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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The CEDIA Designer FAQs

  • Q: HOW IS CEDIA INVOLVED WITH THIS DESIGN TOOL?

  • Q: ABOUT CEDIA

  • Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO CEDIA MEMBERS?

  • Q: HOW DO I LOG IN?

  • Q: HOW WILL THE TOOL ADD VALUE TO MY BUSINESS?

  • Q: HOW DOES A MANUFACTURER JOIN TCD AND WHAT IS THE COST?

  • Q: IF I SUBSCRIBE TO CINEMA ROOM PRO, DO I HAVE ACCESS TO MEDIA ROOM FUNCTIONALITY?

  • Q: HOW MUCH TIME IS SAVED USING THE CEDIA DESIGNER?

  • Q: HOW MUCH IS TCD, AND WHAT SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Q: WHAT IF MY PREFERRED PRODUCT OR MANUFACTURER IS NOT IN THE DATABASE?

  • Q: IF I SUBSCRIBE TO TCD, BUT WANT TO UPGRADE TO A HIGHER TIER, WHAT DO I DO?

  • Q: HOW MANY DESIGNS DOES A SUBSCRIPTION GIVE ME?

  • Q: WHAT DOES THE 'EDIT' FUNCTION ALLOW ME TO EDIT?

  • Q: WHY ISN’T THERE A TRIAL VERSION?

  • Q: WHY IS THE PRICING SET THIS WAY?

  • Q: WHAT IF I DON’T DO 30 DESIGNS PER MONTH?

  • Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE A DESIGN IN TCD?

  • Q: WHERE CAN TCD BE USED?

  • Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN USE ONE LOG-IN?

  • Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO USE TCD?

  • Q: WHAT DOES TCD CALCULATE AND PRODUCE?

  • Q: DO I HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER TO USE TCD?

  • Q: DOES THE RENDER TCD PRODUCES REFLECT WHAT THE ROOM WILL ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?

  • Q: CAN YOU EDIT THE RENDER WHEN EDITING A PREVIOUS DESIGN?

  • Q: HOW DOES TCD'S IMMERSIVE VR RENDER WORK?

  • Q: HOW DO I VIEW TCD'S VR / IMMERSIVE RENDER FILE?

  • Q: WHAT IF MY ROOM IS NOT SQUARE?

  • Q: EXPLAIN THE ROOM MEASUREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE ENTERED

  • Q: WHY ARE THE FONT IN-WALL SPEAKERS POSITIONED OUTSIDE OF THE ACOUSTICALLY TRANSPARENT SCREEN IN MY TCD DESIGN?

  • Q: HOW DO I USE THE 3D CAD TO GET THE SPEAKER PLACEMENT AND EQUIPMENT MEASUREMENTS?

  • Q: I AM A DEALER OF A TCD MANUFACTURER MEMBER - IS TCD AVAILABLE VIA THE MANUFACTURER?

  • Q: HOW DOES TCD'S D-TOOLS INTEGRATION WORK?

  • Q: DOES TCD CALCULATE HIGH RENDER CHANNEL COUNT SPEAKER PLACEMENTS?

  • Q: HOW DO SUBSCRIBERS MANAGE OR CHANGE CARD PAYMENTS?

  • Q: HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH IF I EXPERIENCE ANY ISSUES OR NEED GUIDANCE?

  • Q: WHAT TRAINING IS AVAILABLE?

  • Q: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR TCD?

  • Q: CAN YOU EXPORT A LIST (CSV OR SIMILAR) OF CONNECTIONS FOR ADDING TO CABLE SCHEDULE?

  • Q: HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?

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From The TCD Blog

Focal Offers TCD Access to 1000 Series Retailers

by James Bliss | May 13, 2021

Focal rolls out a network of retailers dedicated to 1000 Series, its new line of exceptional Integration products, and offers them exclusive access to The CEDIA Designer tool

For a unique, personalised experience and in a perfect response to the desires and expectations of their customers seeking high-end Stereo and Home Cinema installations, Focal is rolling out a network of dedicated 1000 Series retailers. By training and supporting these specialist teams through various solutions, the French brand demonstrates that high-end service is more at the heart of the Focal offering than ever. Proof of this is in the partnership agreed with The CEDIA Designer, with the network of 1000 Series retailers trained in and provided with this tool free-of-charge.

With its early 2021 launch of the 1000 Series in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers, including two products from the iconic Utopia collection, Focal is developing a support strategy that lives up to its range.

FOCAL SUPPORTS ITS 1000 SERIES RETAILERS TO PROVIDE OUTSTANDING SERVICE

 

Access to the Home Cinema room design tool, The CEDIA Designer

As a CEDIA partner, Focal trains and provides 1000 Series retailers with free access to The CEDIA Designer. This interactive cloud software creates a single space for the entire process of designing an audiovisual system. Installers can use this for a unique and precise way of designing high-performing custom installations that are perfectly adapted to the listening rooms.


Home Cinema installations training

All 1000 Series retailers will benefit from the support and advice of experts trained in the products, in using The CEDIA Designer but also in the techniques and tools necessary for designing the ideal installation.

 

ABOUT FOCAL

Focal has been manufacturing its outstanding speaker drivers and acoustic loudspeakers in its Saint-Étienne workshops since 1979. Its unique French know-how encompasses monitors, in-car audio, integration products and headphones. Thanks to its heritage rooted in engineering and innovation, the brand enjoys global recognition and is a renowned French “Living Heritage Company”. In 2014, Focal merged with the electronics brand Naim Audio within the Vervent Holding Group. With their complementary offering, Focal and Naim are global audio leaders.


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