Autodesk and HP Extend Family of Trusted Solutions for Design Collaboration

SAN ANTONIO, AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the American Institute of Architects convention, Autodesk today announced with HP that the latest version of Autodesk Design Review software is available with the new HP Designjet T1100 and T610 Printer series. The solution offers architects, engineers and construction professionals an integrated design review package and the flexibility to easily and efficiently print anytime. For firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Autodesk and HP are helping professionals save time and resources and improve productivity, to complete projects on time and create a competitive advantage.

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"The latest Autodesk Design Review software and HP Designjet printers provide architecture, engineering and construction professionals with a powerful combination of technologies for effective collaboration," said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Autodesk Platform Solutions and Emerging Business. "Through our joint efforts, we're delivering the quality and accuracy of design information that are essential for the demanding nature of our customers' work."

Autodesk Design Review, popular software for comprehensive review, markup and design collaboration, strengthens design professionals' ability to share and communicate design comments from non-CAD reviewers, digitally and globally. Recently introduced, Autodesk Design Review 2008 features a built- in, improved version of HP Instant Printing, offering a comprehensive package that makes team collaboration and project printing simple and easy.

"HP and Autodesk continue to demonstrate leadership in the market and a commitment to technical design professionals by developing unique solutions that give users a competitive edge," said Enrique Lores, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing Division, HP. "HP Instant Printing for Autodesk Design Review further simplifies the printing experience by providing users with the ability to print what they want whenever they want it, with only one click, eliminating wait-time and costly outsourcing. Working closely with Autodesk, HP is able to bring dependable printing technology that best meets needs of architectural, engineering and construction professionals."

Seamless Collaboration

Autodesk Design Review 2008 software supports the design process by enabling even more extensive collaboration on both 2D and model-based information. The software speeds the design review process with intuitive tools for viewing, measuring and marking up compact, detail-rich DWF files without requiring CAD software or expertise. Design Review enables all-digital collaboration and communication of design changes among designers and their team members, tracking changes to designs and allowing easy integration of feedback into Autodesk manufacturing, architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) and geospatial applications, as well as word processing documents and spreadsheets. Incorporating Design Review into their business processes, architects using applications based on Revit or AutoCAD software, for example, can easily share their designs with a client or general contractor, take advantage of fast, easy printing to HP printers and receive feedback digitally.

SOM, one of the world's leading architecture, urban design, engineering and interior architecture firms, leverages the productivity tools that HP and Autodesk technologies have developed together to efficiently and seamlessly collaborate with its own key partners to create iconic designs around the world.

"Design teams at SOM use Design Review with HP Instant Printing and the new HP Designjet T1100 Printer series to collaborate on design and construction documents, especially between offices," said James Vandezande, associate and digital design manager, SOM. "HP and Autodesk's collaboration has given us the ability to quickly, effortlessly and more responsively work with our partners."

Trusted Choice in Large Format Printing

With the latest version of HP Instant Printing for Autodesk Design Review, customers have batch-print capabilities that accelerate printing productivity when sending multiple sheets, making batch printing of DWF files even easier with HP Designjet printers. HP Instant Printing now also offers automatic media selection so the Design Review software automatically detects what media is loaded on the printer.

In addition, the new HP Designjet T1100 and T610 printers will ship with Autodesk Design Review 2008. This allows HP customers direct access to the new batch printing capabilities with HP Instant Printing. This added feature further enhances the already highly productive, reliable HP Designjet T Printer series. Autodesk Design Review will also support the HP Designjet Z6100, Z3100 and Z2100 printers. Customers using these products can download HP Instant Printing for Autodesk Design Review from the Autodesk Web site at http://www.autodesk.com/dwf-hpip.

The HP Designjet T Printer series offers CAD professionals and work teams exceptional productivity and reliability. The new HP Designjet T Printers series, which include the HP Designjet T610 and T1100 Printer series, offers a new standard of print quality with its Three-black ink set and HP Vivera inks, delivering exacting detail. The HP Designjet T Printer series builds upon the proven reliability of HP large-format printers by adding enhanced compatibility and dependability delivered by HP-GL/2 and in-printer processing architecture. In addition, these printers offer print speeds up to three times faster than the previous HP Designjet offering. Combining fast print speeds and outstanding image quality, the HP Designjet T printer series supports HP's leadership in large format printing.

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers -- from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $94.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

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 www.autodesk.com.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, DWF and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries. HP and Designjet are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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