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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 […]

  • 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 autodesk.com/aif 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 […]

  • Hands-on Introduction to SubD Modeling, Part 2: Hybrid Modelling in Alias

    What This Is             This series covers Alias ESSENTIAL SKILLS in a 2-part video series: In this series, our own John Hartigan introduces you to SubD Modeling by walking through the creation of a simple model – our Monster – to present the tools in a clear and accessible way. Who It’s For            Beginners in Alias, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Alias 2023.1 release

    The Alias 2023.1 release is now available to all subscribers for download. Highlights of this release include: You can view the details of these enhancements on the YouTube video below: You can also review the release notes for Alias 2023.1 here, as well as review What’s New in Alias 2023 here

  • Learn Alias and VRED at home: Autodesk releases Alias and VRED Learning Editions

    What they are, how they work, who can access What kind of Learning Edition software is Autodesk releasing? Both Alias and VRED are releasing Learning Editions. They’re meant to increase access to our software. This provides users the time to really get to know the programs and finesse their skills. We’ve heard from a lot […]

  • 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. […]

  • Behind the scenes with Mike Turner: Working with large data sets

    In Episode 1 of his second VRED series, DGDesign Senior Designer Mike talks about his work on off-highway vehicles, including a small range of bulldozers, a battery electric vehicle concept, and a radical mid-cab dozer project. Episode 2 goes deeper on working with large data sets, including a walk-through of how you can use Alias […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 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, […]

  • Finding the red thread: Christian Grajewski, freelance designer and full-time creative

    Putting passion first. This German designer has built an intriguing career that reinforces a “creativity first” mindset. With an education in product and conceptual design, experience with Alias, and an internship (September 2007-February 2008) at the Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe GmbH, Christian believed he was set for the life of a permanent interior designer. […]