Field Template™ SoftSymbols™

THE Source for Theatrical Lighting Symbols.

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Warning: This is not your
Mother’s lighting template!!

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SoftSymbols™ 3.5 thru 3.8!
Vectorworks software updated for
Vw2016! New libraries, SoftData©, SoftMaps©, and Data Conversion

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Plastic Templates

Tour the plastic lineup, including the
breakout revolutionary release, the
Beam Spread Stencil!

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Musings & Links

Shelley’s essays on conventions,
resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. Links to publications, products, and
other online resources too!

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About Us & Contact Us
Pull up a camp stool and hear the
fabled history of Field Template™ and SoftSymbols™. Also, how to find us.

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no further, Pilgrim! Search by name or location!

Custom Templates
Check out our custom work. Psst!
You can spot us in Mood on Project

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New Products
Get a glimpse of exciting upcoming
products. Not to mention Shelley’s
recipe for his award-winning Road Margaritas! Oom-Ga-Wa-Cheetah!

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Site Map
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*ETC & PRG & Selecon 3.8 Packs Released*

ETC, PRG, and Selecon 3.8 object libraries are complete and ready to meet the world! Click here to read more!

Educational Site Licenses!
The ”Chinese Menu” approach to CAD symbol libraries: Start with the basic SoftSymbols™ tools, and add five manufacturers of your choice for a sweet low price!

Beam Spread Stencil Directions!
The color‐coded map and full direction package that identifies the layout and basic functions of this evolutionary template!

FREE Field Template™ Poster!
The latest compilation of plastic profundity from the Mouse of Shelley! [24” x 36”]

The complete USITT-approved RP-2 Drafting Standard in poster format. [18” x 24”]

Check out the Field Template Swag Store!

SoftPlot 9 adopts SoftSymbols™!
Stage Research includes SoftSymbols™ for SoftPlot 9.

The entire collection of Field Templates™ plastic stencils are available through authorized dealers, while SoftSymbols™ can be downloaded through the shopping cart. All of these products are designed exclusively by Steve Shelley.

Steve’s also the author of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition, published by Focal Press, and available at

Field Template

THE Source for Theatrical Lighting Symbols.

© 1995-2015 Steve Shelley / New York, New York

This page, the directions, and the Family of Field Templates are designed by Steve Shelley using
USA Patent #5,031,333.

All aspects of the Field Template are copyrighted, with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this page, guide, or the templates may not be copied, in whole or in part, without written consent from
Steve Shelley.

Field Template (and all derivations thereof), Reference Manuals in Plastic, The Lean Green Drafting Machine, Pro*Trak 50 System, SoftSymbols, Rosetta Stone of Theatrical Lighting Symbols, Apple, Post-it, and Limeade are all trademarks.

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Last site update:
July 23, 2015
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