3D Modeling for the Masses Debuts with Autodesk 123D Design

  3D Modeling for the Masses Debuts with Autodesk 123D Design

App Enables 3D Modeling via iPad, Mac, PC or Web Browser

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 08, 2012

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) introduced Autodesk 123D Design, a free* 3D
modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or
fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.
Autodesk 123D Design uses natural interactions for creation and editing,
allowing makers to easily design things without learning complex CAD concepts.

“For the first time ever, users can create sophisticated, precise 3D models of
real objects on their iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser. People said this
couldn’t be done on iPad, and we’re happy to prove them wrong,” said Samir
Hanna, vice president of Consumer Products, Autodesk. “We believe that
everyone is creative, and we intend to put easy to use design software in the
hands of millions of people so they can create real objects, have fun doing it
and then fabricate the things they want and need, just the way they want

Eliminate the Dreaded Blank Canvas and Start Designing Fast

Autodesk 123D Design helps users get their projects started by providing base
shapes and example models that help move past a blank screen and into the
design quickly. Using natural interactions to add objects to the canvas and
assemble parts together, users can enjoy the design process and create amazing
3D-printable designs.

123D Design also includes pre-set kits, such as “Robots” or “Houses” that are
a fun way to experiment with design ideas or become more familiar with design
concepts. More kits are available online from the 123D web site.

Freedom to Choose How and Where to Design and Make

123D Design is available on web, mobile and desktop, so users have the freedom
to choose how and where they will make something. 123D Design also lets users
go from design to 3D print with just a few taps or clicks.

Part of the Autodesk 123D family of apps, 123D Design allows users to take
advantage of a connected group of Autodesk software, fabrication services for
3D printing and laser cutting, and a community of like-minded makers focused
on making a wide variety of projects using 3D design and personal fabrication.
123D Design, 123D Make, 123D Catch, and 123D Sculpt are directly connected
across platforms and products through “My Projects,” cloud storage for all
123D design projects, where users can save and access the things they’ve made,
or objects other people have made and shared with the community. The 123D
community is home to thousands of models shared by nearly 300,000 members from
around the world, and it is growing every day.

The Autodesk 123D family of apps provides users with the ability to capture,
design and make their ideas, and connect with other makers around the world
for support or inspiration. Users can try Autodesk apps, services and
communities to experiment and experience the creative process.

The Autodesk 123D Design App is available for free* from the App Storeon iPad
or atwww.itunes.com/appstore.The Mac version of 123D Design is available for
free* from the Mac App Store.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D design,
engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help unlock the
creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design and engineering
professionals. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, digital art and entertainment industries, including the last 17
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects, use Autodesk software, mobile
apps, cloud services and communities to design, visualize, simulate and
communicate their ideas.For more information follow @autodesk or

A video featuring 123D Design is available on the Autodesk YouTube Channel at

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license
and services agreement that accompanies the software.

Autodesk, AutoCAD and 123D are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or
other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to
their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and
services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice,
and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear
in this document.

© 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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