Autodesk, a provider of 2D and 3D design software, and CDW Government, a provider of technology services for federal agencies, have partnered with the US Department of Defense to provide software and hardware services to the Iraqi-based manufacturing firm Heavy Engineering Equipment State Company.
The technology provided by Autodesk and CDW Government (CDW-G) will help Heavy Engineering Equipment State Company’s (HEESCO’s) engineers bring their technology infrastructure up-to-date, enabling efficient design and production of commercially used electromechanical industrial equipment and contributing to the Iraqi government’s goal of transitioning the Iraqi economy from a state-owned to an open-market model, said Autodesk.
HEESCO will use AutoCAD software and Autodesk Inventor software to better automate its design process by migrating paper and pencil drafting documents into 3D digital models. Inventor software will enable the company to virtually design and simulate machinery, car parts and heavy equipment before the product is built, saving both time and money from costly re-designs, said Autodesk.
Bill Goodson, vice president of Autodesk Government, said: Autodesk is one of the first US technology companies to provide software to a company that will help the Iraqi people rebuild their manufacturing industry. HEESCO joins companies from around the world who use Autodesk solutions to quickly bring their designs to life.