• autocad team
    Behind the Scenes of the AutoCAD Team is a new series spotlighting Autodesk employees devoted to developing AutoCAD further every day.   John Beltran is a Senior Software Architect on the AutoCAD team. Having spent the past 23 years primarily working on AutoCAD, it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about the […]

  • Karmic Bikes: Shimano SLX Components
    Customer Spotlight
    Two years ago Hong Quan hopped on an e-bike and was hooked. Long-distance rides? Check. A better alternative to the commute for work? Check. But Quan—who is also an avid cyclist—wasn’t hooked on the e-bike design. Many were just too clunky; he wanted the feel of a “real” bike. And the price tag of $4000-$8000? […]

  • 3D Printing Today. Autodesk
    3D printing today is really wild. And really mundane. Case(s) in point: Two stories, published yesterday (7.5.16) as side-by-side thumbnails on the 3ders website. The first describes how an auto mechanic developed a process for making large-format 3D printers out of two IKEA tables. You can download the instructions. The second is about the 3D-printed parts […]

  • InfraWorks 3D model of Los Angeles. Smart city design
    Customer Spotlight
    What is smart city design? That’s the $50 million question asked by the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Each of the seven finalist cities—Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco—hope they have the winning answer. And the DoT hopes the winner implements its grand transit design and becomes that “shining city on a hill” all the […]

  • AutoCAD trivia "You should know this" sign
    AutoCAD and trivia. If you like both of those, chances are you’re a significant—though not necessarily total—nerd. Good for you! It takes major nerdiness to really make AutoCAD sing. You should embrace that and, since there are few things nerdier than acing an AutoCAD trivia quiz, here’s your chance. And if you’ve been holding on to some arcane […]

  • Map of Hitchhiker's Guide to AutoCAD Basics.
    Need an introduction, or a re-introduction, to AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT software? Welcome aboard! This is the first in a series of blog posts that’ll take you through the fundamental and essential tools described in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics. The title says “AutoCAD,” but anything you read in the Hitchhiker’s Guide is equally valid for […]

  • point cloud bridge modeling
    Infrastructure Week (May 16 – 23) is now underway in the United States. This is a great chance for civil engineers, utility designers, urban planners, and other professionals to get educated about, and advocate for, the critical infrastructure issues impacting our population. So keep an eye out on Twitter for Tweets with the #infrastructurematters hashtag. Check out the Infrastructure Week calendar of events. And get […]

  • Autodesk Desktop App with Hotfixes
    Product News
    Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? The latest AutoCAD 2017 hotfix is now available. You may not have encountered any of the issues addressed by these AutoCAD 2017 hotfixes. But the sooner you download and install them all—this is the third one—the sooner you’ll know you’ll never have to. Which could give you that warm […]

  • AutoCAD 360 Pro DWG drawing as displayed on the iPad Pro.
    Join Autodesk® for an exclusive opportunity to check out the latest architectural apps designed to take advantage of iPad® Pro. After seeing a few Autodesk apps in action—including AutoCAD® 360, FormIt 360, and A360—you can roll up your sleeves, grab an Apple Pencil, and give them a try on iPad Pro for yourself. What: Autodesk App Spotlight Workshop Where: Apple Store, Walnut […]