SAN RAFAEL, CALIF.,—Autodesk, Inc., has completed the acquisition of Robobat for approximately $42.5 million subject to a working capital adjustment. On Nov. 15, 2007, Autodesk announced an agreement to acquire Robobat, a privately held company based in Grenoble, France, that provides software for structural engineering analysis, design, and steel and concrete detailing. The acquisition complements Autodesk’s current structural engineering software offerings and will help the company provide a more complete set of well-integrated solutions to the structural engineering industry.

Autodesk’s acquisition of Robobat supports its vision for building information modeling (BIM) and will enable the development of structural analysis and detailing solutions that leverage the information at the heart of BIM, from design to fabrication. Autodesk plans to continue support for current Robobat products while working to develop new solutions for structural engineering, detailing, and analysis that incorporate both Robobat and Autodesk technology.

"We’re happy to welcome Robobat customers, partners, and employees to the Autodesk community." said Jay Bhatt, Autodesk senior vice president, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). "And we’re particularly excited to integrate the Robobat technology with Revit Structure, which will further extend the power of BIM to structural engineers, designers, and drafters around the world."

"Robobat is excited to join Autodesk and introduce our software to new audiences around the world," said Andre Niznik, CEO, Robobat. "We also look forward to incorporating Robobat and Autodesk technology to create innovative new solutions for our structural engineering customers."