Autodesk Makes Buy Into Skycatch UAV Technology
Partnership aims to improve AEC aerial data capture and use
Autodesk has made an investment in UAV technology manufacturing and construction technology firm Skycatch. Through this investment and alliance, Autodesk and Skycatch will make it easier for designers, engineers, architects, BIM managers, owners and operators to revolutionize how they capture and utilize aerial data.
Using high-resolution aerial data collected by Skycatch transforms the way industrial sites are surveyed, allowing companies to make smarter data-driven decisions, while saving time and drastically reducing costs. That capability will be paired with Autodesk ReCap’s easy, cost-effective data processing solution solution.
“UAV technology is rapidly transforming the way people gather information, and Skycatch has proven to be among the most influential leaders in the UAV field,” says Dominique Pouliquen, product marketing manager, ReCap, and UAV initiative coordinator at Autodesk. “We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Skycatch to accelerate the development and adoption of reality capture for our customers across the AEC industries.”
Industry professionals using Autodesk software can leverage highly accurate visual intelligence captured and processed by Skycatch’s end-to-end UAV technology to provide invaluable insights into their projects, and improve overall efficiency and collaboration across their teams.
“Aligning our knowledge and experience with Autodesk’s expertise will yield greater success for our commercial clients,” says Christian Sanz, Skycatch CEO. “This partnership validates the position and direction for Skycatch within the market, and we are excited to work with their incredibly talented team to explore opportunities for integration that advance how we build for the future.”
Autodesk Inc. specializes in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop a broad portfolio of 3D software for global markets. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Through apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android, Autodesk also makes design technology accessible to professional designers, as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students and casual creators.
Skycatch specializes in UAV applications and data imaging. The team includes former roboticists and engineers from RoboteX, AkzoNobel, SpaceX, Intel, Planet Labs and Twitter, as well as successful data scientists, entrepreneurs and industry leaders who bring technical and business expertise from their respective fields. Skycatch provides results and solutions where before only raw aerial imagery and questions existed.