As a company we have been using d-Tools for coming up on 2 years to create all proposals. We have not yet used it to create line drawings, rack layouts, etc.
My question is; given a Control4 or Crestron system with 8 zones video distro, 16 zones audio distro, 5-8 video sources, 3-6 audio sources, networking and control; how much time (average) does it take to create floor plan line views, rack layouts, and wiring schematics? I know that having a database that is updated and maintained plays heavily into the ability to make these items as efficient as possible.
Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks
This topic was modified 10 months ago by jeff.selfe.
The more systems you do, the faster it will get. I guess the overall time involved depends on how well versed you are in D-Tools/ Visio/ CAD, and also how much detail you wish to implement. For a full system drawings, as you mentioned, we are ID everything and assign IP addresses or CresNet IDs, etc. Assuming all items are previously built in D-Tools, I would have this published in about 6 hours.
The biggest factor being experience, knowing your layout and concept. Once you are comfortable and you have some templates in your library, your speed will increase every job.