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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: 2017-07-26

A method, apparatus, system, computer program product, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to parallel process hierarchical data. Hierarchical data is obtained. The hierarchical data is organized in a relationship graph having two or more nodes (consisting of parent nodes that are dependent on child nodes). The relationship graph requires bottom-up processing. Cycles are identified in the relationship graph. The relationship graph is leveled by traversing the graph and assigning all graph nodes into levels. The hierarchical data is processed by parallel processing the nodes in a first level of the one or more levels before parallel processing the nodes in a subsequent level.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2017-01-13

In various embodiments, a wearable object engine generates wearable objects. The wearable object engine represents a digital design of a wearable object as toolpaths. In operation, the wearable object engine generates visual guidance that indicates a portion of the design based on the toolpaths, a configuration associated a nozzle of a fabrication device, and a configuration associated with a portion of a human body. The wearable object engine causes the visual guidance to be displayed on the portion of the human body. As the nozzle moves over the portion of the human body, the nozzle extrudes fabrication material that forms the portion of the wearable object directly on the portion of the human body. Advantageously, a designer may control the nozzle to fabricate the wearable object while receiving visual guidance based on the digital design.


Patent
Autodesk | Date: 2017-01-13

In one embodiment, a system automatically generates a retrofit device based on a three-dimensional (3D) model of a legacy device. In operation, a physical design engine generates component instances based on legacy interface instances included in the legacy device. The physical design engine then generates an enclosure model that specifies an enclosure that houses the component instances. The physical design engine also generates computer code that is associated with a programmable instance as well as relatively simple assembly instructions for assembling a retrofit device that includes the enclosure, the legacy device, the component instances, and the programmable instance. Notably an user may configure an automated fabrication tool to generate the enclosure. Consequently, the system provides an automated design process for retrofitting legacy devices that does not rely on the user possessing any significant technical expertise.


In one embodiment, an enclosure generator automatically generates an enclosure for a device based on a three-dimensional (3D) model of a target surface and component instances that are associated with different positions within the device. In operation, the enclosure generator computes a surface region based on the target surface and the component instances. Subsequently, the enclosure generator computes a front panel model and a back structure model based on the surface region. Notably, the back structure model includes support structure geometries. Together, the front panel model and the back structure model comprise an enclosure model. The enclosure generator then stores the enclosure model or transmits the enclosure model to a 3D fabrication device. Advantageously, unlike conventional, primarily manual approaches to enclosure generation, the enclosure generator does not rely on the user possessing any significant technical expertise.


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 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.


A system and method are disclosed for manipulating objects within a virtual environment using a software widget. The software widget includes one or more controls for performing surface constrained manipulation operations. A graphical representation of the software widget is superimposed over the object and enables a user to use simple mouse operations to perform the various manipulation operations. The position operation determines an intersection point between the mouse cursor and a surface of a different object and moves the object to the intersection point. The scale operation adjusts the size of the object. The rotate operation adjusts the rotation of the object around a normal vector on the surface of the different object. The twist operation deforms the object along a local z-axis. The orientation operation adjusts the orientation of the object with respect to the normal vector.


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.

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