Nate Miller Autodesk BUILD Space

Autodesk’s BUILD Space Highlights the Need for Research in the Design Community | Architect Magazine

The software developer’s AEC media summit demonstrated an array of physical and digital tools to encourage architects down the path to innovation. By Nathan Miller Known primarily in the building industry as the developer behind AutoCAD and Revit, Autodesk appears to be...
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Nathan Miller:  The Autodesk University convention hall featured numerous exhibits, including digitally fabricated pavilions, robot demonstrations, and virtual reality technology trials.

Data-Driven Ambitions at Autodesk University 2016

Data, virtual reality, and API platforms dominate the discussions at this year’s event, which drew more 10,000 digital leaders to Las Vegas. By NATHAN MILLER When you gather more than 10,000 BIM managers, AEC technologists, and software vendors in Las Vegas, the hype around...
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Autodesk and Bentley Systems Bicker on Software Licensing | Architect Magazine

The two AEC technology behemoths debate whether users should be able to buy or rent the right to operate their programs. Exton, Pa.–based software company Bentley Systems recently caused a dust-up with its juggernaut competitor Autodesk with its pointedly named Autodesk License...
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Autodesk Designers can see how sun and shadows will look on their building throughout the year.

Autodesk Live Turns Revit Models into Interactive 3D Environments

The latest release by the software developer lets designers create virtual reality–like experiences that clients can navigate on their computers or iPads. By Wanda Lau Not everyone is a visual thinker, able to imagine spaces and experiences from drawings or words alone....
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Terri Peters The multisensory keynote demonstrated Autodesk’s progressive leadership in the industry and set the scene for the four-day event, which recorded more than 9,000 attendees from around the world.

Autodesk University 2015 Bets on the Augmented Age

The annual event showcased how virtual reality, human-to-machine collaboration, and wearable technologies will integrate into the building industry. By Terri Peters Architects represent only a small portion of Autodesk’s billion-dollar global technology and software empire, but...
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George Kitrinos/LLNL Using an additive manufacturing process called direct ink writing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers Eric Duoss (left) and Tom Wilson create an engineered-foam cushion.

Autodesk and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Take on Micro-Scale 3D Printing | Architect Magazine

The pursuit of a better helmet through 3D printing and computational design could have implications for impact-absorbing materials. By Hallie Busta Autodesk is teaming up with researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in Livermore, Calif., to explore the...
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Autodesk Revit 2016 lets users navigate through their building models quickly by displaying only relevant model elements.

Highlights of Autodesk Revit 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 for Architects | Architect Magazine

The updates to the modeling and rendering programs are incremental, but they do expedite the design workflow. By Sean David Burke Many designers spend more time in front of their computers than they would prefer. Fortunately, updates to drafting and building modeling programs are...
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Highlights of Autodesk’s Newly Released AutoCAD 2016 | Architect Magazine

The latest version of the popular drafting software features improvements in dimensioning, object snapping, PDF creation, and reality computing. By Wanda Lau Autodesk released AutodCAD 2016 to the public yesterday, along with related programs AutoCAD LT 2016, AutoCAD...
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This Week in Tech: Autodesk Takes on Virtual Reality | Architect Magazine

Autodesk will make 3D models created in programs such as Autodesk Maya and Fusion 360 compatible with Mirosoft’s new HoloLens augmented reality technology (shown above), allowing designers to make and view models earlier in a project. The company also says its Spark 3D-printing...
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Carbon3D Continuous liquid interface production revolutionizes the additive manufacturing industry by printing via chemical, instead of mechanical, means.

Autodesk Invests $10M in Carbon3D’s Advanced 3D Printing Technology | Architect Magazine | 3D Technology, Technology, Manufacturers, Fabrication, Alternative Materials, 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Carl Bass, Rob Schoeben, Carbon3D, Autodesk, TED Talks, TED, California

The company behind continuous liquid interface production, which prints 25 to 100 times faster than conventional additive manufacturing methods, discusses its promising future. By Wanda Lau In March, Carbon3D dropped jaws in the design, manufacturing, and scientific communities...
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