People in the engineering field have, in more than one instance, interacted with Autodesk computer programs such as AutoCAD and Inventor. Generally speaking, Autodesk is global leader in 3-dimensional design and entertainment software and services. While the American corporation’s IT department offer services and support for various businesses in terms of sales, finance and HR, the development and engineering departments for each of its more than 130 products have often taken responsibility of their own hardware and systems.
The software company has entered the Kenyan market, and will be targeting a broad pool of industries in construction, architecture, engineering and infrastructure, to name a few.
In current times, emerging technologies in augmented and virtual reality, drones as well as drones are disrupting the world. This is because the mentioned technological strides are becoming mainstream, which is different from past manifestations where they dominated single industries. It is predicted that world population will hit the billion mark in 2050 and a significant share of that growth will be in emerging regions in Africa. Autodesk wants to be part of the solution of possible challenges in meeting sustainable development through innovation and optimization.
Some of the products that will be offered by the company in Kenya include AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Infraworks, Autodesk Fusion 360, among others.
Notably, Autodesk Kenya Live is set to enhance construction trends in the country especially in Building Information Modelling (BIM), intelligent 3D model-based processes that gives engineering, architecture and construction professional the insight and tools to effectively plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
“Kenya’s reputation as a regional leader in technological innovation makes it an important market for Autodesk, and this has informed our renewed focus on the region. A wide range of our products are already in use in the construction and engineering fields. We look forward to working closely with the government, education sector and other partners to roll out the best in 3D design as well as software for diverse industries,” said Simon Bromfield, Autodesk Channel Manager Africa.
Locally, Autodesk supports organizations such as Strauss Energy, which works with local business and households to offer cost-effective energy solutions and Gearbox that provides tools, space and training for Kenyan engineers and hardware entrepreneurs in Nairobi.