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We are a global leader in design software and services, offering customers
productive business solutions through powerful technology products and services.
We serve customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product
design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries.
Customers are able to design and create better things and processes by
visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world performance early in the design
process. These capabilities allow our customers to foster innovation, optimize
and improve their designs, save time and money, improve quality, communicate
plans, and collaborate with others. Our professional software products are sold
globally, both directly to customers and through a network of resellers and
We report segment information based on the "management" approach.