ConnectCAD design software is simple to use, easy to learn AV and electrical design software that integrates with Vectorworks products. The system is also ideal for designing computer networks within a building.

Designed by an electrical engineer specialising in the design of audio and television control rooms the ConnectCAD plugin lets Vectorworks users create designs as simply as drawing on paper. These are then turned into detailed schematic drawings, with information added as it becomes available in a natural evolving workflow.

To ensure you have the right tools for your design requirements, Megabits will provide a customised quote for your business. Contact us to book a consultation.

Because ConnectCAD is built on Vectorworks Spotlight, you can take advantage of the flexible and robust design and documentation capabilities that make Spotlight the industry standard. With an extensive manufacturer library and a customizable 2D/3D hybrid environment, rest assured you have everything you need to design with confidence.

New to ConnectCAD? It won’t take you long to figure out the basics. Here are some tutorials to that could help.

With ConnectCAD, you can create easy-to-read schematic drawings, diagram rack layouts, work in a hybrid 2D/3D environment, check for errors, create detailed reports, easily make changes. Watch the video.

Once the schematic design has been created with ConnectCAD, it easily converts to a clear plan for installers – with all wire lists easily extracted. If installers need to make any changes onsite these can be recorded and are automatically redlined in the drawing, so everything is co-ordinated within the same plan.

ConnectCAD also:

  • Creates the labelling, numbering, drawing check and bill of materials with minimum effort.
  • Turns layout drawings into 3D presentations, making client presentations easy.
  • Is easy to learn, with users’ reporting the basics are grasped in a few days – with advanced features available if needed.
  • Has inbuilt symbols libraries and also enables the user – using Vectorworks design tools – to create and store device symbols.
  • Allows the user to attach specific data records to devices that have been created.
  • It enables the user to create racks to house modules. These are created in 3D for placement within a built environment.
  • Generates component and cable lists in Vectorworks worksheets.
  • Integrates totally with Vectorworks meaning that racks can be placed in a room drawn to scale in Vectorworks and then presented in 3D

See how this user saves time using ConnectCAD for lighting design.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Does ConnectCAD come included with Vectorworks?

No. ConnectCAD is an add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight or Designer licences.

+ Can I use ConnectCAD with AutoCAD?

ConnectCAD is an add-on module built on Vectorworks technology. It cannot be run alone with AutoCAD. However, because Vectorworks offers seamless DXF and DWG file import and export options, you can easily share files between Vectorworks with ConnectCAD and AutoCAD.

+ What are the system requirements for ConnectCAD?

ConnectCAD is available for computers running Mac or Windows operating systems. See Vectorworks system requirements for full details.

+ I have an old ConnectCAD licence. Can I upgrade it?

Yes. If you owned a ConnectCAD licence prior to Vectorworks’ acquisition in August 2019, you can upgrade your license to version 2020.

+ I have an old version of ConnectCAD but I don't have a Vectorworks Spotlight or Designer licence. What are my options?

If you are on an active Vectorworks Service Select agreement, and own a Vectorworks Fundamentals licence, you may take advantage of a special offer to upgrade to Vectorworks Spotlight. If you own a Architect or Landmark licence, you may take advantage of a special offer to upgrade to Vectorworks Designer. For pricing and ordering options, please contact us.

+ Are network licensing options available for ConnectCAD?

Yes. ConnectCAD network licensing is available with the launch of version 2020. For pricing and ordering options, please contact Megabits.

+ Are ConnectCAD licences available for subscription?

Yes. ConnectCAD 2020 qualifies for subscription licences. ConnectCAD 2020 is also available as perpetual licences.

+ Is ConnectCAD available for student or educational licence?

ConnectCAD is available as part of the free network licence for academic institutions. At this time, ConnectCAD is not available to students. We are working to make it available to students in the future.

+ Can I get support and training for ConnectCAD in New Zealand?

Megabits offers a comprehensive range of training resources. These are available throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to ensure you maximise your software investment.

Help is available when you need it and you don’t pay for training or support you don’t use. Learn more about our support and training resources.

+ How much does ConnectCAD cost?

To ensure you have the right tools for your design requirements, Megabits will provide a customised quote for your business. Contact us to book a consultation.