Following in the footsteps of its CAD brethren, Autodesk Inc. is beefing up its story around visualization capabilities—the idea being to drive mass adoption of 3D as a means to share key product and prototype information.
Autodesk completed the acquisition of Opticore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Design Communication, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opticore offers high-end, real-time visualization software that leaders in the automotive industry, including BMW and Ford, others many others, have been using to illustrate their design intent without having to build costly prototypes. Opticore rounds out Autodesk’s visualization offering with a higher end focus, accompanying its existing Showcase tool, which helps industrial designers easily create a representation of their works-in-progress that can be used for presentations and design reviews with non-engineers and CAD specialists.
Autodesk officials said they will continue to invest in the development and support of the Opticore technology.
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