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Autodesk Inc.: Energy Analysis, BIM Software

June 8, 2009

The 2010 line of 2-D and 3-D design and engineering software offers new features and functionality as well as improved tools for digital prototyping, building information modeling, infrastructure modeling, and sustainable design and analysis. The software will help architects, engineers, and designers meet increasing commercial and public sector demand for more energy-efficient buildings, products, and infrastructure. Revit MEP 2010 software makes it easier for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers to determine energy demands of a building with native heating and cooling loads analysis, and export enhanced gb-XML that provides the ability to examine analytical models of a project before export. The Ecotect Analysis 2010 green building software is a comprehensive sustainable analysis tool that delivers a wide range of simulation and analysis functionality including energy, water, and carbon analysis capabilities with desktop tools to conduct detailed environmental simulations and visualize results. Users of the 2010 Revit software platform for BIM can now make more informed decisions to optimize sustainable building performance. Other software in the line also is available.

Autodesk Inc., 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903; 415-507-5000; 415-507-5100 (fax); www.autodesk.com

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