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Autodesk Acquires circuits.io
It’s been little over a year since we launched circuits.io and it has been a roller coaster ride ever since. Just a couple of months ago we created 123D Circuits as a partnership with Autodesk, the easiest and most playful way to design, experiment with and order electronics on-line.
Autodesk was amazed by the community response we got when launching 123D Circuits. This is when they made a bold move: Autodesk made an offer to acquire circuits.io! With this, Autodesk becomes not only a major player in enterprise and maker 3D design, but now also adds electronics to the mix, an integral part of most projects.
Before signing the deal we spent a lot of time talking to Autodesk about their vision for 123D Circuits. There is a strong alignment on topics like furthering education and the vision of making electronics more accessible. Karel and Ben, together with the guys from our main contractor We Work We Play, will join Autodesk.
But what changes for you, the user? Basically nothing! The tool will stay free and the payed offering got even cheaper and simpler. The biggest change is that we migrate all users to the Autodesk single sign-on system, allowing us to deeply integrate 123D Circuits with the other 3D CAD tools such as Tinkercad, 123D Make, … Migrating is easy, just go to http://123d.circuits.io/migrate and follow the steps. Also make sure to check all the new additions we made in the last weeks. As a token of gratitude for the paying customers of circuits.io, we offer them a 123D Premium account for free for one year!
Exciting times are ahead for electronics with deep integration between functional and aesthetic design, and all of this in software that can be used by makers around the world!
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