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Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. LDI_2019_5

The Vectorworks booth at LDI 2019.

Every year, our team heads to the desert to host classes and presentations that offer tips and tricks for Vectorworks SpotlightVisionBraceworks, and ConnectCAD — our industry standard solutions for entertainment design, previsualization, rigging analysis, and signal flow documentation. Additionally, our customers can get one-on-one access to our industry experts at the booth, where they can see demos of our latest features or ask questions. LDI_2019_2

Vectorworks’ Brandon Eckstorm presents on GDTF workflows between Spotlight and MA3 during LDI.

This year, conversations continued around the obvious progress being made with the adoption of GDTF, or General Device Type Format, among industry manufacturers. GDTF is the entertainment industry’s unified data exchange file format. Additionally, the booth saw buzz surrounding our launch of ConnectCAD 2020, the Spotlight and Designer add-on that allows AV system designers to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.


Vectorworks’ Mark Eli talks with a customer during LDI.

Watch the recap video to hear from our customers and staff about what they value most from LDI.

With a great show behind us, we’re already looking forward to LDI 2020 on October 23 – October 25. Save the date and see you then!