Avatech and Autodesk Team Up to Provide Outstanding Performance for Marquee Clients; High Profile Clients Benefit from Alliance

BALTIMORE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 18, 2006— Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB), the recognized leader in design and engineering, product lifecycle management, and facilities management solutions, and Autodesk Consulting have joined forces to provide outstanding services to several high profile clients, including Marnell Corrao Associates, HMC Architects, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Leo A Daly, and Mercedes Homes.

Working together, the two consulting groups bring decades of experience and expertise to the building design industry, and their teamwork has brought tangible results to clients. "The depth of Autodesk Consulting combined with the local expertise from Avatech's Building Solutions Group provides an unparalleled service level for mutual customers," said David Heaton, Director, Autodesk Consulting - Building Solutions Division.

The almost 75 year old architecture and engineering firm, The Durrant Group, Inc., is one success story of this new team approach. Avatech and Autodesk collaborated to provide a lucrative solution for the 250 Durrant staff located in 13 offices across the country.

"It was a serious advantage working with both Autodesk and Avatech for a seamless transition from AutoCAD to Autodesk Architectural Desktop and Autodesk Building Systems," said Charlie Marsden, President and Chief Operating Officer at Durrant. "They provided us with custom drafting standards across all our locations, saving us hours and hours of design resource time. Now, to gain a competitive advantage on international projects, we are working with Avatech and Autodesk to integrate Autodesk's Revit Building and Autodesk Buzzsaw with our suite of existing applications."

Since 2003, Autodesk Consulting and Avatech have worked together informally to offer a full suite of services to clients who require complex technology solutions and systems to streamline design and engineering. Both consulting groups seek and secure clients that will benefit from the combined resources and services of the two companies.

"With several prestigious companies on our common client roster, we are recognizing and promoting the great working relationship between Avatech and Autodesk Consulting," said Scotty Walsh, Avatech Chief Executive Officer.

Expanding the Avatech Building Solutions Group

Designed expressly to help architects and engineers leverage technology to their advantage, Avatech's Building Solutions Team provides integration and implementation services for the building design industry. As the architectural and engineering design community continues to embrace the benefits of the building information management model, the need for technology implementation services grows.

"We are expanding the Building Solutions Group significantly this year, and our ongoing relationship with Autodesk Consulting contributes significantly to our growth plans. Working together just makes great business sense, both for us and for our clients," said Mark Haddad, Vice President of Building Solutions for Avatech Solutions.

About Avatech Solutions

Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB) is the recognized leader in design and engineering technology with unparalleled expertise in design automation, data management and process optimization for the manufacturing, engineering, building design and facilities management markets. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, the company specializes in consulting, software systems integration and implementation, standards development and deployment, education, and technical support. Avatech is one of the largest integrators of Autodesk software worldwide and a leading provider of PLM solutions. The company's clients include industry leaders from Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record's Top 100 companies. Visit www.avatech.com for more information.

About Autodesk Consulting

Autodesk Consulting offers services that streamline business processes and help customers get the best possible return on their investment in Autodesk technology. For more information about Autodesk Consulting, including integrated consulting and training, see www.autodesk.com/consulting.



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