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With 900+ classes, Innovation Forums, exhibits, exams, and
galleries, there's a lot more to cover at AU than our small
staff can write about. In addition to the more traditional press, a
veritable army of talented scribes attends AU and relates their
experiences. Check out these on-the-ground reports and pictures from
industry media and bloggers—find out what you missed and what
you may want to include in your AU experience for 2012.

Brian Skirpac of DesignGroup
reported
on
the AU Leadership Forum keynote that introduced five
technology trends that are changing the world.
Additional
coverage
of the AU Leadership Forum comes from George Wright at
MicroBIM.


Gen_session_2011

AU 2011's General Session kicked off the conference with a
discussion of disruptive industry trends. Great
coverage
of the General Session
and pre-session media briefing comes from
Cadalyst reporters Cyrena Respini-Irwin and Nancy Spurling
Johnson. Susan Smith at AECCafe
details
the media Q&A
with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

Autodesk's announcement of its
new
Autodesk® 360 for PLM offering
drew considerable coverage.
Oleg Shilovitsky from Beyond PLM
describes
the new offering
and his take on it. PLM
supports
sustainable design
by encouraging attention to sustainability
throughout a product or project lifecycle, according to Leslie
Guevarra at GreenBiz.com. Thomas Ramback of
CADToolbox.com thinks it
should
be named "Autodesk 180"
for its potential to turn
companies around. Matt Ball of Spatial Sustain
describes
Autodesk's cloud strategy
.


123D

Reality capture and making things were big this year, especially
with the hands-on
123D
Catch
and
TechShop
booths in the Exhibit Hall. Autodesk is bringing making to the
masses with tools that dramatically shorten product development
times. Hipstomp at Core 77
describes
the new Autodesk123D Sculpt iPad® application
, complete with
video demo by Kyle Runciman. He also covers
Autodesk
123D Make
for creating 3D models. Edwin Guerra of BIM
blog.ca
put Autodesk 123D Catch to use right away
to
model pictures
he took in Zion National Park on the way home
from AU 2011.

Rahul Shah of Revit Sticky Notes wrote a
day-by-day
diary
of his time at AU 2011, concluding with his list of top 10
AU classes. Robin Capper at RobiNZ CAD Blog
provides
gorgeous photos
in his AU 2011 account, and David Butts of
The MEP CAD Engineer muses about what he
saw
and learned
at AU 2011. Additional overall AU 2011 roundups
appear at CADDManager
Blog
, CAD
Insider
, and CAD
Panacea
. Andrew Duncan of ARUP did his
in
video
.

And don't forget AU Virtual 2011. Point of Beginning
lists their
top
five picks
for AU Virtual classes. AU Virtual remains available
until December 19.
Register
and view free classes now!

/jenny

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