Will Help Customers Further Reduce the Need for Physical Prototypes
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the acquisition of Solid Dynamics, SA, a French
company whose kinematics/dynamics technology enables designers in the
manufacturing market to simulate, analyze, test and optimize physical motion
and loading in mechanical assemblies, a process known as motion simulation and
analysis. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Solid Dynamics' technology is already in use by Autodesk customers as a
certified application of Autodesk Inventor, the world's best selling 3D design
software. The acquisition will allow Autodesk to integrate the technology into
future releases of its design software product line.
This technology is vital to designers who want to simulate the motion of
mechanical assemblies without the expense of building physical prototypes,
thereby significantly reducing costs and time to market. This increased design
efficiency allows designers to realize their ideas, spending more time on
innovative designs that provide a distinct business advantage.
"Dynamic simulation is another example of how Autodesk is delivering
highly sophisticated functionality to all manufacturers," said Robert Kross,
vice president of Autodesk's Manufacturing Solutions Division. "This
acquisition allows us to incorporate Solid Dynamics' technology and
engineering team directly into the Autodesk family, providing highly
specialized capabilities and expertise to our customers. The Solid Dynamics
technology is recognized in the industry as best in class, exactly what we
look for as we extend our solution capabilities and further our commitment to
the manufacturing market."
In a recent poll of Autodesk manufacturing customers, dynamic simulation
was ranked as a key technology requirement in helping them achieve significant
cost reductions and time-to-market improvements.
Based in Roanne, France, Solid Dynamics was founded in 1992 by Dr. Fabien
Chojnowski, the CEO and president; and Laurent Chojnowski, director of R&D.
The company's technology is used by commercial manufacturers and in education
-- notably in French high schools and universities that offer mechanical
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
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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.
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