For those using Vectorworks, AutoCAD, CADlite, Sketchup, ArchiCAD
The fact is simple, you require CAD files and the format, but why would you use a product designed to build bridges, motor vehicles, tunnels, rockets, buildings, robots etc.
Since 1998, we are yet to find someone in the Hospitality Industry who know how to use these CAD type software to its maximum. For those that studied these products at University, then you could be classed as the exception. To create stage layouts, lighting setups and AV layouts then this CAD type software is FAR to complex for these requirements. You are building stagging & lighting plans, not designing an Airbus A380.
You require software that can read CAD files, but create the plans you require with ease and efficiency. You require software that can read the drawings, create reports, have the built-in intelligence not just lines on a page.
The second prerequisite you require, you need to have accurate plans of the space or venue you are working in. We see this all too often, spending countless hours per day chasing venues to obtain the correct CAD file. This is where you should be focussing your time on other duties, we supply this to you. Access our 28,000 venue plans already on file.