San Rafael, CA, United States
San Rafael, CA, United States

Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California, and features a gallery of its customers' work in its San Francisco building. The company has offices world wide, with U.S. locations in Northern California, Oregon, and in New England in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker, a coauthor of the first versions of AutoCAD, the company's flagship computer-aided design software. Its AutoCAD and Revit software is primarily used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures. Autodesk software has been used in many fields, from the New York Freedom Tower to Tesla electric cars.Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment as well as a line of software for consumers, including Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr. The company makes educational versions of its software available free to qualified students and faculty through the Autodesk Education Community. Autodesk's digital prototyping software, including Autodesk Inventor and the Autodesk Product Design Suite, are used in the manufacturing industry to visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance using a digital model during the design process. The company's Revit line of software for Building Information Modeling is designed to let users explore the planning, construction, and management of a building virtually before it's built.Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division creates software for visual effects, color grading, and editing as well as animation, game development, and design visualization. Maya is a 3D animation software used in film visual effects and game development. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2016-07-28

A hot end associated with an extruder for a Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) three dimensional (3D) printer includes, in at least one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification: a heater; a temperature sensor coupled with the heater; an FFF material delivery channel; a heat sink coupled with the FFF material delivery channel; a nozzle coupled with the FFF material delivery channel and with the heater, the nozzle having a total included angle of less than or equal to sixty degrees and greater than or equal to ten degrees, with respect to a nozzle target point; and a cooling delivery system for at least the heat sink; where the heat sink, the heater, the temperature sensor, the FFF material delivery channel, the nozzle, and the cooling delivery system are all contained within a volume defined by the total included angle with respect to the nozzle target point.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2016-07-21

One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for transferring attributes from a source animated character to a target character. A character attribute transfer system identifies a first set of markers corresponding to the source animated character. The character attribute transfer system identifies a second set of markers corresponding to the target character. The character attribute transfer system generates a geometric correspondence between the source animated character and the target character based on the first set of markers and the second set of markers independent of differences in geometry between the source animated character and the target character. The character attribute transfer system transfers a first attribute from the source animated character to the target character based on the geometric correspondence.


A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.


A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.


A design application receives an exemplary design from an end-user having one or more functional attributes relevant to solving a design problem. The design application then generates a set of labels that describes the functional attributes of the exemplary design. Based on the set of labels, the design application explores a functional space to retrieve one or more system classes having functionally descriptive labels that are similar to the set of labels generated for the exemplary design. The one or more system classes include different approaches to solving the design problem, and represent systems having at least some functional attributes in common with the exemplary design.


A simulation application receives simulation parameters associated with a simulation to be generated. The simulation parameters include geometry associated with the simulation and corresponding boundary conditions. The simulation engine processes the simulation parameters and then, using a neural network, generates a solution estimate. Based on the estimated solution, the simulation engine then executes a finite element analysis solver using the solution estimate as a starting point. The FEA solver iterates until a converged solution is reached. The converged solution is then provided to the end-user.


A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to pre-segment point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and segmented. Based on the segment information, a determination is made regarding points needed for shape extraction. Needed points are fetched and used to extract shapes. The extracted shapes are used to cull points from the point cloud data.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2016-11-14

Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for nesting objects in 2D sheets and 3D volumes. In one embodiment, a nesting application simplifies the shapes of parts and performs a rigid body simulation of the parts dropping into a 2D sheet or 3D volume. In the rigid body simulation, parts begin from random initial positions on one or more sides and drop under the force of gravity into the 2D sheet or 3D volume until coming into contact with another part, a boundary, or the origin of the gravity. The parts may be dropped according to a particular order, such as alternating large and small parts. Further, the simulation may be translation- and/or position-only, meaning the parts do not rotate and/or do not have momentum, respectively. Tighter packing may be achieved by incorporating user inputs and simulating jittering of the parts using random forces.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2016-06-15

Information regarding application usage on an actor device may be provided through activity notifications and activity reports. An activity notification describing current application activity on an actor device is sent, via wireless connection, to an observer device which displays the activity notification. Activity notifications provide different granularity levels of information based on a received level selection or based on a distance (proximity) between the actor device and the observer device. An activity report representing the history of application usage on an actor device may be displayed on the actor device. For example, the activity report may be triggered to by displayed when the actor device is placed flat. The activity report provides a graphical representation of the application usage on the actor device for a predetermined time period of prior usage. The graphical representation may comprise a plurality of stripes, each stripe representing a particular application or application type.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2016-06-15

Information regarding application usage on an actor device may be provided through activity notifications and activity reports. An activity notification describing current application activity on an actor device is sent, via wireless connection, to an observer device which displays the activity notification. Activity notifications provide different granularity levels of information based on a received level selection or based on a distance (proximity) between the actor device and the observer device. An activity report representing the history of application usage on an actor device may be displayed on the actor device. For example, the activity report may be triggered to by displayed when the actor device is placed flat. The activity report provides a graphical representation of the application usage on the actor device for a predetermined time period of prior usage. The graphical representation may comprise a plurality of stripes, each stripe representing a particular application or application type.

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