Germany’s bocad Software, one of the Europe’s leading software houses for sophisticated CAD/CAM solutions, is back from a highly successful appearance at Rood and Timber International 2010, the specialty trade show for roof and timber construction held from 24 to 27 February, Cologne, Germany. With more than 470 exhibitors and some 42,000 visitors, Roof and Timber International gave bocad a welcome opportunity to rub shoulders with a savvy international crowd of roofers, carpenters, plumbers, architects and enginners.
The outstanding turnout at Roof and Timber International in Cologne impressively confirmed the role of this specialty trade show as one of the most important venues of its kind. Especially in today’s tough economic climate, the venue gave visitors a welcome start to a new year that hopefully bodes better for the construction industry than previous years.
Visitors to the bocad exhibit were able to learn more about the company’s flgship products, bocad-3D and bocad-PS. According to Markus Ehmke, a marketing executive based at bocad headquarters in Bochum, Germany, “the general tenor amongst visitors was extremely favorable with respect to bocad’s solutions, which provide a convincing focal point in an industry otherwise awash in a vast ocean of CAD/CAM programs.” In particular, fairgoers with an industrial background welcomed the innovative and efficent mix of solutions and services avaliable from the Bochum-based software house.
Bocad’s products are designed to integrate with actual customer processes and provide the foundation for a collaborative effort that directly involves customers in the development of solutions that optimise digital workflow. Customers can create and make adjustments to their own applications with the help of user interfaces that make it possible for them to introduce their own ideas without having to reengineer the underlying software.
With its bocad-3D software lineup, users can quickly and easily create steel, wood, concrete, facades, glass and special designs with a feature-rich platform that makes bocad-3D one of the world’s most powerful solutions for planning, designing, manufacturing and assembling buildings of almost every kind.
A sister product, bocad-PS, integrates project workflow from the planning to assembly phases. In a nutshell, bocad-PS addresses the needs of all those involved in a construction project, from planners and builders to structural engineers, to evaluate and interpret workflow, as well as project changes and their consequences, in a complete and easy to visualise process.
Ongoing development of both bocad-3D and bocad-PS is strictly customer-centric, allowing bocad to adapt its products to the pulse of the times and the real-world marketplace, guaranteeing customers a high level of response to their needs and uncompromising product quality.