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Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM
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. Read More

Topics: AV Industry, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Vectorworks Spotlight, Chuck Walthall, connectCAD, inspiration, Walthall and Associates, webinar

Inspiration: Entertainment Lighting for Enduring Names in Music

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/8/15 9:41 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Max Conwell, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, Spotlight, Case Study, connectCAD, inspiration, Lightwright

Connect Schematics to Layouts in Minutes

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/13/15 1:36 PM
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. Read More

Topics: connectCAD 2015, Entertainment, plug-in, resources, schematic drawings, audiovisual, Community, connectCAD, IT, third party partner

Walthall & Associates Makes Southside Baptist Church’s Music Clear and Visuals Sharp

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/30/14 10:57 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Walthall & Associates, Chuck Walthall, Community, connectCAD, Project Highlight, Southside Baptist Church, Warner Robin Campus

Tech Roundup: February 2014

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/28/14 11:04 AM
It's time for another Tech Roundup, and this month we have several new videos for you. Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, resources, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud, connectCAD, Landru Design, third party partner, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad, VideoScreen 4

connectCAD 2013 makes life easier for broadcast, A/V, and telecom system designers

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/15/13 7:37 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, third party partner, Vectorworks 2013

connectCAD version 11 now available

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/26/11 11:54 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, third party partner, Vectorworks Plug-in

connectCAD plug-in makes connectivity a cinch

Posted by Theresa Downs on 3/7/11 7:17 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, third party partner, Vectorworks Plug-in

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