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Autodesk liquidates the Russian legal entity

Autodesk has begun the process of liquidating the Russian legal entity LLC Autodesk (CI-ES) and has launched a mechanism for the complete reduction of the staff of the Russian division.

The decision to liquidate the legal entity was made at the end of November, and a notice of this was published on December 14. The company notes that claims from Autodesk's creditors can be filed within two months.

Industry experts explained that the Russian office of Autodesk mainly consisted of product sales managers, not developers. Many of these professionals have been looking for new jobs since August.

In March, Autodesk suspended operations in the country and planned to consider additional restrictions for businesses in the region if sanctions were extended.

Since March, technical universities of the Russian Federation have begun the process of mass replacement of Autodesk with Russian engineering software. The most frequently replaced foreign engineering CAD systems are: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360 and Dassault Systemes Solidworks. This software is being replaced by Compass-3D and Delta Design products. Also, construction universities are massively changing to Renga and Pilot-BIM products, previously used in the educational process of Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360 IMZ. For engineering analysis systems, universities have begun to widely use APM FEM, APM WinMachine and KompasFlow.

Analogues or domestic substitutes for solutions from Autodesk:

Autodesk AutoCad - FreeCAD, OnShape, nanoCAD, Compass-3D, T-FLEX CAD, CAD POLYNOMIAL.

Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion - Compass-3D, Delta Design.

Autodesk Revit, Autodesk BIM 360 - Renga, Pilot-BIM.

AutoDesk Maya and AutoDesk 3ds Max 2022 - Blender 3D, Wings 3D.

Autodesk liquidates the Russian legal entity