Wilcox Chooses Altiva Software's CADconform
February 5, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announces that Wilcox Associates, Inc., a leader in providing professional services in the built-environment industry since 1969, has chosen CADconform software to assure its final deliverables meet CAD data standards.
Wilcox, a top ENR 300 firm with 15 offices, provides engineering, surveying, environmental services, landscape architecture, materials testing, and construction engineering services. They also provide technical support and innovative services for successful turn-key, fast-track, and design-build projects for both public and private-sector clients.
After a thorough evaluation of their options, Wilcox chose CADconform because it excels in the followings areas:
Only software of its kind that is licensed and delivering the complete U.S. National CAD Standard™ (NCS) with ready-to-use electronic resources and the ability to draft, check & fix, and certify drawings to the NCS out-of-the-box
Seamless, integrated support for both AutoCAD and MicroStation.
Speed and ease of installation and configuration
Flexibility and power to handle multiple client standards easily
Minimal training requirement for drafters
Automated enforcement of standards with its unique tamper-proof seal that immediately confirms compliance
Complete focus of Altiva Software as a company on the complex issue of CAD standards
In addition, Wilcox discovered that major clients of theirs are already using CADconform. That means those clients can easily share their CADconform configuration with Wilcox so they can immediately begin drafting, checking & fixing, and certifying drawings to those client's standards.
"CADconform allows us to be proactive with meeting client data quality requirements for electronic deliverables," explains Rich Houk, IT Manager at Wilcox. "And as a significant bonus, CADconform improves our internal efficiency by speeding drafting and improving our internal collaboration via better drawing readability."
"We applaud the proactive approach to quality Wilcox is taking with CADconform," remarks Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "A company that focuses on improving the quality of their products while lowering costs is well positioned for continued growth and success."
Wilcox Professional Services, LLC, was founded in 1969, by Jerry L. Wilcox, RLS, of Manton, Michigan, as a land surveying and mapping services company. They have grown to over 350 employees by consistently providing quality services at a fair price, and are now a multi-disciplined company; offering engineering, surveying, environmental services, planning, landscape architecture, and construction engineering services. Their firm also performs turn-key and design-build projects. A sampling of their projects includes transportation, automotive proving grounds, large-scale developments/resorts and small-to-medium municipal client services.
Visit Wilcox on the web at http://www.wilcox.us.
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.