• Three Experiments in Generative Design with Project Refinery

    A trio of teams tackling vastly different design problems worked to find solutions with Autodesk’s Project Refinery generative design beta. Here’s what they discovered.  This summer, five teams from three continents traveled to Autodesk’s Toronto Technology Centre for a two-week Generative Design for AEC Intensive Residency. You can read more about the residency here, but […]

  • Explore generative design workflows with the Project Refinery beta

    For the past several years, Autodesk has been exploring the use of generative design for architecture, engineering and construction. In 2017 we opened our new Autodesk Toronto office in the MaRS Discovery innovation hub which was designed using computational workflows and generative learning. This process helped the design team optimize for the welfare and preferences of the 250-plus employees that would work in the space, […]

  • Frost Museum during the day

    Collaborating in 3D: Revit helps the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science take shape

    From a spherical planetarium to a building covered in randomized geometric shapes, Miami’s Frost Museum presented considerable technical challenges for Gate Precast. But with Revit, the design and concrete teams were able to collaborate in three dimensions. When Bryant Luke, vice president of operations at Gate Precast Company’s Kissimmee, saw the initial design of the […]

  • Coming to AU 2017 in Las Vegas next week? Don’t miss these events!

    In less than one week, Autodesk University Las Vegas will bring together 10,000+ professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing, and media industries for a unique opportunity to learn, inspire, and explore the future of making things. With more than 400 classes and labs dedicated to architecture, engineering and construction at this year’s conference, attendees will […]

  • AEC Collection update

    Advance Steel, Robot Structural Analysis, and Revit Live come to Autodesk’s AEC Collection at no additional cost

    Now you can access a powerful set of tools for design, analysis, detailing and fabrication in one easy subscription. We have some exciting news for structural professionals that subscribe to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection. Starting today, we’ve made some significant additions to the AEC Collection software portfolio that support the next generation of […]

  • 3D Autodesk Advance Steel model of The Lucas

    Steel and Stone: Autodesk Advance Steel helps structural steel company reduce schedule by 50%

    Several years ago, Lawton Welding Co. Ltd., a miscellaneous metals and small structural steel company based in Topsfield, Massachusetts, took on a project detailing and fabricating the steelwork for an old stone church that was being renovated and repurposed. The project was fraught with rework orders — largely due to the irregularities of the stone […]

  • Customer Q&A: VLE Draughting

    Q. What is the name of your firm and where is it located? VLE Draughting (Pty) Ltd. – “VLE” stands for Visual Language of Engineering. We are located in Pretoria, South Africa. Q. How many employees does your firm have? VLE Draughting is still a young company, consisting of two owners, each with a diverse set […]

  • The Autodesk University Las Vegas Call for Proposals is open!

    Here are the details. We can hardly believe it’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung and March Madness has ended, April showers are (almost) over, and May flowers are about to bloom. What does this mean? The Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017 Call for Proposals (CFP) is here! Whether you’re a seasoned AU […]