Autodesk Completes Acquisition of BIMWorld Assets

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers. The acquisition will enable Autodesk to accelerate engagement with building product manufacturers and expand the content available in Autodesk Seek, its online source for building product design information into which the BIMWorld business will be combined. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Autodesk, Inc. is a 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

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the impact of the acquisition on Autodesk's product offerings and business plans. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: difficulties encountered integrating the BIMWorld business; whether certain market segments grow as anticipated; the competitive environment in the software and online content industry and competitive responses to the acquisition; and whether Autodesk can successfully develop new products or modify existing products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance.

Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in the company's reports on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2008, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2008, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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