News from AU
April 1, 2020

Learning and Change: Resources for a New Time

Today we’re facing extraordinary new challenges. And like all of you, at Autodesk our focus is on the health, safety, and security of our communities. While we can’t know exactly what lies ahead, what we do know is that some of our routine patterns and processes aren’t sufficient to meet the challenges we now face. That’s why Autodesk announced an Extended Access Program for Cloud Collaboration Products and created a COVID-19 Autodesk Resource Center. We remain committed to your success. One of the best ways to meet new challenges in how we work is to continue to learn. Right now, many of us a... READ MORE >
March 25, 2020

Fast Forward: Generative Design and the New BAC Mono

There aren’t many cars like the BAC Mono, and there are certainly no other cars like your BAC Mono. Each one of these street-legal race cars is a bespoke creation, with the seat, steering wheel, pedals, and other components of the single-person cockpit customized for the individual buyer.  The new BAC Mono, created using generative design. Image courtesy of PaulHPhotos. The latest model of the BAC Mono was released in February, and the car press has been understandably excited—not just about the car itself, but also by how it’s made. The team at Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) used generative ... READ MORE >
March 18, 2020

AU London 2020 Is Now Scheduled for December

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues around the world, our thoughts are with everyone who’s been impacted. The health and well-being of the AU learning community and all global communities remains our first priority. With that in mind, and given travel restrictions and other precautionary measures currently in place worldwide, AU London 2020 is now scheduled for December 1-2. The venue remains ExCeL London. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but are confident this is the right step to keep people safe and slow the spread of the coronavirus. If you’ve already registered, your pass will b... READ MORE >
March 11, 2020

Making Screen Magic: AU Resources for Media & Entertainment Professionals

The film awards season is a wrap for this year. From the Golden Globes and the Oscars to the BAFTAs and the Césars, it was a great year for movies—and a groundbreaking year for digital effects. Film animation created in 3ds Max. Image courtesy of Hangzhou Xuanji Science & Technology Information Corporation.Dramatic features like 1917 and The Irishman used digital effects to create new levels of realism while effects-driven blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King transported us to new worlds of fantasy, and animated features like Toy Story 4 and Missing Link created their own ... READ MORE >
March 4, 2020

Hybrid Manufacturing Hits the Big Time with the LASIMM

Additive manufacturing? Subtractive manufacturing? The truth is that, in many cases, the best way to make something isn’t to choose between them, but to use both. It’s called hybrid manufacturing. And it’s easier than ever now that the Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM to its friends) is up and running and officially open for business in Pamplona, Spain. Designed and created by a consortium of universities, research institutes, and companies, (including Autodesk, the project’s lead software partner) and funded by the European Horizon 2020 fund, the LASIMM features r... READ MORE >