Altiva Software Announces Winner of Laptop Computer at International HEEP Conference

October 1, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software is pleased to announce that Joseph Foglietta, of NYSDOT, is the lucky winner of the firm's laptop drawing held at IHEEP 2007.

Altiva gave a presentation as part of the conference program and also had a booth in the Technology Partners Hall. The program presentation by Business Development Manager Marie Franklyn focused on criteria for a complete system of CAD standards; how a complete standards system can dramatically improve a drafting organizations workflow and a project's interoperability; and how CADconform helps to achieve these goals.

"HEEP members, which are typically departments of transportation and related engineering firms, were among the first organizations to capitalize on the benefits of CADconform," explains Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "DOTs and other government agencies have long realized the benefits of standards, and they quickly realized that CADconform provides an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for promoting and enforcing CAD standards, which contributes to the overall efficiency and interoperability of their projects."

Officially established in 1959, the Highway Engineering Exchange Program (HEEP) is an international organization which promotes the exchange of information relating to highway and bridge engineering, with particular focus on use of computers and information technology in the engineering process.

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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

Business Development Manager
2434 Riverway Oak Dr
Kingwood, TX 77345
Office: (281) 295-2250
Fax: (832) 201-0462

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.