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:

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:

For more information on VBK, AVG and KVV, please visit the KVV 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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