Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Discusses Future of Design and Manufacturing at Develop3D LIVE

Categories: Custom Manufacturing

Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass led a conversation about “Engineering the Future” for the manufacturing industry at Develop3D LIVE 2013 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

In a keynote address, Bass demonstrated how a series of major technology trends are shaping the way product designers and engineers work, and how these trends paved the way for Autodesk to create its cloud-based design platform Autodesk 360, which has been accessed by nearly 15 million users since September 2011.

Additionally, Bass announced that pricing for Autodesk® Fusion 360, the world’s first comprehensive cloud-based 3D CAD offering, will range from $25 to $200 per user, per month. Originally unveiled at Autodesk University 2012, the cloud technology behind Autodesk Fusion 360 offers anytime, anywhere access, and puts essential data at the center of the design experience. It also supports an open design environment, allowing designers to readily incorporate and modify CAD data from virtually any source and share it with internal teams, partners or social communities.

Hear Carl discuss the power of the Cloud and how it is transforming design:


In this video, Carl discusses how Autodesk is solving the toughest problems in the CAD world with Fusion 360, and provides examples of how Fusion 360 breaks down the barriers of access providing designers and engineers with clear choices on not only what they want to use, but also how they want to buy it.

Watch Carl’s commentary about this year’s conference:


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