LED Wizard Frequently Asked Questions
- LED Suppliers
- Sign supply dealers/distributors
- Wholesale sign manufacturers
- Electrical and commercial sign shops
These are all good design programs that are widely used in the industry, but none of them were specifically designed for LED layouts. They do not have the auto population, editing, and reporting tools that have been specifically developed for LED Wizard. Customers have reported significant time savings in switching from one of these programs to LED Wizard.
LED Wizard does, however, import files from and export files to these programs. In fact, with current versions of Illustrator and CorelDRAW, you can simply copy and paste your original artwork into LED Wizard and back.
For more information, please view our video on YouTube: Using Copy and Paste Between LED Wizard, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDRAW
LED Wizard includes the popular "Channel Letter Return Plots" module at no extra cost. The module creates a pattern form your artwork that indicates where to bend, and the angle or radius and direction of each bend.
Find out more on the Channel Letter Return Plots page. And please note that you can send us a sample file and we'll make the return patterns for you!
The per user license price for LED Wizard is US $1,495 for the first license, and US $1,121.25 for additional ("Multi-Site") licenses.
Fore more detailed pricing information, please see the Pricing Page.
LED Wizard creates complete and accurate layouts that provide the following information:
- Number of LEDs, with LED Brand and Part Number(s)
- Number of Power Supplies, with Brand and Part Number(s)
- Total Watts
- Modules per Foot (Meter) and Modules per Square Foot (Square Meter)
- Total Area in Square Feet (Square Meters)
- Total Perimeter in Feet (Meters)
- Optional pricing per module and power supply
This data is displayed with the layout and optionally exported to a preformatted Excel spreadsheet.
Adding Custom Modules in LED Wizard 7.1 for more information.
There are three kinds of upgrades: "updates" or "maintenance releases" that fix issues with the software or add minor functionality, free "upgrades" such as version 7.1 from version 7.0, which may contain new functionality, and chargeable "upgrades" such as version 7.0 and version 8.0 that provide significant new capabilities.
Chargeable upgrades come out every 18-24 months and are typically a few hundred dollars.
Support for all Aries products is free. We have three ways to provide support:
- Phone support: call us and a real person answers the phone and helps you.
- Email Support: send email to our support email and we will respond as soon as possible.
- Online Support: if needed we will initiate an online support session and look at your computer.
For many shops it comes down to how long it takes to get an estimate back to the customer. LED suppliers are often inundated with layout requests and it can be difficult to maintain 24 hour turnaround times.
In other cases it is a question of control over the entire design and layout workflow. Shops like to maintain control, and LED Wizard enables that.
If there are any changes, edits, mistakes, etc. on the job then this will also add to the time required to get the quote back to the customer.
LED Wizard is both a design tool and a production tool, and the same basic file is to used to both quote and produce the job.
In many shops the relationship between what was quoted and what is produced is loose. You may have an estimator quote 500 LEDs on a large channel letter job, but in the shop 600 LEDs might be put into the sign. You just lost money. A job is profitable when it is quoted and produced at a profit. If the quote is off, and/or the production is off, you may lose money (and not even realize why).
LED Wizard solves this by creating the "Router Layer" that gets etched/notched/plotted directly on the letter backs before they're routed. Not only do you put in the exact number of LEDs, but you also don't have to measure and figure out the precise spacing. Just put the module on the mark and you're done. So the install is both faster and more accurate.