Autocad s Autodesk Releases Major Updates to Entire Product Portfolio

Autodesk announced new versions of its software portfolio, including more
than 25 products that help its customers create, manage and share digital assets
most effectively, to compete and win. These products provide best-in-class
solutions for 2D design, basic conceptual design to advanced 3D modeling,
animation, visualization, data management and collaboration. With
across-the-board focus on productivity improvements, the latest suite of
products and solutions enable customers in the manufacturing, building,
infrastructure and media and entertainment industries to turn ideas into reality
faster than ever before. Autodesk is introducing innovative, industry-specific
solutions that surpass all competitive offerings. In addition, the company is
releasing the 20th version of AutoCAD, the de facto standard in 2D design and
drafting for engineers and designers.

Autocad Autodesk Releases Major Updates to Entire Product Portfolio

Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), today announced new versions of its software
portfolio, including more than 25 products that help its customers create,
manage and share digital assets most effectively, to compete and win. These
products provide best-in-class solutions for 2D design, basic conceptual design
to advanced 3D modeling, animation, visualization, data management and
collaboration. With across-the-board focus on productivity improvements, the
latest suite of products and solutions enable customers in the manufacturing,
building, infrastructure and media and entertainment industries to turn ideas
into reality faster than ever before.

Strongest Product Portfolio Ever

Autodesk is introducing innovative, industry-specific solutions that surpass all
competitive offerings. In addition, the company is releasing the 20th version of
AutoCAD, the de facto standard in 2D design and drafting for engineers and
designers.

“The Autodesk 2006 suite of products offers quick implementation and ease of
use, enabling our customers to realize new efficiencies quickly and enjoy a fast
return on investment,” said Carol Bartz, chairman, president and CEO of
Autodesk. “Delivering the strongest product portfolio in our company’s history
is no small order, so I’d like to personally thank all of the product teams who
have continued to execute flawlessly in helping our customers realize ideas for
competitive advantage.”

Autodesk’s major new product releases include:

  • Autodesk Inventor 10, the world’s best-selling 3D design software for the
    fourth consecutive year. Inventor 10 introduces comprehensive functional
    design features that effectively prevent “over-engineering” and save time and
    money on projects.
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2006, the industry’s only 3D civil engineering design
    program that features a dynamic engineering model to complete projects faster
    and more accurately.
  • Autodesk Map 3D 2006, which connects CAD and GIS data with unique
    geospatial tools. These tools create and manage map books that combine
    building and infrastructure details with precision location.
  • Autodesk Revit Building 8, incorporating state-of-the-art building
    information modeling (BIM) capabilities that let architects, designers and
    engineers work together on a single holistic representation of a building
    project, to save time and money in the design process.
  • AutoCAD 2006, the world’s leading customizable and extendable CAD software
    for 2D and basic conceptual design, detailing and design documentation
  • Autodesk® Buzzsaw® service which has been enhanced with project portfolio
    monitoring features and workflow improvements so that project teams can
    communicate, share, and track project information throughout the lifecycle of
    the project to keep on schedule and within budget
  • Autodesk® DWF™ Composer and DWF™ Viewer, which enable design professionals
    to share and revise digital design documents with great accuracy and speed,
    while ensuring the integrity of all underlying information. Using this digital
    process, project teams reduce costs and eliminate the typical 2-3 day lag
    associated with traditional methods and incompatible formats.

Realizing Ideas Faster

Autodesk’s approach to product design is simple: help customers realize their
ideas – and realize them quickly and easily. More than simply creating programs
that run faster and take maximum advantage of advancements in computing,
Autodesk works closely with its community to understand how they work. As a
result of this collaboration, all of Autodesk’s new products save time by
reducing the number of steps in a given task or by making a process more
intuitive. Whether being used to design a skyscraper, a bridge, a complex
manufacturing machine, or a tiny consumer product, Autodesk’s design solutions
are purpose-built for their users.

AutoCAD 2006: 20th Release of Industry Standard Underscores Legacy of
Relentless Innovation

Since the first release of AutoCAD brought professional computerized design
tools to the desktops of PC users, AutoCAD has been the industry standard. A
constant stream of innovations has created a product with additional features
and functions that make drafters and designers more productive and more
efficient, while enabling them to share design data easily with others in the
design process.

That effort has culminated in the release of AutoCAD 2006, the 20th release of
the program, which incorporates improvements to its interface for easier data
input; annotation enhancements that speed changes to text, hatching and table
calculations; and single-click conversion to Autodesk DWF format, allowing
instant sharing of designs and related information with anyone through a free
downloadable reader.

Broad Partner and Training Support for New Product Portfolio

Thirty members of Autodesk’s Developer Network (ADN) are already shipping
products or add-on applications compatible with Autodesk’s 2006 product line.
ADN was created by Autodesk to supply commercial and individual software
developers with the resources needed to build specialized software applications
that meet the needs of a wide variety of customers, in a broad range of
industries. To view the continually-growing list of AutoCAD 2006-compatible
applications, visit
www.autodesk.com/partnerproducts
.

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Autodesk Consulting, including integrated consulting and training, helps
customers worldwide maximize the value of their investment in Autodesk
technology. For more information about Autodesk Consulting, see
www.autodesk.com/consulting.

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