Autodesk acquires PI-VR

Autodesk Australia
Friday, 11 January, 2013

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specialises in sophisticated real-time visualisation technology used primarily in the automotive industry. The cutting-edge visualisation solutions developed by PI-VR will strengthen and enhance Autodesk’s expertise in and offerings for automotive visualisation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“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.

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