ABB Signs $4.5 Million Contract for Autodesk Mechanical and Engineering Design Software.SAN RAFAEL San Rafael (săn rəfĕl`), residential city (1990 pop. 48,404), seat of Marin co., W Calif., a suburb of San Francisco on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1913. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 1996--Leveraging the advanced functionality of the Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, AutoCAD Release 13, and the strength of its global account program, Autodesk signed a contract with Swiss/Swedish based Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., (ABB n. 1. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence,
Noun 1. ABB - an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s ) worth $4.5 million over a three year period.
A world leader in electric power generation and transmission, industrial building systems and rail transportation, ABB employs more than 200,000 employees in 100 countries. The US $34 billion ABB uses Autodesk's AutoCAD Release 13 design software, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop software, and Autodesk's Kinetix division's 3D Studio software for key mechanical, engineering and electrical design projects worldwide.
With products it manufactures ranging from heavy electric motors to power plants, ABB is in the process of centralizing cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. its information technology decisions for the future. The decision to use Autodesk, the world leader in PC design software, as a global supplier represents one of the first attempts by ABB to coordinate its information technology (IT) strategy worldwide.
Autodesk, with its international presence in 130 countries, offers the ability to meet the stringent demands ABB places on a global supplier.
"ABB's choice of Autodesk is another confirmation of the growing strength of Autodesk in the highly competitive mechanical design market," said Dominic Gallello, vice president of the Autodesk Mechanical Market Group. "ABB has joined a long list of leading global companies that have chosen Autodesk solutions for their mechanical design needs."
A key product in ABB's purchase strategy is the Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, a leading mechanical CAD software solution that provides parametric feature based solid modeling, NURBS surface modeling, associative as·so·ci·a·tive
1. Of, characterized by, resulting from, or causing association.
2. Mathematics Independent of the grouping of elements. drafting and assembly modeling on desktop systems.
Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, in combination with programs developed by a dozen industry-leading partners in the most important mechanical market niches, provides complete design-through- manufacturing solutions for the mechanical CAD market.
Although ABB has been a long-term Autodesk customer, this contract extends the companies' relationship beyond traditional vendor/purchaser roles because it falls within Autodesk's Global Accounts Program. The contract, which makes Autodesk an ABB preferred supplier on a global basis, provides opportunities for the two companies to share their strategies and perspectives on information technology and computer aided design (application) Computer Aided Design - (CAD) The part of CAE concerning the drawing or physical layout steps of engineering design. Often found in the phrase "CAD/CAM" for ".. manufacturing". .
A global account team comprised of Autodesk and a number of its third party development partners, distributors and authorized au·thor·ize
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: dealers worked together to provide ABB with a global, integrated solution.
AutoCAD is the industry design and drafting software standard used by over 1.5 million users worldwide. The latest version of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Release13, provides users with powerful 2D and 3D features, an object-oriented database See object database.
(database) object-oriented database - (OODB) A system offering DBMS facilities in an object-oriented programming environment. Data is stored as objects and can be interpreted only using the methods specified by its class. , customizable Windows interface, and robust functionality.
For more information on AutoCAD R13 design software, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop or 3D Studio software, contact your local Authorized Autodesk Dealer or call 800/964-6532.
Autodesk is the world's leading supplier of PC design software and PC multimedia tools. The company's 2D and 3D products, geographic information systems geographic information system (GIS)
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Its Kinetix division is the leader in PC-based 3D modeling and animation software, providing a full range of products for digital media and design professionals. The fourth largest PC software company in the world, Autodesk has three million customers in nearly 130 countries. Autodesk products are sold through Autodesk Systems Centers, Dealers and Distributors worldwide.
For more information, please call 415/507-5000, type Go ADESK on CompuServe, or visit its World Wide Web site at http://www.autodesk.com. Kinetix can be reached by calling 800/879-4233 or through its World Wide Web site at http://www.ktx.com. Autodesk shares are traded on the NASDAQ NASDAQ
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