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  • Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

    Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

    The road to practical virtual reality applications as been exhausting, and there are few people who have traveled as far as Shanna Tellerman. We’re excited to announce that she will join a panel of virtual reality experts at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription model. Yet its own business model disruption is only part of the story. As a company steeped in the manufacturing design process, it’s seeing its customers looking to change as well — and… Read More

  • Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on investing in the future

    Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on investing in the future

    A year ago, the design-focused software firm Autodesk announced it would stop selling standalone perpetual licenses of its desktop software and instead sell subscriptions. Early last month, it began implementing that switch, a move that will be complete by mid-year, when the company’s older products will no longer be available. Perhaps unsurprisingly, as part of its… Read More

  • Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

    Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

    At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device works in conjunction with a 3D printing app developed in collaboration with Autodesk that offers a simple interface for designing items that can then come to life via Mattel’s… Read More

  • Facing An Array Of Challenges, Autodesk Shifts To Subscription Pricing

    Facing An Array Of Challenges, Autodesk Shifts To Subscription Pricing

    Autodesk has been around the block a few times, having debuted way back in 1982 in the earliest days of the desktop PC. These days, the company is in the midst of a major transition from a licensing model to a subscription model, while juggling the assortment of challenges a change like this brings to a mature company. It would be wrong to characterize this is as a total cloud pivot, however. Read More

  • Autodesk Launches 3D Cloud Development Platform And A $100 Million Investment Fund

    Autodesk Launches 3D Cloud Development Platform And A $100 Million Investment Fund

    Autodesk is an old school software company, having launched in 1982 and gone public in 1990, but that doesn’t mean it’s too fixed in its ways to try something new. Today, the company is launching a new Platform as a Service it’s calling Forge.com and a $100 million fund to help prime the development pump. It will essentially make 3D development and displaying available… Read More

  • Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    The boxed copy sales model for professional software is dead, and increasingly companies are realizing that charging certain customers at all doesn’t make much sense. Microsoft figured it out, and Autodesk is expanding the pool of people who get free access to include all students, teachers and schools at academic institutions around the world. That’s in addition to the U.S., where… Read More

  • Autodesk Announces A Cheap, Open-Source 3D Printer Called The Spark

    Autodesk Announces A Cheap, Open-Source 3D Printer Called The Spark

    Autodesk has been moving decisively in the home 3D printing space, buying 3D modeling software Tinkercad and releasing apps to help amateur modelers create 3D goodies using their phones. Now they have somewhere to send all those 3D models: a new 3D printer called the Spark. The project is two-pronged. First, Spark will exist as a platform that users can build upon and use to render 3D prints. Read More

  • Autodesk Launches Instant Mobile Messaging App For Enterprise Users

    Autodesk Launches Instant Mobile Messaging App For Enterprise Users

    Creation and collaboration software maker Autodesk is stepping outside of its usual enterprise-grade software world and dipping its toes into consumer — or at least consumerized — world of mobile apps to launch its own mobile messaging product. Dubbed Autodesk Instant, the standalone app is expected to be integrated with its existing offerings. Read More