HONG KONG, July 1, 2003— Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content company, is pleased to announce that Autodesk has again been recognized for its technology innovation, product development quality and ability to move the industry forward. This year, AutoCAD® 2004 and Autodesk® Revit® 5 have each been honored with an Editors’ Choice award from CADENCE Magazine, the world’s largest independent computer-aided design (CAD) magazine. In the past two years, Autodesk has won 46 different awards for its technology leadership, serving customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, multimedia and mobile design industries.
“These awards are a testament to Autodesk’s commitment to deliver solutions that address its customers’ business and design challenges,” said Carl Bass, executive vice president of Autodesk’s Design Solutions Group. “Customers are currently using these products to more effectively manage the lifecycle of a project or product.”
CADENCE Editors’ Choice Awards
"These most recent product releases show that Autodesk continues to be a technology innovator," says Arnie Williams, Editor-at-Large of CADENCE magazine. "These are quality products that help nudge the industry forward at a time when many companies are focusing on merely staying in business rather than serious R&D."
For these awards, CADENCE compiled a list of products that had been released over the past six months and added to it any nominations from the magazine’s contributing editors, columnists, and regular freelancers. To be considered among the top 15, winners were judged on innovation, development quality, and how the product helps move the industry forward.
AutoCAD 2004 software is a 2D drafting, detailing, and introductory 3D design tool for faster data creation and easier file sharing for any industry that requires technical drawings. It provides new productivity tools, an improved user interface, and presentation graphics for faster, more productive data creation. It also offers password protection, CAD standards tools, and support for multisheet DWF™ (Design Web Format™) files for easier data sharing. AutoCAD 2004 provides new network licensing and software inventory tools for more efficient license tracking and management.
Autodesk Revit 5
The Autodesk Revit building design and documentation system lets designers make changes anytime, anywhere, and those changes are automatically coordinated everywhere in design development and construction documents. Revit increases productivity, so designers can make better use of their high-value time. Its parametric change technology automatically coordinates design and documentation, providing more control over project design and quality. From large, multi-building campus projects to the most carefully designed interiors, the Autodesk Revit building information modeling system supports the building process from design concept through completion.
Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company, offering customers progressive business solutions through powerful technology products and services. Autodesk helps customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire project lifecycle management processes. For more information about the company, see www.autodesk.com.hk.