Autodesk’s cloud service, known as Forge, is free for developers for the next 90 days, the company announced at its inaugural conference for application programming interface developers. Also at the conference, held on June 15-16 in San Francisco, the company announced new investment in three start-ups.
Speaking about the end goal of the Forge platform, Scott Reese, vice president of cloud products at San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, says, “All the intellectual property we’ve built since 1982 and the applications will be, ultimately, accessible to the outside world.”
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.