Autodesk Surpasses 8M Licensed Users

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charting continued gains in adoption of its industry-specific and broader market solutions, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has surpassed eight million licenses for its software applications. The record parallels continued growth for its 2D software, new software licenses in emerging economies as well as robust revenue increases in Autodesk's model-based 3D software.

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In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 alone, Autodesk shipped more than 47,000 commercial seats of its 3D applications including Autodesk Inventor products, Civil 3D software and software products based on the Revit platform. Combined revenues from these model-based design tools increased 40 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 to a record $121 million, or 24 percent of total revenues in the quarter. License growth in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year also reflected a 44 percent increase in revenues from emerging economies in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

"Eight million users around the world continue to depend on Autodesk's industry-leading solutions, and we are pleased to see that growth stimulated by more customers experiencing the benefits of model-based 3D design," said Carl Bass, president and CEO, Autodesk. "Our 3D solutions let customers from the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment industries visualize, simulate and analyze the real-world performance of concepts, enabling shorter time to market, a reduction in production costs and improved quality and design."

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and 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, visit www.autodesk.com.

NOTE: Autodesk, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Civil 3D, Inventor and Revit 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. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time, without notice and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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