Likelihood to Recommend:Not LikelyExtremely Likely
Pros: Scaled drawings and library items. Rendering. Shaded views, environmental light. Comparability with Wysiwyg. Import floor plan features. Allows plans to not only do creative pretty, but more in importantly put in infrastructure.
Saves time on sight lots of time. When you have multiple vendors and to scale plans and layout with a simple render can be handed to them the time savings is substantial. Also cuts questions by 50% or more. The real nice thing if a planner sends me a Vivian file. I can load it right in to Wysiwyg and back forth for final design. Do the trial it is a love or hate. If you really start to use it your hooked, and it becomes one of the best tools you have.
Cons: Price may be expensive for some. The time you get out what you put in can be very detailed. Maybe better for a planner to sub- contract a designer. Not everyone thinks in a CAD/engineering environment may be difficult for some to get started.
Overall: This product has prevented very costly mistakes on several events. Everything from the tent is too small or that will not fit the ceiling is too low.
Sight lines the camera option from a chair in the room prevents a sight line from being block by decor to the stage.