About The CEDIA Designer

The world’s first and only design software built by home cinema designers for home cinema designers, TCD allows you to create a dedicated cinema or media room in minutes, not days. Save time, save money.

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  • Krix Joins The CEDIA Designer Database

    Jun 24, 2019
    Krix has announced that it has joined global cloud-based design software, The CEDIA Designer’s online database, facilitating technically accurate Krix home theatres and media room designs in minutes.
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TCD is designed with the user in mind, but if anything comes up, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions — and answers — about TCD.

What is TCD?

The CEDIA Designer calculates in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer days or weeks to produce. Quickly create technically-impeccable dedicated cinema or media room designs, audio and video calibration reports, aesthetic renders, 3D CAD drawings, and a 30+ page, client-ready proposal.

TCD integrates with D-Tools' SI 2017 software to easily calculate materials, labor, and tax, offering a powerful, all-in-one tool. Users can also import TCD’s 3D CAD drawings into Visio.

The CEDIA Designer adheres to the CTA/CEDIA CEB-22 and CEB-23 Home Theater Audio and Video Recommended Practices, improving performance and eliminating subjectivity in cinema design. Available globally, TCD also produces relevant documentation for CEDIA Awards submissions.


Render Immersive Audio Quickly

Confidently design technically-accurate 32-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home cinemas in a matter of minutes. (Auro-3D update will launch soon.) TCD is the only tool of its kind to create high-spatial resolution home cinemas so precisely and so quickly.

This math alone could take days, if not weeks. The CEDIA Designer makes it simple: Just enter the room dimensions and then the software takes you methodically through the entire cinema design process.

TCD specifies the precise location of the loudspeakers, screen, seating, and projector and provides the amplification and processor requirements, recommended acoustic treatments, RT60 value, and much more.


With so many advantages to using TCD, cinema designers are flocking to use the tool.
So how much is it?

The TCD Design Proposal

TCD produces a downloadable 30+ page client-ready cinema design proposal — including 3D CAD drawings of the home cinema or media room. The 3D CAD drawing is available to view interactively within TCD or can be saved in .DFX format for later download.

The room plan and elevations are also created as jpegs, along with all the calculations and detailed design parameters.

The photo-realistic render tool allows designers and their clients to envision the finished cinema room with complete accuracy from the room dimensions to equipment choices and placement — and from different vantage points. TCD offers a plethora of customization options in terms of decor, providing numerous carpet, wall, and ceiling options.


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