Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has named Ellis Furniture (Ellis) — a U.K.-based furniture company in business for more than a century — as the Autodesk August Inventor of the Month for using Autodesk Inventor as part of Autodesk Product Design Suite to offer greater levels of product customization in significantly less time.
When one of its larger university customers required a vast array of size and color permutations for a new range of furniture, Ellis was able to develop a base model in Inventor software and tailor it until the university was satisfied. Likewise, when one of its military customers urgently needed a new range of bedroom furniture, Ellis was able to complete the models in Autodesk Inventor within a week and go straight into manufacturing with total confidence and without delays on the shop floor. Two weeks later, the units were being shipped to the other side of the world.“At the heart of every successful business is the ability to quickly meet customer needs and deliver a great experience,” said Brenda Discher, vice president, Manufacturing Industry Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk. “With the help of Autodesk Product Design Suite, Ellis Furniture now delivers more customized products in less time, outpacing its competition.” About the Autodesk Inventor of the Month Program Each month, Autodesk selects an Inventor of the Month from the users of Autodesk Inventor software, which takes manufacturers beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping. Winners are chosen for engineering excellence and groundbreaking innovation. For more information about Autodesk Inventor of the Month, visit www.facebook.com/adskinventor. About Ellis Furniture Established in 1891, Ellis Furniture is a privately owned family business, now in its fourth generation. The company produces a wide range of furniture from its modern 200,000 sq.ft. factory based in West Yorkshire, England. For additional information, visit www.ellisfurniture.co.uk. About Symetri Symetri is an Autodesk Platinum Partner, operating in the oil, gas, nuclear, transportation and manufacturing sectors, supplying 2D and 3D CAD design software, as well as specific third-party software applications. For additional information, visit www.symetri.co.uk. About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design and engineering professionals. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, digital art and entertainment industries, including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects, use Autodesk software, mobile apps, cloud services and communities to design, visualize, simulate and communicate their ideas. For more information follow @autodesk or visit autodesk.com. A video featuring Ellis Furniture is available on the Autodesk YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcsQjxDSH8&feature=youtu.be. Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available : http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50391942&lang=en