123D Creature is not a version of the AutoDesk app 123D Catch, as originally reported in this story. It is a separate app.
The 3D software company will acquire the social video sharing app for $60 million.
On Monday, the design software giant will unveil 123D Catch and 123D Make, new tools that are intended to give almost any user the ability to create digital 3D models and schematics.
A few passionate workers fostered the development of the hit app Sketchbook Mobile, changing the direction of the company, all without the knowledge of the leadership team.
The architecture and design software company is trying to popularize green building retrofits with a suite of sustainability analysis tools for building professionals.
The software maker is encouraging other companies to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on long-term global targets and contribution to GDP.
The maker of professional-level compuer-aided design tools is experimenting with a consumer-grade drafting app for laying out floor plans and gardens. Get it while it's free.
Software maker plans to erase about 10 percent of its workforce. The move comes as it lowers its earnings outlook and as its executive chairwoman leaves to become Yahoo's CEO.
Known for its advanced PC design tools, Autodesk recently released a suite of location services for cell phones and mobile devices that includes traffic information and friend-finding tools. CNET's Patrick Houston reports.