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Autodesk 2009 Manufacturing Solutions Now Shipping

Lineup Expand Benefits of Digital Prototyping

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 2, 2008


                  The latest versions of Autodesk’s industry-leading mechanical engineering and design software for manufacturing are now shipping, enhancing manufacturers’ use and implementation of Digital Prototyping – the ability to virtually design a complete product and simulate how it will work under real world conditions, before it is built.  The 2009 product lineup includes new and enhanced versions of the Autodesk Inventor product line, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, the Autodesk AliasStudio product line, Autodesk Showcase and Autodesk Productstream software.


Inventor 2009 Family of Products

Autodesk Inventor software is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, producing 3D models that validate the form, fit and function of a design with less reliance on costly and time-consuming physical prototypes. This newest release of the Inventor family of products features enhancements to many core design tools, offering significant increases in productivity:

  •          Enhanced Sheet Metal Design – The Inventor 2009 product line simplifies the design of a large range of widely used sheet metal constructs by providing digital prototypes that faithfully represent the as-manufactured part.

  •          Enhanced Simulation – Numerous enhancements to the dynamic simulation environment make the tools more accessible and easier to use, allowing users to more efficiently validate their digital prototypes very early in the design process.

  •          Native 64 Bit Support – The Inventor 2009 family of products ships with 32 bit and 64 bit implementations so users can take full advantage of newer 64 bit computers.


    Share and Review Digital Prototypes

    Fully integrated with Inventor, Autodesk Design Review is the free* all - digital way to share, review, mark up, and measure digital prototypes. New is the ability to find and locate design data in Inventor drawings, object properties, bill of materials and parts lists published to DWF files.  For more information, please visit


    Other Autodesk 2009 Manufacturing Solutions

    Autodesk is also shipping the latest versions of a variety of other software products, all leveraged by manufacturers to extend the capabilities of their Digital Prototyping workflows.

  •          AutoCAD Mechanical is AutoCAD software for manufacturing, purpose-built to accelerate the mechanical design process. The 2009 release features include support for the international GOST drafting standard and instant access to a Favorites List of standard parts.

  •          AutoCAD Electrical is AutoCAD software for controls designers, purpose-built to design electrical controls systems quickly and accurately. The 2009 release features include a Circuit Builder that allows users to dynamically generate circuits based upon functional requirements.

  •          The AliasStudio product family provides a set of tools for the industrial design process, helping companies create superior designs in less time. 2009 features include reference manager for referencing large data sets and new align tool for modeling.

  •          Showcase software helps users create accurate, highly realistic representations from 3D CAD data, enabling informed decision-making on digital prototypes. Showcase 2009 features include updated ambient shadow features and an expanded library of realistic materials.

  •          Productstream software securely stores and manages engineering design data and related documents, increasing design reuse and collaboration. Productstream 2009 features increased performance and improved integration with Inventor.

    Together, these new Autodesk Digital Prototyping solutions give industrial design, engineering and manufacturing departments of any size the ability to virtually explore a complete product before it becomes real – helping designers and engineers move beyond 3D to create models that streamline the design and development process.



  •                Autodesk Inventor Professional 2009, Autodesk Inventor Suite 2009; Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite 2009; Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems Suite 2009, is now shipping –

  •                AutoCAD Mechanical 2009 is now shipping –

  •                AutoCAD Electrical 2009 is now shipping –

  •                AliasStudio 2009 is now shipping –

  •                Showcase 2009 is now shipping –

  •                Productstream 2009 is now shipping, Productstream Professional 2009 will be available April 4, 2008 –


    Please note: International prices and availability will vary. Please visit  for full detail.


    CONTACT: For more information about these 2009 products, please contact:

    Christine Stoner – by email: Email Contact or by phone: +1 416.874.8841

    Alyson Moses – by email: Email Contact or by phone: + 1 312.297.7430


    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, Autodesk Inventor, AliasStudio, Inventor, Showcase and Productstream 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.

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