Autodesk is launching its 2013 portfolio of design, engineering and entertainment software, including the latest design and creation suites. The suites provide expanded toolsets and new automated workflows for engineering, product, plant, factory, building, entertainment, construction and infrastructure. The 2013 design suites connect the desktop to the Autodesk 360 cloud computing platform that enables customers to improve the way they work by providing the ability to store, edit and share their designs and access virtually infinite computing power anytime, anywhere.
Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk senior vice president of Industry Strategy and Marketing, says: "Last year, we introduced Autodesk design and creation suites and cloud services, and have seen a tremendous response from our customers. The 2013 suites are a major step forward to a cohesive and interconnected product family. The tools in the suites now work more seamlessly with each other and with the cloud, offering tremendous value by opening new ways for our customers to solve their most complex design and engineering challenges."
The new Autodesk 2013 design and creation suites feature in-product, customisable one-click workflows and improved interoperability, making it easier to connect design and visualisation tasks. This gives users the ability to better communicate their design intent visually. In addition, the 2013 suites offer a consistent user experience across the software in the suite and in Autodesk 360, making it easier to learn new tools and services, and adopt them in the design workflow.
Phillip Ra, senior designer at Cannon Design, says: "The advantage of using an Autodesk design suite is that it offers us a variety of tools, and we can pick and choose the most appropriate solution for the project and for the client."
Autodesk 360 (formerly known as Autodesk Cloud) now provides even more cloud benefits to Autodesk Subscription customers, including additional cloud storage and the ability to access cloud services for rendering, simulation, design optimisation and energy analysis. Subscription customers now have up to 25MB of storage and between 100 and 500 Autodesk Cloud Units per user, based on the suite edition they purchased. Combining the power and capability of Autodesk 360 with the enhanced workflows of Autodesk design suites promises to give customers a competitive edge to respond to changing business requirements.
Autodesk 2013 design suites
Autodesk 2013 design and creation suites offer an economical way for users to access their primary design and creation software, including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software, plus an expanded toolset of complementary software and cloud services. The 2013 family of Autodesk design suites includes AutoCAD Design Suite, Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, Autodesk Plant Design Suite and Autodesk Product Design Suite.
The Autodesk Exchange Apps store is expanding to include apps for multiple products, including Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk 3ds Max software. Autodesk Exchange Apps are companion apps that help design professionals find and immediately download solutions to some of their most pressing design challenges. Customers will now be able to access Exchange Apps both directly via the web and from within Autodesk products.
Full details about the 2013 Autodesk products are now available at www.autodesk.com. Product availability varies by country. Purchasing a design suite with Autodesk Subscription helps customers stay current and connected with access to the latest workflows on desktops, mobile devices and in the cloud. See details and purchasing options for design, engineering and entertainment software at www.autodesk.com/purchaseoptions.