Improvements to the 2013 version of Vectorworks Spotlight include upgrades to the lighting device that allow users to customize the lighting device parameter display with a dialog box to add custom fields, and reorder and rename existing parameters. Users can also add unlimited label legends to lighting devices. The lighting device object has also been reengineered, resulting in reset and regeneration times that are 10 times faster than in Vectorworks 2012. In addition, designers can automatically assign colors to lighting devices through preferences or by class, as well as assign parts of the lighting device to different classes for better control over the look of the light plot. New speaker and speaker array objects, originally from Landru Design, let users create speaker system layout drawings and perform basic audio coverage analyses. Other improvements allow users to create custom line types, add images in worksheet cells, enjoy uncropped perspective projection, and generate hyperlinks. www.vectorworks.net

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