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  • Autodesk Inventor: Get A Different Perspective

    In this modern age of software, it seems that there is a specific software or tool for just about anything, but our main asset for accomplishing our CAD work is still our eyes. The way we view things has a major impact on our workflows.

    CAD work

    The common navigation tools inside Autodesk Inventor can become second nature. There are many ways to go about navigating around a model and every user has his preferences. Some use the Navigation Bar, some use the View Cube, some use the F keys or the mouse wheel just to name a few. Out of all the navigation options we have one command is more than often left out and that is Perspective View.

    Why using the Perspective View?

    Perspective View projects the model’s view to a vanishing point adding perspective and parallax in the scene. This gives a better comprehension of space, depth and volume. This helps create a more realistic and compelling view for any conception. While this effect is used widely for visualization and rendering, most users pass on its most useful asset:  navigation.

    While working in parallel projection (Orthographic) we can work precisely on our model without the distortion of a real-world view. This is where most work is done. But sometimes the geometry we are working on becomes our obstacle. One might have to work inside of something requiring creating hide situations on some parts to access the working area or create section views to access very small space in between geometry.

    These situations require the creation of work planes, adding extra sketches in our model, creating and managing view representations or just plainly utilizing commands such as Slice Graphics repetitively. All these manipulations are redundant and can soon become an irritant in a day-to-day routine. Here comes perspective to the rescue. Perspective view has a ghost behavior that enables the camera to go through geometry.


    You need to select a face inside an assembled drive shaft’s keyway? 

    Not a problem, just toggle Perspective on and navigate through the gearbox, gears and bearing to select the face you want. Simple!

    The images below show how we can go through the objects to select the inside face of a keyway without any other manipulation than a simple Zoom.

    Selecting a face with Perspective View
    Selecting a face with Perspective View
    What about working in a tight space? 

    Once again toggle Perspective on and navigate to the desired position.

    The image below shows the same viewpoint, one orthographic and the second in perspective. Obviously, the perspective view offers much more headroom with a better visual comprehension.

    orthographic view



    Here are my extra 3 tips for easier navigation of the Perspective View:

    1. While navigating in perspective view it is a good practice to select a model or a feature so that selection becomes the center of interest. This will make the navigation focused to that selection.

    2. The default zoom factor of the mouse wheel scroll is intended for broad movement. While in perspective, the dolly zoom might be a better companion. You can press F3 to activate this zoom on the fly or assign this zoom behavior to the mouse wheel in your preferences in Inventor 2021.

    3. To adjust the field of view of your perspective press Ctrl+Shift+F3 and click and drag in your viewport, you will notice that this increase or decreases your field of view. You can go from almost orthographic to a super wide-angle view with this option.

    Don’t get stuck in a sterile square world, push your horizon, widen your perspective and be more efficient!

    How a CMMS System Can Increase your Business’s ROI and Uptime

    Have you been tasked to minimize your equipment downtimeincrease asset condition visibility and spare parts?  If so, this can be a daunting task for an assetheavy organization to move to a more proactive maintenance routine without the proper tools. 

    Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can accomplish this goal through the following tools: 

    • Increased team collaboration via application based commenting system 
    • Accurate reports to help you plan and optimize maintenance plans and parts availability 
    • A single source of truth will allow a business to avoid duplicate work orders 

    In the recent 2020 Benchmarks & Best Practices for Maintenance Management Report, facilities using an effective CMMS have reported seeing 88% cost savings ranging from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. 


    4 ways a CMMS can improve your business: 

    1. Reduce Equipment Downtime 

    Lowering equipment downtime is a common objective in any asset-heavy organization. Typically manufacturers experience an average of 800 hours of unplanned downtime annually. These incidents can take a heavy toll and result in an average cost of $17,000. In some industries, downtime can have a massive impact, costing your business $50,000 per minute, which translates to $3 million per hour. 

     Equipment failure, human error, and low visibility into asset conditions are some of the reasons for these incidents. With a CMMS solution, you can avoid these unplanned downtimes by replacing physical paperwork and application silos by introducing a single source of truth to track: 

    • Workflow and work orders 
    • Asset and physical equipment conditions 
    • Accurate supplies counts (parts, materials, etc.)
    • Service schedules and invoicing 

    Having instant access to this data can help you build more proactive maintenance plans for your assets and equipment. Enhanced reporting on these metrics will allow your team to analyze failures and, in turn, minimize future incidents. 


    2. Maximize Labour Force Efficiency 

    Maintenance managers need direct access to PM plans, asset documentation, and part supply info. Without this information, issues can arise, such as duplicate work orders and increased overtime costs.  These are the hallmarks of a reactive maintenance cycle vs. a proactive approach. With the proper CMMS tools, a technician will gain insight into the following: 

    • Create, evaluate, prioritize, delegate, and monitor work orders from any system by managers and operators. When a work order is done, they will also receive up-to-the-minute updates. 
    • When there is a new job order, technicians will be notified immediately, and valuable information such as repair histories, checklists, asset manuals are easily accessible. 
    • Users can plan proactive maintenance by setting up triggers for time, use, or condition-based maintenance. 
    • Technicians can add notes immediately onsite, mark a job as complete, and let others know a specific asset’s status. 

    With all this data readily available, maintenance managers can make more informed choices regarding labor costs and efficiency. Creating a comprehensive preventive maintenance plan becomes a reality with a CMMS system, which saves your organization downtime and lowers costs. 


    3. Extend the Life of your Assets and Raise Their Reliability 

    To improve the efficiency and reliability of maintenance operations, creating a preventive maintenance plan is necessary. Predictive analytics yield a tenfold return on investment, according to one study, and results in savings of 30 percent to 40 percent. Organizations that configure the bulk of their Assets in a CMMS report significant improvements in equipment reliability. 

    A CMMS system places all of your PM dashboards and data in one place. Because of this, maintenance planners see the big picture and improve their KPIs via the following tools: 

    • Generation of custom reports on asset downtime and costs to improve maintenance plan 
    • Quick access to all related Asset documentation such as work order history, required safety equipment, and failure codes 
    • Realtime tracking of metrics (e.g., mileage, gauge readings, and operational hours) 
    • Integration with other systems for business-wide collaboration 

    All this functionality in your hands will lead to the automation of maintenance plans and insight into improvement areas. 


     4. Upgrade your Inventory Management Tools 

    Maintaining your MRO stock (maintenance, repair, and operating supply) is essential for reducing downtime. Your technicians need to be able to order parts easily to complete repairs on time. MRO supply can be costly. In many cases, MRO accounts can make up as much as 40% of a businesss annual procurement budget. 

    A modern CMMS tool can assist with inventory management, save time on repairs and reduce duplicate orders by: 

    • Providing realtime tracking of spare parts and all relevant data (i.e., purchase date, availability, and locations where the part is stored) 
    • Automating purchases of parts to avoid extending downtime on repairs 
    • Reporting on inventory costs, order history, and usage metrics 
    • Notifications sent to Technicians of which parts are required  

    Implementing a CMMS solution can have an immediate positive impact on your equipment uptime and increase your ROI. Moving away from reactive maintenance will result in fewer equipment malfunctions and raise efficiency across the organization. 

    To learn more about the Meridian CMMS solution and how they can help your team, please contact the SolidCAD Meridian team.  

    How a Localized, Multi-Language CMMS Can Streamline Global Operations

    Any sizeable global corporation that maintains sites worldwide knows how language barriers can negatively impact communication and team productivity. 

    Let’s break this down: If person-to-person communication is difficult, adding a complex tool such as computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) will only exasperate the situation. Many modern CMMS tools are English only, which further hinders an international business’s efficiency. 

    Today’s Covid-19 reality adds another layer to this, with most of the workforce working remotely. Due to these challenges, many global corporations have begun rolling out localized or multi-language tools, including CMMS. 

    Key Asset Management Issues Businesses That Lower Efficiency 
    • Not focusing on high-priority maintenance jobs 
    • A lack of proactive maintenance leads to safety issues and unplanned downtime 
    • Communication breakdown between teams that causes delays 
    • Spare parts inventory shortage due to incomplete stock tracking tools 

    If you add language barriers to the mix for multi-site CMMS users, this adds increased challenges: 

    • Incomplete international data due to English only tools 
    • Training issues lead to lowered understanding of the CMMS capabilities 
    • Onsite technicians having issues completing work because they can’t easily access critical information 
    • Smaller tool user base due to language barriers 

    All these issues can have a substantial negative impact on efficiency and team communication. The accuracy of missioncritical asset data can drop, which leads to increased unplanned downtime. 

    How A Localized CMMS Application Can Help Your Global Business 

    A CMMS tool with the ability to localize to your region will provide the ability to translate specific language, cultural and numerical requirements to a more familiar format. These can affect the following: 

    • Language 
    • Dialect (i.e., Quebec vs. France) 
    • Legal requirements 
    • Numeric, date, and time formats 
    • Currency 

    A Localized CMMS will remove layer of communication issues that will increase data completeness and clarity and ease access. 

    4 Benefits of a Localized, Multi-site CMMS Tool 
    1. Modern User Interface 

    A complicated legacy CMMS interface can be tough to navigate and cause frustration due to: 

    • Unclear levels of user rights and privileges 
    • Unintuitive navigation of workflows 
    • Ineffective user training sessions 

    These factors can lead to lower user adoption of the tool and will negatively impact the business. 

    An easy-to-use modern CMMS will alleviate these issues as training sessions become more effective and increase user adoption. 

    2. Native Multi-Language Support 

    Current CMMS platforms are typically only available in English or provide a reduced set of localization capabilities. 

    powerful multi-site CMMS like Accruent’s Maintenance Connection provides multi-language and does it with a single database.  Users can enter data efficiently using their local language into a single source of truth.  Everyone using the platform is accessing the same data, leading to increased accuracy of data with no need to sync to different environments.  

    3. Mobile and Remote Access for Today’s Reality 

    This year will highlight the need for all of your tools to offer Remote and Mobile access. This is further confirmed by a 2017 ARC Advisory Group global report indicated that 50% of technicians use a mobile device for work orders, and this number is only growing. 

    Onsite Technicians that have to rely on wi-fi and laptops will lead to delays in communication and reduced quality of data. 

    This is why an international business needs a CMMS tool with full mobile access. 

    A fully localized mobile application will allow on-site technicians to improve their efficiency and quality of work by helping them: 

    • Find missioncritical asset documentation quickly 
    • Process work orders remotely and in real-time 
    • Order parts in the field to reduce delays and confirm parts availability 
    • See the entire Asset maintenance history 
    • Provide immediate changes to work order status 

    They can accomplish all this in their local language, enabling smoother maintenance experience with increased effectiveness. In a recent US-based survey conducted by Maintenance Connection, one customer estimated they had saved $1 million due to this kind of mobile CMMS implementation. 

    4. A CMMS Tool That Spans Multiple Sites and Regions 

    CMMS suites that only allow for single site with limited integrations lead to unstandardized data silos that can cause discrepancies and slow down team interactions. 

    If your CMMS tool can handle multiple sites, the user base pulls data from a single source of truth quickly and accurately. Access to these documents can be controlled effortlessly via centralized permissions for improved security. 

    A modern multi-site and multi-national CMMS will provide these benefits: 

    • Centralized data  
    • Global reporting tools 
    • Standardization of data by removing the need for information silos 
    • Increased data security and safety 
    • Realtime status of work orders across the globe 
    • Full integration for engineering document management tools such as Accruent’s Meridian 

    Features like this can reduce data input errors, standardize workflows, and make for easy user privilege administration in a centralized environment. 

    To learn more about Meridian solutions and how they can help your team, please contact the SolidCAD Meridian team.  

    SolidCAD continues to grow exponentially with another acquisition of Autodesk Reseller, AMS 360 Inc.

    Toronto, ON, November 5, 2020 – Today, Canada’s largest Autodesk Platinum Partner and professional services company, SolidCAD, announces another thrilling acquisition of Autodesk Reseller, AMS 360 Inc. located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. AMS 360 operates as a full-service CNC and CAD/CAM training provider for the manufacturing sector. Outside of their training expertise, AMS 360 also provides their customers additional services including: optimization of the programming process, machine tool data creation and post processor builds.

    SolidCAD has been in the reseller channel for over 25 years and employs one of the largest team of technology experts. This acquisition marks an exciting milestone that will expand their application specialist team, knowledge and services for Autodesk’s advanced manufacturing solutions including FeatureCAM, PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect.

    “AMS360 has excelled at providing Autodesk CAM products to it’s customers in Canada,” stated Marcus Tateishi, President of SolidCAD.  “We’re excited to have their whole team joining us and welcome their customers to the SolidCAD family.  By combining our capabilities, AMS360 and SolidCAD can provide our manufacturing customers with immediate benefits helping them prepare for new and innovate ways they can adopt technology that improve business operations and manufacturing processes.”

    “We are excited to join the Advanced Manufacturing Team at SolidCAD. The decision to merge with Canada’s largest Autodesk Platinum Reseller will solidify our position as the premier leader in Digital Manufacturing Solutions for the Canadian industry”, says Robert Kobielski, founder of AMS 360. “With SolidCAD, we can now expand our offerings to include the full, unified portfolio of Autodesk solutions, along with new products developed specifically for our customer’s needs. We intend to leverage the best technology with a dedicated development team to standardize our customer’s daily work and increase their programming capacity and flexibility”.

    SolidCAD and AMS 360’s combined team of experts are ready to support and service manufacturers across Canada with leading-edge CAM training, custom programming solutions and consulting services. With a new and improved team, SolidCAD is dedicated to helping firms streamline their entire digital manufacturing process from start to finish. This new merge is marked as SolidCAD’s third acquisition since last year.

    To learn more about SolidCAD’s Advanced Manufacturing services, visit us here:   https://www.solidcad.ca/partner-products/autodesk-cam/

    For more information, contact SolidCAD’s Managing Director for the Advanced Manufacturing Division, Marty Cornacchi at marty.cornacchi@solidcad.ca.

    About AMS 360

    AMS 360 is a full-service CNC and CAD/CAM training provider in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We have combined a team of experts from various manufacturing sectors to form a complete and flexible customer training experience. Our services include product training, optimization of the programming process, machine tool data creation, and post processor builds. AMS 360 was incorporated by Robert Kobielski. www.ams360inc.com

    SolidCAD releases new configuration product, Variant

    TORONTO, ON October 5, 2020 – Today, SolidCAD, Canada’s largest professional services company and Autodesk Platinum Partner, announces that they have developed and released their newest product, Variant. Variant is a web-based product configurator that is built on the Autodesk Forge platform and was developed for manufacturing customers that want to streamline their quotation and design-to-manufacturing processes. Just last week, SolidCAD announced that they became Autodesk’s newest Forge Certified System Integrator, and this week they are excited to publicly announce the availability of Variant.

    Variant goes well beyond Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ), where a user (whether it is a manufacturers internal sales team, a prospective customer or dealer) can make product selections almost anywhere with an intuitive web interface. The results include a 3D viewable model, associated bill of material and professional quotation.

    Variant is not only a product configuration tool but is also integrated into Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle PLM as well as Autodesk Vault, making the product a crucial part of an overall workflow. It not only provides sales quotations, but also offers the necessary information for downstream ordering and manufacturing.

    Customers that currently use Inventor’s iLogic feature or would benefit from doing so are excellent candidates for Variant as it enables them to provide those design variations to users on the web without the need of or knowledge of Inventor.

    Kevin Robinson, Sr. Business Strategy Manager at Autodesk added, “Design Automation is a powerful enabler for manufacturing customers, and we are excited to see how SolidCAD is extending the value of Autodesk Inventor designs containing iLogic with Forge. Variant looks like a fantastic cloud offering to help connect engineering to sales, and then to the end customer.”

    “Once again, SolidCAD is providing manufacturing companies with best in class tools” says Mark Gartner, National Director of Manufacturing at SolidCAD. “Many manufactures have aspirations of a product configurator and understand the benefits it will bring to their organization. Many have found that traditional CPQ products come up short, and most Engineer to Order (ETO) products are too expensive for the return on investment. This is the reason we developed Variant.”

    To learn more about this product, visit Variant at https://www.solidcad.ca/variant/ and register for SolidCAD’s upcoming Virtual Process Improvement event here: https://solidcad.swoogo.com/variant to get an understanding of the product firsthand. In addition, SolidCAD lead developer, Ryan Small and National Director of the Manufacturing division, Mark Gartner, will also be presenting Variant at this year’s Autodesk University digital conference on November 18-20: https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/conference/schedule, just search for the session title “Sales Engineering Automation Using Forge, Fusion Lifecycle and Vault.”

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Gartner, National Director of Manufacturing at SolidCAD

    SolidCAD is proud to announce themselves as an Autodesk Forge Certified System Integrator

    TORONTO, ON September 28, 2020 – SolidCAD, Canada’s largest Autodesk Platinum Partner and professional services company, is now an Autodesk Forge Certified Systems Integrator. Autodesk is a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and construction management software, providing software solutions that can improve industry workflows.

    Autodesk Forge is a cloud-based developer platform that can be used to visualize data, connect that data to external data sources for greater insight, automate tasks and connect teams and workflows.

    To earn this recognition, the SolidCAD team completed rigorous training with Autodesk experts, demonstrated a proven track record of helping multiple businesses build software integrations within existing systems and deployed custom, Forge-powered, cloud-based solutions.

    “SolidCAD is a valued Autodesk partner who for more than 25 years remains committed to our shared goal of continuous advancement to improve our customers’ success,” said Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Forge. “Achieving status as an Autodesk Forge Certified System Integrator is a milestone for which SolidCAD should be proud and one we are confident will be welcomed across the industries we serve.”

    “We have a development team that is capable to support the entire range of Autodesk products and are excited to include Forge in our solution offering.” Ryan Small, National Director of Software Development at SolidCAD. “As our customers move to the cloud, SolidCAD is well-positioned to help them achieve their automation objectives and improve their overall workflow.”

    In addition, SolidCAD expects to release a new product on October 5, 2020 – a configuration tool built on the Forge system.[/gil_content]

    If you are interested in SolidCAD’s Forge services and want to learn more about future product updates, visit their profile on Autodesk’s site: https://forge.autodesk.com/systemsintegrators

    For more information contact:

    Ryan Small
    National Director of Software Development, SolidCAD
    1-877-438-2231 ext. 110

    SolidCAD’s acquisition of Fusiontek’s Bluebeam business unit

    Toronto, ON, August 24, 2020 – Today SolidCAD, a Bluebeam Platinum Partner, announced the acquisition of Fusiontek’s Bluebeam business unit. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Fusiontek has operated as a professional services provider, delivering smart technology for the building design and construction industries. With years of experience, Fusiontek helps design and construction firms successfully implement BIM, Virtual Reality, and collaboration technology through their wide range of services including training, consulting and support. As Canada’s premier technology and professional service provider, SolidCAD is always looking for opportunities to grow and expand its presence in Western Canada and address the specific needs of the local AEC market.

    “We are very thrilled to welcome Fusiontek’s Bluebeam business unit to SolidCAD,” said Marcus Tateishi, President at SolidCAD. “Our team is ready to support and service their Bluebeam customers with the highest level of expert support, custom professional services, training and product expertise. We will ensure that this transition is both easy and effortless and is dedicated to ensuring that all clients’ Bluebeam needs are exceeded. On behalf of SolidCAD, we are happy to officially welcome our new customers to the family.”

    “We have chosen SolidCAD due to their strong commitment to customer service and national presence across Canada.” States Joe Magas, CEO of Fusiontek.  “We are happy to have our clients work with a partner that has an extensive team of over 30+ technical specialists with widespread experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. The SolidCAD team has proven to be a professional company that offers extensive services and support in both the official languages of Canada. We know that SolidCAD will continue to provide a high level of professionalism and support that we have offered to our customers for years.”

    About Fusiontek

    Since 2006 Fusiontek has helped AEC companies’ success with BIM, Virtual Reality and Collaboration solutions. We assist our clients to leverage the best technology for more efficient building design & construction. www.fusiontek.ca

    As of July 31, 2020 Steltman Tools are discontinued

    As of July 31, 2020, SolidCAD a Cansel Company has discontinued the sale of new subscriptions for Steltman Software, Steltman Tools. From this date and onward, new subscriptions, or renewals for maintenance plans to Steltman Tools will no longer be available for purchase.

    SolidCAD is committed to help improve our customers’ engineering design workflows. This decision will allow us to better partner with leaders in the Autodesk Developer Network market, such as CTC Software. SolidCAD and CTC will be delivering technologies that maximize productivity with custom applications and tools for Civil 3D. This collaboration strengthens our ability to enable more connected workflows and deliver high-quality services to optimize your workflow.

    For those located in the U.S, SolidCAD will continue to support you and your products for the remainder of the year until July 31, 2021, but during this time, you will be contacted by your new Account Manager from CTC Software to help you make the transition over.

    Book a meeting today to discuss your options

    Have Questions?

    We understand that this change might prompt questions, please review our FAQ to ensure you have all the necessary information.


    SolidCAD has made the difficult decision to discontinue Steltman Software, Steltman Tools as a product. With this decision, we intend to collaborate with other industry leaders who can better support your custom application and tool needs. As such, the current release of Steltman Tools ,2021, is the last release of that product.  Since that release, no updates or enhancements have been delivered and no new release versions are planned in the future.

    • Perpetual licenses do not expire and customers may choose to continue to use them after the expiry date of their maintenance contract.
    • No renewal or replacement licenses will be issued after the customers maintenance contract expires.
    • Perpetual network licenses do not expire and customers may choose to continue to use them after the expiry date of their maintenance contract.
    • No renewal or replacement licenses will be issued after the customers maintenance contract expires.

    SolidCAD has worked with CTC Software to enhance the capabilities of Civil 3D, and improve workflows historically supplemented by Steltman Tools. The modern but simple interface, installation, deployment, licensing and functionality of the CTC Software is improved over our previous offerings. We at SolidCAD are committed to bringing the best quality tools to you and your engineering/design teams. Our partnership with CTC Software, and the fantastic, proven offerings they have around Civil 3D are unmatched.

    Please contact your SolidCAD Account Manager so we can schedule a technical orientation of your use of Civil 3D, projects, and workflows and advise on the tools best suited ongoing for your firm.

    You may find that previous custom functionality you’ve had developed is included, or overlaps with existing features within the CTC Software CIM Project Suite, or CIM Manager Suite. They have been working for many years to solve many common shortcomings of Civil 3D. CTC’s development has been driven by customer feedback from day one many years ago, and will continue. SolidCAD would like to work with you to ensure existing features and functionality are fully leveraged within your firm to achieve the best project results possible

    Please contact your SolidCAD Account Manager so we can schedule a technical orientation of your use of Civil 3D, projects, and workflows and advise on the tools best suited ongoing for your firm.

    • If the customer needs to move an existing license to a new system prior to the expiry date of the customers renewal period a new perpetual license will be issued.
    • There will be no license renewals or replacement licenses after the customers current renewal period expires.

    Contact the SolidCAD support line at 1-877-438-2231 or Ramil Laxamana via 1-877-438-2231 ext. 238 or ramil.laxamana@solidcad.ca

    • We can help you with new Civil 3D workflows to accomplish what you need to achieve
    • New, similar, enhanced tools continue to be added to the CTC Civil Project Tools Suites
    • We do not support any specialty/custom tools previously created that are not in the standard Civil Essentials Tool set.
    • All Civil Essentials software and licensing support ends on July 31, 2021.
    To learn more about SolidCAD’s additional tools that can support your projects today, we encourage you to visit us at:  SolidCAD Products or visit CTC Software.

    SolidCAD announces its newest partnership with SimpleCloud AECM

    TORONTO, ON, July 2, 2020 – Today, SolidCAD, Canada’s leading technology and professional services company declares another successful partnership with SimpleCloud.  SimpleCloud AECM offers a cloud-based platform for digital content management and creation to business professionals.

    This cloud-based solution provides customers with a fully integrated environment of virtual desks, allowing any user to be connected from anywhere, through any device, ensuring access at any time.  SimpleCloud provides dedicated applications for high GPU needs for customers specifically in the Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing industry.

    SimpleCloud offers two types of platforms, a Public Cloud, which creates friendly collaborative environment that allows users to get access to virtual high graphics performance workstations with on-demand specifications, and a Hybrid Cloud option, which meets the needs of companies that already have their own infrastructure but need to extend it by giving access to workers who have geographically dispersed.

    With its unique ability to work anywhere in the world, this solution will allow larger Canadian firms to connect throughout various offices globally. SimpleCloud has over 60 data centers around the world, and provides services and coverage to the United States, Canada, Mexico, all of Europe, Japan, South Korean and Taiwan.

    We’re excited to introduce the Canadian AEC and Manufacturing market to SimpleCloud,” Marcus Tateishi, President of SolidCAD states.  “Our customers are being tasked with more complex projects, on ever shortening timelines and in many cases leveraging talented but distributed teams,” he continues.  “SimpleCloud offers our customers the potential to scale their process power and storage needs across remote work environments, without compromising the demands of budget and sustainable methods that are increasing in the industry.”

    “To meet the demands of today’s complex project management environments and maintain business continuity, SimpleCloud specifically designed our AECM platform with the capability to deploy new desktops connecting to powerful, secure virtual machines in a matter of minutes, and address all of the high graphical spec, storage and device needs of teams globally,” said Olivier Wolff, CEO of SimpleCloud. “We are excited to be partnering with the SolidCAD team to bring SimpleCloud’s remote collaboration and unique innovations to the Canadian AECM community.”

    SolidCAD and SimpleCloud will be working together to provide consulting, implementation and support services to Canadian firms for this cloud-based solution.  To learn more about SimpleCloud’s platform, join SolidCAD for a webinar and demo to view firsthand on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET, to register click here.

    For more information,  please contact our National Director for the AEC industry, Michael Rotolo at michael.rotolo@solidcad.ca.

    About SimpleCloud AECM

    SimpleCloud AECM is a global, cloud-based platform for digital content management and creation, perfect for all companies and all collaborative tasks, from the simplest to the most demanding. SimpleCloud AECM offers dedicated applications for high GPU needs for customers in Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing.

    SimpleCloud provides a fully integrated environment of virtual desks solutions in the cloud, allowing users to be connected to a virtual desk from anywhere through any device keeping access to its own configuration and software. www.simpleaecm.com/

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