Advanced Solutions Donates Autodesk Inventor to University of Louisville

Louisville-based Autodesk reseller gifts institution with Autodesk Inventor Professional

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that Advanced Solutions, a Louisville-based value-added reseller (VAR), has donated $300,000 worth of Inventor Professional software to area school, University of Louisville. The donated Inventor software, the world's best-selling 3D mechanical design product, will be used in a variety of courses to teach disciplines ranging from factory layout to designing ergonomic assist devices.


"Inventor adds the power of 3D to my students' existing AutoCAD supported 2D design process, allowing students the advanced ability to simulate the movement and interaction of 3D components," says Dr. John S. Usher, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Louisville. "Students are able to design a product or even a large system, and then see it in motion and interact with it to determine if it works as they had envisioned. This allows students to design more innovative products and systems."

The University of Louisville is the alma mater of Advanced Solutions President and CEO Michael Golway, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences and a Master of Engineering in Industrial Design from the university. "The University of Louisville was a wonderful place to learn engineering design, and I owe a lot to the education I received as an undergraduate and graduate student," says Golway, who is a recipient of the University of Louisville's Research Achievement Award and serves on the alumni board of the Engineering Graduate School. "With this gift, I am able to give the gift of these professional design tools to the faculty and students and further advance learning."

"Autodesk is committed to excellence in education and excited that students at the University of Louisville will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with the professional design tools used in the industry," says Paul Mailhot, senior director of worldwide education programs at Autodesk. "We're proud of the impact Autodesk's participation, and the participation of our resellers, can make on the next generation of innovators that will help the United States remain competitive in our global economy."

Autodesk Inventor is the world's foremost 3D mechanical design software and is taught at esteemed university and college campuses around the globe, such as South China University of Technology (SCUT) and UCLA. The easy-to-learn software helps students build, apply and test their design skills and eventually enter the workforce with a competitive advantage. In its ongoing commitment to serve the next generation of engineers, Autodesk launched the Student Engineering and Design Community, a Web portal that allows students to download software, such as Inventor, for free*, as well as participate in online tutorials, network with peers and educators from around the globe and even search for jobs or internships. The Student Community can be accessed at

About Advanced Solutions, Inc.

Since 1987, Advanced Solutions, Inc., a privately held company, has focused its business model on delivering and supporting Autodesk software solutions. As a full service authorized value added reseller, Advanced Solutions, Inc. offers software sales, training, implementation, customization and local support to ensure a successful investment with the Autodesk products. With over 10,000 customers, Advanced Solutions has developed a rich understanding and capability on how to deliver solutions that meet customer needs. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at

About Autodesk Education

Autodesk supports worldwide academic achievement and lifelong learning by providing 2D and 3D solutions for teaching and learning design in the fields of manufacturing, industrial design, architecture, construction, civil engineering and media and entertainment. Autodesk is committed to helping the next generation of engineers, architects and designers experience their ideas before they are real by making state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions available inside and outside of the classroom through substantial discounts, subscriptions, grant programs, training, curricula development and community resources. For more information about Autodesk's education programs and solutions, visit

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 San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, visit

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