Anderson & Associates Extends Use of Altiva Software's CADconform

April 4, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announces that Anderson & Associates, Inc., a Virginia-based engineering, design and technology firm, has extended its use of CADconform® software to promote and enforce CAD standards for its client, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

VDOT uses CADconform to promote and enforce CAD standards in its own drafting operations. VDOT is also working with many vendors and subcontractors to achieve maximum CAD data quality and process efficiency, streamlining projects and eliminating errors and rework (see Altiva press release Virginia DOT Achieving Significant Process and Quality Improvements with CADconform).

"Working with Altiva has been a pleasant experience," explains Anderson's Assistant Survey Manager Ronnie Shelor. "The folks there are top notch and gave us the care and attention of their largest customers."

Shelor continues, "We are also pleased with all of the new features and functionality in the latest version of CADconform. As our standards committee reviews our standards and processes in efforts to move towards using advanced design tools and achieving greater efficiency, we will be analyzing CADconform for use with other client projects."

"To attain the maximum advantages of advanced design tools, companies must have superior data quality, which starts with 100% conformance to CAD data standards," explains Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "Only CADconform provides that level of conformance, reliably and affordably."

"At Altiva, we are committed to helping all of our customers get on board and up-to-speed with CADconform as quickly as possible, so they can start realizing the value to their business and their bottom line," continues Hurlston.

About Anderson & Associates

Anderson & Associates, Inc. is a progressive employee-owned company based in Blacksburg, Virginia. Founded in 1968, the firm provides a full range of engineering, technology and design services. From site development and environmental engineering to surveying, GIS, and website development, A&A strives to exceed expectations through the experience, expertise and efficiency of its more than 160 professionals in five branch offices throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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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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Marie Franklyn

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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.