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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of European Geospatial Leader c-plan

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 6, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of c-plan AG worth approximately $18 million USD plus net working capital. On May 3, 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire c-plan -- a leading provider of open-standard geographic information systems (GIS) throughout Central Europe. The acquisition strengthens Autodesk's position as a global leader in the geospatial market and as a provider of comprehensive industry solutions to municipal governments, utilities and engineering firms.

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With offices in Switzerland and Germany, c-plan develops, sells, and implements geospatial data management solutions using the TOPOBASE geospatial framework. The TOPOBASE product, based on Autodesk and Oracle Spatial database technology, makes use of open international geospatial data standards, and is implemented at more than 500 companies. Through the combination of Autodesk and c-plan expertise, technology and partners, Autodesk will help customers realize their ideas by providing them with powerful industry-specific solutions that integrate computer-aided design (CAD) and GIS technology to eliminate redundant processes, improve data quality and provide a new way to easily share valuable geospatial information more broadly.

The c-plan acquisition expands Autodesk's geospatial technology portfolio and further accelerates the development of third-party applications on Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide software.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage, and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency, and maximizing profits.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit

NOTE: Autodesk, Autodesk Map, Autodesk MapGuide, c-plan and TOPOBASE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S.A. and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Contact: Kirsten Davison of Autodesk, +1-415-547-2475, or

SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.

Kirsten Davison of Autodesk, +1-415-547-2475, or