Autodesk has launched a series of cloud-based services to give its users the ability to access and share work via a web connection.

Autodesk Cloud will give subscribers to the company’s software access to a cloud-based rendering service together with 3GB of online storage for each software licence.

Autodesk, which intends for all of its major products to run in the cloud, has built on its three-year relationship with Amazon Web Services to host “high-demand, scalable applications”.

The California-headquartered software firm said the deal provides it with “the flexibility to scale computing around the world with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and resilient storage capacity with Amazon SimpleStorage Service”.

Autodesk made its first foray into cloud-based applications 10 years ago with Autodesk Buzzsaw, a project-hosting service for the design industry.