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Autodesk: Company Profile in 11 Facts

Faith Robinson

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Looking for information on Autodesk? We‘ve accumulated the most important facts in this company profile.

11 Facts on Autodesk

1. Full Name

Autodesk, Inc.

2. Company Information

Supporting the work of an exceptionally broad array of professionals, Autodesk’s portfolio of 3D software continues to pave the way for computer aided design across a broad spectrum of sectors. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, the company has facilitated its users to design, visualise, and simulate their ideas before they have been created – and most recently, Autodesk’s movements towards creating an platform (and hardware option) specifically for 3D printing has extended the realities of their software offerings further.

3. History

Autodesk is another key player in the 3D printing industry whose wide-reaching influence has paved way for huge progression. Founded way back in 1982, the company gained traction through the authorship of its flagship software AutoCAD – which was and still is primarily used by architects, engineers and structural designers to model structures. In addition to AutoCAD, the company now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering and entertainment, as well as a line of software for consumers.

As a natural extension of Autodesk’s reach, 3D printing the designs that their software creates has become a key part of the growth of the company. Mid 2014 saw the launch of Spark: an open 3D printing platform which looks to shape the future of making by collectively addressing challenges within the 3D printing ecosystem. The widely anticipated hardware offering from Autodesk’s 3D printing arm, Ember, looks to support this ambition in sync. What’s also notable is the additional support platforms run by Autodesk, including Autodesk University, Autodesk Labs, and the San Francisco-based Artist in Residency / Creative Workshop, Pier 9.

4. Products

The 3D design software options from Autodesk have continued to progress the way that designers using 3D printing techniques create new objects – and there are a few products to note from the company.


This product development tool connects the entire process in a single cloud-based platform that works across a number of operating systems. Quick iteration tools on design ideas, as well as advanced toolpath options, make this a key Autodesk product.


Arguably one of the world’s most popular and well-established CAD program, AutoCAD is a drafting software which most recently launched its 30th release of the program for better and faster visualisation.


Now available and shipping internationally, the long-awaited 3D printer from the company is engineered for simplicity, and built for ease of use, quality and reliability. Let’s hope that its outwardly elegant design is matched by some high resolution print results.

5. Founders

Dan Drake and John Walker, 1982

6. CEO

Carl Bass

7. Employees


8. Headquarters & Address

Autodesk, Inc.

111 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael, CA 94903.


9. Contact

Email: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1073074

Telephone (US): +1(415)-507-5000

10. Website


11. Facebook & Social Links





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