Autodesk and AutoCAD
The history of
Autodesk and AutoCAD told through contemporary documents,
edited and annotated by Autodesk founder John Walker.
You can read this 900 page book
on-line on the World-Wide Web, or download a
copy to read or print off-line in either
or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
New: Fifth edition (2017) updates to modern Web standards,
typography, and navigation.
This gallery contains a collection of photographs from the early days
of Autodesk, including the presentation to prospective institutional
investors in Autodesk's initial public stock offering (IPO) in 1985,
trade show exhibits in 1984 and 1985, and the first use of AutoCAD
(and perhaps of any CAD system) in underwater archaeology in 1984.
This document is a Google Maps application which shows overhead
imagery of all of the sites of Autodesk's headquarters in
California and the European Software Centre in Switzerland from
the company's founding in 1982 through the present. The images
are linked directly to the Google Maps server and can be panned
and zoomed to explore the vicinity.
Microsoft Excel database of Autodesk, Inc. stock
(NASDAQ-ADSK) from its initial public offering in 1985 through mid-1996.
Daily high, low,
and closing prices are included, along with volume.
Annotations point out significant events in the company's
history and contemporary news items. All quarterly sales and
earnings reports are noted. A
daily price chart linked to the
database is included as well as a database which
ranks Autodesk among countries of the world, considering its most
recent yearly sales as Gross Domestic Product and number of
employees as population is included. Charts of the relative strength of
Autodesk stock compared to shares of
and the Dow
Jones 30 Industrials are available, as well as a chart which
stock performance under each "administration"--chairbeing and
president--since Autodesk's initial public stock offering in 1985.
Requires Microsoft Excel 5.0 or above.