Our Favorite Things from Autodesk University 2016

Last week, several members of the U.S. CAD technical team were among the almost 10,000 people in attendance at this year’s Autodesk University. Throughout the week, attendees had the opportunity to network, learn, and discover new technologies that are transforming the way things are designed and built.

What We Learned

At the Construction Launchpad on Tuesday, Daniel McCarthy was introduced to the DAQRI Smart Helmet. DAQRI Smart Helmet is helping change the way we work  in the design and construction fields by delivering real-time data based on the environment direct to the user, allowing them to better visualize the data in their surroundings. DAQRI and Autodesk recently partnered on a BIM360 integration with Mortenson Construction showing how the Smart Helmet, and augmented reality in general, can transform the construction process.

Along with the rest of the AEC industry, we were amazed by the newly announced BLK 360, the ground-breaking 3D laser scanner born from the partnership between Autodesk and Leica Geosystems. Scanning technology seems to be taking a leap forward with the BLK 360. This new scanner is only 6 inches tall and weighs less than 3 pounds, but can produce a full 360° scan in under 3 minutes.

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KaDe King found some time for fun and games in the Convention Hall on Wednesday before leading two sessions, Access Free Web-Based Mapping Data and Annotation Scaling in AutoCAD: Bringing the Technology Home, on Thursday. Our AutoCAD expert was able to lead her team to victory in AutoCAD Family Feud!

In case you missed it, don’t forget to watch the opening keynote featuring Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski!

What Other Attendees Are Saying

Check out what other AU attendees learned by following the #AU2016 hashtag on Twitter.

Did you attend Autodesk University this year? Tell us about your favorite parts in the comments below.


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