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Solution Day focuses on ‘innovation by design’

Autodesk kicked off its Asia Pacificwide Solution Day event in Australia on Wednesday, outlining a range of trends and design solutions for manufacturers.

The new range of CAD software spans the industries of manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction, media and entertainment, and geospatial.

For the manufacturing industry, the new assembly stress-analysis and motion simulation tools in Autodesk Inventor Professional 2010 help manufacturers simulate and optimise their designs early in the process, reducing both material waste and cost.

As well a new circuit builder tool in AutoCAD Electrical 2010 software lets designers analyse the energy efficiency of circuits and make more sustainable engineering decisions.

Also Autodesk Moldflow 2010 software now includes an energy usage indicator, so designers can further decrease manufacturing energy requirements and, with access to the world’s largest plastic materials database of its kind, easily evaluate different materials and make product design choices that contribute to sustainability initiatives.

For students, AutoCAD 2010 software, Autodesk’s flagship product for 2D and 3D design and documentation, is now available for free* to members of its global student engineering and design community.

The student community is an online resource that offers numerous benefits to students and educators, including free design software, self-paced training, innovative curricula, global social networking, job listings and more.

Details on the full portfolio of 2010 software are available at

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software.

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