Tag: Autodesk

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk is continuing a trend away from web-based consumer tools to platform-specific apps. Autodesk has released an Android version of 123D Sculpt+, its freeform 3D sculpting app already available on iOS. It replaces an older version (123D Sculpt) as well as 123D Creature, which is being phased out. The introduction is part of Autodesk’s continuing […]

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Opens downtown space and acquires Terrible Labs Autodesk maintains very nice head­quarters in the New England corridor, in Waltham, Mass, but according to a story in the Boston Globe by Dennis Keohane, the company is also opening an office in downtown Boston. Along the way, the company has acquired Ter­rible Labs and is funding office […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“What’s with them?”

“What’s with them?”

The most talked about companies and products in design/engineering software in 2014, and how they will be trending in 2015. By Randall S. Newton As managing editor of JPR’s GraphicSpeak website, I travel to a wide variety of industry events in the course of the year. I sit through presentations, conduct interviews, and generally try […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Recent acquisitions have been digested; now Autodesk wants to extend its reach into computer-aided manufacturing’s three phases of Plan, Program, Produce. Autodesk employees used the buzzword “disruptive” more than usual this year at Autodesk University. And they used it to describe their actions in markets heretofore outside their reach, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). In a […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Revenue was $618 million, up 11% but net income dropped 81% on increased spending.   Autodesk today reported a strong third quarter, led by a 17% increase in revenue from the AEC business segment. Deferred revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and total billings rose 25% from a year ago. For the third […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

For the second time Autodesk has turned to Brazilian Thiago Costa to jumpstart its visualization. Autodesk is acquiring Lagoa, maker of a cloud-based visualization and collaboration platform for product development. Autodesk is not commenting, but sources contacted by both GraphicSpeak and other tech news sites confirm the deal. The purchase price is approximately $60 million. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk invested in the advanced 3D construction documentation technology, but Trimble is better positioned to move it forward. Today Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced it is acquiring Gehry Technologies (GT), the 3D construction management software and services firm founded by notable architect Frank Gehry in 2002. Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes combined over the […]

By September 8, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Autodesk sets second quarter record

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Billings and revenue both exceeded expectations. Autodesk now has almost $1 billion in deferred revenue. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has reported record second quarter income, with healthy increases in billings and subscriptions. All geographic regions reported double-digits percentage growth year-over-year. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended July 31, 2014) […]

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

It’s a different Autodesk that made the scene at Siggraph 2014. The company wants to be a team player with competitors. That’s new, right?