All mark-ups made to models in Cadfaster|Collaborate™ can now be easily archived and retrieved with a simple web browser
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After listening carefully to its customer’s feedback, CadFaster (www.cadfaster.com) today responded with the announcement of its new MyCadbox free Cloud service, adding to the robust list of features for its popular CadFaster|Collaborate 3D CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration software. The new service gives project teams of architects, designers, engineers and contractors an easy method of downloading and archiving all mark-ups and discussion threads associated with models shared in CadFaster|Collaborate. Users can also generate a PDF file, making it that much easier to create a permanent record. For professionals always working in the field, mark-ups can be retrieved on-demand in a standard data format with just a browser and a click from any internet-connected device, such as an iPad.
CadFaster|Collaborate is a cloud-based collaboration software tool available as a plug-in for major design platforms including Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and Vectorworks. Unlike other solutions, this easy-to-use tool lets users effortlessly distribute 3D CAD models and BIM designs for instant review and mark-up with anyone, anywhere, in real-time.
“Cloud tools such as MyCadbox facilitate better communication and documentation in the design, fabrication, and construction processes,” said Paul Wilkinson, blogger and author of Construction Collaboration Technologies: The Extranet Evolution. “Some organizations are legally required to keep records for up to 10 years and are often asked to produce reports for their customers, contractors, suppliers or engineers. Having quick and easy access to their latest design collaborations in the Cloud eases the complexity of compliance and boosts accuracy of data by ensuring everyone is working with up-to-date project information.”
In addition to MyCadbox, CadFaster|Collaborate offers unique features such as a walk-through mode with inside point-of-views of interiors and design details. For ultimate portability, architects and designers can even use CadFaster’s free iPad® application that was awarded Best of Show Mobile App for Architects at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 National Convention by Architosh, to review and share the model with others.
“We have found ourselves capable of exporting large design models from both Autodesk Revit and Bentley AECOsim,” said Andrew Fisher, DPR Construction. “Viewing BIM models using CadFaster on iPads adds another dimension to site walks. Both the impressive compression rate and the ease of navigation makes it a very useful tool in the field.”
Available for a free 14-day trial, CadFaster|Collaborate can be easily purchased and downloaded through two authorized high quality resellers ─Novedge.com in the U.S., from Cadventure in the UK or directly from CadFaster’s online store for European customers.
CadFaster provides its customers with proprietary and innovative software products that enable an ultra-fast 3D collaboration experience in professional 3D applications such as CAD. Based in Oulu, Finland, CadFaster was founded by a team of highly skilled software professionals. The technology development of the company’s newest product, CadFaster|Collaborate, began in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.cadfaster.com/, join CadFaster’s Facebook page or follow the company on Twitter @CadFaster. Email any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CadFaster and CadFaster|Collaborate are trademarks of CadFaster, Inc. Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.; SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation; iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.; Microstation is a registered trademark of Bentley Systems Inc.