tion, visual effects and games production. Creative Finishing products are sold as software solutions for editing, finishing and visual effects design and color grading. Animation Autodesk Maya: Autodesk Maya software provides 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering and compositing solutions that enable film and video artists, game developers, and design visualization professionals to digitally create engaging, lifelike images, realistic animations and simulations, extraordinary visual effects, and full length animated feature films. Autodesk 3ds Max: Autodesk 3ds Max software provides 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions that enable game developers, design visualization professionals and visual effects artists to digitally create realistic images, animations, and scenes and to digitally communicate abstract or complex mechanical, architectural, engineering, and construction concepts. Creative Finishing Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Lustre: Autodesk Flame software is an interactive real-time design, finishing, grading, and visual effects solution for supervised post-production. Autodesk Lustre software is a color grading solution used by artists for look development and final color and lighting effects for both film and television. Research and Development For the year ended January 31, 2016, the company’s research and development expenditures were $790.0 million. Marketing and Sales The company licenses or sells its products and services globally, primarily through indirect channels consisting of distributors and resellers. Its indirect channel model includes both a two-tiered distribution structure, where distributors sell to resellers, and a one-tiered structure, where Autodesk sells directly to resellers. The company has a network of approximately 2,000 resellers and distributors worldwide. Sales through its major distributor, Tech Data Corporation and its affiliates, accounted for 25% for fiscal year 2016. The company’s customers through Tech Data are the resellers and end users who purchase its software licenses and services. The company’s customer-related operations are divided into three geographic regions, the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. The company also works directly with reseller and distributor sales organizations, computer manufacturers, other software developers, and peripherals manufacturers in cooperative advertising, promotions, and trade-show presentations. Acquisitions In 2015, the company acquired netfabb GmbH (netfabb) that provides Autodesk with software solutions. Competition The company’s primary global competitors in the PSEB, AEC, and Manufacturing segments include Adobe Systems Incorporated; ANSYS, Inc.; AVEVA Group plc; Bentley Systems, Incorporated; Dassault Systèmes S.A. and its subsidiary Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.; Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI); Intergraph Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB; MSC Software Corporation; Nemetschek AG; PTC; 3D Systems; Siemens PLM; and Trimble Navigation Limited. Large organizations that produce products that compete in some or all of the company’s markets include Adobe Systems Incorporated; Apple Inc.; Avid Technology, Inc.; SONY Corporation; and Technicolor, among others. History Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982. The company was incorporated in California in 1982 and was reincorporated in Delaware in 1994.
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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