Software allows users to track and manage documents.

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Autodesk® Vault provides workgroup management capabilities for Autodesk Inventor® Series and Autodesk Inventor Professional software users. Management tool also allows teams of 1-10 users to immediately and securely track documents and changes, locate documents, manage libraries, and support concurrent engineering.



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Autodesk Offers New Data Vault for Autodesk Inventor Product Line



Customers Can Easily Track and Manage Documents

SAN RAFAEL, California, August 28, 2003-As part of its design and management solutions for mid-sized manufacturing businesses, Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading design software and digital content company, today introduced Autodesk® Vault, a new data vault to bring workgroup management capabilities to Autodesk Inventor® Series and Autodesk Inventor® Professional software customers. This new vault technology allows customers to find immediate value, without long implementation periods.

"Tracking engineering documents is key to further reducing time-to-market, improving quality, and lowering costs when using 3D design solutions such as Autodesk Inventor software," said Robert Kross, vice president of the Manufacturing Solutions Division at Autodesk. "We expect the Autodesk Vault to bring greater value to our customers and a new way for them to manage their business processes."

The new integrated workgroup vault was developed from technology recently acquired from truEInnovations, Inc. It offers data management features to remove the manual task of managing engineering documents. Built for the small design team, this management tool allows teams of one to 10 users to immediately and securely track documents and changes, locate documents quickly, manage libraries, and support concurrent engineering. Design teams can quickly realize these benefits without undergoing a lengthy implementation process. Autodesk Professional Services offers an Autodesk® Vault Server Upgrade service, providing assistance to customers with larger design teams who want to upgrade from Autodesk Vault on Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) Desktop Engine (MSDE) to Microsoft® SQL Server(TM).

Integrating the Autodesk Vault with the Autodesk Streamline® online collaboration service is the easiest way to unlock the value of digital information. The Autodesk Streamline service helps companies to connect with extended teams and manage data throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. With the Autodesk Streamline service, users can publish design data directly from the Autodesk Vault environment and make that data available in discrete logical parts. This gives project team members the ability to view graphics, parts, assemblies, and more in a single location.

Autodesk Manufacturing's Design and Management Solutions

Autodesk Manufacturing's design and management solutions help customers solve critical business challenges by giving them the tools to innovate, increase productivity, optimize processes, and bring higher quality products to market faster for less cost. Unlike other solutions on the market today, Autodesk's design solutions-AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Mechanical, Autodesk Inventor Professional, Autodesk Inventor Series 3D mechanical design package-combined with Autodesk's management solutions-Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Streamline® collaboration service-solve problems for small and medium-sized manufacturers, especially those that cannot tolerate large-scale product lifecycle management installations, because they are easier to implement and deploy, and provide a faster return on investment. In addition, customers can take advantage of widely available third-party applications purpose-built for Autodesk software and they can utilize Autodesk® Professional Services to garner greater value from their software.

Availability

Autodesk Vault is available immediately in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese at no additional cost to Autodesk Inventor Series 7 and Autodesk Inventor Professional 7 customers enrolled in the Autodesk® Subscription Program. The Autodesk Subscription Program is the most efficient way for Autodesk customers to stay current with the latest design technology and to benefit from simplified software management and easy budgeting. For products like Autodesk Inventor software with a history of rapid development, the program provides a timely cycle of new releases with rich new content as soon as it becomes available. More information is available at www.autodesk.com/vault and www.autodesk.com/subscription or by calling 800-964-6432.

About Autodesk

Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company, offering customers progressive business solutions through powerful technology, products and services. Autodesk helps customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire project lifecycle management processes. For more information about the company, see www.autodesk.com.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, and Autodesk Streamline are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2003 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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