Stories from our community
ConnectCAD is a true tool in visualising the largest of technical challenges...
...we use connectCAD on virtually every project that our department touches at Cramer, regardless of it’s size. This has not only helped us with our equipment management, but also as a vital tool in our goal to ensure we are a 100% accurate in what we do.
Read the full article Cramer wrote about us.
The reason why I use connectCAD is to make a data plan very clear...
...because when we come back in a year or 6 months from the show it helps us to see exactly how we laid things out and also helps with preplanning on system design. I was looking for a Mac-based sort of flowing chart software. I wasn’t expecting anything that actually worked within Vectorworks, and that was the first time I came across connectCAD - which was a real bonus for me. From a 'pick-it up and using it straight away' point of view, it’s pretty intuitive, easy to make a device and easy to link devices and on that scale you’re working with it straight out of the box pretty much, and obviously beyond there you can put in your own connector types and signal types and expand from there. I like it because it’s very simple to use, very very quick to get a drawing together even without a huge amount of experience.
Read the whole interview with Max Conwell
Max Conwell, Lighting Designer & director
Naked Eye Lighting Ltd
ConnectCAD is simple and easy to use and the process is quite painless...
...while designing the new audio video system for St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney was not a challenge, coming to grips with the legacy system was difficult. One of the main issues we had was trying to reverse engineer the old system. There wasn’t a lot of documentation available. They had some from the original instalment and then some from when upgrades happened but a lot of the documentation had been lost. But I can say for the new system the documentation with connectCAD should ensure that this problem is not faced in the future...
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Company Director Envision AV
ConnectCAD expedited the entire process and facilitated the design process immensely, which saved time and money...
The impact of a sound design increased the time and monetary savings exponentially as the project rolled out.
The design process consisted of collaboration sessions with the client to survey the facility and discuss objectives and limitations. We then proceeded to develop a system design, build of materials and quote using connectCAD. Once the design process was complete, system drawings, riser drawings, pathway drawings, pull lists and a number of other documents were passed to the customer for review and approval by their personnel.
Zachary Manning, Director of Engineering
We used ConnectCAD mostly when we need to deal with more wires than we can keep in our heads really!
We use connectCAD a lot on virtually all the projects; we use it in most of the projects that we do anything more than half a dozen technical elements. We used it on Team New Zealand America’s Cup Base – beautiful video projection and graphics and things we used it for that, mostly when we need to deal with more wise than we can keep in our heads really and linking different things with different things.
In the major exhibition Gallipolis, The Scale of our War, "we used connectCAD extensively so every cable for the AV installation was detailed..."
Marc Simpson, Lighting Designer
ConnectCAD really keeps you from having to think about certain things.
One of the best things overall is that the ConnectCAD program really – it keeps you from having to think about certain things. Another great thing is that in projects where system designs may evolve over time, and so every time you change one component in a typical CAD system – well you have to go in there and you have to redraw all the connections and you have to reconfigure all your routing paths and stuff like that .. and on the connectCAD system with all of the tools that are built in, that becomes a real breeze.
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Justin Linville, Lighting Designer/Audio Engineer
As-built drawings are produced in minutes rather than hours!
Connectcad is simple, straightforward, quick and easy. Vectorworks, combined with connectCAD, is a dream come true! Twenty five plus years of 'manual' symbol building and non-automated routines gets old. connectCAD not only increased our workflow throughout but benefits our AV contractors as well. We can efficiently deliver to the AV contractor drawings that do not require their CAD engineer's time. As-built drawings are produced in minutes rather than hours! We highly recommend connectCAD to any designer that uses Vectorworks.
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Chuck Walthall, Audiovisual Designer Consultant
Walthall Associates, Consultants in Acoustics, AV Digital Technologies
I shove in a spreadsheet and out pops a drawing. FANTASTIC!
Paul McClean, Telvin SA
Absolutely brilliant! Remarkably easy to create your own symbols
BillV on Nemetsheck TechBoard
I am loving it. I just showed a coworker how the lines move with the device and his jaw hit the floor.
Richard Bopp, Audio Logic Systems, Bloomington MN