LED Wizard 8 Documentation

Intro to LED Wizard 8 Docs
Getting Started
System Requirements
Screen Layout
LED Wizard Basics
Basic Workflow
Operating Modes
Defaults and Preferences
New in Version 8
Data Clean Up Tool
Module Filtering
LED Wizard Fonts
LED Wizard 8 Database
Population Scaling Tool
Graphical Population Scaling
Auto Stats and Title Block Merging
Auto Power Supply Loading
Auto Dimensioning
Single Run Populations
Create Guide Paths from Open Vector Paths
Freehand Drawing Tool
Power Supply Colors
New Auto Power Supply Loading Options
Thumbnails of .lw8 Files
Multiple Document Interface
Power Supply Rotation
Population Library
Core Series Flexible Mode
Creating LED Module Layouts
Using the PowerFlow Tool
Creating and Editing LED Modules
Scaling LED Graphics
Working with Guidepaths
Working with Selections
Editing Existing Selections
Cabinet Layouts
Parallel Layouts
Module Rotations
Reusing Module Layouts
Target Density
LED Property Bar
Using Power Supplies
Using Title Blocks
Multiple Module Title Blocks
Title Block Variables
Using Guidelines
Copy and Paste
Importing Files
From Adobe Illustrator
From Corel Draw
From AutoCAD
Exporting Files
Editing Text
Vector Editing
Loop Editing
Tools, Tabs and Property Bars
PowerFlow Tool
PowerFlow Property Bar
PowerFlow Tab
PowerFlow Tool Keyboard Shortcuts
Semi-Automatic Populations
Layout Tool
Data Clean Up Tool
Auto Mounting Holes Tool
Assign Letters Tool
Scale Tab
Summary Tab
PS Tab
Objects Tab
Layers Tab
History Tab
Job Tab
Text Edit Tool
Vector Edit Tool
Keys for Vector Editing
Loop Edit Tool
On Screen Digitizing Tool
Object Property Bar
Group Property Bar
Guideline Property Bar
Measure Tool Property Bar
Bitmap Property Bar
LED Object Property Bar
Job Color Property Bar
Menu Reference
File Menu
Open Recent
Save As
Save Copy As
Snapshots Menu
Export Scaled PDF
Email PDF
Edit Menu
Paste Special
Paste in Place
Select All
Vector/Node Tools
Vector - Insert
Vector - To Line
Vector - To Arc
Vector - To Bezier
Vector - Break Loop
Vector - Set St/End Point
Vector - Join St/End Point
Vector - Move Opening
Vector - Add Vertical Guide
Vector - Add Horizontal Guide
Reorder Loops
Unexplode Vector Paths
Purge Undo/History
Document Properties
View Menu
Zoom commands
Toolbox menu
Custom Toolbars
Show Fill Colors
Show Stroke Colors
Show Grid
Show Guidelines
Show Rulers
Show Loop Direction
Show Job Color Palette
Show Side Bar
Show Info Bar
Show Help Bar
Show Group Member Names
Highlight Small Vectors
Transparent Background
Reset Toolbar Layout
Layout Menu
Guides commands
Shapes commands
Rounded Rectangle
Layout Properties
Size to Fit
Show Layout Size
Snap to Grid
Snap to Guidelines
Snap Dimensions to Graphics
Selectable Guidelines
Auto Square
Create Auto Dimensions
Arrange Menu
Align Tools
Distribute Tools
Group Tools
Select Only by Edge Click
Allow Options
Break Into Loops
Break Into Outer Loops
Close All Loops
Remove All Inner Loops
Horizontal Mirror
Vertical Mirror
Z Order Tools
Move to Layer
To Top
To Bottom
Move One Up
Move One Down
Text Menu
Text Tool
Break Apart
Live Spell Checking
Convert to Text
Change Copy
Change Case Tools
Font Wizard
Font Layout
Add Variable Text
Edit Variable Text
Remove Variable Text
Image Menu
Crop Tool
Rotate +/- 90 Degrees
Flip Horizontal/Vertical
Commit Rotation
1:1 Zoom
Save (Image) As
Cut at Max Length
Reorder Tubes
Power Supply Template Setup
Multi Excel Update
LED Menu
PowerFlow LED Tool
Assign Letters
Statistics Menu
Update Statistics
Update Grouped Statistics
Recreate Statistics
Respace Stats
Uniformly Respace Stats
Merge Title Block Template
Remove Title Block
This Document is a Title Block
Optimized Title Block Text
Create Module Hole Layer
Create Router Layer
Auto Mounting Holes Tool
Update Vector Guidepaths
Remove Vector Guidepaths
Create Guide Paths from Open Vector Paths
Recreate with Bezier Curves
Rasterize-Vectorize Filter
Remove LED Modules
Populate Menu
Populate All
Populate Along Guide
Populate Stroke Inline
Populate Single Horizontal Serif
Paste Selected Runs
Insert Parallel Guide Line
Add to Population Library
Respace Selected Runs
Auto Respace
Auto Join
Filtering Enabled
Calculate Stroke Width at Cursor
Modify Menu
Select All Modules in Run
Select All Modules in Letter
Select Stroke
Add Run to Selection
Rotate Menu
Reset Primary Rotation Angle
Reset Secondary Rotation Angle
Alternate Rotations
Rotate 90 degrees
Rotate 45 degrees
Rotate 45 degrees - Alternating
Rotate Counter-Clockwise (Left)
Rotate Clockwise (Right)
Flip Primary Rotation Angle
Flip Secondary Rotation Angle
Convert to Perpendicular Alternate Rotated
Density Menu
Increase Density
Increase Density For Entire Run
Decrease Density
Decrease Density For Entire Run
Uniform Spacing
Uniform Spacing For Entire Run
Add / Remove Density Segment
Show Density Segments
Clear All Density Segments
Append Module
Insert Single Module
Mirror Horizontal
Mirror Vertical
Fill To Cursor
Break Run
Move Opening
Convert To Line
Shift Menu
Shift Inward
Shift Outward
Slide Backward
Slide Forward
Slide to Max Spacing
Reconnect Runs
Center in Stroke
Center in Stroke w/Cleaning
Mouse Menu
Nudge Faster
Delete Current Run
Delete Module(s)
Delete Module(s) and Break
Delete All Modules in Current Letter
Delete Modules in All Letters
Remove Overlapping Modules
PowerFlow Measure Mode
Ensure Reachability
Change All Modules
PS Menu
Power Supply Edit Mode
Add Selection Rectangle Modules to Power Supply
Connect Run to Power Supply
Remove Run from Power Supply
Add New Power Supply
Remove Power Supply
Add One Power Supply per Letter
Add One Power Supply per Letter (Auto Select PS)
Add One Power Supply for All Letters
Add One Power Supply for All Letters (Auto Select PS)
Add Optimal Power Supplies by Letter
Add Optimal Power Supplies by Run
Add Optimal Power Supplies by Modules (breaks runs)
Connect Current Letter to Power Supply
Remove Current Letter from Power Supply
Drawing Left
Drawing Above
Drawing Right
Drawing Below
Next Drawing Position
Hide Power Supplies
Arrange Power Supplies in a Grid
Options Menu
Show Connecting Wires
Show Run Numbers
Show Power Supply Wires
Show Power Supply Data Boxes
Show Power Supply Data Box Borders
Show Module Drawings
Show Letters and Stats
Show Vector Guidepaths
Show Stroke Width Line
Enable Dynamic Repop
Power Supply Color Mode
Auto Extend
Remove All Stray Modules
Refresh Run Numbers
PowerFlow Menu
Ctrl Enables Snapping
Non-Snapping Movement Auto Rotates
Non-Snapping Drag Auto Rotates
Show Stroke Circle
Excel Menu
LED Excel Link Setup
Update Excel
Auto Update Excel
Excel Enabled
Title Block Setup
Letter Statistics Setup
Legacy Statistics Template Setup
Power Supply Template Setup
Power Supply Pricing Setup
Module Pricing Setup
Filter Modules
Edit Face Materials
Legacy Letter Statistics Mode
Open Merged Titleblock File
Upload Log Files
Tools Menu
General Tab
View Tab
Edit Tab
Save Tab
Text Tab
Tools Tab
High Color Toolbox
Update LED Database
Reload LED Database
Layout Tool
Vector Edit Tool
Loop Edit Tool
On Screen Digitize Tool
Freehand Drawing Tool
Data Prep Tool
Calculate Area
Channel Letter Return
Radius Corners
Convert Menu
Convert Beziers to Arcs
Convert Arcs to Beziers
Convert to All Lines
Convert Lines to Arcs
Convert Flat Blend to Simple Fills
Convert All Clippings Paths to Normal Paths
Convert All Clipping Paths to Normal Filled Paths
Detect Letters
Remove Coincident Loops Across Layout
Remove All Clipping Paths
Optimize Vectors
Find Self-Intersecting Loops
Force Loop Direction
Remove Duplicate Loops
Display Path Length
Reset Windows Explorer File Association
Open AppData Folder
Window Menu
Tile Vertical
Tile Horizontal
Help Menu
Get Help
Check for Web Updates
About LED Wizard
DXF Options
PDF Options
Shortcut Key Reference
Working with App Data Files
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Space Below LED %

This determines the spacing below a letter to position LED Info objects as a perctange of the layout height.

Height of Info Note %

This determines the height of an LED info note as a percentage of the layout height.

Wire Pixel Width

This is the pixel width for the wire connecting the module together.

LED Object Stroke Width

This is a stroke width for LED objects and less than 1. This is not a pixel value, but a real world measurement which is scaled up as you zoom in. The default is .1 inches. This is not interpreted as mm in metric mode.

Guidepath Corner Min Angle

This is the minimum cut off angle for when rounded corners are converted to sharp corners during conversion a module path to a vector path, when using the Scale tab. When the angle between two modules is greater than this angle, a sharp corner is created in the resulting vector/guide path.

Guidepath Corner Max Angle

This is the maximum cut off angle for when rounded corners are converted to sharp corners during conversion a module path to a vector path, when using the Scale tab. When the angle between two modules is greater than this angle, a sharp corner is created in the resulting vector/guide path.

Run Number Font Size

This is the size of Run Numbers as percentage of the layout height. Run Numbers are used to identify the runs visually when using the Summary Tab for basic stats.

Power Supply Text Size

This the size of the text used in power supply objects, as a percentage of the height of the layout. You can change the size of a power supply with the scale handle, but new power supplies will use this size.

Outside Angle Threshold (OAT)

This determines the cut off angle for when an inline path will be sharp or rounded. The smaller the angle, the more frequently you'll get sharp angles on, for example, the inner loop of "A".

Text of "pcs" in Title Blocks

Titleblocks can list items such as modules and power supplies with a count and this is the text to use there.

Hide wires when module is smaller than __ pixels

This option, which defaults to 10 pixels, lets you control when very small wires are hidden when zoomed out, which can important when zoomed out.

Connector Housings Larger By

This is a simple factor applied to the size of Flex connector housings.

Create Below Letter Stats Only When a Title Block is Present

Check when this when you don't want stats below the letter if a title block has not been merged yet.

Enable Guidepath Cache

Enable the caching system for guidepaths. If there are problems with guide paths looking wrong, you can disable this.

Always List Generic Power Supplies

This makes sure generic power supplies are always listed in the PS tab.

Enforce Valid Can Depths

Check this to have the software require a valid can depth.

Thicker Power Supply Wires

Check this use thicker wires for power supplies.

Straight Power Supply Wires

Check this to use straight wires for connecting runs to power supplies.

Above the Letter Stats

This section lets you control which letter stats are shown above the letter.


Show the letter's name above the letter

Modules per Square Unit

Show the areal density above the letter: modules per square feet or modules per square meter.

Modules per Unit

Show the linear density above the letter: modules per foot or modules per meter.

Module Count

Show the total module count above the letter.

Flex Tube Length

For Flex layouts, show the total tube length above the letter.

Lumens per Square Foot

Show a simple lumens per square foot calculation for the letter. The lumens used is simply sum of the rated lumen output of each module, and the divided by the area of the letter or object. It is not a "through the sign face" measure of Lumen output.


Check this box to show the perimeter of the LED graphic.

Font Size

This value is the size of the letter stats in inches or mm. The other two settings put a lower and upper limit on the size on the screen.

Min Font Size (pixels)

Set this to the small readable pixel font size for your system.

Max Font Size (pixels)

Set this to the largest font size in pixels that you want for the stats above the letter.

Hide Smaller Than

When the Above Letters Stats text is smaller than his value in pixels, they won't be shown.

Exported Wire Width

Enter the width of the wires between LED modules, in points, when exporting to PDF. You can use values like .5 or 1.5 if you want to fine this setting.

PF Tab Stats Font Size

This pixel value determines how large the font is that's used in the PF Tab stats area, below the Clear and Clear All buttons. On high-res screens you might want to increase this value.

Mod Count Position

This determines where the module count stat will be placed, left, center or right. They appear below the LED object. This stat onl appears when you merge a title block. If you want a module count to show before merging with a title block, use the Options | Show Letters and Stats command.

Power Supply Position

This is the default power supply position. The PS menu lets you choose one of four power supply positions, relative to the stats box.

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