Re-architecting AutoCAD for desktop, web and mobile computing
AutoCAD is a 30-year-old flagship product line used by architects, engineers and construction professionals worldwide to create precise drawings and plans for all types of projects. As part of Autodesk’s transition from desktop computing to cloud-based computing, the AutoCAD team needed to re-architect the software to serve desktop, web and mobile with the same exemplary performance, precision and quality that users require. To begin the project, they held a summit. A LUMA-certified Autodesk team member facilitated the sessions, leading the group through a series of LUMA methods to determine goals, establish priorities, and align on how to run the project. “This is a very technical, engineering-oriented problem that was facilitated using LUMA methods,” says Cook, who oversees the AutoCAD product line. “It’s one of the biggest projects we’re working on.” By mid-2016, the AutoCAD product line has achieved several re-architecture milestones while continuing to deliver top performance across desktop, web and mobile computing.