The GDTF Share is a platform for the exchange of GDTF files.

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) is a file format used to describe devices (e.g. fixtures) for the entertainment industry.

GDTF files from various manufacturers are available here for download. GDTF files built by other users are also available and users can upload their own GDTF files.

There is detailed information for each GDTF file. The DMX modes, DMX footprint, notes, and revision history can be viewed without having to download the files first.

Each GDTF file uploaded can have comments, ratings, and different tags. This makes it possible to identify the quality of GDTF files. 

Entire collections of GDTF files can be downloaded in one zip file.

The GDTF builder is an online tool to create or modify GDTF files.

Fixture types created with the GDTF builder will be stored in the central GDTF share database.

GDTF Share Website

The following manual includes descriptions of the functions and introduces you step by step into the application.

The main website to start from is

To have full access to the menus, create an account.

To open the GDTF builder, click builder in the title bar or follow this link:

Full documentation can be found in the GDTF wiki: