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About Autodesk

Over 170 million people use Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business, environmental and societal challenges. To help our customers prepare for this new era of design, Autodesk is serving as a pioneer and the disruptor with a robust portfolio of tools that are accessible, easy to use, and powerful. Today, we are on the brink of the biggest change in how we make things since the industrial revolution. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them. Autodesk is expanding beyond our design roots to help our customers usher in a new era of making things.

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PLM 360

The Autodesk® PLM 360 cloud-based platform is a next-generation alternative to traditional product lifecycle management that makes the benefits of PLM accessible anytime, anywhere, to companies of all sizes. The first cloud-based PLM solution focused on business needs beyond engineering Across the globe, companies in Manufacturing as well as in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction look to product lifecycle management (PLM) to streamline processes and workflows and deliver the right product, project and business information to those who need it when they need it. However, even after years of investment traditional PLM solutions are still struggling to deliver these benefits. With Autodesk PLM 360, there’s a better way for everyone to achieve the promise of PLM – without the headaches.


Autodesk Inventor 2016 includes a new technology called AnyCAD that allows users to selectively and associatively work with dozens of non-native CAD data types from all major vendors for more efficient multi-CAD workflows, both internally and with suppliers. For example, an engineer can open a part or assembly from another CAD system into a larger assembly in Inventor, where it can be analyzed for fit and performance. The file is not "translated" into Inventor. The parts and assemblies can be modified in its original CAD system and updates are automatically reflected in Inventor.

Autodesk Within

Autodesk Within is a set of generative design software solutions to help engineers create and 3D print lightweight designs for the automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment and medical implant industries. Autodesk Within is built around a powerful optimization engine that takes input parameters – such as desired weight requirements, maximum stress and displacement – then generates designs with variable-density lattice structures and surface skins to meet exact specifications. The resulting components are higher performing and can be considerably lighter weight than traditional designs. They are as stiff or as flexible as needed, and are refined to enable faultless additive manufacturing.

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Featured Cimdata Reports

PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide

CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.

AEC Market Overview Report

The CIMdata 2017 AEC Market Overview Report presents CIMdata’s detailed analysis of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market.

PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM providers, revenue analyses for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Simulation & Analysis Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the global simulation and analysis market, one of the fastest growing segments of the overall product lifecycle management market, including profiles of the leading S&A firms.

CAM Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the worldwide CAM software and services market. It also includes a discussion on the trends in the CAM industry and updates on the top CAM solution providers.