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Autodesk doing so well it announces layoffs

Autodesk doing so well it announces layoffs

925 to be shown the door in a quarter when revenue will exceed expectations; the restructuring continues. In a statement required by federal regulations, Autodesk has announced the impending layoff of approximately 925 employees, 10% of its workforce. In the same statement Autodesk said it expects to exceed expectations for fourth-quarter revenue and subscriptions. Autodesk […]

By February 5, 2016 Read More →
Hololens for design and designers

Hololens for design and designers

Microsoft is working with Autodesk and Trimble to develop applications for mixed reality. By Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher When Microsoft introduced Hololens at the beginning of 2015, it was generally agreed that the blue giant had a good idea, and like many of Microsoft’s big ideas, it might well be many years before the […]

By January 6, 2016 Read More →
The evolution of Making

The evolution of Making

Autodesk University 2015 talks up the software systems that better fit how people work. By Kathleen Maher The Autodesk stage show is a whole lot of glitz and a bunch of future talk. The show was opened up by Star Troopers and Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen. We never did get the relevance of Star […]

By December 23, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk introduces Forge developer platform

Autodesk introduces Forge developer platform

Autodesk introduces Forge Initiative to accelerate its transition to the cloud.

Autodesk reports sluggish third quarter 

Autodesk reports sluggish third quarter 

They told us the move to subscriptions might put a drag on revenue; they were right.    The third quarter did not treat Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) kindly. Revenue was up 2% only when measured in constant currencies; otherwise it was down 3% year-over-year. Subscriptions increased by 80,000 sequentially but deferred revenue fell. Billings fell 4%, and Autodesk reported an […]

By November 21, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk updates HSMWorks and HSMXpress

Autodesk updates HSMWorks and HSMXpress

Autodesk continues to make good on a promise to support the SolidWorks users who rely on these CAM tools. HSMXpress continues to be free for 2.5-axis milling. Autodesk has updated its HSMWorks line of CAM software, making good on its promise to continue to support SolidWorks users who rely on the software for their computer-aided […]

By November 20, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk wins legal settlement against ZWSoft

Autodesk wins legal settlement against ZWSoft

ZWSoft CEO issues apology for use of AutoCAD code; Autodesk gets undisclosed sum. China-based CAD software vendor ZWSoft and Autodesk have announced the settlement of two lawsuits brought by Autodesk, claiming ZWSoft used “AutoCAD intellectual property” in its ZWCAD+ product. ZWSoft agrees to pull the offending software from the market, and will pay an undisclosed […]

By November 18, 2015 Read More →
ArtCAM Pro update adds 3D printing aids

ArtCAM Pro update adds 3D printing aids

The CAM program for artistic machining also offers new vector drawing aids. The latest release of Delcam ArtCAM Pro features improvements in design and machining, including the ability to create support structures for 3D Printing, easier designing with vectors, more design options with real-time updating and faster machining simulations.   Unlike most computer-aided machining (CAM) […]

By November 6, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk launches Memento Gallery with new build

Autodesk launches Memento Gallery with new build

Photogrammetry tool adds a 3D viewer to share models. Non-traditional 3D end users including archaeologists and miners are among the user base.   Memento has gotten many launches. Formally unveiled last spring and showcased at Siggraph this year, Memento is available for people to experiment with in the Autodesk Labs. Surprisingly, the company is still […]

Autodesk reboots vector illustration tool as Graphic

Autodesk reboots vector illustration tool as Graphic

Graphic spans the Apple world using iCloud to move drawings between iOS and Mac. Autodesk has rebooted its iDraw vector drawing tool as Autodesk Graphic, a Mac/iOS-specific vector technical illustration software product. Graphic uses iCloud to create a common environment for moving between working on iPhone, iPad, and Mac version. Autodesk describes Graphic as “a […]