connectCAD 2017 version 2: Save hours of data entry with connectCAD’s online Device Sharing
connectCAD 2017 version 2 is released, taking audio visual design to the next level.
Conrad Preen, AV designer & connectCAD’s developer, comments: “Nobody likes filling in forms, particularly a humungous one like Device Builder with all its mind-boggling details. As designers, we can’t get away from spec sheets & data entry, but at least we can share the work between us.”
Upgraded Device Builder
In connectCAD 2017, as you create devices in Device Builder, all specs get uploaded to connectCAD’s shared library and are then available to other designers who’ll want to use the same device at any later time. Already there are more than 200 regularly-used devices in the database and more are being added every day by connectCAD’ers from all over the planet.
This way, when creating a new device for your project, you can just browse the community database from within the Device Builder tool, write a name for your device, select the make, select the model and immediately all the details are loaded, so the device is ready in your schematic in just 20 seconds!
If your device cannot be found, or if some specs are missing, you can fill out all details, click Upload and contribute to the Shared Device Library. So, if all designers contribute to this library, soon data entry will be a thing of the past.
To make things even easier, connectCAD offers an automatically updated list of all device definitions uploaded to the shared library. Instead of searching in each manufacturer’s website, you can now browse through a multitude of devices all gathered together in our support site Device List .
Device Sharing is a community service hosted on connectCAD.com, a revolutionary way to make system design process faster than ever before. As you work, life keeps on getting easier.
New Connect Tool
In connectCAD 2017 version 2 we’ve introduced our new Connect tool which follows all standard Vectorworks user-interface conventions – a faster, smoother, more intuitive alternative to our current tool, a small taste of connectCAD 2018.