Autodesk Opens First Customer Briefing Center in Oregon

10 Jan, 2008

Interactive facility aims to provide an immersive design environment that showcases state-of-the-art digital prototyping technology.

Autodesk today announced the launch of its first Customer Briefing Center at the worldwide headquarters of the Autodesk Manufacturing division in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The new state-of-the-art, interactive center aims to inspire designers and engineers by creating an immersive design environment that showcases how technology can be used to stimulate creativity, increase collaboration across disciplines, foster greater innovation, and provide a showcase for innovative customer work, the company reports.

"We view the Customer Briefing Center as a space to inspire the best designers and manufacturers of today and tomorrow," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior vice-president of Autodesk Manufacturing. "Companies from around the world, and members of the community, will find this a place to experience design software technology."

A Portland-area business for 10 years, the Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions division moved its headquarters to Lake Oswego late last year. Both the office facilities and the new Customer Briefing Center were designed with LEED-certified standards for sustainability.

The Customer Briefing Center showcases Autodesk's digital prototyping technologies, which let designers and engineers visualize, simulate, and analyze the real-world performance of ideas early in the design process and enabling optimization before design execution.

The interactive exhibits at the Customer Briefing Center demonstrate the diverse ways that digital prototyping can be leveraged to create the world's next-generation products. From a wheelchair that is improving quality of life for its users, to one of the world's most advanced remote-controlled demolition robot arms, the center's exhibits provide a full immersion into the most advanced digital prototyping technology for the automotive, consumer products, and industrial machinery markets.

Following the opening of the Lake Oswego Customer Briefing Center, Autodesk intends to build additional Customer Briefing Centers in various locations around the world.

"With our first Customer Briefing Center, we are helping customers to experience Autodesk's industry-leading 3D digital prototyping software solutions in an interactive, hands-on environment," said Kross. "As Autodesk opens more locations worldwide, we look forward to engaging even more customers with facilities and programs that stimulate learning, discovery and dialogue."