CoolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor is the 1 Millionth Download
We’re celebrating the one-millionth app download on the Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community. coolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor was the lucky app to help push the app store to its millionth download. In three years since launching, the site has published 1,800 apps from third-party developers, which are available for download in 14 different languages and in 191 countries. The online platform provides designers and engineers with a centralized location to access apps that advance efficiency and productivity while using Autodesk software, and makes it easy for app developers to reach Autodesk customers worldwide.
“We’ve built our software partner network from the ground up to continually bring the Autodesk community convenient access to innovative new tools, and also give third-party developers the support they need,” said Jim Quanci, Senior Director, Autodesk Developer Network. “We’re thrilled to reach our millionth download and plan to continue adding great apps that offer value to hundreds of thousands of Autodesk customers.”
Exchange Apps is known for helping customers find the right solutions-even if they aren’t the millionth download! Autodesk Fusion 360 customer Predator Cycling recently reimagined the way it designs and builds custom bikes, turning to Exchange Apps to obtain an automated flattening plug-in to simplify the process. Company President Aram Goganian shared, “When we uncovered Tri-D Technologies’ ExactFlat Cloud-based plug-in for Fusion 360 on the site, the decision to use the tools together was a no-brainer. With Exchange Apps, we’re able to quickly find and download plug-ins that work great with our Autodesk software and make our job a lot less stressful.”
Several AEC and manufacturing solutions providers – including US-based CAD Technology Center (CTC), Europe-based SOFiSTiK and Canadian-based Tri-D Technologies – have already used the storefront to expand brand awareness, promote custom software and develop close ties with thousands of Autodesk customers. One person operations such as SoftDraft, LLC, RedTransit Consultants, LLC and JTB World have also participated in Exchange Apps, contributing anywhere from 15-50 apps – with JTB World emerging as an early adopter of new store features like the BlueSnap payment gateway. For a complete list of app publishers and to hear from more customers firsthand, visit: https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/.
“We’ve been working with Autodesk for years, and we’re excited about the new opportunities Exchange Apps has opened up. There’s a certain level of trust our customers have in Autodesk, and the platform is making it quick and easy to get our content to them under the Autodesk umbrella,” explained Wyatt Crane, Product Manager for building information modeling (BIM) technologies and services provider CAD Technology Center. “It’s also helped us extend the visibility of our products beyond the traditional scope. We’re able to share our expertise and tools worldwide…with customers we might not otherwise reach.”
To find your new favorite app or plug-in, visit Autodesk Exchange Apps.