Autodesk to Developers: May the Forge Be With You

It’s also a bid to build out Autodesk’s partner ecosystem. Software developers outside the company will be able to access Autodesk’s visualization technology and take advantage of Internet of Things capabilities Autodesk got with its acquisition of SeeControl, Scott Reese, Autodesk’s vice president of cloud platforms, told Fortune.

SeeControl services help manufacturers incorporate sensors into their products and then manage them remotely and collect the data they spew forth. Autodesk CAD/CAM rival PTC’s offerings which has also been pushing into IoT including some Vuforia assets acquired from Qualcomm.