D3 Acquires Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant Business from PacifiCAD

September 12, 2016

Springfield, MO – September 12, 2016, D3 TECHNOLOGIES, a leading reseller of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions, announces the acquisition of the Autodesk manufacturing & plant business assets of PacifiCAD, Inc., an Autodesk solutions and services provider based in Spokane, WA. PacifiCAD will continue to own and operate their Autodesk AEC business.

This addition to D3 creates a powerful formation of best-in-class expertise and support for both the manufacturing, plant, and process pipe industries. Also, with this strategic acquisition, D3 will now serve the Central U.S., Gulf Coast, Mountain and Northwest regions with Autodesk Manufacturing and Process Plant solutions, coupled with a strong team of engineering, design, simulation, process automation, and programming professionals.

“We are incredibly excited for PacifiCAD’s Autodesk manufacturing customers,” said Ron Reed, CEO of PacifiCAD. “They will all benefit from D3’s focus on Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant solutions and the unsurpassed level of customer service, support, training and consulting services that D3 brings to the table for manufacturing companies. I’m also very excited about the strategic partnership PacifiCAD and D3 are forming.”

One of the most important factors of this acquisition for both D3 and PacifiCAD is ongoing client support and consistency. “We have tremendous pride in the level of customer service we’ve provided our clients over the years, and I don’t know that I could’ve supported a deal like this with any other Autodesk partner besides D3,” said Bill Inman, President of PacifiCAD. “It’s evident that D3’s successes come from the never-ending commitment that their team has to its clients,” Inman continued.

“We started with strategic partnership conversations,” stated Kevin Schlack, President of D3, “then ultimately, we realized there were tremendous synergies between our companies. Acquiring the Autodesk Manufacturing & Plant business, along with continuing to work together as strategic partners, supports our founding purpose; to field a passionate team of experts to help our manufacturing customers be the absolute best at what they do,” Schlack continued. “As our professional services and consulting team continues to grow, we always focus on the customer first and foremost.” 

With its expertise in Autodesk solutions and a strong services bench, D3 also provides strategic training, programming, and consulting services for other Autodesk reseller partners throughout the country. D3’s team will partner with other Autodesk partners to provide services and support for Autodesk products such as: Inventor, Inventor ETO, Plant, AutoCAD, AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Architecture, Factory, Fusion, 3ds Max, CAM, Simulation, Vault, PLM.

“Congratulations to D3 on the acquisition,” said Ray Savona, Vice President, Americas Sales at Autodesk. “We expect the expanded D3 team to provide its proven recipe for customer success to a larger industry base. This is an exciting time for Autodesk manufacturing customers in the Northwest.”

New to D3 clients, from this acquisition, will begin to receive information regarding applicable changes throughout the month of September. Any questions can be routed to: pc@d3tech.net or call: 877.731.7171

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