As a part of this initiative, A&A announced an offer to contribute 150 free licenses of Vectorworks 2011 and FastTrack Schedule software programs to organizations involved in reconstruction planning and projects. A&A will also provide software training, which includes dispatching training staff where needed.
"We are sure that reconstruction projects will take a long time, and we do believe that our computer software will be a big help,” said Kazuko Uchida, CEO of A&A Co., Ltd. "We hope we will be able to assist in the reconstruction process for local people, even if it is a small amount of aid, with help from our staff and from our software users nationwide. We pray that all survivors of the earthquake and tsunami recover quickly, and that they lead a path to reconstruction of the affected areas."
Vectorworks 2011, developed by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., is CAD software for architectural, interior and product design, with capabilities related to city planning, master planning and civil engineering. The Japanese localized version of the software also contains extensions to simulate both evacuations and thermal environments during the design process.
“We have a long-standing relationship with the design community in Japan, and we were shocked and saddened by the recent devastation to so many communities there,” said Stewart Rom, Chief Marketing Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We are pleased to be able to support our Japanese partners at A&A in providing this technology to assist with the rebuilding efforts.”
More information for application and license distribution processes will be available on A&A's website (http://www.aanda.co.jp/fukkoshien/) beginning May 16, 2011.
Established in 1984, A&A Co., Ltd. develops and sells software for architectural designers, with the motto "Use the best available, Create the best that's not." For more information, visit: http://www.aanda.co.jp/
About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit www.vectorworks.net.
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