U.S. CAD™ Chosen by David Evans and Associates as Official Autodesk® Reseller and Civil 3D Implementation Consultant

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Major engineering firm taps U.S. CAD to speed transition to new civil engineering software standard.

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This agreement exemplifies our U.S. CAD strategy to expand our technical capabilities and reach, while maintaining our core focus on delivering superior technical solutions and customer service.

U.S. CAD, Inc. (formerly L.A. CAD), the Western U.S.'s largest provider of computer-aided design (CAD) consulting, training and support services, and its largest Autodesk® solutions reseller, today announced it has been chosen by engineering firm David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) as its official Autodesk reseller and Civil 3D implementation consultant. The multi-year contract puts DEA at the forefront of engineering firms transitioning to the new industry standard in civil engineering software, with U.S. CAD advancing the effort.

"We are very excited about our agreement with DEA, which enables us provide them the latest Autodesk solutions, as well as our advanced training and support services -- all aimed at helping DEA and its customers be even more successful," said U.S. CAD CEO Danny Counts. "This agreement exemplifies our U.S. CAD strategy to expand our technical capabilities and reach, while maintaining our core focus on delivering superior technical solutions and customer service."

"Over the past two years, DEA has been embracing and leveraging the new Autodesk Civil 3D technology through a large scale, phased approach," said J.C. Davis, DEA corporate information systems and Civil 3D project manager. "U.S. CAD has the resources and expertise to handle the ongoing administration and management of this project, as well as the ability to meet our other ongoing Autodesk product, training and support needs. It's a good match."

With offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New York, Oregon and Washington, DEA is ahead of most other large engineering firms in implementing the new Civil 3D standard, which for many large-scale applications is the next-generation to Autodesk's workhorse Land Desktop software. "Civil 3D is far more than a new civil engineering software application; it's a fundamental advance in the field -- a new way of completing projects faster, more efficiently and with greater design consistency than previously possible," said Davis. He added that DEA's time savings on production plan development thus far using Civil 3D has approached 30 percent, with greater savings anticipated with through product familiarity and U.S. CAD's support.

"With its ability to dynamically connect design and documentation, enabling design development to occur simultaneously with data collection, Civil 3D requires an organizational commitment to workflow change that many firms aren't yet able to approach," said Melanie Santer, U.S. CAD applications engineer, who specializes in Civil 3D training, installation, support and implementation. "This is where DEA's forward-thinking and U.S. CAD's Autodesk and Civil 3D expertise make the perfect pairing. The end result will be time and cost savings for DEA and its customers."

About David Evans and Associates
Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, Ore., DEA has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA's multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices in seven states and employs more than 1,000 people firmwide. Its staff includes professional engineers, surveyors, planners, landscape architects, and natural resources scientists. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR's Top 100 Pure Design firms in the U.S. DEA and its staff are committed to improving the quality of life, while demonstrating stewardship of the built and natural environments. For more information, visit http://www.deainc.com/default.aspx.

About U.S. CAD
Based in Costa Mesa, Calif., U.S. CAD, Inc. is a major provider of computer-aided design (CAD) consulting, training and support services, and Autodesk software solutions. Specializing in the civil, mechanical and architectural design, building-engineering and geospatial industries, the company provides technical expertise and customized training to deliver superior customer solutions. Customers value U.S. CAD's quality instruction from Autodesk Approved Instructors, and its flexible training options, including modular mobile training labs. With Autodesk Authorized Training Centers at its Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, San Diego and Honolulu, Hawaii locations, U.S. CAD has become the Autodesk provider of choice for many of the West's leading CAD-related companies. For more information, visit http://www.uscad.com.

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