CADD on the Road – Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017

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It’s that time of year again! We are hopping on a plane and heading to Las Vegas to join 10,000+ professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing, and media industries for 3 days of learning sessions, networking, and inspiration. Autodesk University will take place at the Venetian in Las Vegas on November 14-16, 2017. Now in its 25th year, Autodesk University (AU) has expanded from what was once an Autodesk software user conference, to a series of events held around the globe. AU is a great opportunity for professionals to learn from Autodesk and industry experts, as well as share tips on using and getting the most out of the Autodesk software.

This year, presenters from our team of experts include Donnie Gladfelter, Jason Kunkle, and Purvi Gandhi Irwin. Their sessions are as follows:

A Match Made in Coordinates: Bringing Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and InfraWorks Together at Last
Donnie Gladfelter, Technical Product & Online Manager & Purvi Gandhi Irwin, AIA Senior Applications Specialist
Tuesday, November 14  |  60 Minutes Instructional Demo

Coordinating Revit software and AutoCAD Civil 3D software doesn’t have to require a degree in nuclear physics! Co-presented by a Revit and an AutoCAD Civil 3D specialist, attendees of this session will gain an understanding of the expectations for each platform, and learn how to configure them. With coordinated model locations in place, Donnie and Purvi will define effective practices for exchanging data between Revit software and AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Attendees will learn how to assemble a project in the context of its surroundings using InfraWorks software, and how to generate a virtual reality scene.

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs
Donnie Gladfelter, Technical Product & Online Manager & Jason Kunkel, AEC Manager
Wednesday, November 15  |  60 Minutes Industry Talk

This session will focus on overcoming the 7 deadly sins of training, and putting your program on a righteous path. We’ll explore the process of defining education mission statements, aligning curriculum with student learning styles, and reinforcing learning at every corner through specific methods. Attendees will benefit from the unique experience and knowledge shared by 2 instructors who have built successful training programs in firms of more than 350 people, designed Autodesk Official Press curriculum, and continue to build training programs for firms across the nation today.

If you will be joining us in Vegas, please stop by our CADD Microsystems booth in the expo hall and say hi. We’ll have games, fun and prizes up for grabs. Too busy to join us during the day? Then we hope you can join us at our Customer Reception on Tuesday, November 14 from 8-11pm in Ballroom M for food, drinks, and entertainment.

We can’t wait to see what AU has in store for us this year and look forward to seeing you in Vegas!


If you’re not attending AU this year, you can still learn tips and tricks from our experts.

Not attending AU this year?

You can still learn tips and tricks of the Autodesk software from our team of experts during one of our on-demand webinars. Each webinar highlights features of the products used for Architecture, Building Engineering (which also covers MEP and Structure Engineering), Civil Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, and much more.

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