Autodesk Product Design Suite, Autodesk Inventor Software Used on
Award-Winning Public Television Program
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software, is teaming with
“Everyday Edisons,” the Emmy and Telly award-winning TV series on
American innovation, to supply its design software for the series
showcasing product invention.
Autodesk Product Design Suite software helps invent products on 'Everyday Edisons' TV series (Photo: Business Wire)
Season 4 of “Everyday Edisons” follows 11 modern inventors through the
process of creating their latest inventions. The series goes behind the
scenes in the product development process, from initial concept design
to finished product manufacturing. The “Everyday Edisons” Design team
helps to create each of the inventor’s products, showing viewers along
the way what it takes to bring an idea to life for consumers. “Everyday
Edisons” is distributed by American Public Television, which began
feeding the series to nationwide public television stations on April 7.
“I am thrilled to work with this season’s inventors and help deliver
their visions to the marketplace,” said Daniel Bizzell, senior vice
president, Design, “Everyday Edisons.” “Autodesk
Product Design Suite software provides me the speed and flexibility
to make quick changes to products as they are developed, which is key as
these concepts go through quite a few iterations before being finalized.”
Autodesk design, visualization and simulation technology helps save time
and money by helping designers and manufacturers throughout the design
process, so they can validate designs before they are built.
Specifically, the Autodesk Product Design Suite featuring Autodesk
Inventor software helps drive innovation with integrated,
discipline-specific tools and workflows built for Digital
”American inventors that turn great ideas into reality can be found in
some truly unexpected places,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president,
Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk. “We’re thrilled to see our
technology applied with ingenuity in the new season of ‘Everyday
The ‘Everyday Edisons’ featured on Season 4 were selected from thousands
to have their inventions developed by the “Everyday Edisons” team and
turned into dynamic retail-ready products. Inventions featured on Season
4 of the show span a broad range of product categories, from medical
solutions to household innovations and fitness devices. For more
information about the series, visit www.everydayedisons.com.
About Everyday Edisons
“Everyday Edisons” premiered on PBS in 2007 to educate viewers about
what it takes to transform an idea into a product sold on store shelves.
“Everyday Edisons” features ordinary people as their original ideas
are transformed into retail-ready products. The series’ name honors
Thomas Edison, the famed American inventor, who with virtually no formal
education, was able to secure more than 1,000 patents. “Everyday
Edisons” is produced by Everyday Edisons, LLC. in Charlotte, N.C. For
more information and a short trailer of the series, visit www.everydayedisons.com.
For show airdates and times, visit www.APTonline.org
or contact your local public television affiliate.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries — including the last 17 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to design, visualize and
simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
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