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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK) today announced several updates to its Forge platform, including new cloud application development tools and services and three investments at Forge DevCon, the company’s inaugural event for cloud developers. Since its inception last December, rapid progress has been made with early adopters of the Forge Platform in changing both how things are made and the nature of what is made.
“We are seeing Forge used to power the future of making things for a variety of applications ranging from part inspection to sub-sea surveying, from managing mines with drones to turning cost estimation into a competitive advantage, and building online design and manufacturing services and much, much more,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Products at Autodesk. “It is clear to us that there is an enormous demand for an easy-to-use and scalable platform to build all sorts of manufacturing and AEC applications. There are endless opportunities created by a combination of our web service APIs and entrepreneurial developer talent.”
The Autodesk Forge Platform is a set of cloud services that connects design, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations workflows. Application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) enable small and large software developers alike to build intuitive cloud-powered applications, services and experiences for the people making the world around us.
New and expanded areas of the platform include:
Autodesk in-product integration for A360, Fusion and BIM 360 APIs continues to be available for developers to create new experiences and services that enhance product design, collaboration and construction industry workflows.
Investing in the Developer Ecosystem
The Autodesk Forge Fund invests in companies developing innovative solutions or services on or connected to the Forge Platform. The three initial investees include:
Growing the Forge Developer Community
The Forge DevCon event is part of a comprehensive Forge developer program that provides learning, support, and business development resources for Autodesk’s growing community of cloud developers. This community includes developers and innovators from across the globe, representing a multitude of industries including Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Manufacturing as well as emerging areas such as Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing and Internet of Things – all supported by Autodesk expertise and experience with best practices for architecting and implementing cloud-based services. The majority of Forge developers are using multiple APIs to create services and solutions that fuel how products are designed, built and used.
90 Day Unlimited Use
To encourage developers to explore Forge, Autodesk is offering unlimited free use of the platform in eligible countries until September 15, 2016. More information and conditions, including pricing, can be found at forge.autodesk.com.
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Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Autodesk’s investment activities; Autodesk’s ability to provide financial support for, extend and empower, and spur innovation in, the manufacturing industry; the anticipated or potential benefits that entrepreneurs, startups and researchers may derive from Autodesk’s Forge Platform, Developer Program and Fund; the timing and availability of use of the Forge Platform; and the anticipated market acceptance and demand for the Forge Platform. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. The following important factors, without limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: risks that Forge investments do not materialize or, if so, are not successful; risks related to potential investment accounting impairment charges; risks that Autodesk does not successfully invest in the manufacturing industry; risks that the Forge Platform may not perform as anticipated; and risks associated with building market acceptance. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in Autodesk's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2016, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autodesk does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.