Increasing Number of Companies Using Autodesk 3D Solutions to Power Digital
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, today announced
that it has passed the one million mark for users of its 3D model-based design
solutions -- Autodesk Inventor software, Autodesk Revit software and AutoCAD
Civil 3D software. This milestone underscores the broad demand for Autodesk's
3D solutions that deliver digital prototyping, allowing customers to visualize
and simulate the real-world performance of their designs without a heavy
reliance on costly physical prototypes.
"We are very proud to have reached this significant milestone," said Carl
Bass, Autodesk CEO. "Our one million Autodesk 3D users work for companies in a
broad range of industries across the manufacturing, building and construction
markets. These diverse companies realize the value of digital prototypes as a
competitive advantage, increasing the efficiency of their operations and
enhancing quality and innovation."
With digital prototypes, companies can not only see, but also experience
their designs before they're built. Through the digital prototyping process of
detailed visualization, precise analysis and real-time simulation, Autodesk's
advanced 3D tools give customers the ability to accurately model their
designs -- allowing them to optimize and make performance-related changes
early in the design process.
"3D modeling is fast becoming the design standard in the manufacturing,
building, and civil engineering industries," said Michael Fauscette, VP of
Applications Research at IDC. "Customers are adopting 3D because they see the
productivity advantage of leveraging these tools into digital prototyping
Gulf Stream Coach Purchasers of One Millionth Seat
Gulf Stream Coach, a world-class RV manufacturer based in Nappanee,
Indiana, is the largest privately held full-line recreational vehicle
manufacturer in the United States, offering 26 brands and more than 100
models. The company is a long-time Autodesk customer, having used AutoCAD
software as its primary design tool for more than a decade. Gulf Stream Coach
recently purchased Autodesk's millionth 3D seat among almost a dozen seats of
Inventor software. Gulf Stream is already employing Inventor to design its new
Class A toy hauler which will launch later this year.
"Autodesk Inventor provides us with the power of 3D design without
compromising our investments in 2D processes," said Mike Potis, of the Product
Development Group at Gulf Stream Coach. "Gulf Stream is a leader in RV
manufacturing because our philosophy of lean manufacturing gives us the
ability to provide what the market requires quickly. Using Inventor will
increase our efficiency even further by allowing us to create digital
prototypes of our products while reducing our need to produce physical
prototypes. With Inventor we'll be able to make better design decisions faster
and increase the overall value to our customers. We are a company that invests
in technologies when they add value for our customers."
Hagerman & Company, an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider and reseller
since 1984, worked with Gulf Stream Coach to design the full solution and
provide training services for all their engineers.
The announcement of Autodesk's one millionth 3D user was made during the
company's first quarter of fiscal 2008 financial results call, in which the
company reported revenue of $509 million, an increase of 17% over the first
quarter of fiscal 2007. For more information, please visit
Autodesk's Diverse 3D Solutions
Autodesk's model-based 3D solutions include:
-- Autodesk Inventor -- the foundation for digital prototyping and world's
best-selling 3D mechanical design software; available in several
-- Autodesk Revit -- building information modeling (BIM) software that
address the building industry's evolving requirements for productivity
and efficiency; available in several product.
-- AutoCAD Civil 3D -- a comprehensive application package for the design,
drafting and management of a wide range of civil engineering projects.
Other products in Autodesk's 3D portfolio include:
-- Autodesk AliasStudio -- a complete set of software tools for the
conceptual design process, AliasStudio is now interoperable with
-- AutoCAD Map 3D -- a leading engineering GIS platform for creating and
managing spatial data.
-- 3ds Max -- modeling, animation and rendering software for games, film,
television and design visualization.
-- Maya -- modeling, animation and rendering software for games, film,
television and design visualization.
-- Autodesk MotionBuilder - character animation software.
-- Autodesk VIZ -- modeling, rendering and presentation software for
About Gulf Stream Coach
Gulf Stream Coach is based in Nappanee, Indiana, and has additional
facilities in Goshen and Etna Green, Indiana. The company is the largest
privately held full-line recreational vehicle manufacturer, offering 26 brands
and more than 100 models, while employing more than 1,500 people in Elkhart
County. Visit www.gulfstreamrv.com for more company information.
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its
introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest
portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers
experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on
Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
Autodesk, AutoCAD, AliasStudio, Autodesk Inventor, Civil 3D, Inventor,
Maya, MotionBuilder, Revit, 3ds Max and VIZ are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other
brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at
any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical
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