Autodesk has announced today its acquisition of San Francisco-based website Instructables. The site is an online community where DIY-projects and how-to-information are shared. The acquisition will link Instructables online community to Autodesk's software tools and services.
“As a result of this acquisition, Autodesk will host a unique ecosystem that combines inspiration, accessible 3D software tools and fabrication services so anyone can be empowered to express themselves creatively,“ said Samir Hanna, vice president of consumer products at Autodesk.
Instructable's members will be able to use Autodesk's design tools which include SketchBook, 123D and Homestyler. The members share innovative projects and ideas on everything from technology, home renovation and crafts.