Autodesk Launches AutoCAD 2006

From: Spark Communications
Published: Fri Jul 08 2005

Bangkok, July 1, 2005 – Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ; ADSK), today announced the release of AutoCAD® 2006 and the latest release of AutoCAD LT® software, with features that advance core drafting functions for more intuitive and faster design and drafting capability than ever before.

With the latest releases of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, Thai design professionals can create, manage and share design information more efficiently to increase productivity and achieve their design and business goals simultaneously. The new drafting features in AutoCAD 2006 will help them to produce construction drawings more efficiently and accurately, which will save countless of hours in drafting time and improved productivity.

With more than five million active licensed users worldwide, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT are the world's most popular design software for projects as diverse as a state-of-the-art roller coaster in Las Vegas and the new Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Bedsides launching the latest version of AutoCAD, Autodesk launched its’ greatest-ever release, of more than 25 new versions, of its renowned software portfolio. These new software programs will make it easier for Thai architects, manufacturers, civil engineers and building engineers to turn their ideas into finished designs

The softwares ranges from the most advanced technology for BIM to the most widely adopted design and documentation solutions, which support information and management need throughout the building lifecycle. It offers best-in-class solutions for 2D design, basic conceptual design to advanced 3D modelling, animation, visualisation, data management, and collaboration.

Autodesk’s extensive suite of updated software includes Autodesk® Revit® 8, Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2006, Autodesk® Building Systems 2006, and Autodesk® AutoCAD Revit® Series 8. These latest softwares, with the right combination of leading-edge technologies, updated based on decades of proven industry experience and unparalleled worldwide services, offers the most comprehensive portfolio of products for the building industry.

Thai Manufacturers can take advantage of the latest version of Autodesk Inventor 10 – the world’s best-selling 3D design software and the foundation for comprehensive manufacturing solutions. With the immediate availability of Autodesk’s newest design and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, manufacturers can better create, manage and share design information, to become increasingly competitive.

Civil engineers and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals in Thailand can take advantage of the latest editions of infrastructure solutions including Autodesk Civil 3D 2006, Autodesk Map 3D 2006, Autodesk Land Desktop 2006, Autodesk Raster Design 2006, Autodesk Survey 2006, Autodesk MapGuide® 6.5 software, Autodesk® GIS Design Server and Autodesk® Utility Design. Autodesk's Infrastructure Solutions Division helps customers create, manage and share valuable mapping, civil engineering and design data. Offering the most comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure products available, customers design better quality products, accelerate time to market, and achieve maximum project productivity and efficiency.

"Autodesk Civil 3D continues to change the way Thai engineers work. Dynamic annotation means that engineers spend more time designing and less time drafting," said Autodesk’s Vice President South Asia Pacific, Mr. André Pravaz. "The new features and expanded corridor modeling in Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 give the Thai engineers more of the tools they need to design from start to finish, all while taking advantage of the latest AutoCAD technologies."

According to Mr. Pravaz, the release of the latest softwares comes at a perfect time since Thailand’s construction market and the real estate market are booming.

Mr. Pravaz said, "These new updated versions will allow Thai architects and building engineers to create, manage and share design information more effectively, all of which contributes to increased profitability, reduced risk and minimized inefficiencies in building design, construction and management."

"Thailand is a promising market with high growth potential; therefore, we have decided to take advantage of this opportunity by establishing an office in Thailand. This new provision will enhance Autodesk’s competitive position as a leader of software programs in Thailand. It also supports our global growth strategy, allowing us to better respond to market change and increased demand," Mr. Pravaz said.

"Autodesk has six million users globally and the latest software updates will ensure that we will keep the world’s leading position as an innovator of software and services for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media and wireless date services fields. As a result, customers will gain a competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining projects efficiently and maximizing profits," Mr. Pravaz added.

Issued by Spark Communications, Thailand's leading public relation company.

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