A&A Co., Ltd. our Japanese distributor, is offering emergency support and services for reconstruction efforts related to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
As a part of this initiative, A&A announced an offer to contribute 150 free licenses of Vectorworks 2011 and FastTrack Schedule software programs and training to organizations involved in reconstruction planning and projects. "We are sure that reconstruction projects will take a long time, and we do believe that our computer software will be a big help,” said Kazuko Uchida, CEO of A&A. "We hope we will be able to assist in the reconstruction process for local people, even if it is a small amount of aid, with help from our staff and from our software users nationwide. We pray that all survivors of the earthquake and tsunami recover quickly, and that they lead a path to reconstruction of the affected areas."
Vectorworks 2011 has capabilities related to city planning, master planning and civil engineering. The Japanese localized version of Vectorworks also contains extensions to simulate both evacuations and thermal environments during the design process.
“We have a long-standing relationship with the design community in Japan, and we were shocked and saddened by the recent devastation to so many communities there,” said Stewart Rom, Chief Marketing Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We are pleased to be able to support our Japanese partners at A&A in providing this technology to assist with the rebuilding efforts.”
More information for application and license distribution processes will be available on A&A’s website beginning May 16, 2011.
You can read the full press release here.