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Equiptment Layout Software

Discussion in 'Multimedia, Projection, and Show Control' started by loki, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. loki

    loki Member

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    I am looking for a piece of software that can be used to map out equiptment and how it is connected, till now i have been using paint and it takes forever, i have attached a sample of what i am after.

    Thanks in advance,
    Loki
     
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    Any CAD program will do you just fine, AutoCAD and VectorWorks are the industry standards.

    If you were a Mac user, you could use OmniGraffle, which is a flow chart making program. I would imagine there are similar programs for windows as well.

    And BTW, welcome to the Booth, stop by the new member forum and tell us about yourself!
     
  3. Hughesie

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    stardraw is a good one for rack layouts and schmatics and block schemes

    www.stardraw.com
     
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    Never heard of that before Hughesie, looks brilliant.

    *Thanks*
     
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    Looks cool, im getting a copy now, thanks so much.

    Raktor, this will let me do those diagrams for the noobs doing visual, they finaly have no reason to stuff it up.

    Thanks again,
    Loki
     
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    i really should investigate it also, i like the fact you can drag premade objects (like desks) into the plot and it already knows what connections it has

    oh it starts at 700us

    right, maybe not....
     
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  7. loki

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    There is "Demo" versions, that have all the capabilities but do not allow you to save/print after 30 days, i am now using that
     
  8. Hughesie

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    yeah true, good luck with that

    upload a screenshot of the finished product, i would be intrested in seeing it

    what are you drawing with it?
     
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    i will upload a screen shot shortly, i am going to use it to draw a detailed plan for a visual set up, i used to set up a heap of equiptment and now i have passed the job on to others who keep doing it wrong, so im drawing up some detailed plans for them.
     
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    do they know the diffirirance between XLR cables and DMX cables :(
     
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    I think so, its more a case of "What do i plug in where and with what"
     
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    HAHAHAHA
    That just made my day.
    It's going on the door to the sound closet and in the booth...
     
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    My MS Paint skills please I see.
     
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    Yeah, I guessed that. I made two more versions with other connectors, and put all 3 up at various places where people may or may not find them.
     

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