Autodesk buys bridge/vehicle software tools

|By:, SA News Editor

Autodesk (ADSK) has acquired product lines from two U.K.-based software firms. One of the lines, Sam, includes software tools for analyzing and designing small/medium-sized bridges, and the other, AutoTrack, features software used to analyze vehicle movements (i.e. swept path analysis) and design parking areas/roundabouts.

Sam and AutoTrack will be added to Autodesk's existing lineup of transportation-focused building information modeling (BIM) tools.

The company has been more than happy to expand via M&A in recent years. Previous acquisitions: Tinkercad, PI-VR, Firehole Composites, Socialcam, Inforbix, Qontext.

FQ2 results arrive on Thursday afternoon.