Data Export in FWsim Pro

FWsim Pro can export your shows to a wide variety of formats.
The following firing systems and data formats are supported:
Data FormatComments
Firing Plan (HTML)HTML firing plans can be opened and printed using your web browser.
Firing Data as CSVCSV data can be opened in Excel and many other applications.
Cue Labels as PDFLabels, one for each cue, which can be adjusted for any paper size and type of label.
CobraReady for use.
ExploReady for use, tested by Explo themselves.
FireOneReady for use.
FireStorm by for use.
FiretekReady for use. Developed in cooperation with Firetek. Data can be exported via file or USB. File transfer should be flawless. With the USB transfer, some customers experience unreliable results - we are working to resolve that.
GalaxisReady for use, looking for more test reports - please let us know how it works for you. Note that it is not yet possible to export module and pin numbers to galaxis. Please use the Galaxis Composer software and assign them manually.
GenetecReady for use.
GraffitiReady for use.
IGNISComing soon. Contact us to get early access to this functionality.
MerlinfireReady for use. Tested by the manufacturer themselves. Please note that you need the MerlinfireCSV software.
PyroledaReady for use. Tested by the manufacturer themself.
PiroshowReady for use. Tested by the manufacturer themselves.
PyroIgnitionControlReady for use.
Pyroleda F3 & SQ3Ready for use, looking for more experiences. Please let us know if you encounter any problems.
PyromacReady for use.
PyroStudioReady for use.
PyrosureReady for use, tested by Pyrosure themselves.
PyrotronixReady for use, tested by Pyrotronix themselves.
RJ EquipamentosReady for use.
Sky DirectorReady for use, looking for more experience reports.

Assigning Addresses to Cues

FWsim Pro supports channel and box numbers. You can assign those numbers manually, or let FWsim assign them.

Assign channels automatically

Please note that for the Galaxis firing system, automatic channel assignment is not possible yet.
  • Select the "Export" tab in the sidebar on the right, and choose the firing system you are using.
  • Select the "Modules" tab in the sidebar, and add some modules.
  • Click "Export" -> "Auto-Assign Channels". FWsim will create suitable module and pin assignments for your firing system.
The channel assignment will be saved in the show file. If you change the show, you have to click "Auto-Assign Channels" again to ensure the correct ordering.
By default, FWsim will refresh the channel assignments whenever you export your show. You can change this behaviour in the preferences.
The channel numbers are displayed right inside the timeline. If a cue is too short, you might not be able to read it. In that case, just hover with the mouse over the cue. Alternatively, you can also zoom further in using the trackbar to the right.

Assign channels manually

Click on cues, and select the "Export" tab in the sidebar on the right. There, you can enter channels manually.
When you change the channel assignment of a cue manually, a lock will appear next to it. The lock means that these channels will not be changed when you do an automatic channel assignment. This allows you to use manual and automatic channel assignment in conjunction with each other.

Changing address settings per cue

Click on a cue and select the "Data Export" tab. Here, you can change the channel assignment behavior of the cue:

Channel Assignment Settings Per Show

In addition to the per-cue settings, there are also settings for the entire show. Open the "Data Export" tab. You can change:


Click "Export" -> "CSV". You can change the data fields in the CSV file. To do so, click "Tools" -> "Preferences" and open the "FWsim Pro" tab.
CSV data can be easily imported into Excel or other spreadsheet software.


Click "Export" -> "HTML Firing Plan". As with CSV, you can define which data fields are used in the Preferences.

Other Firing Systems

We can create a custom export plugin for your firing system. Contact us for more information.