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Autodesk acquires real time visualisation software company

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specialises in real time visualisation technology used primarily in the automotive industry.

The visualisation solutions developed by PI-VR is expected to strengthen Autodesk’s expertise in and offerings for automotive visualisation.

“This acquisition brings to Autodesk a highly-skilled team with deep expertise in high-end visualisation that will help expand our offerings for the automotive industry,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk.

“The VRED technology helps solve a broad set of problems in the process of car design and engineering, and reduces the need for physical prototypes through the use of real time, highly realistic visualisation.

"We look forward to making this technology broadly available to our automotive industry customers, and welcome PI-VR customers, employees and partners to Autodesk.”

Autodesk intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform, while continuing to sell, support and enhance the PI-VR product line.

The VRED products will join Autodesk’s existing solutions for the automotive industry including Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Alias, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max and the Autodesk Design and Creation Suites.

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