Autodesk’s annual user event Autodesk University took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14th to 16th. The event hosted almost 10,000 attendees to learn, network and explore the future of making things. During the three-day conference, Prota Computer’s Director of Istanbul Region Semih Turkdogan, Revit Product Manager Songül Bilge and Infrastructure Products Manager Murat Özmen represented Prota. Autodesk University showcased new ways that buildings, products and more are being designed, made and used.
At the event, the company unveiled new and updated technologies that give Autodesk customers the power to make anything. Autodesk also outlined 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. In their keynote speeches, Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski shared a vision for the future of work, where designers and engineers will collaborate with computers to achieve more than was previously possible.
In addition to the keynotes, hundreds of hands-on classes and networking with peers, the conference offered dozens of interactive exhibits that bring the future of making things to life. Examples included live industrial robotic 3D printing, a brick-laying construction robot, the first-ever generatively designed office building, an open-sourced 3D printed drone and BIM utilizations. While these technologies are expected to reach the mainstream in a few years, they’re available today for those cutting-edge innovators.
Autodesk University concluded on November 16th by a keynote from Autodesk SVP for Business Strategy and Marketing Andrew Anagnost recapping the highlights and lessons of the event.