Autodesk Changes the Way of Designing and Implementing of Products and Services in Manufacturing Landscape

By CIOReview | Monday, December 7, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Paving the way for a change in making things done, Autodesk announces its innovative platform “Forge”, an initiative to accelerate a cloud connected ecosystem to support developers in designing, building and using products and services in the changing manufacturing landscape.

Forge, the Autodesk Developer Network, offers open application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) for developers to build cloud powered apps and services. It also includes a partner program with developers and innovators to work closely with Autodesk, and expand new ways in making things done for the next generation products throughout the product lifecycle.

 The basis of Autodesk Forge is of three folds: Code, Community and Create.

Platform-as-a-Service: The Forge platform offers a set of cloud services for designing, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations.

Developer program: This program brings together the cloud developer community, providing on-going training, resources and support.

Investment Fund: The Forge Fund advance the developer ecosystem by investing up to $100Mn to deliver innovative solutions and services on connected ecosystem as well as business and technical support for startup companies.

Partner portfolio:

The partners collaborate with the company in creating intuitive services for manufacturing professionals by leveraging company’s cloud platform. The partner’s portfolio include six companies: BriteHub, Proto Labs, FATHOM, 100kGarages, MakeTime and HWTrek.

“The way we design, make and use products is rapidly changing. New technologies are disrupting every aspect of the product lifecycle,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Products at Autodesk. “Autodesk is launching Forge to help developers build new businesses in the changing manufacturing landscape. We are inviting innovators to take advantage of Autodesk’s cloud platform to build services that turn today’s disconnected technologies into highly connected, personalized experiences.”