Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation that focuses on 3D CAD software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Autodesk is the clear market leader with its flagship product AutoCAD having some 8 million users globally. The technical nature of CAD software and the fact that it is difficult to learn means that switching costs are high. As the de facto choice or standard most new professionals who need to use CAD software learn AutoCAD. This gives Autodesk a huge competitive advantage and ensures that they will remain the main or at worst a key player in the industry. Through continued acquisition and investment they retain their position at the edge of new developments and technological advancement.
Since 2009 IMSCAD have been working with Autodesk on the deployment, development and certification of their products for use with the Citrix virtualisation platform. IMSCAD have assisted Autodesk with the original trials of AutoCAD and Revit, prior to the release of the Citrix Ready AEC products (FY12), through the Product Design and Manufacturing releases (FY13) to the Citrix certification of The Suites (FY14). We continue to work closely with Autodesk directly, their network of Channel Partners and their global users.