Autodesk acquires online DIY community Instructables

3D design software manufacturer Autodesk has acquired San Francisco-based Instructables, an online community focused on sharing DIY project ideas and information.

Autodesk claims that the acquisition, for which terms were not disclosed, will assist makers of all types by linking Instructables’ online community to Autodesk software tools and services, such as SketchBook and Homestyler, which allow anyone to explore design ideas.