The examples below demonstrate three key tools used for quality audio-visual design. While AutoCAD is still used regularly for AV design. Revit is quickly taking over as clients demand the benefits of BIM and IPD. However, the AV and BIM industry has yet to respond in a meaningful way to allow tools like Revit to be implemented into the AV design workflow. However, as demonstrated in this portfolio much effort has be placed into generating Revit families to make AV design in Revit a reality and in some ways easier to use than AutoCAD.
Revit families have been created that calculate and model ceiling loudspeaker coverage. Projection and Camera image cones, and optimal viewing areas based on screen size and vertical/horizontal position. All of the families are fully parametric and dynamic using standard AV mathematical equations. Many additional Revit families have been created to develop "render ready" Revit models.
EASE modeling is used for every project with loudspeakers to speed the process of designing sound reinforcement systems. Full 3D models are created for every project with acoustical materials to ensure that all typical metrics are studied and understood. Auralization is also employed when needed to demonstrate to clients various loudspeaker and acoustical options.