2015

CAD-N-Lighting community website started

2014

Special Real-Time FX Added to LD Assistant

• Relase of LD Assistant 2014

• FX Wind

• FX Walter

2013

Special FX added to LD Assistant

• Release of LD Assistant Ac 2013

• DMX Patch Editer

• Smoke/Noise in the beam of light

2012

CAD-N-Lighting News Launched for fifth year

• New block library delivered

2011

Release of LD Assistant Ac 2012

• Pyrotechnic Effects added

• Wire & Cable added

2010

Release of LD Assistant Ac 2010

• 3D Audio added

• New block library delivered

2009

Design & Drafting Adds sACN To LD Assistant Ac 08

• LD Assistant 08.5 with remote view and control of lighting

• Added connection to ETC Consoles and Dimming Systems using sACN

• Support for Pathway's Pathport added

• New block library delivered

• Audio & video playback on any block in real time

2008

Design & Drafting Adds Real-Time Video and Total Show Simulation© to LD Assistant 08

• Design & Drafting first to offer VIDEO anywhere and Real-time Show Simulation

• Design & Drafting become NVIDIA developers

• Real-time LIVE over the internet support offered to LD Assistant users

2007

Release of LD Assistant Ac 08

• Photometric Lights,

• IES support Files

• Advanced FX rendering

2006

Release of AutoBLOCK 2007

• Release of CADcontent

• 7,000 online blocks and textures

• Release of MyBLOCKS

2005

LD Assistant 04.5 With 64 Universes Visualizer Launched

• Design & Drafting acquires AutoBLOCK200 from MSZDesign

2004

LD Assistant 04 w/FX Rendering (Volume Light) Launched

• LD Assistant 04.2 w/FX Rendering (Lens Effects) launched

2003

AutoCAD® plug-in ACAD Lighting Launched

• Design & Drafting becomes HP Developer

2002

LD Assistant AC & PL 02 Launched

• LD Assistant Wins Product of the Year at LDI

2001

LD Assistant AC & PL 01 Launched

• i-Drop Website opened with hundreds of blocks

2000

Code Ported From VectorWorks® plug into LD Assistant Ac Standalone CAD Program

• Multiple products delivered for vertical market segments

1999

Design & Drafting become Autodesk OEM and ADN Developer

• Florin Nitu Appointed as Director of Programming

• Design & Drafting delivers 2,000 New Blocks and Textures

Receives International Patent 2,010,313

• Lighting Control System

1998

Design & Drafting Launches LD Assistant Studio

• Plug-in for VectorWorks®

1997

Receives US Patent 5,600,233

• Inventor Dimmer Power Control Circuit

1995

Design & Drafting Launches LD Assistant Pro Plug-in for  VectorWorks®

1994

Receives International Patent 2,241,393

• Inventor Dimmer Power Phase Control

3,000 Symbols Licensed to Diehl Graphsoft (now Nemetschek)

1993

Receives US Patent 5,268,631

• Co-Inventor Dimmer Power Phase Control

• Nominated for Illinois High-Tech Award

• Design & Drafting launches Symbols Blocks Library in Mac Magazine

1992

Nominated for Illinois High-Tech Award

• Design & Drafting launches LD Assistant Plug-in for VectorWorks®

1991

Faces Chicago, lighting design and installation

• 59 West Chicago, Lighting design and installation

1990

Design & Drafting Launches Symbol library plug-in For MiniCAD VectorWorks®

• Inventor and Designer of Product of the Year

Receives US Patent 4,949,020

• Inventor of MOSFET Dimming

Excalibur Chicago

• lighting design

1989

Whitey Herzog's Night Club (Power Station) lighting design

1988

Ditka's Arlington Park off track

• lighting design

1987

Ditka's Maryville

• lighting design

1986

Design & Drafting Draws and Copyrights 5,000 symbols/blocks

• Ditka's Night Club, lighting design