BricsCAD Adds Seamless Access to the Cloud-based Chapoo Collaboration Service

Newly Spun-off Chapoo Open to Technology Partnerships with Software Vendors Requiring Cloud Collaboration Services

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Chapoo has proven itself as a solid cloud solution for project collaboration in AEC. Operating as an independent company, we are looking forward to establish technology partnerships with other software vendors requiring cloud collaboration services.

Ghent, Belgium (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Chapoo®, provider of a cloud-based project information and collaboration platform, and Bricsys, a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD® brand, today announced that the upcoming point release of the BricsCAD software platform will allow users to seamlessly upload, download and store designs on the cloud-based Chapoo collaboration service.

“Many of our customers, especially in the Construction and Building Management industries, require their draftsmen and engineers to collaborate on their designs with an extended network of partners both inside and outside their own companies,” said Erik De Keyser, Bricsys CEO. “Through this technology partnership we provide our customers with seamless built-in access to one of the premier cloud-based collaboration platforms in Europe.”

New features incorporated in this point release for both the Windows and Linux versions of BricsCAD V13 include:

  •     Open a .dwg design from one of your projects on the Chapoo service
  •     Download a .dwg design from your Chapoo project
  •     Upload a .dwg design to your Chapoo project
.dwg designs can be transparently stored on and accessed from the Chapoo service with or without dependent (xrefs, images, etc.) files.

Chapoo, provider of the Chapoo Free and Chapoo Premium cloud-based collaboration services, was spun-off from Bricsys in 2012 and now operates as an independent company.

“With thousands of users in the AEC industry, Chapoo has proven itself as a rock solid cloud solution for project collaboration,” said Mark Van Den Bergh, Chapoo COO. “Operating as a newly independent company, we are looking forward to establish similar technology relationships with other software vendors whose users can benefit from transparent access to our SaaS collaboration service.”

As a cloud-based service, customers can start to use the Chapoo service through a simple web browser, without the need to acquire hardware, configure software or worry about updates or backups. Project data and documents are accessible from anywhere and by anyone, but of course under secure role-based access control by the project administrator.

The Chapoo Free service provides users with casual document sharing capabilities with 1GB of workspace free of charge. The Chapoo Premium service provides advanced project collaboration features such as versioning, workflow, role-based access control, etc., and is available with project-based or enterprise-level pricing.

About Chapoo

Chapoo® provides a cloud-based platform for project information management and collaboration with full-featured REST API and an integrated data repository for live queries and reports. The Software-as-a-Service platform is applicable across industries and application domains with proven success in managing complex AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry projects. The service allows project managers, designers, engineers and related contributors, whether employees, contractors, suppliers or clients, to manage costs, eliminate waste and improve productivity through better collaboration, communication and coordination. For additional information about Chapoo, visit http://www.chapoo.com.

About Bricsys

Bricsys® is a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD® brand. With relentless commitment to the success of the BricsCAD community, Bricsys is focused on providing an industrial strength CAD software platform and industry leading support at a compelling price to customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process and power, and mechanical CAD markets. Founded in 2002, Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance. For additional information about Bricsys, visit http://www.bricsys.com.


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