Altiva Software Announces Winner of Laptop Computer at AU 2007

AU2007 laptop winner photo

December 31, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software is pleased to announce the winner of the drawing it held at Autodesk University 2007 for the chance to win a laptop computer - Salaheddin Ramadan, of Lessard Urban, Inc in Vienna, Virginia.

As a way of creating some additional buzz at its conference booth, Altiva held a drawing for a COMPAQ Presario 6130, a state-of-the-art, multi-media laptop computer.

To register for a chance to win, conference attendees only had to complete a brief survey about their CAD standards with an Altiva representative. All completed surveys were placed in a box for a random drawing held on the last day of the conference.

Salaheddin was notified by text message on November 29th during one of his training sessions at the conference.

"I was so surprised when I saw a text message on my blackberry saying that I had won. I haven't won anything before this prize. While I was raffling, I thought it was impossible for me to win. Then I said, "What's it going to hurt. You never know." This is great because I was planning earlier to buy a laptop for my wife. This gift came at the right time; I'm so happy that I actually won it."

Salaheddin is an Associate Principal at the High Rise department of Lessard Urban, Inc. Among some of the exciting projects that he has completed or has currently under construction are:

The 15th annual Autodesk University (AU), held in Las Vegas this year, attracted some 9000 attendees. Altiva, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, was at the conference exhibit hall demonstrating the latest version of CADconform®, its software product that promotes and enforces 100% conformance to CAD standards. CADconform is an add-on to Autodesk's AutoCAD® software.

About Lessard Group

Lessard Group is an award-winning architectural and urban design firm specializing in residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. We work closely with our clients through all stages of planning, design and construction to achieve successful, award-winning solutions in various markets across the country.

Lessard Group has emerged as a leader by combining a design studio approach with an entrepreneurial spirit. Currently we are one of the largest residential design firms in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

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.