Autodesk Inc. and ThomasNet (formerly known as Thomas Register) announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership. Autodesk will extend its Autodesk design Review software to include on-demand access to ThomasNet's in-depth product and service information. The partnership is helping to redefine the design process by introducing a more efficient approach to collaboration, connecting specification and procurement decisions to core design processes. Autodesk Inc. is a software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. ThomasNet is a vertical destination site for buyers of industrial products and services.