Autodesk Manufacturing Academy Provides California Engineers with Training on Digital Prototyping Software, Management Skills and Career Advancement

Oct 14, 2009
Second Annual Seminar is the Largest Training Event for Mechanical Design and Engineering Professionals

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software, is partnering with KETIV Technologies, an Autodesk Gold Partner for Manufacturing, to host the KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy, a training event for mechanical design and engineering professionals. KETIV AMA|2009 will be held in Cerritos, California on October 15, and at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, California on October 22. Attendees will be given the opportunity to acquire new skills, explore the newest solutions, and network with peers--all close to home. The instructors have selected classes that reflect the top needs of designers and engineers today.


"Autodesk is committed to helping customers become savvy in all aspects of their business," said Tom Cameron, vice president of manufacturing sales, Autodesk. "Events such as the KETIV manufacturing academy, that focus on the benefits of Digital Prototyping as a business driver and competitive differentiator, are what help to keep customers on the cutting edge and will position them for growth when the economy turns around."

"The Autodesk Manufacturing Academy is an effective way for our many California users to get the most out of their Autodesk tools," said Kanwar Anand, president and CEO, KETIV Technologies. "The Academy's focus allows participants to learn and leverage the latest best practices that increase productivity and competitiveness and its location allows people to spend less time and money on travel."

Participants can choose sessions from any of the tracks, which include Design and Automation, System Configuration and CAD Management, and Management and Career Advancement, in addition to many opportunities to network and share best practices with peers.

"KETIV's Inventor experts demonstrated utilization of Inventor's design tools to expedite design creation, changes, and assembly fabrication to quickly implement improved manufacturing processes," explained John Parsons, Xerox Corporation's Senior Mechanical Engineer for Special Information Systems and a past AMA attendee. "Their demonstration of Inventor Professional expertise, technical support, and unequalled service convinced us to join their team."

Sensitive to the strains of the economy, KETIV is offering three ways to save on tuition including a two-for-one early bird special. For details including courses, instructors, and registration information visit or contact Kathy Ortega at 866.465.3848.

KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider with 25 years' experience delivering CAD software and services in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Focused on the manufacturing, civil engineering and process plant industries, KETIV's team of industry experts increase the profitability of engineering companies by helping them simplify the process of conceptualization, design and production.

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