LXFree for Java

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

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

LXFree for Java is currently available for Windows and Linux (Ubuntu/Debian) with Java(tm) 1.8 or later installed. OpenJDK versions of the Java runtime are recommended and an installer is available for Windows that includes a runtime so nothing else is needed. LXFree for Java may also work with other versions of Linux or operating systems that support Java.

LXFree for Java is free to use for non-commercial purposes.

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The latest version of LXFree for Java is 2.6.5 (14612.1).


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.

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

LXFree for Java reads and saves ".lxxplot" files. There are some considerations when moving a file from/to LXBeams/LXFree on MacOS to/from LXFree for Java. 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.

LXFree for Java on Windows stores report templates, color library and key files in the user's %APPDATA%\LXSeries4Windows\LXFreeForJava directory. You can use color library and key files created for LXBeams with LXFree for Java.

LXFree for Java 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 LXFree for Java.