University of Maine streamlines AV Design and Documentation needs with XTEN-AV
Angela D Cook and her team at the University of Maine manage over 500 classrooms and other audio-visual spaces in the beautiful campus in Orono, Maine. One of the biggest challenges for Angela was that all of their AV design and documentation work was scattered and highly unorganized due to the need to use multiple software and tools. With the adoption of XTEN-AV, the management of design, quoting, tracking and collaboration of AV projects has become a lot more efficient and organized resulting in enormous increase in productivity
“We were losing track of a lot of information like drawings, quotes, pricing, as all of that information was scattered in different folders and files on our computers and a lot of the time it was difficult to find out the right information as the number of drawings and designs were too many,” says Angela, who found XTEN-AV a perfect solution for the above challenges due to its inbuilt projects design and documentation framework which makes it a lot easier to create, search, locate and replicate information in a lighting quick way.
“Lot of our rooms are pretty standard like a straight projection and stuff, so every time we had to build a new room, we had to start from scratch or copy-paste which was highly time consuming and inefficient and also sometimes resulted in inaccuracies,” adds Angela.
Before using XTEN-AV, Angela and team were using multiple software for creating AV drawings such as Google Draw, Visio, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, etc.
“So, it just was all over the map in terms of our drawings as well. X-DRAW gives us enough functionality to be able to do all our drawings on one platform and not have to try and figure out multiple different ways to do this” adds Angela.
AT A GLANCE
- Unorganized design & documentation workflow
- Losing track of information
- Repetitive & redundant manual replications
- Streamlined management of design, quoting, tracking and collaboration of projects
- Organization of project workflows
- Efficient & accurate replication of designs