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Haestad Methods Releases GISConnect for AutoCAD 11.12.2003

November 12, 2003
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Enterprise-wide software solution seamlessly integrates independent CAD and GIS software systems with unprecedented ease of use.

Haestad Methods announced the release of GISConnect for AutoCAD, an enterprise-wide software solution that seamlessly integrates independent CAD and GIS software systems with unprecedented ease of use. This software will benefit mapping professionals in every organization by expanding and expediting the sharing of data while improving productivity for everyone from an individual desktop to a global network of people.

With this release, Haestad Methods has revolutionized the industry by combining the power of ArcGIS's advanced database and geospatial analysis capabilities with the extensive functionality of AutoCAD's drawing tools. GISConnect is an add-on to AutoCAD® and ESRI®'s ArcGIS® products and ties both environments together to provide the key benefits of each program in one application.

"ESRI sees Haestad Methods' GISConnect software as a product that truly delivers CAD/GIS interoperability," said David Maguire, Director of Products, Solutions, and International for ESRI.

"The inherent benefits of geographic data are being embraced by engineering and design communities. The GISConnect software is an excellent example of how CAD/GIS interoperability can leverage the power of the ArcGIS geodatabase with domain specific engineering tools."

This premier software empowers users to work directly within AutoCAD providing full control over the entire dataset to create, edit, view, and manipulate "˜live' ArcGIS data. With GISConnect, professionals can use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks, filter data spatially or via attribute queries, and select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries. GISConnect is compatible with AutoCAD 2002 and 2004, and all ArcGIS products of version 8 or higher.

"We are very pleased that Haestad Methods, a long-time strategic development partner of ours, has enabled more real-time read/write access of GIS data formats within AutoCAD with GISConnect," said Chris Bradshaw, Vice President of the Autodesk Infrastructure Solutions Division. "This capability will enable designers to work more efficiently, providing better value to their clients in support of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management."

"GISConnect provides the industry with the best-of-breed solution for linking CAD and GIS software packages together," said Scott Devoe, Director of Strategic Development for Haestad Methods. "CAD and GIS software platforms are both complementary and different technologies each offering its own set of valuable capabilities. With GISConnect, CAD and GIS users can now have the best of both worlds to fully leverage their CAD expertise and GIS software investment without the burden of excessive expense or modifications to their existing infrastructure."

GISConnect for AutoCAD enables CAD and GIS professionals to:

  • View and edit ArcGIS element data inside AutoCAD
  • Edit GIS data "live" from within the AutoCAD platform
  • Filter data spatially or via attribute queries
  • Select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries
  • Map blocks and attributes to GIS point data · Haestad Methods today announced the release of GISConnect for AutoCAD, an enterprise-wide software solution that seamlessly integrates independent CAD and GIS software systems with unprecedented ease of use. This software will benefit mapping professionals in every organization by expanding and expediting the sharing of data while improving productivity for everyone from an individual desktop to a global network of people. With this release, Haestad Methods has revolutionized the industry by combining the power of ArcGIS's advanced database and geospatial analysis capabilities with the extensive functionality of AutoCAD's drawing tools. GISConnect is an add-on to AutoCAD® and ESRI®'s ArcGIS® products and ties both environments together to provide the key benefits of each program in one application. "ESRI sees Haestad Methods' GISConnect software as a product that truly delivers CAD/GIS interoperability," said David Maguire, Director of Products, Solutions, and International for ESRI. "The inherent benefits of geographic data are being embraced by engineering and design communities. The GISConnect software is an excellent example of how CAD/GIS interoperability can leverage the power of the ArcGIS geodatabase with domain specific engineering tools." This premier software empowers users to work directly within AutoCAD providing full control over the entire dataset to create, edit, view, and manipulate "˜live' ArcGIS data. With GISConnect, professionals can use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks, filter data spatially or via attribute queries, and select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries. GISConnect is compatible with AutoCAD 2002 and 2004, and all ArcGIS products of version 8 or higher. "We are very pleased that Haestad Methods, a long-time strategic development partner of ours, has enabled more real-time read/write access of GIS data formats within AutoCAD with GISConnect," said Chris Bradshaw, Vice President of the Autodesk Infrastructure Solutions Division. "This capability will enable designers to work more efficiently, providing better value to their clients in support of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management." "GISConnect provides the industry with the best-of-breed solution for linking CAD and GIS software packages together," said Scott Devoe, Director of Strategic Development for Haestad Methods. "CAD and GIS software platforms are both complementary and different technologies each offering its own set of valuable capabilities. With GISConnect, CAD and GIS users can now have the best of both worlds to fully leverage their CAD expertise and GIS software investment without the burden of excessive expense or modifications to their existing infrastructure." GISConnect for AutoCAD enables CAD and GIS professionals to: · View and edit ArcGIS element data inside AutoCAD · Edit GIS data "live" from within the AutoCAD platform · Filter data spatially or via attribute queries · Select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries · Map blocks and attributes to GIS point data · Start and stop editing ArcGIS data directly within AutoCAD · Work connected or disconnected from the GIS data source · Use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks · View spatial data by feature class, window, or custom query · Work seamlessly between CAD and GIS (import, export, or synchronization are not required) Available immediately, GISConnect for AutoCAD can be ordered at a special introductory price by visiting www.haestad.com/software/gisconnect or by calling Haestad Methods at 1-800-727-6555 (USA or Canada) or +1-203-755-1666 (worldwide), or e-mailing info@haestad.com.
  • Start and stop editing ArcGIS data directly within AutoCAD
  • Work connected or disconnected from the GIS data source
  • Use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks
  • View spatial data by feature class, window, or custom query
  • Work seamlessly between CAD and GIS (import, export, or synchronization are not required)

Available immediately, GISConnect for AutoCAD can be ordered at a special introductory price by visiting www.haestad.com/software/gisconnect or by calling Haestad Methods at 1-800-727-6555 (USA or Canada) or +1-203-755-1666 (worldwide), or e-mailing info@haestad.com.

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