Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Substantially all of the Assets of 3D Geo GmbH

Expands Autodesk's Plans For Digital City Model Solutions

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of 3D Geo GmbH, the privately held maker of intelligent 3D urban modeling software. Autodesk announced its intent to acquire substantially all of the Potsdam, Germany-based company's assets on August 11, 2008. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The purchased 3D Geo assets will allow Autodesk to offer software and services for effectively creating, aggregating, analyzing, managing, and distributing large-scale databases that offer a rich visual model of the urban landscape.

"This acquisition extends Autodesk's ability to help customers visualize urban and infrastructure designs on a city-wide scale. We are looking forward to working with 3D Geo's customers, partners and employees," said Lisa Campbell, vice president, Autodesk Geospatial.

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