This Virtual Autodesk support assistant, offers tips, automation help, and coached training for Autodesk products. It uses content from the web and learnings abstracted from that to offer helpful info to trouble shoot issues or learn new skills for Autodesk products like AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and Revit. I also created several other assistants including one for SolidWorks and one to give love advice from a Dung Beetle named Lovebug.
In the ever-evolving and rapid digitization of the world of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), the importance of location-based data and spatial analytics cannot be understated. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have increasingly become an important strategic component, offering a vital competitive edge for AEC firms. One of the most prominent GIS platforms is Esri's ArcGIS, providing powerful location intelligence and spatial analytics capabilities to users worldwide.
Today, I celebrate and acknowledge the 41st anniversary of Autodesk's founding on January 30, 1982. Over the past 41 years, Autodesk has established itself as a leader in the design and engineering software industry, and has played a significant role in shaping the way professionals in architecture, engineering, construction, and media and entertainment industries work.
On January 19th, 1998 I was a Mechanical Designer in Portland Oregon and just joined Autodesk and moved to the SF Bay area, thinking sure, I could work on the AutoCAD and Beta teams for a couple of years, then move back to the customer side and designing large equipment. Autodesk was such a good fit for my passion for design, customers, colleagues, and technology Autodesk that it is 25 years since joining and I am still excited.
If you haven’t seen the Autodesk Community for a while. Here are a few things you might have missed and what’s coming soon. The Autodesk Community is our place for people who are building a better tomorrow to connect and inspire each other. You can find answers to your product questions, share your knowledge, build your network, and learn something new.
Join us for the Autodesk AEC Public Roadmap AMAs in January 2023! Register to learn about the road ahead for Autodesk’s solutions from a panel of Autodesk product managers in an Ask Me Anything format live broadcast event. Have questions about the public roadmap for architecture products? We've got answers! Join us for a Community Conversation about the future of Autodesk AEC solutions. •- Learn about highlights from recent releases, including Revit and the AEC Collection •Ask product managers and experts about the future of Autodesk AEC products •Check the roadmap and join the conversation!
“Gabe Paez of Autodesk’s The Wild joins Evan Troxel popular podcast TRXL to talk about the intersection of humans and immersive technologies, the magic of experiencing ideas together, shared reality, the difficulty of change in relation to new tools and workflows, the value of working in different ways, the (controversial) notion of having fun at work, Extended Reality (XR) as it relates to remote work, shortening the distance between an idea and an experience, experiential tools, the value of collaboration, synchronous and asynchronous work on projects, interactive and manipulatable environments, persistence of virtual environments, and more.”
We have the final Autodesk Community Conversation events for 2022 coming up including some non-English events. These are not just a live webinar, they are a conversation where you can ask questions as a more personal and connecting event with the experts and the attendees. Join us for Autodesk Community Conversations: https://autode.sk/CommunityConvos
People that attended Autodesk University 2022 received a nice email today with some exciting news from Autodesk Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Blum. “Thank you again for attending Autodesk University 2022 in New Orleans. I wanted to share some important information regarding our 2023 event. Autodesk University will take place at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada between Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th November, 2023.
Just taking 15 minutes a day to go through Autodesk courses could make you far better prepared for your current role or advance yourskills for a new role. These curated courses cover Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Design and Manufacturing, Cross-Industry. Search over 500 available courses developed by the best in the industries.
With rising pressure to deliver projects on time and on budget, construction firms are looking for new ways to achieve certainty. Enter the promise of Industrialized Construction (IC). Approaching construction from a manufacturing mindset is not only smarter; it’s imperative to meet the demands of a growing global population.
We are now a week away from Autodesk University 2022! This is first time outside Las Vegas in several years for the event as well as being the first time we have got back together in person in over 2 very long years. This means my annual Thrive Guide needed a lot of modification as well some things we just dont know yet since we have held the event in New Orleans before. We will use this event to help build our non-Vegas AU tips list. One nice thing is it wont be the super dry lip cracking Vegas air, but it will be the other end of the spectrum at the hot humid side adding new persperation challenges. Autodesk University is the premier Autodesk event held yearly (except the recent gloabl health situation) where several thousands learn from industry experts across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment experts descend on the city, and this year it is New Orleans. They arrive wide eyed, craving knowledge from the best in the industry. They leave tired and full of valuable knowledge to make them more productive back at work. After attending every Las Vegas based Autodesk University as well as more than 30 AU events, I have compiled and published this annual long list of tips over the years for not only surviving, but making the most of AU and to thrive at Autodesk University. For many attendees, Autodesk University is not just 12 hours a day event, there are activities virtually around the clock so pace yourself and get organized before you land with a plan.
There is a new Autodesk site just launched: tech.autodesk.com. This site isn’t about Autodesk products as the focus, but stories from the voice of our global Autodesk technologists. This new site will highlight our technology as well as the employees in order to attract new tech talent. Check it out. Autodesk is a great place to work building platforms, technology, and products for the greatest customers in the world who use them to design and make the most amazing things. If you know someone in tech looking for a great role at a top-ranked company to work for, then consider Autodesk to shaoe the world, and shape your future. http://careers.autodesk.com/
Live Webinar - How XR Revolutionizes Engineering Design Reviews “Coordinating design reviews with multiple parties and colleagues is a complicated and messy endeavor. Particularly difficult is collaborating and presenting iterations to clients who lack the knowledge or training to read 2D schematics effectively. By using XR, you can bring stakeholders inside Revit and Navisworks BIM models inside a collaborative VR environment. This immersive collaborative workspace makes the review process simpler and more effective, reducing the risk of concepts being lost in translation—and cutting down on costly errors at the same time.”
Three Autodesk Community Conversation Events this Week– Fusion 360, Revit, and Civil 3D and InfraWorks Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 08:00 AM PDT Fusion 360 Ask Me Anything: Electronics Design Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM PDT Documenting Revit Materials Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT Vehicle Tracking Roundabouts Design
This Between the Lines Blog is turning 21 years young today! This blog started in 2003 as an experiment, became very popular with thousands of unique page views a day 4389 posts 5389 comments, and over 20 million viewers. I have continually been blogging since launching even when on vacation, sick, sabbatical, or in the Amazon jungle. Thank you to everyone for reading and contributing to this blog over the years. If there is something I can do to improve or make your experience more entertaining, educational, or perhaps and Autodesk topic related guest blog post, please let me know with an email. August 21, 2003 Getting the feel for this Blog. My silver labrador pup named Coho also coincidently turns 1 years old today, at a bouncing playful 99 pounds. Thank you and I hope to see you in a month in New Orleans and Autodesk University 2022. #AU2022 Shaan's AU 2022 Events Notification List Autodesk Community Conversations at Autodesk University 2022 in Person and Online Autodesk University 2022 Free Digital Passes