Vico Announces Online Training Platform

Interactive Site Perfect for Vico Office Remote Learning

Boulder, CO - June 16, 2009 - To celebrate the release of Vico Office, Vico Software is pleased to debut a new online training platform. This interactive training space offers users the opportunity to work at their own pace right from their desk. Managers don't have to worry about travel expenses for the team or flying in a trainer and taking everyone off their projects... not to mention scheduling everyone.

The format follows the logical progression of a BIM with users first learning how to navigate the Vico Office client and then perform a quantity takeoff which derives the construction-caliber quantities from the Revit, Tekla, or ArchiCAD BIM file.

Included with the online training are all the practice files. This allows users to work offline with the corresponding materials and practice what they just learned "in class." As the user progresses, these materials can be substituted with actual files from the firm's library or incorporate new project items, including pursuits.

The platform is organized into the same logical progression of the Vico Office workflow:

>> Vico Office Client (the viewer)

>> Vico Office Takeoff Manager

>> Vico Office Cost Planner

>> Vico Office Cost Explorer

And each section is broken down into Basic and Advanced classes. The former to introduce the navigation and concepts; the latter to dive deep into the functionality so users don't miss any of the advantages of the system.

The pricing structure is straightforward, as well. Individual classes are available at any time for $75 USD. The classes run approximately one hour, and can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. This allows the user to review any difficult sections as often as he/she needs in order to master the material. And they better, because there's a certification test after each section!

Is Vico Office Online Training right for you?

1.) It reduces travel time and expenses for your team.
2.) It allows them to train as new projects go live and apply their knowledge right away.
3.) It allows them to train at their own pace over the course of 30 days while still being responsive to their "day jobs" without leaving the office.
4.) It allows managers to track their progress through the modules, as well as their test scores
5.) Trainees can repeat the material over and over again until they master the process and the software.
6.) Works in conjunction with the free Fridays with Vico program to support 4D and 5D BIM working knowledge.

The Vico Office Online Training platform delivers training modules in one-hour sections that you can schedule at any time. As users progress with the basic functionality, they can accelerate their learning with Advanced courses. Both the basic and advanced courses are completed with a comprehensive exam which grades the students not only on their ability to navigate through the software, but also reviews their understanding of the subject matter and its applicability to their project portfolio. The classes utilize a set of downloadable drawings and models. These materials can be omitted as the user gains competence and replaced with actual project material from the firm. This really brings the training to life and engages the user with real-world examples. And, of course, the firm benefits, too, as users can train for specific projects without leaving the office.

Vico Office Online Training delivers great flexibility and affordability for your team. Learn more about the e-learning program at the Vico website.

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