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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What is TCD?

The CEDIA Designer calculates and plots in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer days or weeks to produce. TCD allows designers to quickly create technically-accurate cinema or media room designs including audio and video pre-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. 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.


Render Immersive Audio Quickly

Confidently design technically-accurate Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home cinemas, up to 32 channels, 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.

The mathematical calculations alone could take days, if not weeks. The CEDIA Designer makes it simple: start with the room dimensions, choose your seating arrangement, 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.

  • Joel Silver

    Imaging Science Foundation - ISF
    We applaud the launch of this tool to help integrators ensure high performance for their clients.

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