Autodesk Acquires ‘Engineer-to-Order’ Company

Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Engineering Intent Corp., Waltham, MA. Engineering Intent provides "Engineer to Order" (ETO) software and services.

The acquisition enables Autodesk to help its customers address the growing demand for mass customization — efficiently delivering end products uniquely designed and configured for individual customers. Autodesk's expanded solution directly supports its' customers requirement to efficiently produce and deliver customized end products for time to market advantages. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

"Engineering Intent has been active and successful in helping its customers address sales engineering automation," said Buzz Kross, vice president of Autodesk's Manufacturing Solutions Division. "In addition to bringing domain expertise, Engineering Intent has developed ETO software that encompasses a competitively unique rules engine. This acquisition expands our business scope and demonstrates our commitment to providing an increasingly comprehensive solution to our customers."

Engineering Intent has partnered with Autodesk Consulting for a variety of AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor-based ETO implementations.