Adam Jull, Founder & CEOVirtual CAD computing is gaining popularity for the powerful benefits that it offers businesses, from increased data security to IT cost control to improved support for a mobile workforce. The Citrix virtualization solution with HDX 3D Pro graphics acceleration technology is not only delivering an excellent user experience, but also benefits that do not come standard on a traditional desktop computer. “One of the keys to any successful business is its ability to minimize costs, while maximizing its performance and productivity. Since 2003, IMSCAD has been at the forefront of the development of Citrix versions of Autodesk software, providing success to many organizations,” says Adam Jull, Founder and CEO, IMSCAD.
IMSCAD is a specialist resource company for Autodesk users and channel partners.Their key business activity is the delivery and support of CAD/3D applications virtualized on any platform. The company’s aim is to maintain a position as the global technology leader in 3D application deployment and to become the de facto support partner for enterprise clients when adopting CAD/3D virtualization solutions. “One can closely notice that the Citrix landscape is changing dramatically and the vendors are not able to brush up their knowledge on this complex solution. This is where we can help, as we make it a point to support anyone in this constantly evolving landscape,” adds Jull.
The company has been working closely with Citrix, supplying, testing services for patches, fixes, and beta versions with a variety of 3D applications. Most of IMSCAD’s deployments are made using Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop products, as they know it is not possible to successfully deploy CAD applications without utilizing Citrix products for desktop/application virtualization. IMSCAD have also assisted Autodesk with the original trials of AutoCAD and Revit, which gave them a deep understanding of these and other 3D applications in a virtual environment.
While the original focus of IMSCAD is on the virtualization of Autodesk software, it has subsequently led them to working with a host of Independent Software Vendor's in the AEC, Product Design, Manufacturing, Civil Infrastructure, and Natural Resources industries.
Our aim is to maintain a position as the global technology leaders in 3D application deployment and CAD virtualization solutions provider
The services IMSCAD specializes range from consulting, project management, installation, optimization, hosting, user support, troubleshooting, performance and scale-ability testing. “Since our original testing contracts with Autodesk, we have subsequently been contracted to achieve performance and scalability testing for Intel and NVIDIA,” explains Jull. “We give every minute of our work for a large number of worldwide clients running many applications, add-ons, and plugins. Our unrivalled experience can cover the full scope of any customer deployment globally and we can certainly empower clients to get what they want to achieve faster.”
One of IMSCAD’s clients, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Associates, a pre-eminent architecture firm was facing a challenge of IT hardware and its integration with graphics-demanding design technology software. They were also in dilemma for integrating Autodesk design technology software, and deployment requirements in contrast to virtualizing the firm’s office software. For their immense knowledge in the field of Citrix and experience in delivering CAD applications in a virtual environment, the firm engaged IMSCAD for the project. They collaborated in scoping, installing, and configuring Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Rhino, then implementing a successful remote access virtualization project that works for KPF with all their CAD applications. “We have successfully deployed more virtualized CAD solutions to customers than anyone else in this market, delivering workstation comparable performance even across the WAN,” concludes Jull.