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Charting continued gains in adoption of its industry-specific and broader market solutions, Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has surpassed eight million licenses for its software applications. The record parallels continued growth for its 2D software, new software licenses in emerging economies as well as robust revenue increases in Autodesk's model-based 3D software.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 alone, Autodesk shipped more than 47,000 commercial seats of its 3D applications including Autodesk Inventor products, Civil 3D software and software products based on the Revit platform. Combined revenues from these model-based design tools increased 40 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 to a record $121 million, or 24 percent of total revenues in the quarter. License growth in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year also reflected a 44 percent increase in revenues from emerging economies in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
"Eight million users around the world continue to depend on Autodesk's industry-leading solutions, and we are pleased to see that growth stimulated
by more customers experiencing the benefits of model-based 3D design," said Carl Bass, president and CEO, Autodesk. "Our 3D solutions let customers from the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment industries visualize, simulate and analyze the real-world performance of concepts, enabling shorter time to market, a reduction in production costs and improved quality and design."