Parking Design Software wins 'Best of Show' Award

Vancouver, B.C, Canada - Transoft Solutions latest release of its innovative software tool, ParkCAD 2.1, has received the 'Best of Show' award at last month's 2006 Bentley Conference in Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Making its official debut at the event, the new product made a lasting resonance with attendees. Retaining all its renowned functionality for parking facility design, this newest version of ParkCAD is now compatible with Bentley's MicroStation CAD platform.

Roopinder Tara, editor at, a prominent online information directory for technology, was sufficiently impressed by ParkCAD 2.1 when awarding the prize. Mr. Tara had this to say about the showcase software, 'ParkCAD is one of those products that will make you wonder how you ever got along without it. Even if you'll only create one parking lot, this add-on for AutoCAD and MicroStation will be worth it." Readers can view the rest of Mr. Tara's statement by visiting

As stated previously, the world's best selling parking design tool is now available for MicroStation - Bentley's CAD development platform. In the past, users could only work with this specialized design software on Autodesk's AutoCAD system. Elaborating on the compatibility issue, Transoft Solutions' Associate Product Manager, Michael Frost said, "At first, we chose to pilot a version of ParkCAD just for AutoCAD users. At the time, we felt that we needed to target a specific segment of the industry to allow us to control the input of feature\functionality requests to ultimately enable us to provide a significantly improved application before it was ported to MicroStation."

Mr. Frost further remarked on ParkCAD 2.1's strong showing at the conference. "We had the fortunate opportunity to show ParkCAD 2.1 at the BE event to a multitude of MicroStation user's from a variety of engineering disciplines. Every contact that has had to design a parking layout in the course of their careers stood in amazement of the speed and ease of use for laying out and reporting of stall counts and percentages during the presentation. The common sentiment of "What took me hours just took you 2 minutes" was reflected by the majority. In addition to the successes of exposing the new MicroStation compatible ParkCAD 2.1 application we also had the pleasure of reaffirming existing DOT (Department of Transportation) and consultant firm relationships, as well as had the opportunity to make new domestic and international ones. Having ParkCAD 2.1 not only being well received, but also getting the "Best of Show" from has sustained our belief that ParkCAD is indeed an essential product for both CAD platforms for the transportation engineering and architectural design community. I'm extremely proud with what our developers have been able to do."

As with the last version, ParkCAD 2.1 hosts a selection of powerful and user-friendly features which translates into greater productivity for the end-user by allowing fast and efficient parking facility designs and layouts. Independent tests have shown that designers using ParkCAD achieve time-savings of over 70% when compared to traditional methods of parking lot creation.

Core features for ParkCAD 2.1 include:

Full compatibility with both MicroStation and AutoCAD platforms
Ability to select multiple elements (i.e. parking rows, stalls, islands, entrance/exit points etc.) to create and edit to desired specifications and standards
The capability to shift internal rows while generating parking lots
The ability to view aisle construction lines to visually display the area required for vehicle parking maneuvers
Island construction lines shows the amount of space needed to design custom islands to the user's required standards
Reporting tool functionality that allow users to share parking design layouts and information to stakeholders
ParkCAD 2.1 is intended for a wide range of users including architects, civil engineers, drafters, urban planners, CAD technicians, and land developers and is designed to integrate with Transoft's flagship product, AutoTURN, to offer an even greater practicability for parking facility design projects.

Learn more about ParkCAD 2.1 by going to Transoft's website where visitors can sign up for free live web-based demonstration, read a white paper, or download a trial copy of the software for evaluation.

About Transoft Solutions

Transoft Solutions, Inc. has been committed to providing innovative CAD-based software for the transportation design community since 1991. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada and internationally recognized as an industry leader in the development of state of the art software for road and airport design professionals; Transoft products are used everyday by thousands of organizations in over 80 countries worldwide. Users include government agencies at the national, state, county and municipal levels, as well as private sector engineering, architectural and roadway design firms.

For more information on Transoft Solutions and its family of products, please visit the website at or please call direct 1.888.244.8387.

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