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NASDAQ-100S&P 500>S&P 500 ComponentMill Valley, California, California, United States>U.S.John Walker (programmer)>John Walker, Dan DrakeSan Rafael, California>San Rafael, 94903 California, U.S.| key_people = Crawford W. Beveridge(Chairman)Andrew Anagnost(CEO)| industry = Software,Media & Entertainment,Manufacturing & IndustrialAutodesk#Products>See products {{Decrease}} {{US$link=yes}} (2017)JULY 21, 2016 >URL=HTTPS://FINANCE.GOOGLE.COM/FINANCE?Q=NASDAQ%3AADSK&FSTYPE=II&EI=RONYWCC4ATVLUGSW4KYGDG PUBLISHER=U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WEBSITE=SEC.GOV, }} {{Decrease}} {{US$|-499 million}} (2017) }}-582 million}} (2017)4.79 billion}} (2017)733 million}} (2017)| num_employees = 7,200 (2018)
9,000+ (2016)
weblink}}}}Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California, and features a gallery of its customers' workWEB,weblink Autodesk Gallery - Autodesk, 25 September 2015, in its San Francisco building. The company has offices worldwide. Its U.S. locations are Northern California, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, New England, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Its Canada offices are located in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker, who was a coauthor of the first versions of AutoCAD. AutoCAD, which is the company's flagship computer-aided design (CAD) software and Revit software are primarily used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures. Autodesk software has been used in many fields, and on projects from the One World Trade CenterWEB,weblink BIM and the Freedom Tower 2 (AEC Magazine), to Tesla electric cars.NEWS,weblink Tesla shows off sedan at Autodesk gallery (San Francisco Business Times), Steven E.F., Brown, September 20, 2010, Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD, but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment—and a line of software for consumers, including Sketchbook. The company makes educational versions of its software available at no cost to qualified students and faculty through the Autodesk Education Community, and also as a donation to eligible nonprofits through TechSoup Global. The manufacturing industry uses Autodesk's digital prototyping software—including Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, and the Autodesk Product Design Suite—to visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance using a digital model in the design process.WEB,weblink Autodesk – Digital Prototyping, Autodesk, 2008, The company's Revit line of software for building information modeling is designed to let users explore the planning, construction, and management of a building virtually before it is built.WEB,weblink Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk, 2011, 2011-10-24,weblink" title="">weblink 2011-10-26, dead, Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division creates software for visual effects, color grading, and editing as well as animation, game development, and design visualization.WEB,weblink Autodesk – Media & Entertainment, Autodesk, 2008, dead,weblink 2011-01-24, 3ds Max and Maya are both 3D animation software used in film visual effects and game development.



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A screenshot of AutoCAD, Autodesk's flagship product.
Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB) division develops and manages the product foundation for most Autodesk offerings across multiple markets, including Autodesk's flagship product AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD for Mac, and AutoCAD mobile app (formerly AutoCAD 360). Autodesk Suites, Subscription and Web Services, which includes Autodesk Cloud, Autodesk Labs, and Global Engineering are also part of PSEB. In what was seen as an unusual step for a maker of high-end business software, Autodesk began offering AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac through the Apple Mac App Store.NEWS,weblink Autodesk Adopts Apple App Store for Mac Software (Wall Street Journal Digits Blog), The Wall Street Journal, Don, Clark, August 16, 2011, Also part of PSEB is the Autodesk Consumer Product Group, which was created in November 2010 to generate interest in 3-D design and “foster a new wave of designers who hunger for sophisticated software”.NEWS,weblink Autodesk for the People (The New York Times Bits Blog), Ashlee, Vance, May 7, 2010, The products from the group include Motion FX, and SketchBook. Users range from children, students and artists to makers and DIYers.NEWS,weblink Democratizing Design: Autodesk’s CEO Carl Bass Announces 123D, Wired, Sam, Gustin, May 3, 2011,

Training And Certification

Autodesk offers certificates in two categories: Autodesk Certified User and Advanced Certified Professional.
  • Autodesk Certified User- Verifies entry-level skills in key Autodesk products. Designed for students and instructors who wish to demonstrate basic proficiency. Curriculum, courseware, and exams offered for independent study or institutional integration.
  • Advanced Certified Professional- Validates more advanced skills, including complex workflow and design challenges. Designed for students seeking a competitive advantage in a specific product area.

Architecture, engineering and construction

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry group is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, in a LEED Platinum buildingWEB,weblink LEED Platinum Certified Buildings (M. Landman Communications & Consulting), designed and built using Autodesk software.WEB,weblink Autodesk to Open New AEC Headquarters in Waltham, MA, Seeks LEED Gold Certification for Core and Shell, Platinum LEED for Commercial Interior (Autodesk), dead,weblink" title="">weblink 2016-03-04, Autodesk's architecture, engineering, and construction solutions include AutoCAD, and Revit, which is their flagship product for relational Building information modeling. The AEC division also develops and manages software for the Construction industry, including BIM 360, Advance Steel, and the NavisWorks (acquired 2007) product tools; the Infrastructure industry, including Civil 3D, and InfraWorks; and the MEP industry, including Fabrication CADmep. The Autodesk Services Marketplace offering helps its clients train their team in AEC Industry.NEWS,weblink Autodesk launches Services Marketplace to enable clients to adapt to industry requirements - Geospatial World, 2017-10-24, Geospatial World, 2017-10-25, en-US, Projects that have used software from the Autodesk AEC division include the NASA Ames building,WEB,weblink NASA Building and Bloom Laptop Show Future of Smart Green Design at Autodesk (Treehugger), the San Francisco Bay Bridge,NEWS,weblink Autodesk crunches numbers for green designs (San Francisco Business Times), Michael, Levitin, June 17, 2011, the Shanghai Tower, and New York's One World Trade Center.WEB,weblink Autodesk AEC Technology Day 2011 (AECbytes), dead,weblink" title="">weblink 2016-03-04,

Genetic engineering

weblink" title="">Autodesk Life Sciences is an extensible toolkit for genetic engineering. It visualises DNA code (Molecule Viewer), and has a tool for writing DNA code (genetic constructor). The tool allows work on molecule-level, rather than nucleobase-level (A, C, G, T) constructs.In 2018, all projects were suspended.


Autodesk's manufacturing industry group is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The company's manufacturing software is used in various manufacturing segments, including industrial machinery, electro-mechanical, tool and die, industrial equipment, automotive components, and consumer products. Products include Fusion 360, the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor Nastran (formerly Nastran In-CAD), Inventor CAM (formerly Autodesk HSM and Inventor HSM), Inventor Tolerance Analysis, Alias products, Factory Design Utilities, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk CFD (formerly Autodesk Simulation CFD), Moldflow, Netfabb, FeatureCAM, PowerMill, PowerInspect, PowerShape, and VRED.

Media and entertainment

Autodesk Media and Entertainment products are designed for digital media creation, management, and delivery, from film and television visual effects, color grading, and editing to animation, game development, and design visualization. Autodesk's Media and Entertainment Division is based in Montreal, Quebec. It was established in 1999 after Autodesk, Inc. acquired Discreet Logic, Inc. and merged its operations with Kinetix. In January 2006, Autodesk acquired Alias, a developer of 3D graphics technology. In October 2008, Autodesk acquired the Softimage brand from Avid.NEWS,weblink Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Softimage, 2008-11-19, fxguide, 2017-07-20, en-US, The principal product offerings from the Media and Entertainment Division are Flame, Smoke, and the Media & Entertainment Collection, which include Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, and ReCap Pro.Much of Avatar's visual effects were created with Autodesk media and entertainment software. Autodesk software enabled Avatar director James Cameron to aim a camera at actors wearing motion-capture suits in a studio and see them as characters in the fictional world of Pandora in the film.WEB,weblink Fiction Film Technology to Shine at Academy Awards (7 News), Autodesk software also played a role in the visual effects of Alice in Wonderland, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Inception, Iron Man 2, King Kong, Gladiator, Titanic, and other films.WEB,weblink Autodesk: The Secret Star Behind Oscar-Winning Visual Effects (Fast Company),


Autodesk develops and purchased many specific-purpose renderers but many Autodesk products had been bundled with third-party renderers such as NVIDIA Mental Ray or Iray.
  • Autodesk Raytracer (ART; aka RapidRTTemplate-Based Workflows in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 {{webarchive |url= |date=July 19, 2016 }} P.42 Autodesk) - a simple path tracing renderer based on Opticore technology.From Virtual to Reality - How high fidelity visualization based on Autodesk Rapid RT technology is accelerating product design decisions {{webarchive |url= |date=July 19, 2016 }} Intel 2013Unbundled Flame shines at NAB {{webarchive |url= |date=June 3, 2016 }} GraphicSpeak May 5, 2016
    • Autodesk Real Time Ray Tracing (Autodesk RTRT; formerly Opus RTRT) - a ray tracing rendering engine used in Autodesk Opticore Studioweblink" title="">Opticore Opus Real Time Ray Tracing (Opus RTRT) P.3 Opticore and Autodesk Real-Time Ray Tracing Cluster
  • Autodesk VRED - a OpenGL/Raytracing real-time and offline renderer that supports direct NURBS ray tracing
    • RenderGin (formerly Augenblick MMV) - a discontinued realtime NURBS ray tracing renderer the technology was merged into VRED.July 11, 2013 {{webarchive |url= |date=August 6, 2016 }} NUMENUS GmbH
  • Autodesk Realtime Renderer (formerly VSR Realtime Renderer) - a discontinued ray tracing renderer for Rhinoceros 3D.
  • Arnold Renderer - a CPU or GPU accelerated unidirectional path tracing renderer for animation and visual effects
  • Turtle - a primary texture-baking renderer in Maya LT; its baking technology was also used in Beast, a discontinued lighting middleware with baking tools.
  • Maya Software - a scanline/raytracing hybrid renderer in Maya
  • 3ds Max Scanline - a scanline/ray tracing/radiosity hybrid renderer in 3ds Max
    • Lightscape - a discontinued radiosity renderer; its technologies were merged within Autodesk VIZ (later 3ds Max Design)."Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2008" P.579 Jon McFarland {{ISBN|978-0470144824}}
  • Maya Vector - a vector renderer based on Electric Rain's RAViX technology.NAB: RAViX III makes Maya 5 Flash export possible {{webarchive |url= |date=January 6, 2016 }} Mac World April 8, 2003
  • One Graphics System - a GPU photorealistic/non-photorealistic renderer, aka Nitrous/QuicksilverAutodesk Acquires Pi-VR, Distributes Pinhole Glasses to Prevent Eyeball Melting {{webarchive |url= |date=May 7, 2016 }} SolidSmack January 8, 2013 in 3ds Max and Viewport 2.0/Hardware 2.0 in Maya
    • Maya Hardware - a legacy GPU rasterize renderer in Maya 2017 or earlier.

Cloud rendering services

Visualization tools

  • Autodesk ImageStudio (formerly Alias ImageStudio) - a discontinued visualization tool based on mental ray, marketed for Autodesk Alias
  • Autodesk Showcase - a discontinued design visualization tool
  • Autodesk Opticore Studio (formerly Opus Studio) - a discontinued design visualization tool
  • Autodesk VRED (formerly PI-VR VRED)
  • 3ds Max Interactive - a real-time visualization tool based on Autodesk Stingray, shipped within 3ds Max.
  • Revit Live - a real-time visualization service for Autodesk Revit

Discontinued products

Some of Autodesk's "retired" products are listed here:

Maintenance-mode products

Formerly owned and have since been divested


Autodesk's first notable product was AutoCAD, a computer-aided design application designed to run on the systems known as "microcomputers" at the time, including those running the 8-bit CP/M operating system and two of the new 16-bit systems, the Victor 9000 and the IBM Personal Computer (PC). This tool provided made it affordable for smaller design, engineering, and architecture companies to create detailed technical drawings.Autodesk became a public company in 1985. John Walker did not enjoy the process of writing the prospectus, relating the process to "lying on the beach or juggling chainsaws".WEB, Walker, John, Initial Public Offering,weblink The Autodesk File, 5 March 2019, Release 2.1 of AutoCAD, released in 1986, included AutoLISP, a built-in Lisp programming language interpreter initially based on XLISP.WEB,weblink AutoCAD Major Feature Release History, 25 September 2015, This opened the door for third party developers to extend AutoCAD's functionality, to address a wide range of vertical markets, strengthening AutoCAD's market penetration.Subsequent to AutoCAD Release 13, the company stopped supporting the Unix environment and the Apple Macintosh platform. After AutoCAD Release 14 (R13 was last DOS & Unix release), first shipped in 1997, Autodesk discontinued development under DOS, and focused exclusively on Microsoft Windows.AutoCAD has grown to become the most widely used CAD program for 2D non-specialized applications.WEB,weblink 2004-04-07, Cimmetry Releases Autovue 17.1 Service Pack 4s, 2004-04-07,weblink" title="">weblink 2011-10-07, dead, The native file formats written by AutoCAD, DXF and DWG, are also widely used for CAD data interoperability.In 1989, Autodesk's sales grew to over $100,000,000 after just four operational years.NEWS,weblink The Fascinating Story of How Autodesk Came to Be (Part 1) - Studio Daily, 2012-01-07, Studio Daily, 2017-08-21, en-US, In the 1990s, with the purchase of Softdesk in 1997, Autodesk started to develop specialty versions of AutoCAD, targeted to broad industry segments, including architecture, civil engineering, and manufacturing. Since the late 1990s, the company has added a number of significant non-AutoCAD-based products, including Revit, a parametric building modeling application (acquired in 2002, from Massachusetts-based Revit Technologies for $133 million), and Inventor, an internally developed parametric mechanical design CAD application.In 2007, Timothy Vernor sued Autodesk (Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.), alleging that he was entitled to resell "used" copies of AutoCAD software on eBay. He had obtained the software from an Autodesk licensee at an office liquidation sale.WEB,weblink Autodesk sued for $10 million after invoking DMCA to stop eBay resales, Ars Technica, 25 September 2015, A federal district judge in Washington state denied Autodesk's initial motion to dismiss in early 2008. In February and March 2009, both sides filed motions for summary judgment addressing the issue whether the First Sale Doctrine applies to previously licensed software.WEB,weblink Court smacks Autodesk, affirms right to sell used software, Ars Technica, 25 September 2015, The Court ruled in Vernor's favor, holding that when the transfer of software to the purchaser materially resembled a sale (non-recurring price, right to perpetual possession of copy) it was, in fact, a "sale with restrictions on use"United States v. Wise, 550 F.2d 1180 {{webarchive |url= |date=February 25, 2012 }} (9th Cir. 1977). giving rise to a right to resell the copy under the first-sale doctrine. As such, Autodesk could not pursue an action for copyright infringement against Vernor, who sought to resell used versions of its software on eBay. Autodesk appealed the decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which reversed the lower court ruling, denying Vernor the right to resale Autodesk software due to Autodesk's nontransferable licensing restrictions.NEWS,weblink Autodesk wins copyright appeal (Reuters), September 10, 2010, In October 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.NEWS,weblink Supreme Court Decides Software Law By Not Deciding (Forbes), Christopher, Faille, Autodesk introduced its current logo at the TED conference in Long Beach, California on February 26, 2013.Autodesk Unveils New Brand {{webarchive |url= |date=April 16, 2016 }}. Cadalyst. February 26, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.Autodesk unveils new logo as part of in-house rebrand {{webarchive |url= |date=March 8, 2016 }}. Digital Arts. March 26, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.Not Your Father’s Autodesk {{webarchive |url= |date=April 15, 2016 }}. In the Fold. February 26, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.Autodesk announced the largest lay off in its history on November 27, 2017 with the lay off of 1,150 jobs. This is in addition to the almost 1,000 job cuts announced in January 2016.The number of Autodesk employees has shrunk from approximately 9,200 to 7,200 in less than 2 years.WEB,weblink Autodesk to Slash Workforce By 13%, Verne Kopytoff, Fortune, November 28, 2017, September 1, 2019,

Corporate acquisitions

  • On October 16, 1992, Autodesk acquired Micro Engineering Solutions (MES) Inc., a developer and marketer of manufacturing CAD / CAM software.WEB,weblink Press Release, 25 September 2015, AV MEDIA,weblink Solution 3000 Micro Engineering Story.wmv, 18 June 2012, YouTube, 25 September 2015, Micro Engineering Solutions, Inc.
  • On August 4, 1993, Autodesk acquired Ithaca Software, a 3D computer graphics company founded by Autodesk's former CEO Carl Bass and Garry Wiegand.WEB,weblink It was twenty years ago today... - It is Alive in the Lab, 25 September 2015, WEB,weblink Autodesk fired him - now he's the CEO, 25 September 2015,
  • On December 10, 1996, Autodesk announced its plan to acquire Softdesk, a developer of architecture, engineering and construction software.WEB,weblink Autodesk to buy Softdesk, via CNET,
  • On May 6, 1998, Autodesk acquired assets of Genius CAD-Software to strengthen the functionality of its core mechanical products.HighBeam{{dead link|date=November 2016 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}
  • On August 21, 1998, Autodesk agreed to acquire Discreet Logic Inc. for about $520 million in stock.WEB,weblink AUTODESK SAYS IT WILL ACQUIRE DISCREET LOGIC, 24 June 2017,
  • On April 22, 1999, Autodesk acquired VISION Solutions, a vendor of enterprise automated mapping/facilities management/geographic information systems (AM/FM/GIS) from MCI Systemhouse Corp.WEB,weblink Google Answers: Acquisitions of companies by Autodesk since 1996, 25 September 2015,
  • On January 24, 2001, Autodesk acquired Gentry Systems, a supplier of specialized software tools and services in the electric utility industry. The asset were used to strengthen Autodesk's position in the utility industry.
  • On September 24, 2001, Autodesk acquired Buzzsaw.
  • On February 21, 2002, Autodesk acquired Revit Technology Corporation, a developer of parametric building technology for building design, construction, and management.
  • On August 6, 2002, Autodesk acquired CAiCE Software Corporation, a developer of surveying and engineering applications for transportation agencies and consultants.
  • On December 18, 2002, Autodesk acquired the assets of truEInnovations, Inc. to create the application Autodesk Vault.
  • On March 4, 2003, Autodesk acquired Linius Technologies, Inc. and purchased certain assets of a third software company—VIA Development Corporation.
  • On February 24, 2004, Autodesk acquired MechSoft, Inc., the developer of the MechSoft product.
  • On March 2005, Autodesk acquired the assets of COMPASS systems GmbH, to strengthen Autodesk's position in the European product data management market.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink dead, 3 November 2006, Autodesk - Investor Relations - News Release, 24 September 2012, 25 September 2015,
  • On January 10, 2006, Autodesk acquired Alias, with its automotive styling and digital content creation applications such as FBX file format.WEB,weblink 2008-05-20, Autodesk & Alias, 2006-03-12,
  • On August 6, 2007, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Skymatter Inc, developer of Mudbox.WEB,weblink Autodesk Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Skymatter, Makers of Mudbox 3D Brush-based Modeling Software., Autodesk, 6 August 2007, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 21 February 2013,
  • On August 9, 2007, Autodesk Completes Acquisition of NavisWorks Limited.WEB

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  • On August 20, 2007, Autodesk announced that it completed the acquisition of technology and product assets of Opticore AB in Gothenburg, Sweden.WEB,weblink 2008-05-20, Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Opticore AB, 2007-08-20,weblink" title="">weblink 2009-01-11, dead, Opticore is specialized in real time visualization primarily for the carmakers industry.
  • On August 28, 2007, Autodesk announced the acquisition of PlassoTech, developers of CAE applications.WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires PlassoTech, Taume News, 28 August 2007, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 16 January 2013,
  • On January 15, 2008, Autodesk completed the acquisition of Robobat, a France-based developer of structural engineering analysis applications.WEB,weblink Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire Robobat, Autodesk, 25 November 2007, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 11 January 2009, WEB,weblink Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Robobat, Autodesk, 15 January 2008, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 16 January 2013,
  • On February 12, 2008 Autodesk announces that it completed the acquisition of the assets of Carmel Software Corporation.
  • On May 1, 2008, Autodesk announced agreed to acquire Moldflow Corporation, a leading provider of injection molding simulation software.WEB,weblink 2008-05-20, Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire Moldflow, 2008-05-01,weblink" title="">weblink 11 May 2008, dead,
  • On May 7, 2008, Autodesk announced that it completed the acquisition of Kynogon SA, the privately held maker of Kynapse artificial intelligence middleware.WEB

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  • The same day, Autodesk also announced the acquisition of REALVIZ S.A.WEB

, 2008-05-20
, Autodesk Acquires Assets of REALVIZ, Developer of Image-Based Content Creation Software
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  • On June 26, 2008, a press release announced the acquisition of Square One Research and its flagship product, Ecotect.WEB,weblink 2008-07-03, Autodesk Enhances Sustainable Design Capabilities With Acquisitions of Ecotect and Green Building Studio Analysis Tools, 2008-06-26, dead,weblink" title="">weblink September 25, 2008,
  • On October 23, 2008, Autodesk announced the acquisition on Avid's Softimage, Co. business, developers of 3D application Softimage (formerly Softimage|XSI).WEB

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  • On December 15, 2008, Autodesk announced the acquisition of BIMWorld, plans to combine BIMWorld with Autodesk Seek.
  • On December 17, 2008, Autodesk agreed to acquire ALGOR, Inc. for approximately $34 million.WEB

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  • On December 2009, Autodesk announced the acquisition of VisualTAO (also known as PlanPlatform), an Israeli start-up that developed cloud-based web and mobile applications that enable users to view and edit AutoCAD files online. VisualTAO became part of PSEB, and the product was released during 2010 as "AutoCAD WS".WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires Sequoia-Backed Software Design Startup PlanPlatform, 2009-12-17,
  • On July 21, 2010, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Illuminate Labs, the maker of Beast (a global illumination middleware) and Turtle (a global illumination plugin for Maya) used for video game development.WEB,weblink Autodesk - Newsroom - Autodesk Acquires Illuminate Labs – Maker of Lighting Technology for Games, 21 July 2010, 25 September 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 2015-09-26, dead,
  • On February 17, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc., a leading provider of simulation software.WEB,weblink Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc., 17 February 2011, 25 September 2015,
  • On March 1, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Scaleform, a UI middleware for video games.WEB,weblink Game Development Software - Game Developer Tools - Autodesk Gameware, 25 September 2015, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 October 2011,
  • On July 19, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Pixlr, online photo editing and sharing service.WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires Pixlr, 19 July 2011, 25 September 2015,
  • On August 1, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Instructables, a website and platform where users can share their ideas and collaborate with a variety of do-it-yourself projects.WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires DIY Community Instructables (TechCrunch),
  • On August 25, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Numenus, which optimizes CAD and construction processes by using NURBS technology.WEB,weblink Autodesk aquires &91;sic&93; Numenus raytracing technology, 3D World, Kerrie, Hughes, 2011-08-30, 2011-12-04,
  • On November 6, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Grip Entertainment, which develops behavior control systems for computer-controlled characters in video games.WEB,weblink Autodesk acquires Montreal’s Grip Entertainment (Financial Post), Jameson, Berkow, 2011-11-07, 2011-12-04,
  • On December 16, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based BIM (Building Information Modeling) collaboration solutions for the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry.WEB,weblink Autodesk completes acquisition of Horizontal Systems, Inc.,
  • On October 4, 2012, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Qontext, Inc., an enterprise social collaboration platform to accelerate Autodesk's ongoing move to the cloud and expansion of social capabilities in the Autodesk 360 cloud-based service.WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires Qontext Social Collaboration Platform,
  • On March 19, 2013, Autodesk completed the acquisition of Firehole Technologies, a developer of design and analysis software for composite materials.WEB,weblink Autodesk Acquires Firehole Composites, Composites Today, 25 September 2015,
  • On May 18, 2013, TinkerCAD announced it had been bought by Autodesk.WEB, Backman, Kai, Tinkercad has found a new home at Autodesk,weblink, TinkerCAD, 18 May 2013, 19 May 2013, TinkerCAD is a browser-based 3D solid modeling tool for rapid prototyping known for its simple interface and entry-level ease of use.WEB, Herrman, John, How to Get Started 3D Modeling and Printing,weblink, Hearst Communication, 19 May 2013,
  • On October 2, 2013, Autodesk signs agreement to acquire structural fabrication and detailing software- Advance Steel from Graitec.WEB,weblink Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Structural Fabrication and Detailing Technology from Graitec, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 2015-12-22,
  • On February 6, 2014, Autodesk completed the acquisition of Delcam, a UK based supplier of advanced CAD/CAM software for the manufacturing industry.WEB,weblink Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Delcam, 25 September 2015, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 16 April 2014,
  • On March 19, 2014, Creative Market announced it had been bought by Autodesk.WEB, Building the World's Marketplace for Design.,weblink Creative Market, Creative Market, 19 March 2014, 9 April 2015, Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.
  • On May 2014, Autodesk acquired Within Technologies, a company founded by Siavash Haroun Mahdavi.NEWS, Terry, Wohlers, Autodesk Tools for 3D Printing,weblink Wohlers Talk, 26 October 2014,
  • On June 25, 2014, Shotgun Software announced that it had been acquired by Autodesk.WEB, Blastoff!,weblink, Shotgun Software, 25 June 2014, 9 April 2015, Shotgun Software are the publishers of the popular "Shotgun" project tracking software for media and entertainment content creation.
  • On July 11, 2014, Autodesk acquired Topolabs Technology, a company founded by James Page which pioneered the use of 3D toolpaths for FDM/FFF additive manufacturing systems.
  • On August 27, 2015, Autodesk signs agreement to acquire SeeControl.WEB, Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire SeeControl {{!, Autodesk - Newsroom - Press Releases|url =weblink|website =|access-date = 2016-02-22|url-status = dead|archiveurl =weblink" title="">weblink|archivedate = 2016-02-05}}
  • On April 18, 2016, Autodesk announced that it had acquired SolidAngle, creator of the Arnold rendering software.WEB,weblink Autodesk announces acquisition of SolidAngle,, January 20, 2017,weblink" title="">weblink February 1, 2017, dead, mdy-all,
  • On June 27, 2016, Autodesk acquired CadSoft Computer GmbH, creator of the PCB design software EAGLE, from Premier Farnell.WEB, Mike, Buetow, 2016-06-27, Printed Circuit Design & Fab, UP Media Group Inc.,weblink Autodesk Acquires Eagle from Cadsoft, 2017-09-17, live,weblink" title="">weblink 2017-09-17,
  • On July 9, 2018, Autodesk announced that it had acquired Assemble Systems.NEWS,weblink Autodesk acquires Assemble Systems to build up its construction tech vertical, Lunden, Ingrid, July 9, 2018, TechCrunch, July 10, 2018, en-US,
  • On November 20, 2018, Autodesk announced that it would acquire PlanGrid, a San Francisco-based provider of construction productivity software.NEWS,weblink Autodesk to Buy Construction Startup PlanGrid for $875 Million, Fortune, 2018-11-21, en,
  • On December 20, 2018, Autodesk announced that it would acquire BuildingConnected, a San Francisco-based construction bid-management platform.NEWS,weblink Autodesk to Acquire BuildingConnected for $275 Million, en,


Autodesk CFD (formerly Autodesk Simulation CFD) includes modeling and thermal modeling tools for architectural and MEP applications. Common applications for environmental sustainable design include mechanical ventilation, external flow (wind loading), natural ventilation, and occupant comfort. Other energy applications include analysis for building energy, solar load, advanced energy and heating and cooling.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2012-11-04, live,weblink" title="">weblink 2013-01-16, WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2012-11-04, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 2012-09-10, Autodesk introduced C-FACT, an open-source, science-driven approach to setting greenhouse gas reduction targets, which calls for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions to be made in proportion to a company's gross domestic product (GDP). Unlike other carbon accounting methods, Autodesk's C-FACT measures carbon dioxide emissions that are proportional to a company's global GDP contribution.WEB,weblink Autodesk Offers Free Carbon Management Tool for Businesses, Fast Company, Autodesk will derive its own targets using this approach through 2020.In 2006, Autodesk sponsored a PBS program named e² Design,WEB,weblink e² - design - PBS, 25 September 2015, which focused on green building design around the world, describing the leaders and technologies that drive sustainable design.

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