Autodesk signs licensing agreement with Ambercore Software



    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Autodesk, Inc. has signed an agreement
with Ambercore Software to license its point cloud technology and incorporate
it into future releases of Autodesk software. Point clouds are extremely large
data files usually created through the use of laser scanning, high definition
surveying, or LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). They provide a more
accurate representation of existing conditions whether of a terrain surface or
urban center, a roadway or bridge, or the interior/exterior of a building.
    The Ambercore Software point cloud technology will enable customers to
read, store, index, and quickly retrieve the extremely large data sets
associated with laser scanning and LIDAR. As a result they will be able to
visualize and analyze data in 3D and better build high-precision 3D models.
Examples of customer benefits include:

    
    - Local government, utility and telecommunications customers will be able
      to maximize the return on their investment in large-scale LIDAR mapping
      and infrastructure projects.
    - AEC customers will experience the power of Building Information
      Modeling (BIM) earlier in the project lifecycle. By providing the
      capability to incorporate highly accurate LIDAR data into the design
      process, we will provide a foundation for creating more accurate
      designs faster. This will be particularly beneficial to our civil
      engineering customers involved in road and highway design.
    

    "The point cloud technology from Ambercore Software will allow Autodesk
customers to easily incorporate extremely large and highly accurate LIDAR data
into the design and infrastructure management process," said Lisa Campbell,
vice president, Autodesk Geospatial. "The incorporation of this technology
into Autodesk's portfolio of Geospatial and Building Information Modeling
software means that our customers will be able to start with a digital model
earlier in the design process or expand the precision and detail of existing
infrastructure databases. As a result they will be able to create more
accurate design and mapping information and use that information to visualize,
simulate, and analyze projects before they are built."
    "Ambercore's point cloud software has been engineered to efficiently
manipulate extremely large spatial data," said Martin Sendyk, President and
CEO of Ambercore Software. "With the increasing proliferation of 3D sensing
equipment and resultant point cloud data, the ability to extract intelligence
from massive 3D data sets is more important than ever. We are very excited to
be solving this challenge with an innovative company like Autodesk."

    About BIM

    BIM is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information
about a project from design through construction and into operations. By
adopting BIM, architects, engineers, contractors and owners can easily create
coordinated digital design information and documentation; use that information
to more accurately visualize, simulate and analyze performance, appearance and
cost; and reliably deliver the project faster, more economically and with
reduced environmental impact.

    About Autodesk

    Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
visit http://www.autodesk.com.

    About Ambercore

    Ambercore provides enterprise-scale software and service solutions for
Energy, Mining and natural resource sectors. With its powerful spatial
modeling and simulation software, Ambercore helps clients make important
business decisions by collecting, integrating and analyzing 2D and 3D spatial
information. Ambercore's Terrapoint Division has provided LiDAR and other
digital mapping services for a diverse clientele in over forty countries for
the past twenty years. Terrapoint's primary focus is to find solutions that
fit client needs, and to continue a reputation for meeting and exceeding
client demands in the delivery of digital elevation and image data. Service
and product offerings include complete airborne LiDAR, and digital imaging for
engineering, survey and mapping applications. Ambercore's TITAN(R) Division
develops leading edge mobile LiDAR systems for ground based high accuracy
applications. Best of breed solutions comprised of software, hardware and
services have been deployed internationally with tier-one clients. Ambercore
is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices in Houston, Calgary, South
Africa and Europe. For more information please see www.ambercore.com

    Ambercore, Terrapoint, and TITAN are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Ambercore Software Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the
USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or
trademarks belong to their respective holders. Ambercore reserves the right to
alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is
not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this
document.
    Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk,
Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other
countries.




For further information:

For further information: Press: Samantha Mabey, Ambercore Software,
Tel.: (613) 820-4545, (press only): press@ambercore.com; General Information:
contact.us@ambercore.com; www.ambercore.com

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