
Just LOGIN! It's really that simple!
There's nothing to download, and nothing you have to install. All updates that the DragonWare Team make are immediately available to everyone. There are also very detailed YouTube videos on every subject related to The DMX Chart, along with PDF manuals, and workbooks. DragonWare also offers a ticket support system, and a knowledge base. Or just give us a call, we would be happy to assist you.
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You can either view, download, or print this workbook.
The DMX Chart Input Tab Workbook - Version 4.0
This workbook helps you enter into the Input Tab, ten different fixture types.
This workbook is a great place to start if you are new to The DMX Chart. After all ten fixture types are entered into The DMX Chart, the workbook explores how the fixture types get posted on The Fixture Type Schedule, The DMX Controlled Fixture Types Tab, The Channel Check Tab, and The DMX Used Tab.
For all manuals and workbooks, see the Manual and Workbooks Tab