13 Apr 2023

Call for proposals is open for Autodesk University 2023 


This year we return to Las Vegas on November 13-15 for Autodesk University. And from now until May 15, we are accepting class proposals. Read on to hear more of what Autodesk Platform Services is looking for and definitely consider submitting a proposal if any of this sounds like you. 


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This year we’re looking to hear from up and coming and tenured industry leaders who want to share their journey with design and make data. How are you connecting people? Workflows? Software? How are you innovating in your space? And don’t be afraid to get technical. Our attendees have expresed that they want more details on how things were developed and made. What is under the hood of a solution. 


Here’s some examples of classes we had last year for inspiration. 


Reality capture process from cloud platform using Forge to merge BIM model 

Hosted by: Alexandre Piro, Brian Nickel, and MIcheal Beale 

Point cloud is now a technology well known in AEC industry included scanning and photogrammetry. With points cloud, you could save a lot of time in various use cases like digital twins, as-build comparing or retro-engineering. Collecting data from the reality to virtual environment is always time consuming and painful. Discover in a smooth workflow, how to merge points cloud on Forge platform with BIM models to improve collaboration and save time. 


Why and how to build Data Exchange Connectors? 

Hosted by Sandip Jadhav, Nem Kumar and Vijay Mali 

In today's hyperconnected world, convenience is the ultimate currency. Forge Data Exchange's (FDX) genesis is created connected platforms with the convenience to end data consumers. It helps break the barriers of data siloes developed within the organization. FDX API provides instantaneous access to data for anyone, anywhere, in any app. FDX API liberates data from proprietary data formats allowing seamless integration of cross-platform apps that can be desktop apps, web apps, mobiles apps, and apps from different domains and used even from diverse geography. The class will demonstrate using Forge to create various types of FDX Connectors. We will walk through the process of identifying the need and opportunity for building a connection between different apps. We will show the steps of creating an FDX Connector within a desktop or a web app with sample codes. Attendees will learn best practices to build connectors from a security, performance, and future needs prospective. 


Web-based Product Configuration using Forge Design Automation for Inventor 

Hosted by Ryan Small and Don Boresky 

Manufacturing companies are under increasing pressure to provide unique products to their customers while at the same time, improving their overall efficiency. Getting Sales and Engineering working effectively together to efficiently produce accurate proposals for configurable products can be a challenge at the best of times. The current difficulties with finding and retaining staff, combined with increasing demand for product customization, make it even harder. The session addresses the requirements, challenges, lessons learned, best practices, and value obtained from using Inventor models directly in a web-based Configure-Price-quote (CPQ) solution developed with the Forge Design Automation API for Inventor. 


Check out these articles with more class inspiration:

AU Focus: Common Data Environments

Design and construction teams are cracking the code to improving communication across the project lifecycle. Their approach: common data environments (CDEs). A CDE is the solution to technology silos. It provides centralized data management linking all project stakeholders—a single source of truth from design to plan to build. Think of it as a digital hub for models, documents, and data—no matter where they originated or what format they’re in.  Read the article to learn more.

AU Focus: Autodesk Platform Services and the Future of AI

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have recently brought the potential of these technologies into the public eye. Why now? It’s in part because companies today have access to massive amounts of data—and the computing power to analyze it—thanks to cloud-based platforms. Check out this article to learn what AI solutions Codeo, Naska.AI, and CCTech are building with APS.


We hope you’ll be inspired to submit a class about your journey, project, or outcome of developing with Autodesk Platform Services. But be sure to do so before May 15.  

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See you in Las Vegas! 

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