Here’s the scoop on that big news we hinted at yesterday: Autodesk announced this morning that it has partnered with GrabCAD, an open engineering platform that provides tools, knowledge and connections to its community of more than 700,000 designers.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum discussed the partnership earlier today in a video webcast:
The partnership brings AutoCAD 360 and Fusion 360—Autodesk’s new cloud-based 3D editing application—to GrabCAD’s Workbench, making it the first time that users will have access to 2D and 3D editing tools from within the platform.
Integration of these tools creates unprecedented opportunities for collaboration—users will now be able to edit any model in GrabCAD Workbench with Autodesk tools, and then share that model with anyone in the world. This collaboration can now happen faster than ever because the Autodesk tools are integrated directly into GrabCAD Workbench.
Here’s how it looks:
GrabCAD is a place for collaboration between engineers and non-engineers alike, so we’d encourage you to check out their platform.
And if you haven’t already, take a look at Autodesk’s new Fusion 360 application.
You can also find out more about the partnership on Autodesk’s In the Fold blog.
- The AutoCAD 360 team