MakerBot and Autodesk have signed a definitive agreement to jointly market a combination of 3D design software and 3D printing hardware to engineers, designers, architects, makers, creators, and artists.
Autodesk and MakerBot will work together to help enable users to 3D print a model to their MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer after creating designs from within the 123D apps. The Autodesk 123D family of apps - which includes 123D Catch, 123D Creature, 123D Design, and 123D Sculpt - provides users with the ability to capture, design and make their ideas, and connect with other makers around the world for support or inspiration.
"Software is key in showcasing the capabilities of 3D printing, and Autodesk's 123D Creature iPad app is an awesome way to highlight how you can customize a design, make it your own, and print it in 3D on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer," noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot.
"MakerBot prides itself on setting the standard in desktop 3D printing, and now in working with Autodesk, we are also together, setting the standard in providing the leading 3D design software that is optimized for printing on a MakerBot."