Autodesk, Inc. made several announcements recently. The company announced that Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has standardized on Autodesk Building Systems software for multiple major projects, including the 142,000-square-foot Comer 2 Emergency Department addition to the University of Chicago Hospital.

In addition, Autodesk Building Systems 2006 recently received an honorable mention in the software category of the 2006 AHR Expo Innovation Awards at the 2006 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition in Chicago.

And, the company announced the latest version of its solution for the manufacturing industry, including the next release of Autodesk Inventor software. Available as part of the Autodesk Inventor Series or Autodesk Inventor Professional software solutions, Autodesk Inventor is the best choice for AutoCAD software users moving from 2D to 3D.

Also, Autodesk has released new versions of several of its AutoCAD®-based software programs for mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers and drafters. Autodesk® Building Systems 2007 allows you to collaborate seamlessly with architects using AutoCAD-based software applications. Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2007 offers easy-to-use features and flexible implementation options. Autodesk Revit® Building 9 is a state-of-the-art building design and documentation system that is purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), letting architects and designers work on buildings holistically, rather than in terms of separate floor plans, sections and elevations. Autodesk Revit Structure 3 is BIM software for structural engineering and documentation that integrates a physical model-for layout, coordination and documentation-with an independently editable analytical model for multiple analyses. Autodesk Revit Systems is an intuitive design and documentation tool that optimizes systems engineering through data-driven system sizing and design.

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