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Sept 30, 2011: Optus Telecom, Australia Endorses GeoTools for Bricscad & AutoCAD

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Optus Telecom, Australia endorses GeoTools
for AutoCAD & Bricscad for their Survey/Drafting sub-contractors.

Optus Telecom is a leading provider of
telecom services in Australia. They along with their sub-contractors have been
a user of GeoTools software for AutoCAD for many years. Recently, they switched
over to a dual-CAD platform use and now use .DWG-compatible Bricscad software
along with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map. GeoTools is used by Optus and their
contractors both on AutoCAD and Bricscad.

Having been one of the power users of
GeoTools, Optus and Coordinate Systems have had a very close relationship. We
thank Optus for some really valuable feedback and ideas which have resulted in
some major enhancements, new commands and fixes in GeoTools. This has helped to
grow GeoTools and make it a robust application that it is today.

Ray Moran, Manager(Network Records), Optus
Australia has this to say: “I am happy to approve a public recommendation.
Optus endorses the use of AutoCAD/BricsCAD 3rd party productivity tools such as
Geotools to our Survey/Drafting Contractors. We constantly look at ways to make
it more efficient for contractors to draft network design drawings that meet
our Company CAD Standards. Time and again, we find that GeoTools provides
functions that make it more efficient to create and update drawings. Usually
the function we are after is available in GeoTools. On occasions where we can’t
find a function that we feel would be beneficial to ourselves and the CAD
community in general, we send a request to the folks at Four Dimension
Technologies and these useful CAD functions are created and included in the
next release.”

We use most functions in Extended Entity
Data and AutoCAD Map tools. These tools help greatly where we get data from
various GIS or GPS datasources. We have to clean up this data ready and convert
it to Xdata to enable us to import it into our Corporate GIS.

Other GeoTools Functions that our
contractors use on a daily basis include:

· Import/Export Points and Lines :
Import of GPS data
· Draw bounding box around selected object(s) : Select land parcels and
place a boundary around them
· Change block layers/color based on attribute values : Show the
installation state of a Rack on  Floor Plan according to its attribute
value (color fill)
· Convert Points/Text/Circles to Blocks/Shapes – convert circles
representing power poles to Blocks
· Convert Object Table Data to Xdata : Required for Bricscad/AutoCAD users
that don’t have Map 3D extension
· Create Text Labels from Object Data/extended entity data
· Attributes to Xdata : GPS data provides Blocks with Attributes we want
· Explode objects Retain Object Table and extended entity data : GPS data
creates Cable/Conduit Lines as Blocks with Attributes we want to Explode the
Blocks and turn the Attributes into Xdata
· Search/Replace Attributes : general data clean up


Coordinate Systems:

Coordinate Systems in based in Bangalore,
and has been in the business of CAD since 2004. It is a reseller for Bricsys
products in India since 2008. Coordinate Systems is the developer of the
GeoTools add-on software for Bricscad and has executed a large number of
high-end CAD customizations for a number of clients world-wide.

For additional information on this offer
and to learn more about Bricsys in India, contact Kirana Bhat (+91-80-41147616)
or visit www.coordsys.com


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