News from AU
May 19, 2022

The Ever-Evolving BIM Manager Role: AU Resources for Success

If you ask a hundred BIM managers exactly what their job consists of, you’re likely to get a hundred different answers. That’s because the role of the BIM manager is different at every company, and it’s always changing. What kind of work does your company do? How big is your team? Are you still making the transition to BIM, or have BIM processes been in place for some time? Answers to these and other questions will define the specific responsibilities of your role as BIM manager. Yet BIM managers also have much in common. As Chris Lindo points out in his AU class Taking the Leap: Transitioning... READ MORE >
May 17, 2022

It’s Time to Check Your AU 2022 Class Proposal Status

It was an epic Call for Proposals this year. We received more than 2,200 submissions from 58 countries. Even more incredible: community voting crossed 65,000 likes—that’s more than triple the votes from last year. We’re excited, and we can’t thank you enough. The selection process was challenging. Each proposal goes through a rigorous review process, as we compare the proposals we’ve received to the priorities we’ve established for the conference. Our internal industry teams, collaborators, and partners discuss, the community votes, and all the input is tabulated. After that, we have to make s... READ MORE >
May 11, 2022

Cloud-Based Workflows for Media & Entertainment

Film and TV used to be industries of hard media, and the digitization process has been gradual. Storing content as data brought many advantages, but it was often still shared on physical media, whether that was tape (DigiBeta, anyone?), SD cards, or hard drives that were handled (and backed up) with the greatest of care. In truth, it took years for the data pipelines to catch up with the possibilities of digitization. Today, with the cloud, things have taken a major leap forward. Now, files can be shared across continents almost as easily as they can be delivered to the next cubicle. Collabora... READ MORE >
May 4, 2022

Kayleigh Houde on Computational Technologies, Community, and Climate Change

This interview is part of a series featuring the members of our diverse AU community, from speakers and conference attendees to forum participants and online commenters. You are AU. 1. What’s your current job role? I am the computational community leader for Buro Happold, a global engineering company. My primary role consists of running our Hackademies, a global series of events in our Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, and Los Angeles offices focused on upskilling engineers in visual programming and coding, as well as ... READ MORE >
April 20, 2022

Invest in Our Planet: Learning for Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22, and this year’s theme is ‘Invest in Our Planet.’ Making the transition to practices that are more sustainable for people, communities, and the planet—these kinds of changes don’t just happen. Climate action planning takes intention, insight, effort, and also investment—from governments, individuals, and industry. Making those investments to support sustainable practices is part of our mission at Autodesk, and there’s still a lot of work to do. There are countless opportunities for businesses and individuals alike to get involved, take a new approach, and mak... READ MORE >