Altiva Software to Add the U.S. National CAD Standard™ Version 4.0 to CADconform

June 23, 2008 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announced an extension of its agreement with the AIA, CSI, and NIBS to include the United States National CAD Standard™ (NCS) Version 4.0 enhancements to CADconform®, its software product that promotes and enforces 100% conformance to CAD standards.

For the last 2 years, Altiva Software has included, at no additional charge, the full the NCS V3.1 for both AutoCAD® and MicroStation® in its comprehensive standards application. And CADconform remains the fastest and easiest way to roll-out and enforce the NCS standard throughout an enterprise. It accomplishes this feat by integrating these 3 critical functions into one cohesive solution that works seamlessly within both AutoCAD and MicroStation:

"We've been the first and only vendor for years to successfully incorporate the complete NCS into a CAD standards application for both MicroStation and AutoCAD," explains Altiva Software's Marie Franklyn. "Adding the recently released V4.0 enhancements will bring the following valuable NCS features to CADconform customers:"

The NCS, first published in 1999, was developed by committee and initially based on industry documents from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Other groups and pertinent documents have been included in later issues; the latest version, 4.0, was published in January 2008.

In July 2005, the 3 groups invited software vendors to incorporate the standard – which existed only as a large printed manual and PDF file – into an appropriate software package, to make it easier to use and check against the standard as part of the drafting process. Altiva Software was the first to meet this challenge.

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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.