Tag: Autodesk

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.

Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop is not your Dad’s toolshed

Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop is not your Dad’s toolshed

Artists and makers are taking advantage of the tools and toys in surprising ways.   By Russell Johnson This is not your dad’s tool shed. He may have a collection of C clamps, but A, M or Z clamps? Never. He also probably doesn’t have a 3D printer … yet. He may have had some […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

The Tweak technology and team will become part of the Shotgun review and collaboration group. Autodesk today announced it has acquired Tweak, maker of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Autodesk is adding the acquired technology and talent into the Shotgun group, charged with creating an integrated pipeline for digital asset and project review. […]

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

The move to subscriptions is about the payment scheme and the terms of legal use, not about whether the product runs on the cloud or the desktop. Autodesk suites are not yet moving to the subscription model. Autodesk today announced new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only by Desktop Subscription, […]

Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

The entry-level program can now read in 3D files but still outputs in 2D for engraving and routing.   Delcam has added more vector editing capabilities in an upgrade of its ArtCAM Express program. The new Autodesk subsidiary says the changes make the software capable of more complex 3D designs. ArtCAM Express 2015 offers 2D […]

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 […]