Autodesk Labs Marketing Manager, Amanda Collins, was interested in the history of how the name came about. Amanda filed this blog report. Her original theory was that dragonflies often symbolize change. In Japanese art, they often represent light and joy. That’s just the type of bright spot homeowners are looking for these days, right? Well it turns out that members of the original development team simply liked the engineering behind the insect. As Product Manager, Brian Souder says, "They are cool, complex little insects."
Interesting facts about dragonflies
- Dragonflies have a top flight speed of up to 100 km/h.
- Each dragonfly eye contains up to 30,000 lenses.
- The eyes' position on the dragonfly gives the insect a 360 degree field of vision.
- The oldest fossilized record of a dragonfly is estimated to be over 300 million years old.
- Dragonflies have two sets of wings. They don’t have to beat their wings in unison like other insects do. Their front wings can be going up while their backs ones are going down.
- While underwater dragonflies eat mosquito nymphs, tiny fish, and pollywogs. When they have matured to airborne insects, they catch mosquitoes and gnats in mid-air before devouring them.
To design your own floor plan, please fly on over to http://dragonfly.labs.autodesk.com/. Thanks Amanda.