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Cansel enhances its Autodesk business with the acquisition of Onix.

Vancouver, BC, Monday July 4, 2011— Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired the software division of Onix, an Autodesk value-added reseller (VAR) located in Ottawa, Ontario.


Onix has over twenty years of experience providing design software to Canada’s public and private sectors and has been an Autodesk VAR since 1999.


Mr. John Currie, VP Ontario and Atlantic Canada, said “This acquisition builds on our existing reputation as an Autodesk Gold Partner in AEC. Our combined team will ensure clients have easy access to not only CAD and design software but also hardware, training and post sales service. With the shift to BIM, we are in the best position to help our clients to improve their workflow and efficiencies on projects. By offering a complete solution, including instruments such as laser scanning, simple integration of data into design software and use of our construction instruments for layout, we offer a unique solution which sets us apart from our competitors.”


“We are pleased to be joining Cansel,” said Mr. Denis Bourguignon, AEC Business Manager – Autodesk, Onix. “The company offers a unique solution to the market, one which will benefit our clients and facilitate their project planning and support.”



About Cansel

Cansel helps organizations measure, analyze, design and build a better Canada.   We are the only company of its kind, providing unique and tailored solutions for over 40 years. The markets we serve include engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government. Partnering with the world’s leading technology manufacturer’s, (such as Canon, Trimble and Autodesk) Cansel’s national team of professionals combine software, hardware and services to improve your workflow, from field to finish.


Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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