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TMCNet:  Autodesk provides 3D interactive building instructions for Lego

[February 15, 2013]

Autodesk provides 3D interactive building instructions for Lego

Feb 15, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) said it has partnered with The Lego Group to provide 3D interactive building instructions for Lego Mindstorms EV3, a new platform of building and programming robots.

The Lego Mindstorms EV3 set, as well as the 3D building instruction mobile apps and web instructions, will be available in the second half of 2013.

Accessible through a mobile app for iOS and Android devices, or over the web at Mindstorms.COM, the interactive building instructions--based on Autodesk Inventor Publisher technology--provide an alternative to traditional instructions, bringing the building experience to life. The 3D building instructions allow Lego Mindstorms builders to digitally view how the Lego Mindstorms EV3 components fit together, making it easier to build even the most sophisticated robot.

"The Lego Group has designed a completely new version of Lego Mindstorms, building upon the same DNA, to excite and challenge an audience of children who have grown up with technology," said Camilla Bottke, Lego Mindstorms project lead at The Lego Group. "By teaming up with Autodesk, we're delivering a new spin on our hallmark, nonverbal, step-by-step building instructions by providing powerful 3D interactive technology that enhances the Lego Mindstorms experience for TODAY's tech-literate generation of children." Autodesk Inventor Publisher software powers the building instructions. With the app, Lego Mindstorms EV3 builders can digitally view and interact with the Lego bricks at each step of the building process.

In addition to Lego's famous bricks, the Lego Mindstorms EV3 set contains a multitude of parts that allow children to create robots that walk, move or take whatever action they're programmed to do. Lego Mindstorms EV3 will include the 3D interactive building instructions for five different robots.

The Lego Group is a privately-held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. The company's website is at http://www.lego.com.

Autodesk is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. The company's website is at autodesk.com.

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