Altiva Software Announces Deal with So-Deep, Inc.

April 3, 2006 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announces a new CADconform customer, So-Deep, Inc. So-Deep created the profession of subsurface utility engineering, the branch of engineering that locates, maps and relocates utility infrastructure such as gas, water, electrical, and communications that exist underground, below our city streets.

So-Deep first assessed CADconform at the urging of one of its clients, a state Department of Transportation (DOT). That particular state DOT uses CADconform to enforce CAD standards for its drawings and is recommending that its consultants and contractors use the software also. So-Deep quickly saw the value of CADconform for managing and enforcing CAD standards for its many clients, which include numerous other state departments of transportation.

"With CADconform, we can easily, affordably and accurately create and check against multiple sets of standards and ensure our clients that the drawings we provide them conform 100% to their CAD standards," said Cary Skahn, manager-engineering/CADD (corporate), So-Deep. "So-Deep has a reputation for innovation, quality and value. CADconform is a new tool in our arsenal for continuing that tradition."

"CADconform empowers companies to improve efficiency and increase data integrity," states Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "Our consulting company clients see CADconform as a way to increase their competitive advantage and to offer premium services to their clients."

About So-Deep

So-Deep, founded in 1981, pioneered the development of accurately locating and mapping subsurface utilities, dramatically increasing safety and providing millions of dollars in savings to businesses, state and local governments, and ultimately taxpayers. It has performed more than $100,000,000 of utility mapping and coordination projects for highways, airports, railways, pipelines, municipals, and industry, with a zero-claims history for professional liability.

So-Deep is headquartered in Manassas Park, VA with 14 offices nationwide. See its website at

About CADconform and Altiva Software

CADconform® is a software add-on that works seamlessly between AutoCAD® and MicroStation® to promote and enforce 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is the only product of its kind that provides an encrypted, tamper-proof electronic seal ensuring data integrity and user confidence.

Properly enforced CAD standards provide strategic business value including: re-use of intellectual property stored in drawings, better interoperability and project management, and significant cost-savings and contributions to HS&E.

Altiva Software is the only company dedicated to 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Germany and Australia.

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