Autodesk 2011 packages gain enhanced 3D design features

Paul Boughton
New releases of Autodesk software have been enhanced with powerful new features for 3D design and visualisation that will help engineers, architects and other design professionals to unleash their creativity and boost their productivity. A consistent and modern user experience across the flagship products will also facilitate working with and moving between multiple Autodesk products.
Autodesk president and chief executive officer Carl Bass comments: "With the release of these powerful applications, the 2011 Autodesk product line is truly the best in class. Building on our long history of making complex technology more accessible to a broader audience, we made our portfolio of 3D design and engineering tools both simpler and more powerful".
Key 2011 Autodesk products, including the Autocad software products, Autodesk Inventor software for Digital Prototyping, Autodesk Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Autodesk 3ds Max software, have been enhanced with a consistent and modern user interface that features innovative new tools for interacting with 3D models directly in the design canvas, thereby reducing the number of menus and simplifying navigation. Users can more realistically visualise their designs in real time during the design process through new graphics technology and a rich library of realistic material appearances inspired by Hollywood visual effects artists and video game developers.
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