Lightwright 5 software for managing theatrical lighting paperwork is now available from John McKernon Software, featuring Lightwright/VectorWorks Data Exchange, a new way to share data with VectorWorks Spotlight 2009, keeping the plot and the paperwork synchronized in realtime. This new version also keeps a complete history of who made changes in the worksheet and when, allowing a user to undo another user’s changes. Worksheet Reconciliation takes advantage of the history log by showing where two sets of data disagree, allowing multiple versions of the file to be worked on simultaneously. Users can also keep any number of show files open at once, and multiple users on a network can share worknotes and files. Worknotes have also been reconfigured, with adding, editing, and prioritizing now more flexible and a “distribute” feature that prints personalized worknote lists for multiple recipients, emails worknotes from within the software, and sends them to other users on the network. A color scroll design window allows choosing of colors from palettes of all the major color brands and dragging them into a graphical view. A moving light wheel design window provides a graphic picture of the wheel, with any number of holes, with indicator notches and rotating gears. Additional features include global search in any data category, live counts for a running total of lights and accessories, 18 user-definable columns, and automatic dimmer load balancing.