• Autodesk 2013 Solutions Launched in Hong Kong

    19 June 2012

    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has launched its Autodesk 2013 Solutions to meet the growing need for design and engineering applications that allow users to work on their designs on the move and with greater cost efficiency. Unveiled in Hong Kong today, Autodesk’s latest software portfolio includes enhanced suites that provide expanded toolsets and new automated workflows for architecture, engineering, construction, infrastructure, entertainment product, plant and factory design, as well as a new cloud computing platform, Autodesk 360, that provides the ability to store, edit and share designs and access virtually infinite cloud computing power anytime, anywhere – making designers more mobile and more competitive.  

    “As IT infrastructure requirements grow, only the cloud enables cost-effective use of resources as well as the flexibility to access data wherever you go,” said Wendy Lee, Branch Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Autodesk. “With the Autodesk 2013 Solutions, enterprises in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction and Media & Entertainment fields can use cloud solutions to stay ahead of the competition. Tools in the suites now work more seamlessly with each other and the cloud, offering tremendous value by opening new ways for customers to solve their most complex design and engineering challenges.” 

    Autodesk 360 – Bringing Design and Engineering to a New Era of Mobility with Cloud 

    The 2013 software and services portfolio includes access to Autodesk 360 (formerly known as Autodesk Cloud), which gives all customers free* access to 3GB cloud storage, file viewing and sharing capabilities. Autodesk Subscription customers gain even more cloud benefits, including additional storage and access to powerful services for rendering, simulation, design optimization and energy analysis. Subscription customers now receive up to 25 GB of storage and between 100 and 500 Autodesk Cloud Units per seat to access Autodesk 360 cloud services. 

    * Free products and services are subject to the terms of use that accompany them. 

    Autodesk 2013 Design and Creation Suites combine the capabilities of Autodesk 360 with the enhanced workflows of Autodesk design suites to help customers respond to changing business requirements. Offering an economical way for users to access their primary design and creation software, including AutoCAD 2013, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software, plus an expanded toolset of complementary software and cloud services. 

    Highlights of key enhancements:

    • AutoCAD 2013 delivers powerful new tools for design aggregation, cloud connectivity and streamlined design and documentation workflows. Customers can now connect directly to Autodesk cloud offerings, enabling them to access and collaborate on designs from almost anywhere.
    • Autodesk Revit is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping building professionals design, build, and maintain higher quality, more energy-efficient buildings.
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D helps design, engineering and construction professionals address today’s business challenges with enhanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. 

    (Left: Francis Leung & Wendy Lee).

    Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2013, favored by leading artists in film, television, games and advertising, improve consistency and interoperability between applications, making it even easier for artists to benefit from powerful new and enhanced creative features. Containing Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 and Autodesk Maya 2013 animation software, with Autodesk Softimage 2013 3D animation and visual effects software, Autodesk Mudbox 2013 3D sculpting and painting software and Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 real-time virtual production and motion capture editing software. 

    • Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 delivers ActiveShade support in the NVIDIA iray renderer, a new render pass system; and enhanced interoperability with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop, as well as new tools for motion graphics, 3D animation and simulation.
    • Autodesk Maya 2013 delivers powerful new toolsets for dynamic simulation, animation and rendering that offer new levels of creativity, while everyday productivity enhancements help artists work faster. The Open Data initiative introduced in Maya 2013 offers tools to facilitate parallel workflows and better complexity handling.

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