D3 Acquires Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant Business from PacifiCAD

Springfield, MO, September 13, 2016 -- D3 TECHNOLOGIES, a leading reseller of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions, announces the acquisition of the Autodesk manufacturing & plant business assets of PacifiCAD, Inc., an Autodesk solutions and services provider based in Spokane, WA. PacifiCAD will continue to own and operate their Autodesk AEC business.

This addition to D3 creates a powerful formation of best-in-class expertise and support for both the manufacturing, plant, and process pipe industries. Also, with this strategic acquisition, D3 will now serve the Central U.S., Gulf Coast, Mountain and Northwest regions with Autodesk Manufacturing and Process Plant solutions, coupled with a strong team of engineering, design, simulation, process automation, and programming professionals.

“We are incredibly excited for PacifiCAD’s Autodesk manufacturing customers,” said Ron Reed, CEO of PacifiCAD. “They will all benefit from D3’s focus on Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant solutions and the unsurpassed level of customer service, support, training and consulting services that D3 brings to the table for manufacturing companies. I’m also very excited about the strategic partnership PacifiCAD and D3 are forming.”

One of the most important factors of this acquisition for both D3 and PacifiCAD is ongoing client support and consistency. “We have tremendous pride in the level of customer service we’ve provided our clients over the years, and I don’t know that I could’ve supported a deal like this with any other Autodesk partner besides D3,” said Bill Inman, President of PacifiCAD. “It’s evident that D3’s successes come from the never-ending commitment that their team has to its clients,” Inman continued.

“We started with strategic partnership conversations,” stated Kevin Schlack, President of D3, “then ultimately, we realized there were tremendous synergies between our companies. Acquiring the Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant business, along with continuing to work together as strategic partners, supports our founding purpose; to field a passionate team of experts to help our manufacturing customers be the absolute best at what they do,” Schlack continued. “As our professional services and consulting team continues to grow, we always focus on the customer first and foremost.”

With its expertise in Autodesk solutions and a strong services bench, D3 also provides strategic training, programming, and consulting services for other Autodesk reseller partners throughout the country. D3’s team will partner with other Autodesk partners to provide services and support for Autodesk products such as: Inventor, Inventor ETO, Plant, AutoCAD, AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Architecture, Factory, Fusion, 3ds Max, CAM, Simulation, Vault, PLM.

“Congratulations to D3 on the acquisition,” said Ray Savona, Vice President, Americas Sales at Autodesk. “We expect the expanded D3 team to provide its proven recipe for customer success to a larger industry base. This is an exciting time for Autodesk manufacturing customers in the Northwest.”

New to D3 clients, from this acquisition, will begin to receive information regarding applicable changes throughout the month of September. Any questions can be routed to: Email Contact or call 877.731.7171

About D3

Founded in 1998, D3 Technologies is a consulting company that partners with manufacturers to help them leverage the latest in engineering technologies in order to design their products better and bring them to market faster. With multiple offices and training centers located all across the Central U.S., Gulf Coast, Mountain and Northwest, D3 is a true partner that delivers solutions to help all manufacturing companies pursue continuous improvement goals to increase productivity and profitability. As one of the largest and most accomplished Autodesk Manufacturing Partners in North America, D3 focuses on 3D design, product data management/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM), engineer-to-order (ETO), and configure-to-order (CTO) solutions. For more information on D3, please visit www.d3tech.net.

About PacifiCAD

For 27 years, PacifiCAD has been an Autodesk Gold Partner and Authorized Value Added Reseller and Training Center that provides the Manufacturing, Plant, and AEC industries with leading CAD software, support, implementation, training, and certification. PacifiCAD delivers unmatched solutions backed by highly trained technical and sales teams whose collective goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction. We Build up The People Who Build our Future. For more information, visit www.pacificad.com.

Autodesk, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD P&ID, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Inventor ETO, Autodesk Plant, and Autodesk Vault and 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.

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