Autodesk has purchased Virtual Shape Research GmbH's technology assets for an undisclosed amount as part of a strategy efforts expand services for automotive customers.
Autodesk will integrate VSR's technology into the Alias product lines and absorb 10 VSR workers, who will collaborate to develop new design and technical surfacing services, Autodesk said Monday.
Buzz Kross, senior vice president of design, lifecycle and simulation products at Autodesk, said the company intends for the VSR assets buy to meet customer requirements for technical surfaces.
Autodesk plans to make the VSR plugin for Rhino available via the Autodesk online store.
Hannover, Germany-based VSR builds surface modeling and conceptual design software for automotive clients.