I'm also part of the laid off group, after 26 years of service as a software developer there.
I agree that things seem a bit messed up. I hope things work out for Autodesk, given all my coworkers and friends that are still left there... some very brilliant minds, at least the software developers.
But with decisions like this, one has to wonder what type of future they're heading for.
Myself, I just want to say thank you, to my friends, my coworkers and a company that was like a second home to me. Good luck for your future. Me, I remain optimistic that my best is yet to come and now I feel free to find again that passion that started 40 years ago for me when I started coding on an Interact Model 1 computer because the Apple II was too expensive for my parents to afford. When one door closes, a new brighter door opens and now it's finally my turn to walk through it.