Autodesk, Inc. is an American software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. The company develops advanced technologies such as 2D and 3D for modeling, visualization and analysis of innovative designs in the early stages of their design. Thanks to this approach, it is possible to thoroughly test, prepare and optimize computer models before their actual implementation.
Autodesk's software in the field of architecture and construction allows to meet the main objectives of building information modeling and structural designing, documentation and designing of engineering systems, controlling costs and resources during the construction.
The company's AutoCAD and Revit software is primarily used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures.
Though Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but also develops a broad range of software for consumers, including Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr.
Autodesk products and solutions span the following areas:
- Architecture, Engineering and Construction collection provides with integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for building design, civil infrastructure, and construction.
- Product Design and Manufacturing collection delivers the ability to design and make products with Inventor, including fully-integrated simulation and 5-axis CAM with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD and HSM. Customers get the latest versions of AutoCAD and other products in the collection, and can explore cloud-based product development with Fusion 360.
- Media and Entertainment collection of software gives animators, modelers, and visual effects artists the tools to help them create compelling effects, believable 3D characters, and stunning environments for film, TV, and games.