LightChannel

Coming soon to iOS, iPadOS and also compatible with M1 & M2 silicon MacOS Ventura…

LightChannel has a simple goal.. to make your focus sessions easier and more efficient.
Import channel information from Vectorworks(™) (see below) and LightChannel sorts your rig by bar/pipe and channel number. Connect LightChannel to an Eos console and the app becomes a super-simple remote, also marking which channels are focused as you go along. See what you have and haven’t focused at a glance, and what percentage of the rig is left to get to. LightChannel is excellent for time management and keeping you focused (*sorry) on the task in hand.

You can edit channel information as you go along, it’s super easy to change channel information such as gel or channel numbers or bar positions. You can also add focus information for later reference.

LightChannel screens

LightChannel syncs across all your iOS and MacOS devices seamlessly using secure CloudKit from Apple so your data is safe.

LightChannel is in beta development at the moment, once released there will be a small in-App purchase to unlock certain features.

Privacy policy
LightChannel won’t collect user data, won’t require an account or email address to function. Simply put , I don’t want your data – it’s too much hassle, I’d rather spend the time working on new app features. Your data remains with your devices.. data syncing uses CloudKit (a framework from Apple) using your own private iCloud data store, and is private and secure.

Vectorworks import
After you have drawn your plan you need to export the channel information for LightChannel:

In Vectorworks, go to the Spotlight menu at the top, and choose Reports > Create Report…
a dialogue box opens:

Choose the top item: SL Channel Hookup database

From the Vectorworks menu, go to Window > Worksheets > and choose the report you’ve just created.. you’ll see a table a bit like this:

Go to File > Export Worksheet.. and another dialogue opens:

Save the file to your desktop or wherever is good for you… using the options above, namely CSV merge (Comma delimited).

If you are on a Mac you can open LightChannel, choose Add Production and import the file directly, or if you prefer you could airdrop the file to your iPhone or or iPad.

On my to do list is using MVR file import which should be simpler for the user… watch this space.