Company delivers the power to make anything with major updates to its
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2016--
Autodesk University — Autodesk,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK) kicked off its annual flagship user event today,
welcoming almost 10,000 attendees to learn, network and explore the
future of making things. Autodesk
University (AU) showcases the new ways that buildings, products and
more are being designed, made and used.
At the event, the company will unveil new and updated technologies that
give Autodesk customers the power to make anything. Autodesk will also
outline plans for a streamlined portfolio of cloud platforms that
simplify the work of designers, engineers, digital artists and others.
“We’re all in on the cloud. Access to infinite computing power and the
ability to work together effortlessly is completely changing how design
and engineering are done,” said Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk.
Today in their keynote speeches, Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski will share a
vision for the future of work, where designers and engineers will
collaborate with computers to achieve more than was previously possible.
The keynote will feature appearances by people whose endeavors embody
this emerging future: Anna Nixon, a high school student from Oregon
competing in the First
Robotics Competition and Christian Benimana, Rwanda’s first trained
architect and programs director for MASS
Throughout the event, Autodesk University attendees will see how their
peers are taking advantage of the transformative power of technologies
like generative design, augmented and virtual reality, robotics,
additive manufacturing and more.
Tomorrow Senior Vice President of Products Amar Hanspal will delve
deeper into Autodesk’s product portfolio and cloud software platforms,
breaking news on new capabilities coming to Fusion
360 and BIM
360. (Posts tomorrow on Autodesk’s In
The Fold blog will detail the news.)
Hanspal will also spotlight Forge,
Autodesk’s connected developer platform used to build and deploy apps
and services for making the world around us. In the year since Forge was
launched, the platform has surpassed 4,000 applications, which span a
variety of uses ranging from part inspection to sub-sea surveying.
Autodesk has invested in several companies through its Forge Fund and
has aggressively broadened the Forge platform, focusing on enhancements
to AR/VR and rendering to drive immersive real-time industry focused
experiences. (See Autodesk’s newsroom
for a related announcement on Forge today.)
“With our ongoing shift to cloud services, we are 100% focused on
delivering maximum value to our subscribers and software developers. We
are building a set of complete, connected and on-demand experiences for
each of our major industries. Our aim is to empower engineers, designers
and other users to have their project data in one place, collaborate
across geographies, and more easily tap into the immense capabilities in
Autodesk’s portfolio,” said Hanspal.
Customer projects from Briggs
Automotive Company, Swinerton
Builders and JE
Dunn Construction’s will showcase how they are using cloud services
to pioneer new ways of working, try new business models and embrace the
In addition to the keynotes, hundreds of hands-on classes and networking
with peers, the conference offers dozens of interactive exhibits that
bring the future of making things to life. Examples include live
industrial robotic 3D printing, a brick-laying construction robot, the
first-ever generatively designed office building, an open-sourced 3D
printed drone, a virtual reality experience to configure a full-scale
Ford Mustang, and augmented reality construction hard hats. While these
technologies are expected to reach the mainstream in the next one to
four years, they're available today for those cutting-edge innovators
who are propelling us into the future.
AU concludes on Thursday with an appearance by comedian, actor and
former fake-news correspondent Rob
Corddry, followed by a keynote from Autodesk SVP for Business
Strategy and Marketing Andrew Anagnost recapping the highlights and
lessons of the event.
This year’s flagship Autodesk University event in Las Vegas is supported
by Diamond sponsors HP, Dell and Lenovo.
Autodesk University Reaches Customers Worldwide
Autodesk University (AU) is a series of conferences and an online
learning destination focused on inspiring, challenging and energizing
Autodesk software users, partners, and industry leaders about the future
of design and engineering. Now in its 24th year, the AU
conferences bring together more than 25,000 participants at live events
in 15 countries through classes, forums and keynotes with product
experts and thought leaders. Over 2 million more engage through AU
online, which offers free year-round access to learning content and
inspirational industry talks from the AU conference events. More
information is available at the Autodesk
University website, or by following @AutodeskU, #AU2016.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever
driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a
smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what
millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk
gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or
Autodesk, BIM 360, Forge, Fusion 360 and the Autodesk logo are
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affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names,
product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk
reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and
specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not
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