Autodesk Inventor, World's Leading 3D Mechanical Design Software Provides Five Times More Detail, Reducing Errors and Increasing Efficiency for Global Manufacturer, CompAir
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that CompAir -- a leading manufacturer of
compressed air and gas systems, has successfully transitioned to Inventor 11,
the world's best-selling 3D mechanical design software and best choice for 3D.
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CompAir's High Pressure division is responsible for designing and
manufacturing reciprocating piston compressor systems that are capable of
delivering compressed air and gas for almost every conceivable application.
The variety of usages range from breathing air compressors for divers, to
complete fueling stations for natural gas vehicles and high capacity oil free
compressors for industrial bottle blowing equipment.
CompAir had long relied upon Autodesk AutoCAD software to design its high-
pressure compressors, amassing nearly 40,000 AutoCAD drawings over the years.
When CompAir decided to embrace the advantages of working in 3D in addition to
its 2D environment, the company turned to their U.K.-based Autodesk reseller,
Micro Concepts Ltd., and selected Inventor software
(www.autodesk.com/inventor), which provided a natural upgrade path. Fully
compatible with AutoCAD, Inventor provides manufacturing companies with the
benefits of 3D design and a secure transition from 2D processes.
"The difference between designing in 2D versus 3D has been stunning," said
Rob Thomas, a Project Engineer within CompAir's High Pressure division. "We
can show so much more detail with Inventor, which is important, because even
our most basic compressors have 400-500 parts. By using the Inventor 11
exploded view, we can share incredibly detailed drawings of the product with
our manufacturing facility. Having that level of detail makes things much
easier for the people on the shop floor who are building the compressor
packages and helps prevent costly mistakes."
In addition to reducing errors, CompAir has found that Inventor 11 boosts
productivity. "With Inventor, you can concentrate on the actual design, rather
than time-consuming tasks like trimming lines," said Thomas. "And once you've
created a model in Inventor, you can re-use the model for another job, which
saves a lot of time. As a whole, Inventor just helps us work smarter so that
we can spend more time providing value to our customers."
Robert "Buzz" Kross, vice president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions,
said: "More and more companies are recognizing Inventor software as the way to
make the move to 3D as easy as possible. For companies like CompAir, who are
looking to stay ahead of the competition, the 3D design environment of
Inventor is already providing significant advantages."
About Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Inventor software is the best choice for 3D. As the leading 3D
mechanical design software, Autodesk Inventor delivers the manufacturing
community a comprehensive, integrated set of tools for 3D design and
documentation. For more information, visit: www.autodesk.com/bestchoice.
CompAir is one of the world's leading manufacturers of compressed air and
gas systems, with a range of products and services that include the most
efficient compressors on the market today. CompAir's compressors, equipment
and services are in use across the globe, providing economical, clean, quality
and reliable compressed air and gas for almost every conceivable application.
Employing a workforce of 1700 world-wide, CompAir has manufacturing facilities
in the United Kingdom, Germany, USA and China, as well as a strong network of
Compare companies and distributors across 6 continents. For more information,
visit: http://www.compair.com .
About Micro Concepts Ltd.
Micro Concepts Ltd. is the #1 U.K. Autodesk manufacturing solutions
provider. The company was formed in 1989 by a team of engineering consultants
to provide the latest computer-aided solutions to the mechanical design
industries, and is now recognized as one of the leading suppliers of
engineering solutions in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading 2D and 3D software company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, 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, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
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