New Versions of Autodesk NavisWorks Product Line Now Available

Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.1 Products Support DGN v8; Now Available in French, German, Japanese, Russian and Simplified Chinese

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the release of Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.1 software products, supporting the company's efforts to help make the building information modeling (BIM) process more accurate and reliable for plant designers and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals. The NavisWorks software products aid project model understanding and include a real-time environment for rapid review, offering a more reliable way to validate, challenge and check detailed designs. The new versions of the product line include enhancements that allow architects, engineers, designers and builders to better experience a project before it is real by extending their design data to more project stakeholders through increased compatibility and an improved user experience.

The Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.1 product line has been localized and is now available in French, German, Japanese, Russian and Simplified Chinese in addition to English. In addition, NavisWorks 2009.1 products have been enhanced with a DGN v8 file reader, uniting 3D content from Autodesk and Bentley for design validation, logistics analysis and construction scheduling. With the addition of DGN v8 support, the new 2009.1 versions feature unique compatibility with most native AEC design and laser scan file formats. Design data created in the BIM process using tools such as Autodesk's Revit platform for BIM, can be combined with geometry and information created with other design tools, and analyzed for design interferences or constructability.

"The Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.1 product line contributes significantly to the BIM workflow and helps to ensure that the high quality, coordinated and consistent information produced during the BIM process extends across the project," said Peter Thompson, NavisWorks Business Line Director, Autodesk AEC Solutions. "The NavisWorks 2009.1 product line offers engineers and designers a whole-project view and the tools required for an all-digital 3D project review process that is more effective and streamlined to help reduce risk, and to improve productivity and quality."

Updates were made to the full Autodesk NavisWorks product line, which enables seamless visualization of all types of models, precise replication of designs, and accurate simulation of 4D construction schedules. The NavisWorks products help keep all project stakeholders on the same digital page, whether they are creating, viewing or reviewing 3D models.

-- Autodesk NavisWorks Review -- for standard, real-time review and model aggregation

-- Autodesk NavisWorks Simulate -- includes Autodesk NavisWorks Review and adds timeline and 4D capabilities

-- Autodesk NavisWorks Manage -- adds clash detection and interference management functionality

-- Autodesk NavisWorks Freedom -- a free viewer for files in Autodesk NavisWorks NWD and 3D DWF formats.

The updated version of the Autodesk NavisWorks line of products now also provides:

    -- Support for Revit assembly codes for "symbol" element types
    -- Properties support for new style DWF files (as exported from Revit)
    -- Asta Powerproject V10 support
    -- AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 64-bit support
    -- 64-bit exporters now included in the main installer
    -- Vico Constructor 2008 support
    -- Enhancements to application programming interface

Availability

Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.1 products are now available worldwide in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Simplified Chinese. Additionally, Autodesk NavisWorks Freedom is now available as a free add-on product with Autodesk NavisWorks Manage, Autodesk NavisWorks Simulate and Autodesk NavisWorks Review installs. More information can be found at http://www.autodesk.com/navisworks.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and 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 real. 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 http://www.autodesk.com.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, NavisWorks and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or its affiliates 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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    Email:               noah.cole@autodesk.com

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