When Tech Soft 3D first started reselling Autodesk platforms back in 2010, we knew the concept of rapid development platforms seemed like a good idea on paper. Importantly, these OEM products perfectly suited a particular type of development team: companies that wanted to make full-scale stand-alone options that extend the value of their Autodesk plug-ins based on a trusted, well-developed platform. The promise of OEM development is that it would enable ISV’s to reach more end users through cost-effective pricing and specialized functionality.
You’ve identified a market opportunity and are inspired to build an application. Now comes the exciting but difficult part. No matter how good your plan, how talented your team, the development period is often filled with delays.
It’s a great time to explore what the latest enhancements from the world’s leading CAD systems can bring to your software application. These unique offerings are designed as rapid development platforms for easily and cost-effectively designing cutting-edge software applications or creating scaled, standalone versions of AutoCAD or Inventor plugins.
AutoCAD OEM is a supplementary business model to the standard plugin development approach. Niche markets that don’t require a seat of AutoCAD benefit from a scaled-down standalone of an industry-specific application. Developers can draw from the full AutoCAD feature set to craft a branded application that services these niche industries appropriately and affordably.