Join CADD Virtually at Autodesk University 2021!

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Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? It’s Autodesk University (AU) time, and this year, it comes to us a month early! The AU 2021 digital conference will take place October 5-14 and is 100% free to attendees. All you have to do is register now.

Our CADD experts have a few sessions that you might be interested in attending, covering a wide variety of topics from model checking, how to become a BIM Manager, and increasing Allyship in the AEC community. Those classes include:

The Benefits of Automated Model Checking in the Cloud (BLD500021)
Panel Discussion
TJ Meehan and Jason Kunkel

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 – 1:30 PM EST
In this timely panel discussion, hear how building owners, large and medium design firms, and the industry as a whole is using and benefitting from automated model checking. Learn, specifically, how they are reviewing their Revit models in BIM 360 software, generating reports on fidelity issues, and utilizing that data in dashboards. This panel will include a building owner (Denver International Airport) that manages all its design and construction projects in BIM 360; a large design firm (Jacobs) that works with DEN and other owners; a small design firm and how it works on BIM 360 projects; and the product development team responsible for Model Checker for Revit and Model Checker for Forge (CADD Microsystems). Facilitated by an architect on the Autodesk team, you will see and hear about all the great benefits these different project stakeholders have gained by implementing automated model checking on their projects.

Taking the Leap: Transitioning to a BIM Manager (BES500077)
Industry Talk
Chris Lindo

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 7 PM EST
As technology, applications, and solutions continue to expand into the realm of BIM (Building Information Modeling), the BIM manager is more critical than ever and has taken on new roles and responsibilities. At first glance, BIM managers are in charge of various tasks related to BIM efforts in their respective organizations. More so than ever, we see the role of BIM manager to also be that of a thought leader and solutions expert. In this session, we’ll take a look at the role of BIM manager, how it fits in today’s fast-paced environment, and we’ll discuss how to transition to such a role within an organization.

Becoming a True JEDI: Allyship for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AS500227)
Panel Discussion
Purvi Gandhi Irwin

Wednesday, October 6th – 2 PM EST
Understanding the principles of JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) is important. However, it’s only when you demonstrate that understanding through your actions that you can make a difference in the world. One crucial way is to become an ally. In this panel discussion, we will build on the information learned at last year’s roundtable—The Diversity Problem in the AEC Industry. We’ll address real actions we can take to understand how JEDI issues affect the AEC industry, and specific steps we can take to become allies. Attendees will learn from speakers’ experiences about how being an ally can encourage inclusion that is mutually beneficial for team collaboration, diversity of ideas, and inclusivity through leadership. During this session, we will explore what it means to be an ally specifically in the AEC space, look at ways panelists and attendees have seen allies help others, and discuss what it takes to become an ally.

As always, our team is very excited about this year’s conference. We hope to see you there! Learn more

What are you most looking forward to at Autodesk University 2021? Let us know in the comments section below.

Not attending AU this year?

You can still learn Autodesk software tips and tricks from our team of experts during one of our webinars. Or check out the full schedule of live and online training classes held in our Alexandria, VA, Baltimore, MD, and Richmond, VA offices.

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