After a fruitful 2013 in which it was able to clinch major milestones, the local office of software maker Autodesk is now eager to capitalize on the booming 3D design market in the country.
Last year, the California-based company had a bountiful harvest with some notable global accomplishments that included the smart design that helped save $57 million in constructing the Shanghai Tower; aiding a spacecraft to land safely on the moon; a new Academy award; and gaining 150 million users of Autodesk consumer apps and services, among others.
Also in 2013, designers from Autodesk drew inspiration in origami, which aptly juxtaposes art and science, to create a new corporate logo that represents Autodesk’s software portfolio and the evolution of the company’s business.
Autodesk also launched its cloud-based rental plans, which allows customers to purchase access to a range of Autodesk desktop software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
Teddy Tiu, country manager of Autodesk Philippines, said the company expects $20-million revenue from the consumer sector alone for fiscal year 2014.
Tiu highlighted Autodesk’s partnerships in the local manufacturing and education sectors, particularly with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) which aims to advance the learning environment in the Philippine technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions through the use of Autodesk design software.
“Aside from these, Autodesk has made considerable contributions in revolutionizing various processes through the design capabilities it provides,” Tiu said.
“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.”