Altiva Software Establishes Headquarters in Houston

January 30, 2006 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software, Inc. announced the launch of the company effective January 1, 2006. Altiva designs and sells products to enhance the performance of AutoCAD® and MicroStation® drafting software.

CADconform®, the flagship product by Altiva, provides a seamless, easy way for companies to promote and enforce conformance to computer aided drafting (CAD) standards.

Conformance to drafting standards has important business drivers including: improved speed, accuracy and quality of drafting work; reduced legal liability associated with drawings; increased ability to use and reuse information on drawings for other business processes such as document management, procurement and materials management.

Seamless between AutoCAD and MicroStation, CADconform integrates and lets drafting organizations implement and enforce existing standards, and develop and enforce new standards, in two main ways: 1) completely customizable drop-down menus and pick lists, and 2) an after-the-fact standards checker that works much like the spell check feature in word processing software.

CADconform is the only product of its kind that provides an encrypted, tamper-proof electronic seal ensuring data integrity and user confidence to anyone reviewing or using a drawing. An intact seal confirms that the drawing has been checked by the software and conforms to established standards. A "broken" seal indicates that the drawing has been changed and needs to be re-checked.

Altiva was spun off from Corporate Montage, a privately-held, fifteen-year-old company specializing in CAD-related software and services for the engineering/construction, public utility and oil & gas exploration industries. Corporate Montage is headquartered in Australia with offices in Wiesbaden, Germany and Houston. For the last six years, Corporate Montage has been marketing and selling CADconform.

Because it is a spin-off, Altiva begins its business life debt-free, with a mature, stable product that continues to be improved and enhanced by veteran staff, and a solid customer base.

"Based on our sales, customers, and research, CADconform distinguishes itself from its competitors by providing the only 100% complete standards management system," said Philip Hurlston, CEO, Altiva Software, and former vice president of development with Corporate Montage. "Roughly translated, Altiva means at a higher level – and that is what Altiva Software is all about – helping drafting organizations take their data quality and efficiency to a higher level of control."

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Wiesbaden, Germany and Sydney and Perth, Australia, Altiva Software has just established its new head quarters office.

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Marie Franklyn

Business Development Manager
2434 Riverway Oak Dr
Kingwood, TX 77345
Office: (281) 295-2250
Fax: (832) 201-0462

CADconform is a registered trademark of Altiva Software, Inc. AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. MicroStation is a registered trademark of Bentley Systems, Inc.