3D design solutions provider Autodesk reviewed the highlights of its initiatives in 2013 in a recent media conference to tackle how it helped design-related industries and communities in the Philippines achieve their respective bottom lines more effectively and efficiently through the power of design.
In the architecture, engineering, and construction field, for example, Autodesk was able to further aid local designers from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector via the first AEC Conference in Manila. The day-long conference discussed the current industry trends, challenges and the infrastructure opportunities in the Philippines and the role and value of Autodesk’s BIM (building information modeling) methodology. The conference also featured Autodesk 2014 solutions for building design, construction, infrastructure and process plant industry.
Meanwhile, Autodesk has formed a strategic partnership with Philippine-based Tech Converge Inc. to push awareness and understanding of the benefits of leveraging on Autodesk’s solutions in the manufacturing industry. A “manufacturing solutions” event was also staged, which served as an arena for Autodesk to armed industry practitioners with Autodesk new Digital Prototyping solutions. Through this roster of offerings, manufacturers can utilize unprecedented access to the Autodesk portfolio — spanning the desktop and cloud — to more efficiently design, build and deliver better products faster at reduced costs.
Aside from the industries, Autodesk also partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to advance the learning environment in the Philippine technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions through the use of Autodesk design software. This partnership offers Filipino students free access to Autodesk education software in Tesda-owned institutions as well as its network of public and private TVET institutions all over the country.
On the global level, Autodesk has unveiled its new face. Designers from Autodesk drew inspiration in origami, which aptly juxtaposes art and science, form and function – all of which converge to effectively represent Autodesk’s software portfolio and the evolution of the company’s business. It also launched its rental plans, which allows customers to purchase access to a range of Autodesk desktop software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. This allows customers to enjoy more cost-effective options to get started with Autodesk software with virtually no up-front capital costs, and to quickly ramp up projects using the industry-leading solutions from Autodesk.
Aside from these, Autodesk has made considerable contributions in revolutionizing various processes through the design capabilities it provides. Autodesk is also involved in city planning and development, prosthetics manufacturing, helped enable manufacturing in space, and even helped preserve cultural heritage, among others.
With these, Autodesk is optimistic that the design industry is bound to get bigger – and design practitioners, along with the community, can expect that Autodesk will be there to arm them with the high-quality tools and help them create a better world.