Average time to engineer system?

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    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

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    Jordan Clark

    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.

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