Avatech Solutions Authorized For Autodesk Gold Support
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Avatech Solutions Authorized For Autodesk Gold Support

BALTIMORE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 14, 2006— Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB), the nationwide technology experts for design, engineering, and facilities management, and an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider, announced today that its technical support program is one of the first of an exclusive group of companies selected to provide Autodesk(R) Subscription Gold Support.

"We take great pride in the organization we have built and the level of service that we provide our growing roster of customers across the country," said Avatech President and COO, Scott Harris. "Our National Support Center staff has won multiple Autodesk Excellence Awards, and our team uses their real world industry experiences to efficiently troubleshoot and resolve customer problems."

"This Gold Support authorization validates Avatech as being one of the most comprehensive providers of technical support to Autodesk customers," said Taylor Pohlman, Vice President of Worldwide Product Support at Autodesk. "We look forward to working with Avatech and are confident that as part of this new program they will be integral in improving customer satisfaction and ensuring the successful adoption of Autodesk solutions among their customers."

About Gold Support

Autodesk's new Gold Support program provides customers with rapid access to highly skilled technical experts with a broad range of experience. Only a very select group of companies have been authorized to provide Autodesk Gold Support, which gives customers the following support options:

-- Unlimited toll-free telephone support Monday through Friday during normal business hours

-- Online tracking and management of support cases

-- Up to four authorized callers

-- Local language support

-- Access to web-based self-service support and tools

About Avatech Solutions

Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB) is a nationwide design automation and technology services company providing innovative solutions that enable clients to more effectively design, develop, and manage projects, products, and facilities. Avatech experts give customers a competitive advantage through technology consulting, implementation, integration, training, and support services exclusively for the design, engineering, and facilities management industries. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, Avatech is one of the largest integrators of Autodesk software worldwide and a leading provider of PLM solutions. Customers include industry leaders from the Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record's Top 100 companies. Visit http://www.avatech.com for more information.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading 3D software company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project efficiency and maximize profits.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.

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