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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;
manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries. Our
sophisticated software products enable our customers to experience their ideas
before they are real. Customers are able to imagine, design, and create their
ideas by visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world performance early in
the design process by creating and manipulating digital prototypes. These
capabilities allow our customers to foster innovation, optimize and improve
their designs, save time and money, improve quality, communicate intentions, and
collaborate with others.