SAN RAFAEL, Calif., January 15, 2008 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it
has completed the acquisition of Robobat for approximately $42.5 million in USD cash subject to a
working capital adjustment. On November 15, 2007, Autodesk announced an agreement to acquire
Robobat, a privately-held company based in Grenoble, France, that provides software for structural
engineering analysis, design, and steel and concrete detailing. The acquisition complements Autodesk’s
current structural engineering software offerings and will help Autodesk provide a more complete set of
well integrated solutions to the structural engineering industry.
Autodesk’s acquisition of Robobat supports the company’s vision for building information modeling
(BIM) and will enable Autodesk to develop structural analysis and detailing solutions that leverage the
information at the heart of BIM, from design to fabrication. Autodesk plans to continue support for
current Robobat products while working to develop new solutions for structural engineering, detailing
and analysis that incorporate both Robobat and Autodesk technology.
“We’re happy to welcome Robobat customers, partners, and employees to the Autodesk community.”
said Jay Bhatt, Autodesk senior vice president, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). “And
we’re particularly excited to integrate the Robobat technology with Revit Structure, which will further
extend the power of BIM to structural engineers, designers and drafters around the world.”
“Robobat is excited to join Autodesk and introduce our software to new audiences around the world,”
said Andre Niznik, CEO, Robobat. “We also look forward to incorporating Robobat and Autodesk
technology to create innovative new solutions for our structural engineering customers.”
The combined company provides software to many of the world’s leading engineering firms including
Arup, Buro Happold, Thorton-Tomasetti, WSP Cantor Seinuk, and Walter P. Moore. Autodesk’s
structural engineering software has been used on many high-profile projects including the Freedom
Tower, Stade de France, Shanghai South Rail Station, Athens Olympic Stadium, Millau Viaduct, and the
hangar for the Airbus A380 aircraft.

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