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    Hands-on, person-to-person: AIF 2023 exhibition

    The 2024 Automotive Innovation Forum in Frankfurt, Germany gave us more chances to explore Autodesk solutions, customer innovations, and partner insights. Thanks to the incredibly hard work of Danny Tierney, technical sales, marketing and product teams who contributed to the amazing expo. we had: Exhibition overview Discover Alias & Meet the Experts Alias User Experience, […]

  • AIF 2023 at a glance

    The 2023 AIF in Frankfurt, Germany was an opportunity for the automotive design and manufacturing community to come together over two full days. Attendees from around the world heard from leading OEMs, suppliers, start-ups and technology partners, and had the opportunity to network with experts in design, manufacturing and engineering. We’d like to thank everyone […]

  • Canada’s automotive future: APMA reveals Project Arrow prototype at CES 2023

    We’ve been following the Canadian automotive design competition, Project Arrow, since early 2020—covering the winning design from the Carleton University team, as well as the Autodesk Technology Centers and the automotive product team that supported them in refining that design. With the support of the Autodesk Alias product team, students were able to realize their […]

  • VRED performance and scalability with Silverdraft

    by Amy Gile – Co-Founder and CEO, Silverdraft Real-Time rendering is not a valid pain point! It has been solved for years, it has just become a workaround, and once that workaround has been removed, it is amazing what can be created, saving time and money. When I founded Silverdraft, my goal was to free […]

  • AIF 2023: Registration is live!

    The Automotive Innovation Forum is a premier automotive industry event focused on advancing design, automation and manufacturing technology. We invite you to join us and the international community of industry leaders and share your vision on the future of design, automation, and manufacturing. Registration is now live! Visit to secure your spot at AIF […]

  • Save the date: AIF 2023 announced

    We are excited to announce our 2023 Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF), taking place May 10-11 in Frankfurt, Germany. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders as they discuss the trends and forces shaping the automotive industry of tomorrow. What does that look like? AIF 2023 is also our chance to share how Autodesk and […]

  • Autodesk University 2022: Automotive and industrial design content on demand

    Over the course of two weeks, more than 10,000 attendees took in sessions at Autodesk University 2022. If you joined us, we hope you had a fantastic experience. And if you didn’t, we hope you’ll consider it for next year. We know the value of time these days, so we wanted to share AU Automotive […]

  • AIF 2022: The on-demand experience

    As promised, we’re thrilled to offer our Autodesk Automotive community the AIF On-Demand Experience. If you were unable to attend our live event in Munich this year, or if you weren’t able to take in all the presentations, we’ve curated a virtual experience for you. Head over to the AIF Content Hub and start your […]

  • AIF 2022: The agile design studio keynote

    Our first full AIF in two years took place in Munich, Germany. Hotel restrictions meant a reduction in our usual capacity, but we were pleased to host 250+ attendees from 20 countries. One of the Day 1 Highlights was our Design Studio Keynote presentation, featuring Autodesk’s Marek Trawny, Brandon Tasker, Phil Botley and Lukas Fäth. […]

  • Think beyond: Automotive Innovation Forum 2022

    With so much disruption in industries across the world, businesses are being challenged to Think Beyond. The 2022 Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF) aims to do just that. This limited, in-person event in Munich features industry leaders and in-demand guest speakers, including: Silverdraft PIXMOVING NIO Varjio BMW Autodesk’s Marek Trawny, Brandon Tasker, Phil Botley and Lukas […]

  • The biggest disruption of the last century: Car Design Dialogue panel

    Changing Demands, New Technologies and How Transportation Design is Meeting the Challenge Moderated by Car Design News’s Abel Sampson, this February 2022 Panel engaged one of the biggest questions the vehicle design industry is facing: how to navigate the most fundamental disruption of the last century. Customer demands are changing as disruptive technologies become more […]

  • Car Design News “Car Design Dialogues 2022: Americas virtual event

    Car Design News hosted their first-ever Virtual Car Design Dialogues event last year in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.  The event was very well attended, and there were a host of companies represented. While the world is slowly starting to open up, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is still making travel to automotive […]

  • Autodesk University 2021: Automotive on demand

    Over the course of two weeks, more than 100,000 attendees representing 175 countries attended sessions in seven languages. If you joined us, we hope you had a fantastic experience. And if you didn’t, we hope you’ll consider it for next year. We know the value of time these days, so we wanted to share with […]

  • Everything you need to know about AU 2021

    It’s that time of year! We’re excited to post this info / logistics piece on Autodesk University 2021 piece to ensure that your participation in this year’s AU is seamless. We’re virtual again and look forward to connecting with our AU community and sharing what’s new and exciting. Getting Started Head over to our AU […]

  • A Society 5.0 & vehicle-to-everything world

    When I started research on the concept of V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) about three years ago, I came across the Community Analysis Bureau of Los Angeles. I wanted to find the defining moment for the start of smart cities in North America—who was the first to begin using data to improve the day-to-day lives of their occupants. […]