AutoDesk is a multinational software company that helps industries in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment. In 1982, AutoDesk founders created the first version of AutoCAD (or, Auto Computer-Aided Design) software to help users created technical drawings at an affordable price. This allowed many of the smaller business owners to be able to created designs the way bigger businesses did. What started as software to help customers in the design, engineering, and architecture industries, has grown to include software that creates designs for TV and film, roads and highway, and industrial equipment as well. Check out AutoDesk's website for a listing of their products in 3D design including all versions of AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Alias, InfraWorks, Inventor, Maya, and Simulation products. Find out how you can save for AutoDesk software if you are a student or teacher.