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Autodesk completes acquisition of NavisWorks

Manufacturing, building and construction design software maker Autodesk has completed the acquisition of UK-based NavisWorks for £13m.

NavisWorks is a privately-owned company based in Sheffield that provides software for 3D coordination, collaboration and sequencing in design and construction. The company won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the international trade sector in 2005.

The acquisition is aimed at improving Autodesk's software for these industries. It is also aimed at improving interoperability by enabling Autodesk customers to aggregate design information from multiple platforms, including non-Autodesk products.

"Autodesk remains committed to providing the industry with tools like NavisWorks that help AEC professionals consolidate disparate forms of data in order to execute on their mission critical workflows," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice president, Autodesk AEC Solutions.

In 2005, Autodesk acquired Canadian-based 3D graphics company Alias for £107m. That acquisition was aimed at supporting customers moving from 2D to 3D computer-aided design programs.

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