Altiva Software Wins Award to Exhibit at daratechPLANT2007 Emerging Technology Pavilion
January 05, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announced that Daratech, Inc. - a leading provider of information technology market research and technology assessment for the manufacturing, engineering, construction and plant operations industries - has selected it to be showcased in the Emerging Technology Pavilion of daratechPLANT2007, the company's annual conference for power and process executives.
Daratech receives nominations for this award throughout the year and selects the top companies with new and innovative technology and solutions for plant creation, operations and maintenance.
Daratech acknowledges this as a time of unprecedented growth for owner/operators (O/O) and engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPC), driven by increased global demand for oil and gas and the building of infrastructure and facilities required to support exploration, production, refining and power generation. However, the growth is threatened by a global shortage of qualified engineers to perform the work.
To meet the challenges caused by increased demand and an engineering shortage, O/Os and EPCs must identify and apply innovative technologies that allow them to gain the most efficiency and cost-savings from their processes, and where possible, transform their processes completely.
Altiva Software's CADconform is just such an innovative solution. It is a software add-on that works seamlessly between MicroStation and AutoCAD (the 2 most widely used drafting software packages) to improve data interoperability between these traditional CAD systems and intelligent plant systems, by assuring CAD data quality. CADconform allows full leveraging of low-cost outsourcing for creation of CAD data, and also assures EPC and legacy CAD data can be input directly into plant systems.
CAD drawings contain vital data and intellectual property used throughout the full lifecycle of an asset, not just for design and construction. But that data and intellectual property can only be processed electronically if drawings conform to CAD standards. Properly enforced CAD standards provide strategic business value including: re-use of intellectual property stored in drawings, better interoperability and project management, significant cost-savings and contributions to HS&E - exactly the types of benefits required by O/Os and EPCs in this demanding business climate.
"We at Altiva are proud that Daratech has recognized what our users have known for some time now - CADconform is an affordable, reliable solution to CAD standards conformance and provides real strategic business value and competitive advantages in this demanding market," said Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "It is an honor to be selected from all the nominations and to be exhibiting at this prestigious event."
daratechPLANT 2007 will be held in Houston, Texas, at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel, January 29-31, 2007.
About Daratech and daratechPLANT2007
Daratech, Inc. is a leading provider of information technology market research and technology assessment, advisory and strategic consulting services, and executive-level conferences for manufacturing, engineering, construction and plant operations. Established in 1979, Daratech specializes in PLM, CAD/CAM, digital product simulation (CAE), PDM/EDM, AECO PLM (architecture, engineering, construction, operations, plant lifecycle management), document/enterprise content management, GIS and related areas.
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.
Visit us on the web at www.altivasoft.com.
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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.