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Informative Graphics Introduces Free Brava! Reader For Sharing CAD Drawings, Images And Office Documents; Supports Published Content Sealed Format/CSF Files with Visual Rights.

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Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in Web-document and collaboration technology, announces the release of its Windows-based, Brava!(R) Reader software (desktop executable and ActiveX control), which enables sharing of CAD design drawings, images and document content. Brava Reader will be available for distribution free-of-charge.

Brava Reader is used in tandem with IGC's publishing products, such as the Net-It(R) Now client-side publisher and the soon-to-be-released Net-It CAD publishing plug-ins. These publishing products are used to generate, compress and distribute CAD drawings, documents and images as "content sealed format" (CSF) files, which are readable by the Brava Reader and can be distributed by email and web pages or used with content management systems. Brava Reader even honors all published hyperlinks and bookmarks and allows for full text searching.

CSF, similar in concept to Adobe PDF, is a universal format that is a replica of the source file, including images, graphics, layout and more. The files are not only encrypted, they allow IGC's Visual Rights(TM) persistent security options, such as password protection, to be added by the publisher. All Visual Rights settings are honored by the Brava Reader.

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The company will soon release the first of its Net-It CAD plug-ins, which create CSF files directly from native CAD software, such as AutoCAD, Microstation, Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and more. With more than a decade of experience designing CAD-based viewing technology, IGC created an uncluttered, intuitive interface for Brava Reader in both an embeddable desktop application and ActiveX control. The Reader is based on IGC's proven Brava technology, deployed worldwide on most project collaboration portals for construction and design projects. Brava Reader supports all CAD features maintained by the plug-ins, including CAD attributes, layering, scaled plotting and measurement with geometry snapping, as well as text searching and hyperlinks.

IGC plans to offer a variety of client- and server-based CSF publishing products. "We are executing on our vision to provide software for secure downstream distribution and use of CAD and document content," said Gary Heath, CEO at IGC. "Brava Reader is a very important piece of this vision. Unlike other publish-to-view offerings, it is built to handle CAD and documents, and is fast and simple to use," he added.

About Informative Graphics

Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), founded in 1990, is a leading developer of commercial software products for Web publishing, visualization, and collaboration. IGC products are renowned for their cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. With its products deployed by hundreds of corporations, OEM partners, and service providers worldwide, IGC is an international company maintaining offices in the United States and Europe, as well as key distribution partners in Japan, Asia and Latin America. The company maintains a Web site at

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Date:Nov 12, 2003
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