About Autodesk Labs
What is Autodesk Labs?
Autodesk Labs, part of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is home to innovative new technologies and collaborative development. Its mission is to involve you, the customer, in the progress of design technology solutions. We’re not a beta program (although Autodesk does have an active beta community), or a usability team, because the technology we work with is too new to be a product. The user feedback that you provide to Labs is really on product ideas, while they’re still in an early conceptual stage.
We explore and develop technology that is commercially relevant to customers in design – whether they’re involved in architecture, manufacturing, civil engineering, movies, games or other industries. We strive to make Autodesk customers more competitive in a rapidly changing world. Through an online forum, Labs provides the public with free, early access to prototypes, technology previews, and experimental web services. We also engage users in a conversation about new technology and product concepts to understand what has value in their world. Ultimately, Labs is a reflection of Autodesk’s commitment to connecting with new and existing users, enabling direct feedback that leads to better products and solutions.
The best way to learn about Autodesk Labs is to start experimenting yourself. Check out the different technologies available on Autodesk Labs, participate in the discussion groups and blogs, and be sure to register to receive email updates when new technologies are posted. Try out our free technology previews, test them and tell us what you think. Your comments, experience and insight help drive the future of Autodesk innovation.