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by Chicago Stage Equipment Co Inc D.B.A. Design & Drafting Since 1985

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LD Assistant, Lighting Design Software for Entertainment and Theatrical Lighting Design

2D Drafting/3D Modeling

Real Time visualization

DMX Patch Editor

FX Rendering

Advance lighting design software offers Powerful 2D drafting and 3D modeling tools at it's core. Built with Autodesk® technology, so it's 100% DWG! Click here to view 3D Modeling

Presentation tools let you create high-quality renderings with dramatic lighting effects and animated movies. Wind, Water, Pyrotechnis, Lens, LED Atmosphere & Scenery Effects.

Don't want to calculate all of the DMX addresses for the rig, here is where the Patch Editor can help. Lighting fixtures are automatically added to the DMX patch.

Features & Benefits

news & events

Create stunning designs and speed documentation work with productivity with easy to use lighting design software tools.

• Stunning Visual Experience

• Share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology

• PDF enhancements

• Get LD Assistant for Windows

Our mission

2015 News




Since 1985 the company's main focus has been to creat advanced yet easy-to-use lighting design software. Our products offer the most powerful tools found in any Lighting design software and is used in Theatrical & Entertainment Lighting design, Scenic, Exhibit & Design.

LD Assistant is used as a foundation for our technical theatre drafting, lighting and design classes.

G. B. Stephens, USF Theater & Dance

Visualize your ideas like never before, walking and flying through a drawing. Fully animated flythroughs, flyovers & walkthroughs in real-time see your show from any angle.


2013 Relase with tools

• Release of LD Assistant 2013

• Patch Editer  • Smoke/Noise

2014 Relase with Real-Time FX

• Relase of LD Assistant 2014

• FX Wind • FX Water

2014 Relase, Pay as you go

• Relase of LD Assistant 2014.5

Lighting Design Software  LD Assistant

On The Go Rental   Gets you access to use the software for a specified period of time.