• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Building an industry ecosystem: The Domeble-Symetri Student Awards

    The DSSAs are highlighting the creativity of recent graduates studying 3D design, CGI and VR.

  • 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 automotive and industrial design: Catalysts for community

    It’s been a great year for Autodesk and the Design Studio team—a return to live events, new opportunities and initiatives—and some now-familiar challenges—continuing hybrid work, adopting more digital tools for collaboration and developing more resilient teams. Our focus for the year has been to serve as a catalyst for our community. We’ve worked hard throughout […]

  • Autodesk automotive, fall ROUND UP

    What we’re excited about, inspired by and looking forward to. Here’s a glimpse at some of the ideas that were passed around our product team this fall in team chats and conversations.

  • PAUSE: Smart cities, Society 5.0 and the next generation of designers

    Our PAUSE series aims to share Design Studio Blog posts you may have missed. It’s a chance for you to pause on a particular subject or series and take it in. PAUSE on Smart Cities, Society 5.0 and the Next Generation of Designers One of our favourite things to do on the Design Studio Blog […]

  • 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 […]

  • Behind the scenes with Mike Turner: Industry insights on public transport

    Welcome to the third series of DGDesign’s Senior Designer Mike Turner. In this series, Mike walks us through public transport design – exteriors, interiors, branding, etc. In episode 01, Mike talks about DGDesign’s history with public transport and shares some of the work they’ve done. Public Transport Highlights 2:31Project: New Nova FleetsClient: Trans Pennine Express […]

  • Immersive storytelling, collaborative practice: The Academy of Art University’s School of Industrial Design

    The Academy of Art University, San Francisco When we first spoke with Antonio Borja, Director of the School of Industrial Design and heard about the Academy of Art University’s unique interdisciplinary program and rich industry collaborations, we wanted to know more. So we asked Antonio and some of his students to talk to us about […]

  • 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. […]

  • A gritty background, dark pavement with the word ROBOTO written in futuristic yellow type. Three two-wheeled vehicles, painted white with red and black trim. In the metal of the centre bike, the reflection of a human figure.

    Design what’s in your head: Christian Grajewski on Alias as career software

    It’s easy, these days, to be drawn to the latest software programs, the newer and more simplified versions of some of the programs you cut your design teeth on. Not for Christian Grajewski. This Alias veteran, from Hannover, Germany, has an intriguing career that reinforces both a “creativity first” and a “know the right tools” […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Autodesk Aviera GD project

    At Autodesk, we believe in developing the best solutions for our customers.  Part of that process involves an understanding of customer challenges and supporting them through overcoming these challenges. With that in mind, we worked with our partner, Genesis Design, to create a next-generation mobility concept vehicle, leveraging the full breadth of our solutions, workflows, […]