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Autodesk

Posted on 01.08.2016

Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.

Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 21 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.

Autodesk made a base in Sheffield in 2007 with the acquisition of local firm Navisworks Ltd, a provider of 3D design review tools for construction, ship-builders and manufacturing. It is still a thriving development office creating the platform and tools for its next generation of 3D for construction tools, BIM 360. Autodesk Research are at the forefront of future trends such as robotics, 3D printing, reality computing and the Internet of Things.

Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators — anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.

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