Study Finds That Engineers and Designers Realize Bottom-Line Value From Design and Documentation Activities
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 9, 2009 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced the results of a new study that found productivity gains of up to 63 percent when engineers and designers use AutoCAD 2010 software for common design and documentation tasks. The study, conducted by Cambashi Limited, an independent consulting and analyst firm, compares the time it takes to complete specific tasks using AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD 2007 software.
The report concludes that “using AutoCAD 2010 can bring considerable performance improvements to the average user. As well as reducing the time to undertake different tasks, the new features of AutoCAD 2010 -- particularly the enhanced PDF handling -- extend the reach of the AutoCAD user and make collaboration simpler.” These findings illustrate how new capabilities in AutoCAD 2010 can help users realize a rapid return on investment in the latest release of one of the world's leading design and documentation platforms.
AutoCAD 2010 Features Directly Correlate to Productivity Gains, Study Finds
The Cambashi study demonstrated how individual feature improvements in AutoCAD 2010, when used during typical design lifecycle activities, can minimize repetitive tasks and eliminate steps required to document and communicate design ideas. Average performance improvements documented in the study include the following:
“Economic conditions have reinforced the need for businesses to do more with less. Today, more than 27 years after Autodesk first released AutoCAD, we continue to add innovative new features to the product so designers and engineers can design and document their projects more quickly without compromising their high standards of quality and accuracy,” said Guri Stark, Autodesk vice president, AutoCAD and Platform Products. “As this study demonstrates, each new feature in AutoCAD 2010 is helping designers minimize time spent on rote activities, freeing them to perform more valuable work.”
About the Study
Autodesk commissioned Cambashi Limited, an independent consulting and analyst firm, to conduct a productivity study to investigate the benefits of AutoCAD 2010. Taking a task-oriented approach, Cambashi compared the time taken by architects using AutoCAD 2010 to those using AutoCAD 2007 as they completed a design exercise for a single-story building. The project was chosen as a typical example of architectural work. The full study is available for download at www.autodesk.com/autocadpower
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