Autodesk 2020 CHEAT SHEET

Tips & Tricks

This is it.

This is the week.

Yes, Autodesk University 2020 is finally here. From November 17th to the 20th.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet to guide you through all the great sessions available this week.


First of all, you ought to get familiar with the agenda. Here’s a quick “don’t want to miss” keynotes:

November 17th – General Session
November 17th – Design & Manufacturing Keynote
November 17th – Forge Keynote


Then, if it’s not already done, browse the list of all available classes.

This year is a bit special – the good special – because all AU classes will be on demand. Click and watch the classes that you want when you want. The live parts are Q&A sessions. You watch the classes and, later on, log-in to ask your questions.
Very simple and very useful.

With that in mind, here’s another list of great classes and their scheduled Q&A:

November 18thInventor Sketching: Beyond the Basics

November 18thAnybody Can Do IT: Easily Build Revit Content in Inventor

November 18thTake It from the Top: iLogic Best Practices and Fundamentals for Success

November 18thDrawing Automation with API and New iLogic Snippets in Inventor 2021

November 18thiLogic and Vault—Vault and iLogic

November 19thInventor AnyCAD: What Is It and How Do I Use It?

November 19thRevit to Inventor: BIM Exchange for Custom Fabrication Hands-On Lab

November 20thI Want It My Way: Customizing the Inventor Content Center

November 20thModular Design, Design Standards, and Function Automation

Using Inventor and iLogic

November 20thUsing iLogic with Design Automation for Inventor to Create a Configurator

November 20th – CADZilla!!!—Fighting (and Winning) with Large Assemblies in Inventor

November 20thUse AutoCAD and Inventor with ProModel Simulation to Optimize Factory Layouts

More, more… MORE

I can hear you say, “Keynotes, yep, that’s cool.”, and “Classes, got it, that’s why we registered for AU”, but do you know that AU is a lot more than that?

We have our notorious Answer Bar where you can meet experts and ask them questions (1-on-1).

We also have MeetUps. Here’s one that could be very interesting for you:

This is the Autodesk University version of our monthly community meetups for mechanical designers and engineers. Throughout the year we covered topics from 2D design to complex simulation and manufacturing and AU is a great opportunity to get together, recap the year and discuss different ways to learn, grow in your role and engage with Autodesk and its community. Let’s celebrate engineering together, hear from Autodesk Inventor and Industry Strategy teams, and talk about big topics like design automation! Here is the outline of the topics we will discuss together:

* Year in review: a reflection about remote work during COVID, technology updates, learning content

* Key skills going forward: a collaborative approach to engineering, automation, design for manufacturing, generative design

* What’s coming next? Review of the public roadmap.

* Community and Learning resources.

Register to our virtual meetup and share with your network!

Because we have your health and fitness in mind, we created a AU 2020 Strava group.
The Autodesk University 5k has gone virtual! Join us in the lead-up to AU 2020 and complete your 5k from November 9-16th, 2020. You can walk, run, cycle, swim– however you like to stay active.

Have fun!

I hope that you find these recommendations useful and that you can learn and stretch your abilities at AU Virtual 2020.

Let us know what you think by ‘Recommending’ your favorite classes and using the #AU2020MFG hashtag on social media.

Paul Munford

Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, raconteur, CAD geek and Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.

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