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Autodesk Launches Instant Printing with HP for Efficient Teamwork in Building, Manufacturing and Civil Infrastructure Sectors

Autodesk DWF Applications with HP Instant Printing Improves Project Teams' Collaboration on Design, Mapping and Engineering Efforts
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 25, 2005

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and HP (NYSE: HPQ)(NASDAQ: HPQ) today announced the availability of instant printing capabilities for HP Designjet series printers with Autodesk® DWF™ Viewer, a free, downloadable viewer for 2D and 3D design workflows, and DWF™ Composer software that enables users to review, mark up and revise drawings.

HP Instant Printing for Autodesk applications offers extended project teams the first-ever single-click printing of large-format, highly detailed drawings, plans and maps from a software application. For a limited time, Autodesk and HP are offering a free copy of DWF Composer software to customers in the United States who purchase an HP Designjet series printer that includes the new instant print capabilities.

For greater team productivity, faster design reviews and cost-effective responsiveness, project members can actively participate in the design process by creating, managing and sharing designs as DWF files, and printing them instantly on HP Designjet printers. A result of the two companies' long-term, strategic alliance to help joint customers realize their ideas faster, HP Instant Printing for Autodesk applications helps AutoCAD® users and others in the building, manufacturing and civil engineering fields share information across the project lifecycle.

"Autodesk and HP are delivering solutions to help designers accelerate productivity and experience more efficient design review processes," said Amar Hanspal, vice president, Autodesk Collaboration Services. "As leaders in our respective technology categories, Autodesk and HP are bringing together the best resources for our customers to maintain the full integrity of the design throughout the engineering workflow, including collaboration with partners and sub-contractors, as well as clients - regardless of partners' or customers' technology investments."

"Together, Autodesk and HP are transforming the overall productivity of project teams through dependable design and printing technology," said Enrique Lores, vice president and general manager, Inkjet Commercial Division, HP. "HP Instant Printing for Autodesk applications helps improve team efficiency by making it simpler and more reliable than ever before to print digital DWF files on any supported HP Designjet printer."

Quick, Universal Access to High-Fidelity Large-Format Prints

HP Instant Printing technology enables plans and drawings to be printed accurately and reliably in the contractor's office, at a job site, or on the manufacturing floor, with the click of a button. Users simply select and click the HP Instant Printing button in the main toolbar of the Autodesk DWF Viewer or DWF Composer application. Instant printing of DWF files saves valuable time and provides dependable, high-quality output. DWF has been developed specifically to share complex design information securely, while maintaining its integrity, at a fraction of the file size.

"It's great to have a 'one-click' option for plotting a few sheets quickly," said Thomas Pfadler, engineer for Ingenieurbüro, a German design firm. "I can work more productively and so can my colleagues, because anyone in my office or any of our consultants can print a DWF file quickly and securely on an HP Designjet printer."

Another early adopter, Kal Houhou, CAD manager at the Lessard Group, said, "The HP Instant Printing capability for DWF is very useful. It's so easy to set the parameters once and just click to print - there's nothing more to do to get great prints that help sell your work to clients."

Promotion

From now until July 31, 2005, customers in the United States who purchase a qualifying HP Designjet series printer will receive from Autodesk the DWF Composer 2 software, a $199 value. Additionally, beginning July 2005, customers in Europe will receive Autodesk DWF Viewer software shipped with their HP Designjet 110+ series printers to easily print 2D and 3D drawings, maps and models published to DWF. Visit http://www.autodesk.com/dwfcomposer-hppromo to learn more about this offer.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2005, HP revenue totaled $83.3 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing profits.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit http://www.autodesk.com.


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