Hassell is a single, privately owned international network of design studios with each having the flexibility and autonomy to service local clients. Using Adobe Acrobat software, they are able to convert proposals and other support materials into high-quality, Adobe PDF files.

For many years they had used Adobe Acrobat software intermittently to convert proposals and other support material into high-quality, reliable print output and easy-to-distribute digital files.

The Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files produced for architectural technical drawings can accurately reflect the scale of a plan. This is a valuable industry tool as it means that external consultants, engineers, and clients can use the free Adobe Reader to view and interact with drawings without having to purchase software or revert to paper.

With the success of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Hassell teams were inspired to utilise innovative design and collaboration technology to create the ideal environment for working on client projects across the practice’s studios in Australia and internationally. They also wanted to create detailed site plans and impressive graphics that made every document they produced stand out.

Hassell chose Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard for approximately 250 of its design professionals. An additional 750 licences of Adobe Acrobat Pro were provided to employees, ensuring the application was available to the entire organisation.

Following the roll out, the reaction from Hassell employees has been positive. The new software has resulted in extra efficiency and productivity with faster turnarounds.

Hassell also appreciates the quality of customer support offered by Adobe and that their assistance in integrating the technology with CAD applications and their workflow has made them operate like a well oiled machine.

Chief Information Officer, Bill Rue explained, “We enjoy learning more about other Adobe products that inspire us as we plan for bigger and better things for our clients and our organisation. The development of 3D tools, for example, is of definite interest to us,” he says.

“Overall, we wonder how we worked without Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard and Acrobat Pro. It is now integral to our day-to-day workflows. Without it, the job would be almost impossible,” says Rue.