They provide excellent software. The price quality ratio is very good.
Director Berkhout Tros Engineering
They provide excellent software. The price/quality ratio is very good.
Director Berkhout Tros Engineering
We get the maximum out of it
Berkhout Tros Bouwadviseurs from Alkmaar came into contact with Matrix Software years ago by accident. Both the engineering office and Matrix Software were on the eve of small mergers and acquisitions. They have not let go since that time and have grown up together. Director Rob Tros: "We know each other through and through." Matrix software company acquired CAE Software. CAE Software provided the software that Rob Tros and his people worked with for years. "To our complete satisfaction, because everything went fine." So he was somewhat skeptical when Matrix took over the role of software supplier. "But from the very first moment, we had a perfect match", says Tros.
MatrixFrame, MatrixTools, MatrixGeo and CAD software. Berkhout Tros uses almost all structural engineering software developed by Matrix Software. "It's great to work with all these programs," says Tros. "They are practical and user-friendly; it works like a well-oiled machine. "In order to ensure that the oiled machine continues to run, a number of Berkhout Tros employees follow training courses at Matrix on regular bases. "We only do that with major updates," says Tros. "For example during the introduction of the new Eurocodes. That is so much new information, too much to figure out for yourself. "But also Matrix learns from Berkhout Tros. "We frequently have acted as a guinea pig. We then test a so-called beta version and see what works and does not work and where improvements are needed."
Always up to date
Although Berkhout Tros has been using Matrix software to his full satisfaction for years, he keeps his ears and eyes open. "Of course you have to keep an eye on what competitors do. Not only for the price, but also in terms of programs and technology. I would like to keep up. "Tros has had several conversations with other suppliers. And yet Matrix always came out as the winner. "They deliver great software for a reasonable price. In addition, Tros praises the software company mainly for its short communication lines. In case of a question or a problem, I have someone on the phone and it is solved quickly. The people behind Matrix are very friendly and have a lot of knowledge. I appreciate those qualities. "However, Tros also wishes:" We would like to use Matrix's analisys software within 3D modeling software. Something that we are doing a lot. Matrix knows my wishes. "I now know that it will be arranged in the coming version. That again confirms that Matrix is doing well."
About Berkhout Tros
Berkhout Tros Engineers Alkmaar is a medium-sized engineering firm that designs, calculates and draws structural constructions. This involves concrete, steel and timber constructions in various sectors ranging from residential construction to renovation, from small to large projects (more than 25,000 m2) and from private construction to non-residential construction. Berkhout Tros has been using Autodesk Revit package for many years. With the help of this software the construction of the project is worked out in 3D and all parties involved get faster and more efficient insight into the components to be built. The company has more than twenty employees. All of them have constructional and architectural knowledge and are therefore perfectly capable of thinking along with other - such as building physics and installation - technical disciplines. The company has a flat structure that enables it to respond quickly to questions and (un)expected situations.