Bengaluru & Puducherry, India
On a nice and bright Sunday morning (23-Jul-2017), in the run-up to the Bricsys 2017 conference in Paris, we traveled to this quaint little town nick-named "Paris of the East" and show-cased BricsCAD to the citizens of this former French colony, now part of the Indian Republic as a Union Territory.
It was an event organized by the Pondicherry Civil Engineers Association (PONCEA) for its members under its TEQUIP scheme.
TEQUIP is an initiative by PONCEA to impart skills to their members to stay relevant in this rapid transformational and disruptive business practices age.
Kicking off at 10 AM at Hotel Annamalai, the PONCEA Secretary, Eng. V R Ajitchandran addressed the gathering which comprised of a wide cross section of professionals from the civil engineering industry. The central message of his speech was that learning is a never-ending process and is all the more important today then ever. It is important for engineers today to be abreast of latest technologies & trends, not just in their field but also in allied fields that supply them with the tools of the trade - like Information technology, the cloud and CAD-BIM design. This was followed by a brief felicitation of office bearers and key individuals.
It was a pleasure to watch and interact with the varied audience. We had entrepreneurs running their own businesses: from design to building materials and testing, young engineers at the start of their careers, people from academic institutions & engineering colleges, students and so on.
The technical sessions started at around 11am with an address by Mr. NM Pakutharivu, Managing Director of RAP Technologies. RAP Technologies has made a mark for itself since 2002 as a leading provider of out-sourced application development and design services for the global market. With wide experience in CAD software development and design, the company has progressed into training and software sales as well. Today, RAP Technologies is one of our leading resellers with a focus on solution delivery as much as in sales, marketing and brand building for BricsCAD in India.
Next up on stage was the BricsCAD presentation. Delivered by me, this was an hour-long presentation of BricsCAD as a comprehensive design environment, that covers everything from 2D drafting to 3D design and BIM as well. This was capped with a brief introduction of our CADPower software that enables CAD users to quickly extract bill of quantities and 350 other productivity tools for CAD.
The final session was that of Ayoga, delivered by our Managing Director, Mr. Nainar Ramaswamy. This product runs on the cloud as a SaaS and is a game-changer. The most ready-made RERA-compliant software, Ayoga takes project collaboration to a new level, while making it possible for users to monitor their projects on their cell phones and computers without buying any new software like MS Project etc.
Trial versions of BricsCAD and CADPower were made available to all the attendees.
We would like to thank Er. N. J. L. Ramesh of Ashhirwaad Analytical Laboratory for his special help and support to us.
Team Bricsys India, led by RAP Technologies and DesignSense thank PONCEA for this opportunity.