Autodesk, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in San Rafael, California, operates as a design software and service company. The company’s Platform Solutions and Emerging Business and Other segment provides AutoCAD computer-aided design application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; and AutoCAD LT software for professional drafting and detailing. Its Architecture, Engineering, and Construction segment offers Autodesk Revit products to collect information about building projects and coordinate with other representations of the project; AutoCAD Civil 3D products that provide surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solutions; AutoCAD Architecture software that provides architecture industry-specific tools; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which offers direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management activities. The company’s Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Inventor software that offers a set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, visualization, and documentation; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow, an injection molding simulation software. Its Media and Entertainment segment provides animation products, such as Autodesk 3ds Max software that offers 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions; and Autodesk Maya, which provides 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions. This segment also offers advanced systems comprising Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Inferno, and Autodesk Flint systems, a scalable line of interactive real-time visual effects design and finishing solutions; and Autodesk Lustre system, a color-grading solution. It serves customers in architectural, engineering and construction, manufacturing, geospatial mapping, digital media, and entertainment markets through distributors and resellers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.