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Autodesk 2016 Design & Creation Suites Now Available

Autodesk today announced the release of the new Autodesk 2016 Design Suites that
offer more control than ever over all aspects of the design-to-make process
through a connected desktop and cloud user experience. Autodesk design and
creation suites provide customers with expanded toolsets, unique
interoperability and a consistent user experience.

“Our customers are pushing
the boundaries on how products are designed and made, how buildings are built,
and how entertainment is created,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president at
Autodesk. “Autodesk Suites address the entire workflow: from capturing reality
and iterating on a design, to physically making that design through 3D printing
or other forms of fabrication.”

Each design suite includes AutoCAD 2016, ReCap and 3ds Max. AutoCAD 2016
delivers faster, more precise detailed design and documentation with rich
visual accuracy. Autodesk’s ReCap technology continues to bring Reality
Computing to a new level of accessibility and affordability across the Suites
with the additions of more native laser scan formats, smart measurement tools,
advanced annotation and sync capabilities and more. Autodesk 3ds Max
provides customers with the 3D tools they need to create inspirational
experiences no matter what their industry demands.

Tools for Industry-Specific Challenges

Customers in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and natural
resources & infrastructure industries can look forward to enhanced software
capabilities, increasingly powerful cloud services and flexible subscriptions
options, in addition to the following enhancements:

Building Design
offers improved software performance and better
interoperability for visualisation, clash detection and detailing.

Design Suite
features connected workflows
between preliminary engineering and the detailed design phases, better
collaboration with extended data exchange capabilities, enhanced project
organisation tools and improved software coordination with consistent user

Plant Design
introduces significant enhancements to AutoCAD Plant 3D
including tight integration with Autodesk Vault and attachment of Navisworks
models as reference models while modelling, plus inclusion of AutoCAD MEP to
model electrical raceways and ductwork.

For more details on the
building and infrastructure design suites, read the blog post here.

Autodesk’s manufacturing industry offerings provide comprehensive
technology to design, engineer and fabricate products with new and enhanced capabilities
for modelling, simulation and fabrication. The company is debuting
new Autodesk AnyCAD interoperability for any third-party design
files, and Autodesk 3D Print Studio, based on the Spark open 3D printing
platform, which directly integrates additive fabrication into the Suites

Product Design
In addition to AnyCAD and 3D Print Studio, 2016 provides
enhancements for visualisation, electromechanical design, data
management, advanced simulation and includes subscription access to the
cloud-based Autodesk Fusion 360.

Factory Design
Numerous enhancements have been added for converting CAD
assets from 2D to 3D with improved accuracy and efficiency, and factory
customers will experience an improved workflow for integrating point cloud data
from laser scans.

For more details on the
manufacturing design suites, read the blog post here.

Digital artists, film makers and game makers will find Autodesk tools helping
to address the entire production process, especially when collaborating with
multi-discipline teams spread across multiple locations.

Entertainment Creation Suite:
Major enhancements focus on animation performance, ease of use, content
creation, collaboration, and connected workflows.

For more details on the products in the
entertainment creation suite, read the blog post here.

2016 Subscriber

Autodesk continues to innovate and improve its Suites and Desktop Subscription products
to tightly integrate with Autodesk 360 cloud
services. Subscription customers gain access to additional cloud services such
as faster rendering and visualisation capabilities, simulation, analysis and
collaboration tools.

Customers will also experience the new Autodesk Account, a
personalised and easy-to-use portal where customers can track and manage all
Autodesk products, services, and benefits in one place. Customers will
experience a simplified installation, management and upgrade experience,
flexible payment terms, and broader access rights across multiple

Autodesk 2016 Design Suites will become available starting April 16, 2015.
Availability varies by country. See details and purchasing options at


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