Autodesk Expands AutoCAD WS, Adds Support for Multiple Languages and Inventor DWG

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 23, 2011 — Autodesk, Inc.:

DWG file created in Autodesk Inventor opened in AutoCAD WS mobile application. (Photo: Business Wire ...

DWG file created in Autodesk Inventor opened in AutoCAD WS mobile application. (Photo: Business Wire)

What’s the News: Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced updates to AutoCAD WS, a free* web and mobile application that uses cloud computing technology to enable AutoCAD software users to view, edit and share their designs through web browsers and mobile devices. With more than 900,000 downloads, AutoCAD WS now supports viewing, editing and sharing of 2D Autodesk Inventor DWG files. Other improvements include top-requested multi-language support, with the addition of eight new languages, as well as improvements to enhance the mobile experience while working with editing and display tools.

What are the updates: Inventor users who publish their models to DWG files can now upload them to AutoCAD WS to easily share assembly drawings and schematics diagrams for production, presentation or review. Usability updates to the mobile app include support for DWG layouts, a new copy/paste tool and improved markup capabilities.

AutoCAD WS is now available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Italian.

“AutoCAD WS is literally changing the way architects, engineers and designers work,” said Tal Weiss, R&D site manager, Autodesk. “We listen very carefully to our customers about what they would like to see in our updates — such as supporting our global community with additional languages — and strive to make improvements quickly based on their feedback.”

Availability: AutoCAD WS is currently available for free* download on the App Store and at www.autocadws.com.

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Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries – including the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.

*Free products and services are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies them.

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