connectCAD has released its 2018 version. connectCAD is a popular audiovisual system design plugin for Vectorworks, assisting designers all the way through projects from concept drawings to schematics, cable lists and even bill of materials and impressive presentations. connectCAD is also used to design various connected systems like broadcast, IT, electrical and more.
connectCAD makes audiovisual system design fast and easy, and saves designers thousands of clicks. connectCAD 2018 has a faster, more optimized engine, offering an overall speedup in large drawings. The new, revolutionary Connect Tool follows all standard Vectorworks keyboard shortcuts and offers 5 connection styles: polyline, rounded, chamfered, arrow connection across layers and link connection which lets you connect to a socket in another document.
The new Heads Up Display follows the cursor and shows the connection you are building from the source to the destination. connectCAD 2018 has made improvements in the Make Cable Report which now offers new options for calculating cable lengths. Length estimates can be calculated from the equipment layout, but you can also select standard lengths of cables easily – a better fit for the real world particularly for hire companies.