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Autodesk Takes To The Skies at 2011 Paris Air Show

Autodesk Takes To The Skies at 2011 Paris Air Show
Design and Engineering Software Leader Demonstrates 2012 Aerospace Industry Solutions

PARIS, 20 June, 2011Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 3D design and engineering software, will showcase its new 2012 solutions for the aerospace industry at this year’s International Paris Air Show (Le Bourget, Paris, June 20-26 2011, Village L34).   

“Our presence at the Paris Air Show further highlights our commitment to helping global aerospace manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes to create more innovative products, to increase efficiency and productivity and to get faster to market,” says Detlev Reicheneder, senior industry manager, Autodesk. “We provide a comprehensive solution for the aerospace sector, consisting of design, simulation and visualization tools, which together help aerospace companies innovate and collaborate, effectively enabling them to “make it right before they make it real.”  

The Autodesk solution for aerospace covers the complete design and engineering workflow incorporating offerings for aircraft interior design, engineering design, visualization, infrastructure asset management, civil design and process plant and factory design as well as consulting services which help users to make the most of their investment in Autodesk software solutions.

Autodesk Product Design Suite 2012 and Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2012 family of products and the complete Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping offer aerospace suppliers the opportunity to deliver more creative and innovative work while saving time and resources in the design-to-manufacture process.

Key Autodesk solutions set to be on display on the Autodesk stand at the 2011 Paris Air Show include:

  • The 2012 solutions for concept design and modeling, which feature design, visualization and technical surfacing capability for aerospace interiors. Specific products on display include Autodesk Alias and Autodesk Showcase.
  • The Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2012 family of products, which helps engineers to design efficient manufacturing lines and facilities and to make informed decisions about manufacturing facilities, equipment and tooling to help reduce errors and shorten lead time.
  • In engineering, Autodesk helps users across different teams to design, simulate, evaluate material choices, design options and manufacturing processes with a single digital model, while reducing the number of iterations, changes and costly and time-consuming physical prototypes. The core of the engineering solutions is Autodesk Product Design Suite 2012, a powerful set of design, visualization and simulation software solutions for the entire product design workflow.

In addition, following its recent acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics, the company will also be showcasing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) capabilities that help automate fluid flow and thermal simulation decision-making for designs, while eliminating costly physical prototyping cycles.
Today, a growing list of large and small manufacturers across the aerospace sector relies on Autodesk solutions to overcome a wide variety of business challenges.
These include Axon Cable, a provider of innovative cabling, interconnect solutions, cable assemblies, connectors and mini systems for high tech applications. Axon Cable is using Autodesk software to design and optimize its products, which are widely used in the aeronautics and aerospace sectors.
“Using Autodesk Inventor software enables us to anticipate the demands of our customers and improve the quality of our products," said Stéphane Watier, engineering team leader at Axon Cable. "Even when our customers are not using Autodesk solutions, the interoperability of software enables us to respond quickly, easily convert and share files without difficulty. This solution can tackle the market and offer innovative solutions.”

Autodesk in Aerospace
The Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping helps aerospace suppliers to better design, visualise, and simulate product and process designs before they are ever built. Autodesk offers a broad set of interoperable solutions across all phases of product development to reduce development costs and promote collaboration. Autodesk is uniquely positioned to fill the needs of aerospace suppliers by putting scalable, attainable, and cost effective desktop technology in the hands of global design and engineering teams, allowing them to design, visualise, and simulate their product and process designs. Workflows based on the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping allow teams throughout the extended enterprise to change the way they think about their concept to manufacturing processes and help them get to market faster.

Autodesk helps suppliers address business challenges that directly impact their ability to compete in the increasingly competitive global aerospace and defence supply chain market.

About Autodesk
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, visualise, 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

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