Autodesk Inc was incorporated in California in April 1982 and was reincorporated in Delaware in May 1994. The Company designs software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through powerful technology products and services. It serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer and entertainment industries. Additionally, it sells a line of consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design. These products are sold over the Internet and in various digital storefronts, including the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The Company's reportable operating segments include Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Manufacturing (MFG) and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The principal products and services of these segments include the following: AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Map, AutoCAD Architecture, Maya and 3ds Max, Autodesk Product Design Suites, Autodesk Building Design Suites, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites and AutoCAD Design Suites, Autodesk Creative Finishing products, Autodesk Moldflow products and Autodesk Alias Design products. The PSEB segment includes its design product, AutoCAD. Its AutoCAD product is a platform product that underpins its design product offerings for all the industries it serves. The AEC software products help to improve the way building, civil infrastructure, process plant and construction projects are designed, built and managed. Its AEC solutions include technology for building information modeling (BIM), AutoCAD-based design and documentation productivity software, sustainable design analysis applications, collaboration and project management solutions. The MFG segment provides manufacturers in automotive and transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with comprehensive digital prototyping solutions that bring together product data from all phases of the product development through production process to develop a single digital model created in Autodesk Inventor software. Its M&E segment is comprised of two product groups: Animation and Creative Finishing. Animation products are sold as software only and provide tools for digital sculpting, modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing for design visualization, visual effects and games production. Creative Finishing products are sold as turnkey solutions for editing, finishing and visual effects design and color grading. The Company's competitors include Adobe Systems Incorporated, ANSYS, Inc., AVEVA Group plc, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, Dassault Systèmes S.A. and its subsidiary Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), Intergraph Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, MSC Software Corporation, Nemetschek AG, PTC, 3D Systems, and Trimble Navigation Limited.
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