Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Wild, a cloud-connected, extended reality (XR) platform.
The Wild enables architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals to present, collaborate, and review projects together in immersive and interactive experiences.
The acquisition enables Autodesk to meet increasing needs for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology advancements within the AEC industry, it said in a press release.
Serving more than 700 customers worldwide across its two platforms, The Wild’s XR technologies offer opportunities for deeper team collaboration and effective remote working.
Andrew Anagnost, CEO and president, Autodesk, said: “Our acquisition of The Wild reflects the rapid transformation taking place in the building industry, from the complexity of projects to the geographic diversity of teams who design, construct, and operate them.
“XR is a must-have business imperative for today and an important part of Autodesk’s Forge platform vision.”
The Wild’s virtual platform allows teams to work together inside digital project models to explore, interact, and make changes to the model directly in the cloud.
Gabe Paez, founder and CEO of The Wild, commented: “The Wild and Autodesk share a common mission of encouraging a more productive and collaborative AEC industry, and in this case, one where teams can resolve issues in minutes from their desks rather than the traditional miles of costly travel.
“The Wild’s customers understand the value from the get-go, building consensus as a team in the virtual world with the ability to make changes to their designs at the speed of thought.”
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