Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) hosts a cornucopia of new and futuristic products that are unleashed to the tech-hungry public. We’re excited to be a part of the excitement this year by announcing that Circuits.io is officially joining the Autodesk 123D family as 123D Circuits!
123D Circuits will be joining the the free 123D apps on the digital workbench, making it easier than ever to get creative. With this acquisition, our users will now have integrated access to all their favorite online design tools, from 3D design and printing to circuitry, without ever having to leave the 123D site.
For those unfamiliar with 123D Circuits, this app enables people to design electronics online and repeatedly iterate on project ideas without encountering real-world obstacles. This program is excellent for beginners and experts alike, and we could not be happier about officially being on the same team.
Existing Circuits.io and 123D users will both get the benefits of the ecosystems. Just go to 123d.circuits.io and log in with your Autodesk 123D account. If you don't have a 123D account, don't worry, your existing Circuits projects will be merged after you've created one on the new Circuits.io page. Plus, those Circuits.io users with upgraded accounts will keep their benefits AND receive 123D Premium account status!
Celebrate with us by participating in the first ever 123D Circuits contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in awesome prizes. Welcome to Autodesk, 123D Circuits!
A lot could go through your head when a day after your CEO leaves the office with a box of custom electronics you receive this email from the airport:
Uh Oh. Would he miss the flight to Tokyo? Why couldn't we have made it look less like a Mission Impossible prop? Don't cut the orange wire!
Then this tweet... Sounds like he made it!
So what's all the fuss about? It turns out this little box of circuitry does something really cool: when you shake it, it's like rolling a die (singular of dice) and a huge 7-segment display on the front side cycles through numbers randomly until it slows down and stops on a digit between 1 and 6. It was all designed with Autodesk software, specifically our brand new electronics design tool called 123D Circuits.
Autodesk... Electronics... Really? YES. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the launch of 123D Circuits - today!
At Autodesk we work hard to empower you with an ever growing lineup of free 3D tools. But why stop there? We were eager to help take your projects one step further. To do so, we teamed up with Circuits.io to bring you what we think is the very best electronics design tool on the market: 123D Circuits. But you don't have to take my word for it, see for yourself... (Note: 123D Circuits links will open a new tab on a separate website)
Here are some of the most compelling features:
Virtual breadboard based design, allowing to build and experiment with circuits just as you would in real life.
You can add an Arduino to your design, and edit the code right in your browser.
Real-time and interactive simulation of both your Arduino code and the circuit attached to it.
Full collaborative editing (think of Google Docs for electronics).
Powerful yet easy component editor, making it super easy to add new components to the shared library.
123D Circuits can be found in our new Sandbox page, a place for us to release new technologies and experiments - or directly through the 123D Circuits web page. Keep checking back for more exciting application announcements - this won't be the last...!