Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions Help Innovative Car Company Optimize and
Improve Environmentally Friendly Sports Car Design
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that Palumbo Motorcar Company of America
(Palumbo Motorcar, www.palumbocars.com), a bold new car design and
manufacturing company, is using Autodesk Inventor software and Autodesk
AliasStudio software to design a high-performance, environmentally friendly
concept car called the Palumbo M-80. Powered by a hybrid gas-electric drive
train, the Palumbo M-80 will provide the high-end sports car market with an
automobile that delivers not just speed and acceleration, but outstanding fuel
economy and minimal environmental impact.
Both Inventor and AliasStudio played a central role in developing the 3D
concept designs, drawings and components for the Palumbo M-80. Inventor
software is the world's best-selling 3D mechanical design software and best
choice for Palumbo's 3D design, providing them with a comprehensive and
integrated set of design tools for 3D design and documentation, creating
routed systems and validating designs. AliasStudio provided Palumbo with a
complete set of tools for their conceptual design process, integrating all
design disciplines required for shape definition and communication, from
sketching and visualization through production modeling, within a single
intuitive working environment.
Palumbo is just one customer benefiting from the full Autodesk
Manufacturing solution. The latest Autodesk manufacturing solutions redefine
the product design process by supporting and natively connecting the
disciplines involved in digital product development, from industrial design to
mechanical and electrical engineering and manufacturing.
"Using AliasStudio to conceptualize our designs in 3D and manipulate them
has optimized our design workflow," said Joe Palumbo, co-founder and president
of Palumbo Motorcar. "The ease of use and quality of surface modeling makes
the design process faster, therefore reducing the risk of altering or losing
our initial design ideas."
Palumbo Motorcar is able to transfer its AliasStudio concept drawings into
Inventor to create 3D digital prototypes. More than allowing Palumbo Motorcar
to better communicate its design intent, it also allows the design team to
make performance-related changes earlier in the process.
"With Inventor, we can review, assess and interact with our designs before
they become a reality, checking the validity of our design and engineering
decisions as we work," said Jason Palumbo, co-founder and director of
engineering of Palumbo Motorcar. "Small design changes that normally would
take days to make can be accomplished in minutes using Inventor software. As a
result, the design stage of our prototyping has been reduced by nearly 75%,
which means we can go into production sooner."
"We see an increasing trend of leading companies incorporating green
principles into their corporate vision and developing products that promote a
cleaner environment," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, vice president of Autodesk
Manufacturing Solutions. "We are thrilled to help Palumbo Motorcar redefine
the design of their Palumbo M-80 concept car with our powerful visualization,
simulation and analysis technologies."
Wisconsin-based Autodesk reseller MasterGraphics provided ongoing training
to Palumbo Motorcar to ensure that the company was able to derive full benefit
from its Autodesk manufacturing solutions.
"Even though we're a small start-up company, we were able to immediately
make the most of the 3D design environment, thanks to the broad range of
learning and reference resources that are available for AliasStudio and
Inventor," said Jason Palumbo. "The investment has paid off several times over
in terms of productivity gains and has brought us closer to our vision of
delivering a high-performance sports car that treads lightly upon the
About Palumbo Motorcar Company of America
Palumbo Motorcar Company of America is a car design and manufacturing
company focused on producing environmentally friendly sports cars. Our company
vision is to measure success as not only profits, but also as contributions to
our society; to build the world's most exciting and most beautiful sports
cars; and to promote a cleaner environment.
Since 1949, MasterGraphics has pursued a simple yet effective goal -- to
provide our clients with top quality products and services promptly,
efficiently and at a reasonable price. MasterGraphics serves architects,
engineers and designers with the most complete and innovative reprographic
services, supplies and CAD solutions in the industry. Comprehensive training,
support and field service ensure MasterGraphics' clients maximum productivity
and profits from their investment.
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,
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respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and
specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for
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