Press Release - December 2, 2013

idsDesignTOUCH Releases AutoCAD Plug-In for use with SMART Board Interactive Displays

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - December 2, 2013: Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner andAuthorized Training Center (ATC), today announced the release of its new idsDesignTOUCH® AutoCAD® Plug-In, adding to its family of plug-ins built specifically for SMART Board® interactive displays.

The idsDesignTOUCH AutoCAD plug-in, allows users to interact with data and collaborate using Autodesk AutoCAD software and SMART Board® interactive displays. The interface works with multi-touch finger movements as well as the SMART Board pen. The plug-in is the latest development within the idsDesignTOUCH line of products and operates with AutoCAD 2014.

The idsDesignTOUCH AutoCAD Plug-in provides:

  • Intelligent SMART Board pen tray and touch recognition
  • Pan, zoom, pivot point orbit
  • Notes are captured as a part of the AutoCAD® model
  • View Capture utility integrated with SMART Meeting Pro™ software (PDF & PPT files supported)
  • Integrated with Bridgit® conferencing software to support global collaboration

"SMART Technologies is extremely excited to be working with Advanced Solutions who have created the idsDesignTOUCH AutoCAD Plug-in for SMART Board interactive displays," says Scott Brown, President, Enterprise for SMART Technologies. "Autodesk AutoCAD is the leading design application used by architects and designers and we are thrilled to see this plug-in extend the user experience beyond desktops to design review environments, providing superior collaboration for project teams – it's a game changer."

About Advanced Solutions
Advanced Solutions is an award winning Autodesk Platinum Partner with 2D and 3D design software enterprise integration expertise in architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), civil engineering and advanced manufacturing. The company is Autodesk OEM Authorized, bringing added value to customers through certified software customization and business systems integration with the Autodesk Technology Platform. As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), the company offers a variety of innovative training solutions including its popular PILOT program. Since 1987, the company has focused its business model on helping customers realize industry leading return on investment with their 2D and 3D design software. Beyond the box of software, Advanced Solutions helps customers gain a competitive advantage through innovative design software work flows, enabling customers to realize higher revenues and improve their operational efficiency. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at

About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.