Audio ToolSet 2

 

Audio ToolSet 2 is the FIRST set of audio Plug-In Objects for Vectorworks®.

This pair of tools enables you to insert simple Hybrid (2D and 3D) models of loudspeakers and flown or ground-stacked line arrays. While they are not meant to replace (or even to approach the complexity of) manufacturers' or 3rd-party high-end sonic analysis software, these flexible tools are great for things like...:

  • Performing basic audio coverage analysis.
  • Creating audio system layout drawings.
  • Checking general space requirements.
  • Visualizing audio components for projects.

The Audio ToolSet 2 tools work with VectorWorks® versions 2014 or newer - INCLUDING 2018 - and will run on both Windows and Mac computers.

 

Key Features

All of the tools...:

  • Because the objects generated are not based on fixed Symbols, loudspeaker and bumper geometry can easily be changed on-the-fly based on user-defined specifications.
  • Regularly-used configurations can be saved in a library for later retrieval.
  • The tools will help to track relevant information, like loudspeaker brand and model, weight (in both kilograms and U.S. Pounds), project location, purpose, drive line, trim height, wattages, and tilt angle (absolute and relative to other boxes). Most of this information can be displayed directly on drawings as text blocks.

AudioBox 2...:

  • Can display variable symmetrical and, NEW IN AUDIOBOX 2 version 3, asymmetrical dispersion areas (in both 2D and 3D) . The dispersion lines compensate for the project "floor" (the drawing Ground Plane) and a user-input listening height. Three independently-definable Dispersion Ranges can be defined so users can visualize loudspeaker performance for different frequency ranges, key frequencies, crossover points, or db drop-offs. Each range can be independently Classed and is color-coded.
  • NEW TO AUDIOBOX 2 version 2.56 is a toggle to flip loudspeakers to "side-ways" orientation.
  • NEW TO AUDIOBOX 2 version 3 is an option to create ceiling speakers.
  • Adjustable tripods can be created.

AudioArray 2...:

  • AUDIOARRAY 2 features a user-friendly "Config Array..." dialog that includes automatically updated preview windows so users can instantly see what they're creating - bumpers, loudspeakers - or changes to the over-all array.
  • Up to 42 loudpeakers and/or additional bumpers can be inserted in a given array and of up to three different loudspeaker types in each - for things like subs, underhangs, etc. Geometry and data for each loudspeaker type is totally independent of the others.
  • Element-to-element angles are independent for each loudspeaker and/or additional bumper in the array.
  • Will create flown, ground stacked, and tripod-based arrays...non-rectangular bumpers, and bumperless arrays.
  • NEW TO AUDIO TOOLSET 2 version 2.61, features multiple bumpers per array, extension bars, and rigging guides are now included.

ATS-Config Dialog

 


View a brief AudioToolSet 2 movie or download the Audio ToolSet 2 Manual for detailed instructions as to how to use the tools.

 


We're excited that versions of the Audio ToolSet 2 tools are now part of Spotlight® - starting with the 2013 version. Like our other tools that have been incorporated into Spotlight®, the Audio ToolSet 2 tools on which so many users have come to depend are still very-much alive. We will continue keep them working in even non-Spotlight® versions of Vectorworks®, to add additional features, and to offer faster turn-around on future modifications. By continuing to support and to develop our versions of the tools, we're providing even more value, giving you great reasons to purchase, upgrade, and continue to use Audio ToolSet 2.

 


Audio Toolset 2 version 3 is available free-of-charge to users who have purchased previous-version Audio ToolSet 2 licenses after January 1, 2016. If you qualify, please contact us for download information.

An upgrade discount is listed below for holders of older Audio ToolSet licenses.

The cost of the AudioToolSet 2 is $59US.

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Before you purchase, remember that the Audio ToolSet 2 tools only work with Vectorworks® versions 2014 or newer, including 2018 . Refunds are not given because of version incompatibility.

 

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