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Micro Engineering Solutions Acquisition


On October 16, 1992, Autodesk announced that it was acquiring Micro Engineering Solutions, Inc., developer of SOLUTION 3000 and other mechanical CAD/CAM products, with the intention of integrating their NURBS-based surface modeling technology into the AutoCAD family. This represented a significant change of direction in Autodesk's mechanical strategy: beforehand, it was envisioned that AME would be extended by integrating the ACIS modeler, with the bulk of the work being done in-house.

In November 1993, AutoSurf Release 2 was announced, which provides the first true integration of the MES modeler into AutoCAD.

Editor: John Walker