LXPlan (formerly LXFree for Java)

LXPlan is an application for drawing light plots and generating paperwork. LXPlan combines drawing a light plot with editing information attached to graphic objects in the drawing. LXPlan produces reports by linking the graphics, attached data, and additional databases related to the properties of these objects.

LXPlan is still being developed and tested. Please help by providing feedback on problems encountered using LXPlan.

LXPlan is currently available for Windows and Linux (Ubuntu/Debian). LXPlan runs using Java(tm). A version is available for Windows that includes an OpenJDK runtime so that nothing else needs to be installed. An alternate Windows version is available, primarily for 32bit systems, that uses Oracle Java 8 if it is installed separately. The Linux version uses whatever Java(tm) is the default for the system it is running on.

LXPlan is free to use for non-commercial purposes.

The latest version of LXPlan is 2.8.5 (16915.1).


Java(tm) is a programming language and software platform that allows the same application to run on different operating systems that was originally created by Sun Microsystems. Java is a trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

LXPlan uses the same LXFoundation technology as LXBeams and LXFree running on MacOS but, it is a separate application.

LXPlan reads and saves ".lxxplot" files. There are some considerations when moving a file from/to LXBeams/LXFree on MacOS to/from LXPlan. For compatability across operating systems, imported graphics are stored in JPEG or PNG format in lxxplot files. Fonts vary across operating systems and may change when moving a file from one to another.

LXPlan on Windows stores report templates, color library and key files in the user's %APPDATA%\LXSeries4Windows\LXPlan directory. You can use color library and key files created for LXBeams with LXPlan. For users of LXFree for Java, these files are stored in the %APPDATA%\LXSeries4Windows\LXFreeForJava folder. LXPlan finds and uses these older files if no LXSeries4Windows\LXPlan folder exists.

LXPlan on Linux stores report templates and color library and key files are stored in the user's folder in a .lxseries4linux directory. You can use color library and key files created for LXBeams with LXPlan.