About the Company
Autodesk Inc. is a multinational software design and services company that focuses on developing professional designing software. It is headquartered in San Rafael, California and has offices in other parts of the US that are Texas, Oregon, New Hampshire, Michigan, Colorado and Massachusetts. The company also holds three offices in Canada, at Alberta, Ontario and Quebec as of 2020.
It designs software for students and professionals from three specific sectors - product design & manufacturing solutions; architecture, engineering & construction solutions and media & entertainment solutions.
The company designs an array of computer software including the ones dealing in artificial intelligence, robotics, additive manufacturing, etc. Its most popular products are AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, Civil 3D, Inventor, and Flame. Its Autodesk Sketchbook is especially famous among budding digital artists and designers.
Dan Drake and John Walker founded Autodesk Inc. in 1982, and its first notable product was AutoCAD, designing software that would run on systems named ‘microcomputers’. Over the years, it has gained the trust of the engineering, graphic designing and media sector, making it one of the world’s leading creative software brands.
Between 1992 and 2020, it has acquired numerous companies to expand its field of expertise. Some of its recent acquisitions include CadSoft Computer GmbH from Premier Farnell, PlanGrid, BuildingConnected, Bridgit Inc. and Pype.
The company is listed in the New York Stock Exchange with ADSK as the trading symbol. As of May 2020, Autodesk is considered to be at low risk company due to the ESG Ratings by Sustainalytics. On 2nd September 2020, Autodesk share price increased to $261.35, its all-time highest. ;
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