Vectorworks has announced the pending acquisition of connectCAD, a systems design solution geared for the AV industry. Since 2009, connectCAD has been offered as a plugin for Vectorworks software, offering the ability for designing broadcast, AV, lighting and IT networks or any other type of connected system. connectCAD ensures that as-built drawings and cable lists exactly match the completed cabling architecture, avoiding expensive or even impossible reworking with other methods. As part of the acquisition, the first priority will be to convert all Vectorscript tools and commands to C++ using Vectorworks SDK, thus enhancing the performance of the connectCAD plugin. Once completed, connectCAD will be offered as an add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight or Designer in English and German. Completion of the first phase will be during the Vectorworks 2020 version cycle.
This post is part of Sound & Communications’ InfoComm 2019 New Product Wrap-Up.