Autodesk, Inc. provides design software and services to customers worldwide. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a customizable and extensible computer-aided design (CAD) application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization in fields ranging from construction to manufacturing, civil engineering, and process plant design; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The company’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Revit products, which provide model-based design and documentation system for architects, engineers, and design-build teams; AutoCAD Civil 3D products, which provide a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering; AutoCAD Architecture software that includes architecture industry-specific tools to improve co-ordination; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which provides direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Autodesk’s Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Inventor, which offers a set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; AutoCAD Mechanical software that accelerates the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow that helps manufacturers optimize the design of plastic parts and injection molds, and study the injection molding process. Its Media and Entertainment segment offers animation products that provide tools for digital sculpting, modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing; and creative finishing products that provide editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading. The company also offers design and creation suites. It licenses or sells its products and services, primarily through indirect channels consisting of distributors and resellers, as well as directly to large corporations. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.