Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship.
In August 2019, Vectorworks announced its official acquisition of ConnectCAD software, a powerful systems design tool that lets AV professionals lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.
connectCAD sat down for an interview with Hannes Reisinger, AV systems engineer for Kraftwerk Living Technologies. Headquartered in Wels, Austria, Kraftwerk Living Technologies is one of the leading companies in the field of professional audio-visual system integration. The company uses Vectorworks with connectCAD to design its audiovisual projects, and Hannes shared why he has chosen this combination of software. Here are his remarks.
Creating functional designs that balance the wants, needs, and budgets of clients can be a time-consuming process — one that’s further complicated by the complexity of AV projects. Take the first step toward streamlining your design and budget processes and enhancing your collaboration with the “Streamlining Your Audio-Visual Workflow” webinar hosted by Audio-Visual Design Consultant Chuck Walthall of Walthall and Associates.
Max Conwell designs lighting for some of the most recognized names in music. But perhaps even more impressive than his list of clients, which includes Morrissey, No Doubt, and Incubus, is Conwell’s dedication to entertainment design technology. “When I started freelancing as a lighting technician, it was the infancy of moving lights and scrolling color changers,” says Conwell, founder of Naked Eye Lighting, a design consultancy in the United Kingdom. Those technologies have since matured, and his current work now incorporates exciting emergent techniques like 3D pixel and video mapping. With an established place at the forefront of the entertainment industry, Conwell’s style continues to evolve as he diversifies his portfolio with work in architectural and television lighting, as well.
Integrating audiovisual, IT, and other connected systems into your designs requires careful planning and management of various components, cables, and connectors. So when it comes to projects that involve complex installations, visualizing and adapting to changes in project specifications can be tricky and time consuming. That’s where connectCAD can help. With the new 2015 version of this plug-in, Vectorworks software users can easily and efficiently link schematic drawings with physical layout drawings, keeping all components labeled and listed in an integrated design package that adapts to real-world changes as your project progresses.
Each Sunday, 5,000+ people in central Georgia gather at Southside Baptist Church’s Warner Robins Campus expecting to hear encouraging messages and enjoy a family atmosphere filled with excitement. But what they can also expect is great worship experience supported by live video projections and amplified audio thanks to Walthall & Associates Inc.
It's time for another Tech Roundup, and this month we have several new videos for you.
The 2013 version of connectCAD, a plug-in for Vectorworks software that is purpose-built for designing broadcast, A/V, telecom, lighting, IT cabling, and other connected systems, is now available.
If you use Vectorworks to design networks, you'll be happy to know that version 11 of connectCAD is now available. connectCAD is a suite of plug-ins for Vectorworks that adds specialized tools to the program for designing IT networks and broadcast and audio-visual systems. A highlight of this version is a new Connector Panel tool for wiring theaters, conference centers, exhibition centers, and sports stadiums.
If you design networks or connected systems, you may be interested in the plug-in connectCAD, an amazingly simple and intuitive CAD tool for designing systems of connected objects.