Our very broad range of project types and modelled approach to documentation is supported by a wide range of capable software and equipment.
Our primary Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are currently Spirit International 15, DataCAD 11, DataCAD PLUS 9.6 and SketchUp6 Pro. These applications use proprietary drawing formats but export to industry standard .DWG and .DXF formats. They and other tools we use supplement each other.
Our computers use MS XP Pro and Vista operating systems. Support work is done in the complete MS Office Professional 2007 suite, Microsoft Project Professional 2007 and a wide range of graphics applications including Corel X3 Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection (Acrobat Professional, PhotoShop and many others) and MS Visio. MS OneNote 2007, SmartScratch and SmartSpec are used for project information coordination and specification. We use Quickbooks Professional 2008 for practice accounting and reporting and this along with our own databases and spreadsheets for project fees estimation.
General equipment includes cameras, a photocopier and heavy duty paper handling tools, a theodolite, and laser measurer.
Digital hardware includes 2 large format high quality colour lasers and a black and white laser; a high quality large format flat bed colour graphic scanner and a large format high speed pass-through colour document scanner, audio visual equipment, high quality digital camera, high definition AVCHD video camera, large format facsimile, CD & DVD burners, fully capable mobile, PABX and various forms of telephony, up-to-date computers and laptops with high speed wireless and LAN and a permanent Bigpond ADSL connection with it's capacity for rapid high volume communication.
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