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Vectorworks is key to South Africa’s biggest shows

Vectorworks is an industry leading CAD product that aids designers in their drawings. Designing industry-specific products Vectorworks offers Spotlight, a CAD solution dedicated to the entertainment industry with the intent to be the ultimate cross-platform CAD solution to lighting, scenic, event, tv, film, rigging or exhibit designers. Robert Grobler, a lighting designer for Gearhouse Group South Africa has used the programme to design some of the country’s biggest shows. One of the recent concepts that Robert designed was the Castle Lite Unlocks Post Malone concert held at the TicketPro Dome Johannesburg on 18 June. Robert has used Spotlight for all his drawings 2009 and his experience drawing in Vectorworks offered up a sketch for Castle Lite that was massively detailed.

The 50-sheet project gave the show a concept that was both original and well planned out. “Every new project is a new adventure, every show I design starts from scratch so I can bring something new and creative to each event,” says Robert of his process. The drawing for Castle Lite Unlocks Post Malone is used not only as a reference for the concept but it also provides a detailed report because of the logistical tools that Spotlight offers. The product provides a detailed report of everything needed for the event based on the drawing, saving a huge amount of time. “The drawings can be as detailed as you want them to be and the value of having an automated report of what you need for each event is hugely beneficial,” says Dylan Jones, a sales representative and the product manager of Vectorworks at DWR Distribution.

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