Altiva Software Announces VBK of Germany Selects CADconform
August 07, 2006 (Wiesbaden, Germany) — Altiva Software announced that Verkehrsetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (VBK), an innovative public transportation company that is over 100 years old, has selected CADconform to promote and enforce its CAD data standards for both internal drafting groups and external consultants. The transaction was completed by Corporate Montage Europe GmbH, Altiva Software's European affiliate.
Key factors contributing to VBK's decision to choose CADconform include the product's ability to:
Work seamlessly between AutoCAD and MicroStation
Allow individual drafters to quickly and easily conform and correct their own drawings
Apply a tamper-proof electronic seal to 100% standards-conformed drawings
Be easily updated, managed and maintained for both internal drafting groups and offsite consultants
The VBK, Albtal-Verkehrs-GmbH (AVG) and Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH (KVV) are the local transportation companies in Karlsruhe, a city of about 300,000 people in the south west of Germany near the French border. The three companies work closely, with VBK operating the trams, AVG operating the regional urban rail transport system, and KVV, as the passenger transport authority, handling organization, administration and management.
Karlsruhe is well-known in the transportation industry because it was the first to implement and operate a successful track-sharing system that has revolutionized urban and regional public transportation. Since 1992, the Karlsruhe trams have been running on both the urban light rail tracks and the heavy rail tracks, providing a simpler, more unified, urban commuting system, earning the city the nickname "the Mecca of local transport."
VBK sees CADconform as a key enabling technology in achieving strategic business goals which include:
Increasing efficiency in the drafting process by eliminating manual drawing inspections and the associated iterative process of drawing re-work
Better integration of outside service providers into a more efficient drafting process
Ensuring data integrity and providing the ability to capture and re-use CAD data as input to related transportation systems and other advanced information systems
For more information on VBK, AVG and KVV, please visit the KVV website at www.kvv.de.
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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