This week Autodesk the creators of a wide range of CAD software for designers, architects, and engineerings and also the creators of the 3D printing software Spark 3D.
Have announced that the Spark 3D software will be integrated into Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system, providing easy access to a range of 3D printing functions directly from your Windows desktop PC, without the need to install any additional 3D printing software.
Autodesk has also announced that it will making the Spark APIs available to Microsoft developers for free allowing them to create their own applications to as the extension of the 3D printing industry. Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform and Evangelist for Microsoft explains :
“We’re approaching a tipping point with 3D printing, which means there is a huge market opportunity waiting for companies developing applications for Windows 10,”- “By providing the 3D printing building blocks found in the Spark platform and optimizing it for Windows 10, Autodesk has empowered our global developer community to confidently enter this new world of additive manufacturing.”
Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, Consumer and 3D Printing, Autodesk added :
“3D printing is incredibly promising, but also still too complex and unreliable. This relationship is a key step in making 3D printing easier and more accessible to businesses and individuals alike,”-“Together with Microsoft and its global community of developers, we have an opportunity to tackle the complexities of 3D design and printing head-on to improve how things are made and even change the very nature of what we create.”
Jump over to the Business Wire press release for more information on the integration of Spark 3D and it’s features within the new Windows 10 operating system that is expected to launch later this year.
Source: Business Wire