- A meeting was held in Sausalito in December 1991
to discuss the Autodesk Global Village idea. A decision was made to
proceed. On May 19, 1992, almost precisely six months after the
go-ahead, the first customer logged on to the Autodesk Global Village
BBS in California. By November 1992 more than 600 customers had
dialed into Autodesk's central Global Village node, and the first AGV
CD-ROM had been pressed and distributed to BBS operators around the
globe. No software development was required to accomplish this.