SAN RAFAEL, Calif. & KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--March 26, 2003--
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ADSK), the world's leading design software
and digital content company, today announced that Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia-based manufacturer Coil Master Sdn Bhd, has reported that
using Autodesk Inventor(R) 3D mechanical design software has decreased
by half the time-to-market for its new machines. This achievement
helped the company meet one of its key business objectives outlined in
2001 -- to help control costs in the declining economic environment.
By developing more innovative machines faster and less expensively,
Coil Master also hopes to increase its Asian market share beyond the
current 10 percent. Autodesk Inventor software will play a strategic
role in that effort.
"One precipitating factor in our decision to go with Autodesk
Inventor software was its ease-of-use and single-day productivity,"
said Mr. Tan Huat Jin, director of Engineering, Coil Master Sdn Bhd.
"The design tool is helping us grow even in tough economic times."
Specifically, the Coil Master representative said that Autodesk
Inventor software cut the time from conceptualization to the
production design from four months to two months. "Our design project
costs have been slashed in half, and we are now able to reuse designs,
altering only certain specifications and measurements," Mr. Tan
explained. "The library tool enabled my team to easily revise designs.
In addition, the software lets my team break apart their designs and
thoroughly look through each part for specific measurements, and later
reassemble them to demonstrate exactly how the proposed machine would
Coil Master specializes in the design, fabrication, and assembly
of mosquito coil making machines for the Asian market. These coils
emit a slow burning mosquito repellant and are widely used in warmer
climates. They are more popular in areas where mosquito-transmitted
diseases like Malaria are present.
Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital
content company, offering customers progressive business solutions
through powerful technology products and services. Autodesk helps
customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their
digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire
project lifecycle management processes. For more information about the
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CONTACT: Autodesk Cindi Goodsell, 415/507-8452 Email Contact or Weber Shandwick Malaysia Trina Thomas, 03-20721170 Email Contact