Autodesk Releases Updated Tool for Precision Drawing and Drafting

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ --

AutoSketch 10, From the Makers of AutoCAD, Allows Designers of All Experience Levels to Create Industry-Standard CAD Drawings

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the release of AutoSketch 10, 2D drafting software with basic CAD tools that allow anyone to create precise drawings quickly. AutoSketch 10 is designed to allow for the simplified creation of AutoCAD software-compatible drawings, including design concepts, product specifications and floor plans.

The newest release of AutoSketch is enhanced to work with the Windows Vista operating system and brings file format compatibility into alignment with Autodesk's full line of products. AutoSketch can now read DWG files v2.5 and greater and save files to AutoCAD 2004 and 2008 DWG file formats, letting designers more easily share drawings and convert older files to the latest version.

"AutoSketch 10 provides an elementary drawing environment for hobbyists, DIY home remodelers, and small businesses," said Guri Stark, Autodesk vice president, AutoCAD and Platform Products. "This release of AutoSketch is a versatile and affordable drawing tool that has been brought up-to-date in response to customer requests for Windows Vista and DWG compatibility."

Customizable toolbars and grids in AutoSketch 10 allow users to create a flexible and efficient workspace for straightforward drawing. AutoSketch 10 provides a series of tutorials and drawing wizards to help new users get started quickly. Content libraries within AutoSketch also offer designers of all experience levels the simplicity of ready-made, drag-and-drop content.


AutoSketch 10 is now available English in North America and Australia and New Zealand and will soon be released in German More information can be found at

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

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