MakerBot and Autodesk announced they have signed a definitive agreement to jointly market a combination of 3D design software and 3D printing hardware to engineers, designers, architects, makers, creators, and artists. The agreement will entail the resale of MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printers in connection with Autodesk's 123D membership offerings. This collaboration will enable connecting Replicator 2 desktop 3D printers with the Autodesk 123D family of apps.
Autodesk and MakerBot will work together to help enable users to 3D print a model to their Replicator 2 after creating designs from within the 123D apps. The Autodesk 123D family of apps provides users with the ability to capture, design and make their ideas, and connect with other makers around the world for support or inspiration.
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