Autodesk Delivers AutoCAD 2009 Software Family

Latest AutoCAD Portfolio of Products Improves Design and Drafting Efficiency
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 25, 2008

WHAT: AutoCAD 2009 Software Family of Products

Autodesk today announced that it is shipping AutoCAD
2009<> software, one of the leading applications for
conceptual design, drafting and detailing. The AutoCAD 2009 portfolio includes
updates to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT<>, as well as the
discipline-specific applications AutoCAD
Architecture<>, AutoCAD
Electrical<>, AutoCAD
Mechanical<>, and AutoCAD
MEP<> software applications.

AutoCAD 2009 features significant user interface enhancements along with new
productivity tools to help AutoCAD customers of all levels work more efficiently
toward competitive design ideas and compelling presentations:

• Improved User Interface & Usability – The new AutoCAD 2009 software
task-based user interface is designed to make new and experienced users more
productive and has been optimized to reduce the number of steps it takes to reach
commands. Furthermore, it is customizable and extensible, can be migrated forward
using the standard migration tools and offers a “classic workspace” that provides
access to the traditional toolbar and menu interface. In addition, the new AutoCAD
2009 user interface provides a common toolset for operations such as file open and
close, rotate, pan, and zoom, into the next several releases of Autodesk products,
streamlining the transition between products and reducing learning time.

• Faster Drafting – AutoCAD 2009 can boost productivity by helping automate
tedious tasks. The action recorder provides a simple to use macro recorder, and the
interactive layer manager instantly makes changes appear in the drawing.

• Autodesk Impression<> – AutoCAD 2009
subscription customers will receive Autodesk Impression illustration software for
the creation of presentation-ready graphics with a hand-drawn look.

AutoCAD LT 2009<>, one of the world’s highest
selling 2D drafting and detailing product, also features the new user interface to
increase productivity for experienced and new users.<> Pricing starts at:
$1,295 (USD).

The AutoCAD 2009 Portfolio of Industry-specific Solutions
Autodesk is also shipping the latest version of the AutoCAD software portfolio,
which includes discipline-specific applications built on AutoCAD technology.

• AutoCAD Architecture 2009<>
features intuitive architectural drawing and design tools within a familiar AutoCAD
workflow, offering users the flexibility to learn new tools at their own pace and
increase their productivity.<>
$4,995 (USD) international pricing may vary

• AutoCAD Electrical 2009<> is
purpose-built to design electrical controls systems quickly and accurately with
automated tasks, comprehensive symbol libraries, and an electrical-specific workflow
designed to increase the productivity of controls engineers.<>
$5,295 (USD) international pricing may vary.

• AutoCAD Mechanical 2009<> is
designed to accelerate the mechanical design process with standards-based symbol
libraries, engineering calculators and a mechanical-specific workflow created to
significantly improve productivity for AutoCAD users in manufacturing.<>
$4,495 (USD) international pricing may vary.

• AutoCAD MEP 2009<>, the AutoCAD software
for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) businesses, features intuitive system
drawing and design tools and built-in design calculators for more efficient and
accurate designs.<>
$4,995 (USD) international pricing may vary

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
Marie Domingo<mailto:> (415)

Kali Bean<mailto:>
(503) 471-6834

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, 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 built. 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<>

Autodesk, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, are registered 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.

© 2008 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.


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