ConnectCAD, the connectivity design add-on to Vectorworks, has just released its 2016 version. Used extensively by audiovisual designers worldwide, connectCAD’s tools & commands speed up the design process from concept to implementation in various installation projects, from AV to electrical and IT.
connectCAD’s automated commands help create schematic diagrams quickly & easily and then link them with physical layouts in 2D/3D plans, with all wire lists & bill of materials ready. Components like signal flows and connection lines can be marked in detail, so everything is clear for the technicians, avoiding delays & costly errors.
Created by designers for designers, connectCAD gives you a simple direct workflow, full control over the look of your drawings, and useful automation like drawing-check for errors, duplicates and disconnections. It also let you compare any changes made during installation with the actual plan. connectCAD lets you define rooms/spaces at an abstract level for projects like touring shows, where the physical space changes with each venue, but the roles of spaces remain the same.
In connectCAD 2016, our mission has been to fight complexity. We replaced several commands with simpler drag-drop workflows, added time-saving automation and a new customization feature Tool Templates that lets you make your own specialized tools, and there’s more.
Used by prominent AV professionals like Cramer US, Kraftwerk AU, Naked Lighting UK, to name a few, connectCAD cuts down design time by half and it’s superb value for money for Vectorworks users.