More than 25 years ago, Autodesk and its 16 employees changed the world of design by automating drafting with the introduction of AutoCAD® software. And the company has
relentlessly pursued a path of innovation ever since.
In the 1990s, through strategic product development and targeted acquisitions, Autodesk moved into a number of markets, including building, manufacturing, automotive design, infrastructure, film, and video games.
Today, 9 million designers, architects, engineers, and digital artists around the world use Autodesk products. With the deepest product portfolio across the widest array of industries, Autodesk continues to change the way ideas are brought to life.
Technology and the Evolution of Design
The same year the computer was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year, Autodesk used the technology of the day to change the face of computer-aided design. Over the years, Autodesk has continued to offer designers new and innovative applications that take advantage of cutting-edge technology, enabling them to explore and develop their ideas in ever-more compelling ways. The marriage of innovative technology and forwardlooking ideas about how design can dramatically change the way we live has been at the heart of Autodesk. It began in 1982, and continues today.