Transoft Launches ParkCAD 3.0

Transoft Solutions Inc., developers of advanced applications for the engineering and architectural design community, has announced the latest version release of its revolutionary parking lot design software, ParkCAD 3.0.
Proven in tests to be over 70% faster than traditional design methods, architects, drafters, and engineers can design, test, and edit parking lots in minutes for improved parking needs analysis and to quickly evaluate scenarios to maximize parking yield. ParkCAD 3.0 functions within both AutoCAD and Bentley's MicroStation platforms.

Just three years ago, the first ParkCAD version shipped from Transoft. So how will this new release improve the way parking lots have been traditionally designed? Michael Frost, Product Manager at Transoft Solutions, addresses this subject, "ParkCAD 3.0 is the result of client feedback from earlier versions. We've worked hard to integrate ideas of earlier adaptors and expert advisors. We're very excited (as are our early focus groups) about the new release of ParkCAD 3.0 with SmartL.O.T (Layout Optimization Technology). This new release contains considerable application enhancements requested from our user base to make the application more robust and to allow ParkCAD to be beneficial throughout the life cycle of the project rather than just early stage designs."

"Our newly defined SmartL.O.T process delivers a combination of functional abilities such as dynamic lot editing, site setup, and automatically updated lot parameters to help with what designers need a parking lot to be: pedestrian friendly, traffic flow accommodating, functional, and easily maintainable for a minimal cost," said Chris Milne, lead program developer of ParkCAD.

When asked about some of the standout features in ParkCAD 3.0, Mr. Frost replied, "In the past year, there's been a profound move towards overall responsibility for costs with many design consultants. We spotted this trend from discussions with our clients that the need was there to provide them with a viable solution. Therefore, in my opinion, the most significant enhancement is the new Quantity Takeoff Reporting feature which provides parking object quantities with cost estimates that can be dynamically tied to the geometric design."

"ParkCAD 3.0 lets the user become more competitive by allowing them to concentrate on the important design jobs that bring the revenue in and not having to waste time laying out different parking lot configurations," concluded Mr. Frost. "It's very satisfying being able to work on a tool that gives users such a complete advantage over having to manually draw out each parking stall or row."

Today many of the largest global engineering and architectural firms employ a version of ParkCAD to layout and configure lot sizes containing anywhere from 20 to 1,000 parking stalls. Since the beginning of the year, Transoft Solutions has seen a 25% increase in ParkCAD sales as more and more architects and engineers are exposed to the product.
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