Vectorworks Plug-In Objects

Each of these powerful and yet easy-to-use tools creates dynamic hybrid objects. Adding any or all to Vectorworks'® already solid set of features will be a boost to any user's productivity. Click on the models below to learn how...

VideoScreen 4 Plus Model

VideoScreen 4

This is THE Plug-In suite that creates models of video devices - complete with easily-changeable screen images. This robust set of tools now includes the ability to create low-resolution LED arrays, in addition to projection screens, blended screens, and televisions.

more VideoScreen 4 info - buy VideoScreen 4

SoftGoods 2 Model

SoftGoods 2

In addition to familiar curtain objects, this tool creates easily-resized models of curved curtains, scrims, and borders as well as straight pipe-and-drape runs - either from-scratch or based on existing geometry - effortlessly generating elements that are often difficult or tedious to build.

more SoftGoods 2 info - buy SoftGoods 2

StageLift Model

StageLift

This simple and yet useful tool creates dynamic models of crank-style stage lifts. Unlike "static" symbols, StageLift models are easily reconfigured and can help in the tracking of project data.

more StageLift info - buy StageLift

Staging ToolSet 2.1 Model

Staging ToolSet 2

This is the most recently-updated member of the Landru Design Plug-In family, this 4-piece suite creates models of stage and riser sections, irregularly-shaped stage pieces, "stage-style" step units, and "stage-style" ramps. The flexible Staging ToolSet 2 models allow for quick on-the-fly changes.

more Staging ToolSet 2 info - buy Staging ToolSet 2



Audio ToolSet 2 Sample

Audio ToolSet 2

Filling a clear need for the Vectorworks® community, Audio Toolset 2 is a pair of tools used to create simple, yet flexible, models of loudspeaker and flown or ground-stacked line-arrays. Click the link below to get more info on these, the FIRST audio Plug-In-Objects for Vectorworks®...

more Audio ToolSet 2 info


Download the LDI 2012 Sample/Demo file.

 


 

Read on to get more information or tune in to our YouTube channel to see brief video introductions to each of the tools.

Producer's Pack 2

Containing ALL 12 of these powerful Vectorworks® tools, our Producer's Pack 2 offers significant savings and the convenience of a single, time-saving, download.

more Prodcuer's Pack 2 info - buy Producer's Pack 2


Nemetschek Vectorworks' March 30, 2010 Entertainment Design In VW Spotlight, November 16, 2011 Entertainment Design With Vectorworks 2012, and November 15, 2012 Solving Production Challenges With Spotlight 2013 webinars featured tools created by Landru Design. Our webinar follow-up pages (2010, 2011, and 2012) have recordings of the Webinars and answers to several of the questions asked during the sessions.

 


ArchonCAD's Podcast that focused on the Landru Design Vectorworks® tools gives a good bird's-eye view of some of the tools' key features:
Part 1 - Part 2.

 


VideoScreen 4

VideoScreen 4 Sample

The 4 VideoScreen 4 tools, VS4-Projection, VS4-Television, VS4-LED, and VS4-Blended Screen, allow users to insert models of projection screens, edge-blended screens, plasma televisions, and LED tubes and tiles into their drawings.

These powerful VideoScreen 4 tools allow users to change, among other things, configuration, layout, and dimensions - easily and on-the-fly through Vectorworks'® familiar Object Info Palette. Click HERE to see an example of the redesigned VideoScreen 4 O.I.P.

Through the VIDEOSCREEN 4 Image Picker dialog, all of the VideoScreen 4 tools allow users to choose and adjust screen content quickly - without the usual hassle with texture mapping. Content is much easier to manage than in past VideoScreen versions.

VideoScreen 4 comes with a collection of stock projector, stand, and television symbols. As with images, in VIDEOSCREEN 4, these models and users' custom symbols are now much easier to manage.

All of the VideoScreen 4 tools will place various draggable text elements - including screen/array dimensions, projection distances, and LED module counts. NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, all text settings are changed through a central text settings dialog. Things like visibility, color, size, and alignment are all independently changeable for each text element. In VIDEOSCREEN 4, users have more control than in past VideoScreen versions.

All of the VideoScreen 4 tools can automatically place their different parts in separate Vectorworks® Classes, allowing users to take advantage of Vectorworks'® Saved Views and graphic attributes.

VideoScreen 4 works with Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer - INCLUDING 2014 - and will run on both Windows and Mac computers.

read on for more info or buy VideoScreen 4


VideoScreen 4 - Basic
(VS4-Projection and VS4-Television)

VS4-Projection Elevation VS4-Projection inserts rectangular or round projection screens. Using this tool...
  • Projection screens can be front or rear-projection and sizes can be infinitely defined - from 100% custom to one of several common rectangular aspects.
  • Folding or tripod legs can be easily created - including screen dress kits with adjustable dimensions and softgoods details.
  • Projectors can be placed in 2-D and 3-D space based on screen size and projector lens rating. Or, NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4 is the option to specify a screen size and the projection distance and let VS4-Projection suggest a lens. Projectors can even be dragged to new locations and VS4-Projection will report back projection distances and the suggested lenses.
  • Side-by-side and stacked projector configurations can be created.
  • Users have different projector placement options, such as flown with a specified trim height, aligned with the screen, or placed on floor stands. Projector(s) can be shifted side-to-side relative to the screen.
  • A "Coverage Zone" feature can be used to aid users in the sizing and placing of screens. NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, this feature includes user-definable label text.
VS4-Projection Plan
VS4-Television Plasma VS4-Television inserts television models. Using this tool...
  • Models of plasmas, LCDs, and CRTs can be inserted. Several stock models are included and custom models can be easily added.
  • Portrait and landscape-oriented plasma models can be inserted.
  • Adjustable stand can be included for certain models.
  • A "Coverage Zone" feature can be used to aid users in the sizing and placing of screens. NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, this feature includes user-definable label text.

VideoScreen 4Plus
(VS4-Projection, VS4-Television, VS4-Blended Screen, VS4-LED, VS4-Blended and Projector)

VS4-LED Tubes VS4-LED is the newest VideoScreen tool and allows users to insert models of low-resolution LED arrays, like VersaTube®, ColourWeb®, SoftLED®, and MiPix® in their drawings. Using this tool...
  • Different module shapes can be created, including flat disks and tiles, tubes, and, NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, domes and capped tiles and disks.
  • Arrays are generated based on module size and shape, module counts, module spacing, and/or array size.
  • Images are mapped across the LED modules, taking into account "negative space" between modules.
VS4-Blended Screen starts with the key features of VS4-Projection and allows users to create edge-blended projection models. Using this tool...
  • Projectors can be placed based on a user-defined screen size, desired screen area count (also user-defined), and projector aspect. Or, NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4 is the option to specify a screen size and the projection distance and let VS4-Blended Screen suggest lenses.
  • Valuable information is caclulated, like projector spacing and image overlap.
  • Projectors (VS4-Blended Projector) are independent "child" objects of the screen, allowing separate text display and position settings. NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, when you drag, rotate, or update a VS4-Blended Screen object, the associated projectors move, rotate, or update with it.
  • A "Coverage Zone" feature can be used to aid users in the sizing and placing of screens. NEW IN VIDEOSCREEN 4, this feature includes user-definable label text.

 

See VideoScreen 4 screen shots HERE on Nemetscheck North America's Flickr page.

 


Download the VideoScreen 4 Manual for more details on other features and more information on using these tools.

View this movie to see how easy it is to create custom televisions, projectors, and projector stands.

 


Feedback From VideoScreen Users

"It is the single biggest time saver that I use in Vectorworks."
M. Herring
Herring Productions

"I'm impressed. I have gone from having over 30 symbols for various video equipment to just using your tool."
A. Candeloro
Sightline

"This tool has become invaluable in the very short time I have been using it. As a Project Manager, the burden of drawing projector positions falls on me quite often. This has made all of the difference in the world."
A. Richards
Creative Technology

"Brilliant!! This is amazingly useful."
M. Ohran
Echo Productions

"A fantastic time saver."
D. Ormsby
Design One Technical Solutions

"...the upgraded version is a huge leap forward for an already great product...well worth the money in the time you save drawing screens..."
M. Jimmyer
Paradise Show & Design

"...the tool is fantastic and a great help in our CAD plans."
G. Hackett
Haycom Staging

"I used to spend a fair amount of time placing video projectors and screens. With VideoScreen it is a snap. ...My clients really like seeing the screens appropriately placed with real content... Very slick!"
K. Montagne
Litkam, Inc.


We're excited that versions of the VideoScreen 4 tools are now part of Spotlight® - starting with the 2010 version and continuing on in the newest, Spotlight 2014®. You'll want to spend some time watching the Entertainment Design in VW Spotlight Webinar that demonstrates how Spotlight's Event Planning tools (including the VideoScreen tools) work together to streamline the preparation for events.

That being said, the Landru Design versions of the VideoScreen 4 tools on which so many users have come to depend are still very-much alive. Go to our Feature Comparison Page to read about the additional features in Landru Design's VideoScreen 4 that provide even more value, giving you great reasons to purchase, upgrade, and continue to use our tools.


The cost of the Basic version of VideoScreen 4 is $43US.
The Basic version of VideoScreen 4 includes VS4-Television, VS4-Projection, and the supporting collection of models and stock screen images.

The cost of VideoScreen 4Plus is $86US.
VideoScreen 4Plus includes VS4-Television, VS4-Projection, VS4-Blended Screen, VS4-Blended Projector, VS4-LED, and the supporting collection of models and stock screen images.

The cost of upgrading from the Basic version of VideoScreen 4 to VideoScreen 4Plus is $43US.


Customers who purchased VSx-LED or either level of VideoScreen 3 within 90 days prior to the release of VideoScreen 4 will be eligible for a free equivalent upgrade to VideoScreen 4. Contact us HERE for the download code.
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Several upgrade options to both levels of VideoScreen 4 from VideoScreen 3 are listed below - including discounts for those who purchased licenses to VSx-LED.
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Both levels of VideoScreen 3, as well as VSx-LED, will be available for a limited time for those using Vectorworks® versions 12.5-2008. Before purchasing these versions, please remember that they do not include the new features and come with limited support.
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Click on one of the buttons below to make your purchase. Assuming you pay using a credit card or direct-deposit, you will receive an e-mail within one business day containing a link to a download page and a password. From the note/comment section of the Check Out page, please include the e-mail address to which you want the link sent.
(Please note that eChecks take 3-4 business days to clear.)

Before you purchase, remember that the VideoScreen 4 tools only work with Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer. Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

VideoScreen 4 Options
VideoScreen 3 Options
 

VideoScreen was an original idea of C. Andrew Dunning of Landru Design - with endless gratitude to Gerard Jonker of Jonker&Wu for his enabling the initial vision to become reality.

Jonker & Wu

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SoftGoods and SoftGoods 2

SoftGoods Models

SoftGoods and SoftGoods 2 are Vectorworks® Plug-In Objects that allow users to insert models of straight and curved curtains, borders, and pipe-and-drape runs in their drawings - either from-scratch or based on existing geometry.

SoftGoods is a Linear Plug-In Object that creates single-segment curved and straight models. NEW in SoftGoods 2, the curtain model is a Path Plug-In Object that can create single AND multi-segment objects (straight and curved), similar to Vectorworks'® Polylines.

SoftGoods and SoftGoods 2 models can be easily resized by dragging Control Points and making adjustments in Vectorworks'® familiar Object Info Palette.

Other things like curtain height, curtain openings, track visibility and pleat sizing can also be changed on-the-fly.

For both SoftGoods and SoftGoods 2 models, textures are automatically created and applied - including opaque drapery and scrims - in addition to applying, scaling, and positioning custom images. The NEW SoftGoods 2 "3D Curtain Options" dialog, greatly simplifies the management of the different curtain attributes. Also NEW in SoftGoods 2 is the ability to have multi-color pipe-and-drape panels.

For pipe-and-drape runs, the tool calculates spacing and tracks slider lengths and hardware and drape counts.

Select text can be displayed in each SoftGoods or SoftGoods 2 instance.

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We're excited that a version of SoftGoods 2 is part of Spotlight®, starting with version 2012. As with our other tools, users will find that SoftGoods 2 provides even more value, giving you great reasons to purchase, upgrade, and continue to use the tool. Two of those reasons include SoftGoods 2's running in any Vectorworks package version 2012® or newer - including 2014 - even without Spotlight® - and faster turn-around on future modifications and new feature additions as the tool continues to evolve.

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Please download the manuals for SoftGoods and SoftGoods 2 for more information and detailed instructions on using the tools.

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SoftGoods works with Windows and Mac Vectorworks® versions 2009. SoftGoods 2 only with Windows and Mac Vectorworks 2012® or newer.

The cost of SoftGoods or SoftGoods 2 is $22US.

Click the button below to make your purchase. Assuming you pay using a credit card or direct-deposit, you will receive an e-mail within one business day containing a link to a download page and a password. From the note/comment section of the Check Out page, please include the e-mail address to which you want the link sent.
(Please note that eChecks take 3-4 business days to clear.)

Before you purchase, remember that SoftGoods only works with Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer and SoftGoods 2 only works with Vectorworks 2012® or newer. Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

 

SoftGoods Options

 

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Staging ToolSet 2

Staging Group

Staging ToolSet 2 is the long-awaited upgrade to our set of Vectorworks® Plug-In Objects that allows users to insert models of stage sections and risers, irregularly-shaped stage pieces, "stage-style" step units, and "stage-style" ramps. Now a quartet, the tools are called "StageDeck 2," "StagePlug 2," "StageSteps 2," and "StageRamp 2."

Staging ToolSet 2 model elements can be easily reconfigured through Vectorworks'® familiar Object Info Palette and include settings like dimensions (depth, width, radius, and height), structure (legs, fixed frame, and folding), and castor and rail inclusion.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2.1, is StageRamp 2. Given a stage height, this tool creates ramps based on ramp floor length, actual ramp length, ramp angle, ramp rise:run ratio, or ramp grade.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2.1 are several rail improvements to StageDeck 2 and StageSteps 2 (which are also featured in StageRamp 2), including a lot of general refinement, rails for round StageDeck 2 objects, and the ability to add additional horizontal and vertical elements. Even NEWER: Staging ToolSet 2.2 adds the ability to define different rails for each of the faces of StageDeck 2 objects.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2.1, StageDeck 2 can create round decks based on stage radius or diameter.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2.1, StageSteps 2 can display the same pitch, grade, and angle information as StageRamp 2.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2, separate deck/step tops, trim, and frames are now created, allowing more realistic transparent or grated objects to be created. Deck and Step elements are "hollow," with separate deck/step tops and trim/frames.

The different elements making up the models are fully textured. Through the NEW Staging ToolSet 2 "3D Options" dialog, custom textures can be easily assigned.

NEW in Staging ToolSet 2, text display has been creatly expanded. The tools can now display and manipulate text elements such as stage height, purpose, set cart ID, and general notes. Even NEWER: Staging ToolSet 2.2 adds the ability to show select object dimensions in multiple unit types (for example, in Inches and Millimeters).

The Staging ToolSet 2 tools can automatically place their different parts in separate Vectorworks® Classes, allowing users to take advantage of Vectorworks'® ability to control texture assignment by-Class.

The Staging ToolSet 2 tools work with Windows and Mac Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer - including 2014.


Download the Staging ToolSet 2.204 Manual our a You Tube video for more details on other features and more information on using these tools.

The cost of Staging ToolSet 2 is $28US.

Customers who purchased Staging ToolSet or Producer's Pack licenses within 60 days prior to the release of Staging ToolSet 2 (after July 20, 1212) are eligible for a free upgrade to Staging ToolSet 2. Contact us HERE for the download code.
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An upgrade discount is offered to current Staging ToolSet or Producer's Pack users.
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The original Staging ToolSet will be available for a limited time for those using Vectorworks® versions 12.5-2008. Before purchasing this version, please remember that it does not include the new features and comes with limited support.
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Click the button below to make your purchase. Assuming you pay using a credit card or direct-deposit, you will receive an e-mail within one business day containing a link to a download page and a password. From the note/comment section of the Check Out page, please include the e-mail address to which you want the link sent.
(Please note that eChecks take 3-4 business days to clear.)

Before you purchase, remember that the Staging ToolSet 2 tools only work with Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer. Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

 

Staging ToolSet 2 Options

 

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StageLift

StageLift model

StageLift is a Vectorworks® Plug-In Object that allows users to insert models of crank-style stage lifts (similar to the "real" products offered by Genie® and Sumner®) in their drawings.

Fork height, width, and position are easily changed through Vectorworks'® familiar Object Info Palette.

Select text can be displayed in each StageLift instance.

StageLift works with Windows and Mac Vectorworks® versions 12.5 or newer - including 2014.

The cost of StageLift is $16US.

Click the button below to make your purchase. Assuming you pay using a credit card or direct-deposit, you will receive an e-mail within one business day containing a link to a download page and a password. From the note/comment section of the Check Out page, please include the e-mail address to which you want the link sent.
(Please note that eChecks take 3-4 business days to clear.)

Before you purchase, remember that StageLift only works with Vectorworks® versions 12.5 or newer. Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

 

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Producer's Pack 2

Our Producer's Pack 2 contains all of these powerful Vectorworks® Plug-In Objects: VS4-Projection, VS4-Television, VS4-Blended Screen, VS4-Blended Projector, VS4-LED, SoftGoods (or SoftGoods 2), StageDeck 2, StagePlug 2, StageSteps 2, StageLift, AudioBox 2, Audio Array 2, and the free LandruNoteBox tool in one time and money-saving download. The Vectorworks® 2012 through 2014 versions include SoftGoods 2 instead of SoftGoods.

The cost of Producer's Pack 2 is $158US.
(an over $200US value!)

The cost of upgrading from the original Producer's Pack to Producer's Pack 2 is $47US.

Customers who purchased Staging ToolSet or Producer's Pack licenses within 60 days prior to the release of Staging ToolSet 2 (after July 20, 2012) are eligible for a free upgrade to Staging ToolSet 2.
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Customers who own licenses for both Producer's Pack and Audio ToolSet 2 are eligible for a free upgrade to Producer's Pack 2.
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If you are elibible for either of the free upgrades, contact us HERE for the download code(s).
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Click the button below to make your purchase. Assuming you pay using a credit card or direct-deposit, you will receive an e-mail within one business day containing a link to a download page and a password. From the note/comment section of the Check Out page, please include the e-mail address to which you want the link sent.
(Please note that eChecks take 3-4 business days to clear.)

Before you purchase, remember that the VS4 tools, the Staging ToolSet 2 tools, and SoftGoods only work with Vectorworks® versions 2009 or newer. SoftGoods 2 only works with Vectorworks 2012® or newer. StageLift only work with Vectorworks® versions 12.5 or newer. Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

In the order comments area, please let us know if you're making your purchase as the result of the Vector Depot Marketplace link.

 

Producer's Pack 2 Options

 

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Other Developers' Offerings

Other developers have also created tools to energize Vectorworks® users' drawing experience:

Beam Draw and Source 4 Savvy Section from Benghiat Lighting are valuable tools for making stage lighting calculations and creating detailed Source 4 elevation models.

Tools for Spotlight and Chain Hoist Tools from AutoPlot are indespensible tools for manipulating Spotlight elements and adding rigging elements to drawings.

CADFaster is an innovative tool allowing Vectorworks users to share 3D models as self-executing and/or Cloud-based files.

Reshaper from Sirius Solutions is a tool used to display and modify object geometry in ways either impossible or very difficult in Vectorworks.

SoftSymbols from FieldTemplate is an expansive lighting symbol package - including not only symbol geometry, but also thorough fixture data.

CameraMatch from PanzerCAD easily aligns 3D models with photographs - enabling users to place their creativity in real settings.

ConnectCAD is a powerful suite of tools created to simplify the design and documentation of AV systems and networks.

Vector Depot is a Web site containing both free and for-sale Plug-In Objects, drawings, commands, and other resources.

ArchonCAD has created an extensive line of training manuals, guides, and tutorials that can be invaluable to users of all levels.

LRA Designs offers an broad array of in-depth Spotlight and general Vectorworks training videos.

 

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