BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Z Corporation, maker of the world's fastest 3D printers, today announced it has joined the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). The new relationship will benefit current and future Autodesk software customers who need quick and affordable 3D physical models of their architectural, geospatial, mechanical and creative designs.
The partnership gives Z Corporation developers access to application programming interfaces (APIs) of Autodesk's most popular software, the gateway to improved software/3D printer interoperability. The Autodesk partnership builds on the companies' joint release in May of the STL Exporter for the Autodesk Revit platform for building information modeling (BIM). Developed by Autodesk with support from Z Corporation, the software utility lets architects, engineers and designers easily and affordably 3D print physical models of buildings and projects created in the Revit platform for BIM.
Z Corporation is also a key partner in Autodesk's Design Visualization & BIM tour for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. The tour introduces design professionals to the power of photorealistic and physical renderings to help clients experience buildings before they are real. The tour visits Seattle, Las Vegas, Kansas City and New York throughout October.
"Autodesk software unleashes the imaginations and expertise of designers and engineers in the AEC, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries and beyond," said Jim Quanci, senior director, Autodesk Developer Network. "We are happy to expand our relationship with Z Corporation by welcoming them into our developer family. We look forward to working with Z Corporation to offer our customers the ability to print in 3D quickly and in multiple colors."
Z Corporation Director of Business Development Olimpio DeMarco said relationships with industry leaders like Autodesk are gaining importance as 3D printing matures. "Closer collaboration advances 3D printing technology and directly benefits design organizations," he said. "Our 3D printing and partner community is growing, and everyone involved is benefitting."
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color - and uniquely portable 3D scanners - handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corporation technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment. For the latest news and information from Z Corporation, visit www.zcorp.com.
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