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Autodesk Announces Availability of AutoCAD P&ID 2010 Software

Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams are Faster and Easier with Newest Release of Application for Process Plant Industry

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    WHAT:              AutoCAD P&ID 2010: Autodesk today announced that it is
                       shipping AutoCAD P&ID 2010 software, the new release of
                       its software application built specifically for
                       creating, modifying, and managing piping and
                       instrumentation diagrams. Built on the AutoCAD 2010
                       platform, AutoCAD P&ID is familiar and easier to use,
                       allowing design and engineering teams to start working
                       with minimal training. Common tasks are more
                       streamlined and automated to help boost productivity,
                       while designers have easier access to more accurate
                       component and line information.

                       AutoCAD P&ID 2010 provides the following new features
                       to further enhance ease of use; help increase designer
                       productivity; and support information accuracy:

                       Project setup restricted access - The project
                       administrator or lead can restrict user access to
                       Project Setup using Microsoft Windows File Permissions.

                       Project specific tool palettes setup - Tool palette
                       groups may be associated with a specific project so
                       that all users access the standard set of symbols for
                       the project.  As each project may require specific sets
                       of symbols, AutoCAD may be used to create custom tool
                       palettes and groups.

                       Curved schematic lines - Polylines with arcs, filleted
                       polylines, and splines can be converted to form curved
                       SLINEs.  This feature is useful for showing tubing and
                       flexible hose piping.

                       Inline equipment - ISO and DIN Equipment such as pumps,
                       compressors, blowers, and filters can be inserted into
                       pipelines.  Equipment will break the pipeline into two
                       with different line numbers and be correctly oriented
                       along the proper flow direction.

                       End connections for inline instruments - End
                       connections - flanged, welded, socket welded, and
                       threaded, among others - can be applied on control
                       valves and inline instruments

                       Japanese Industrial Standard instrumentation symbols -
                       A Japan (metric) project template is available that
                       includes ISO and JIS Z 8204, the Japanese Industrial
                       Standard instrumentations symbols.

                       In addition to these productivity enhancements, AutoCAD
                       P&ID 2010 includes all the functionality of the new
                       AutoCAD 2010 platform and will integrate with the
                       forthcoming AutoCAD Plant 3D product.

                       Includes all functionality of new AutoCAD 2010 Platform
                       AutoCAD P&ID 2010 includes the intuitive interface and
                       all of the functionality of the new AutoCAD 2010
                       platform. AutoCAD 2010 enables designers to more easily
                       create innovative designs with the addition of new
                       free-form design tools and offers new PDF Import and
                       Underlay and other enhanced publishing features; new
                       parametric drawing tools; and 3D printing.

                       Integrated AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D
                       environment AutoCAD P&ID and the forthcoming AutoCAD
                       Plant 3D can share a single integrated project, making
                       data exchange smoother and more seamless.  Piping
                       designers can review AutoCAD P&ID data and
                       process designers can review AutoCAD Plant 3D data.
                       Both share a common user interface and components --
                       such as Project Manager and Data Manager -- making
                       learning and using easier.

    REFERENCE:         Wastech Controls & Engineering, Inc.
                       "As long-time users of AutoCAD, we have been able to
                       maximize the added value of AutoCAD P&ID very quickly,"
                       said Kevin Holm, vice president of operations at
                       Wastech, a leading process system integrator
                       specializing in the design and manufacture of
                       industrial wastewater treatment and chemical delivery
                       systems for solar, pharmaceutical and semiconductor
                       facilities. "The new features in AutoCAD P&ID 2010 will
                       help us to continue to increase our productivity and
                       profitability by helping to expedite our work with
                       P&IDs. As our customers strive to achieve zero-
                       discharge in their industrial manufacturing processes,
                       our innovative technologies are increasingly essential
                       and our P&IDs are the roadmaps that help us achieve
                       efficient delivery of our systems."

    WEBSEMINAR         On May 28, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Pacific,
                       Autodesk Reseller KETIV Technologies will host a
                       webcast, "Wastech Controls Accelerates Design Process
                       with Autodesk Plant Solutions."  Register at

    MORE INFORMATION:  For free product trials or to learn more about AutoCAD
                       P&ID 2010, please visit www.autodesk.com/autocadpid.

    CONTACT            Brett Smith
                       (415) 547-2405

                       Carey Godbee
                       (760) 758-4406

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