Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.


In December, Autodesk made a big announcement: they would be creating a cloud-based platform and inviting developers to build applications and services on it. The Forge Platform was backed by a $100 million investment that would be used to support the developers and companies who signed on to build cloud-powered services with the platform. In the six months since its inauguration, the Forge Initiative has grown rapidly, and today Autodesk announced several major updates to the platform, as well ...

"Set up in 2012 by Jon Hirschtick, the founder of Solid works, globally along with McEleney, (former CEO, Solidworks), the firm has raised close to $170 million in venture funding from firms like Andreessen Horowitz. Solidworks is among the biggest companies in this space along with Autodesk and PTC. ""The reason why no one else has a product like this is because it's hard to do,"" said McEleney, explaining why it took them three years to get a beta version out in the market."...

AutoCAD design software maker Autodesk Inc. said it would cut about 10 percent of its workforce in the near term as part of a restructuring plan to accelerate its transition to the subscription-based cloud business. Shares of the company, which cut about 925 jobs, rose 11 percent to $50.90 in early trading. The restructuring comes more than two months after activist investors Eminence Capital LP and Sachem Head Capital reported stakes in the company. Read more: Autodesk to Cut Jobs by 10 Perc...

Software vendor Autodesk is to move distribution of its computer aided design (CAD) system to the cloud.Along with a simpler customer experience, Autodesk promised its new subscription model will offer lower upfront costs and a pay per use option on Autodesk products and cloud services with multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly subscription terms. The new model makes companies more adaptable and makes changing business environments less expensive, according to Autodesk....


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