Yes, I know the press release is from a few days ago but I've been busy teaching in Los Angeles for the past few days.
Official press release
Posted to the area discussion group blog
Back when U.S. CAD became a reseller in July of 2009, I knew that DVSP & DSIM had great potential and was a great solution for our civil engineering customers. Even before that arrangement - as early as 2008 I was looking at these tools as being the next place to work with your civil design for visualization. I'm sure some will say boo-hiss for Autodesk aquiring yet another company - but to be honest its a perfect fit for existing Autodesk customers. For those already using DVSP & other Autodesk products, it will simplify their purchasing orders, give them a central location for support and give them access to a larger pool of R&D resources. Anyways, I look forward to the possibilities that this will open up.