University of Wyoming adopts XTEN-AV to centrally design, track and manage AV projects
Case Study: University of Wyoming adopts XTEN-AV to centrally design, track and manage AV projects
Christopher Dechter, from University of Wyoming, is an AV industry veteran and has been running AV projects at UW. In the past, he has used archaic desktop software with having to buy different plugins like Visio and CAD to complete the AV drawings and designs, facing multiple other issues.
"XTEN-AV was of huge interest to us because of the cloud-based platform and it’s new and modern take on things"
CHALLENGES FACED BEFORE USING XTEN-AV
No central repository to track ongoing projects
Difficulties in replicating designs accurately and efficiently
Different Platforms being used for creating proposals to be sent to different university departments
Need of external tools, like CAD and Visio, to add on top of the software
Using shared spreadsheets and network folders, losing track of vital information
"XTEN-AV provides me a central repository to track client interactions, ongoing projects, to do my design and engineering, to create those bills of material, and to create those formal proposals to go out to client departments on campus, all on the same platform" Christopher adds.
BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO XTEN-AV
With XTEN-AV, Christopher could create designs using X-DRAW, which is a cloud-based AV Diagramming tool (part of XTEN-AV subscription), eliminating the need of having separate CAD and Visio licenses.
Using the cloud architecture, Christopher could now create projects within XTEN-AV. He can also create designs & documents within each project, making it easy to track and manage.
Christopher now uses the ‘Project & Design Replication’ feature to easily and accurately replicate designs to new projects, eliminating the need to work from scratch.
Using the built in X-DOC/Proposal tool, Christopher is now able to create quick proposals for internal university departments, drastically reducing the turn-around times