Penn State University Radically Improves Facilities Management Using GiveMePower's PowerCAD CE Mobility Software And Dell Handheld PCs
Adding to its growing list of satisfied customers, GiveMePower Corporation, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD) and graphics development software for Windows mobile, wireless and desktop computing, announced that prestigious Penn State University has increased productivity, noted substantial time savings, reduced errors and improved collaboration in their facilities management group using the Company's PowerCAD CE mobile CAD and VoiceNOTE hands-free audio note keeping solution on Dell Axim wireless handheld PCs.
Prior to PowerCAD CE, Penn State's facilities management group--who require as-built drawings for all of their facilities--recorded measurements using a pad of paper and a measuring tape. Next, they would take the sketches to their office to recreate them manually on a desktop PC using AutoCAD. Searching for a more efficient method, Scott Hord, facilities analyst within the Facilities Resources & Planning department at Penn State, took a proactive approach by gathering a team to commence development of a mobile solution. Then he discovered PowerCAD CE.
Hord noted they also have the ability to send and receive drawings through e-mail or by wireless web. And by using PowerCAD CE's exclusive VoiceNOTE hands-free audio note keeping technology, Hord's team saves hours of time by speaking directly into the handheld PC with detailed verbal information instantly embedded into the drawing and referenced to specific objects or locations.
PowerCAD CE is part of GiveMePower's complete family of CAD Anywhere 2D and 3D design, viewing and mobile/wireless collaboration solutions - each designed to save time and money in the office, in the field, or on the shop floor.
Source: GiveMePower, Feb. 8, 2005