Profile: Autodesk Inc (ADSK.O)
28 Jun 2017
Autodesk, Inc. (Autodesk), incorporated on May 10, 1994, is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing, and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company's segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company's software products enable its customers to experience their ideas before they are real by allowing them to imagine, design and create the ideas and to visualize, simulate and analyze performance early in the design process by creating digital prototypes. The Company's product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company's product offerings include AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D, CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.
The Company's AEC Collection helps the customers design, engineer, and construct quality, more predictable building and civil infrastructure projects, commonly used by AEC industry experts, such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil3D, and Revit. The Company's Product Design Collection offers connected, professional-grade tools that help customers make products and compete in the changing manufacturing landscape. The collection offers access to a range of products, including AutoCAD and Inventor. The Company's M&E Collection provides end-to-end creative tools for entertainment creation. This collection enables animators, modelers and visual effect artists to access the tool they need, including Maya and 3ds Max, to create compelling effects, three dimensional (3D) characters and digital worlds.
The Company's AutoCAD software is a customizable and extensible computer-aided design (CAD) application for professional design, drafting, detailing and visualization. AutoCAD software provides digital tools that can be used independently and in conjunction with other specific applications in fields ranging from construction and civil engineering to manufacturing and plant design. The Company's AutoCAD LT software includes document sharing without the need for software customization or certain functionality found in AutoCAD. The Company's Industry Collections provide customers with increased access to a selection of Autodesk products and a way to subscribe and manage Autodesk subscriptions. The collections are tailored to provide the essential software needed by professionals within each industry, such as AEC, Product Design and M&E.
The Company's 3ds Max software provides 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions that enable game developers, design visualization professionals and visual effects artists to digitally create realistic images, animations and complex scenes and to digitally communicate abstract or complex mechanical, architectural, engineering, and construction concepts. The Company's maya software provides 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering and compositing solutions that enable film and video artists, game developers, and design visualization professionals to digitally create engaging, lifelike images, realistic animations and simulations, visual effects, and full length animated feature films. The Company's revit software is built for Building Information Modeling (BIM) to help professionals design, build, and maintain quality, more energy buildings. Revit includes features for architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, as well as structural engineering and construction, providing a solution for the entire building project team.
The Company's Inventor enables manufacturers to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping by giving engineers a flexible set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization and documentation. Engineers can integrate AutoCAD drawings and model-based design data into a single digital model, creating a virtual representation of a final product that enables them to validate the form, fit, and function of the product. The Company's AutoCAD Civil 3D products provide a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering, including land development, transportation, and environmental projects. The Company's computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, offers industry solutions for Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining, inspection and modeling for manufacturing.
The Company's fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM and Computer-aided Engineering (CAE) tool of its kind. It connects the entire product development process on a single cloud-based platform that works on both Apple and personal computer (PC) operating systems. The Company's BIM 360 construction management software enables anytime, anywhere access to project data throughout the building construction lifecycle. The Company's Shotgun is a cloud-based software for review and production tracking in the M&E industry. Creative companies use the Shotgun platform to provide business tools for managers and visual collaboration tools for artists and supervisors.
The Company competes with Adobe Systems Incorporated, ANSYS, Inc., Apple Inc., AVEVA Group plc, Avid Technology, Inc., Bentley Systems, Inc., Dassault Systemes S.A., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), Intergraph Corporation, Hexagon AB, MSC Software Corporation, Nemetschek AG, PTC, 3D Systems, Siemens PLM, SONY Corporation, Technicolor and Trimble Navigation Limited.
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