News from AU
December 22, 2020

Holiday Learning from AU

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While 2020 has certainly brought its share of challenges, it has also brought us much to be grateful for, including innovation, awareness, and resilience. From agile manufacturing to off-site construction, cloud-based production pipelines to open data standards, we’re all finding new ways to get the job done.

Another thing that we’re grateful for? Our growing AU learning community. With 109,000 registered attendees at AU 2020 from more than 200 countries, this community is larger and more diverse than ever before. If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve been a part of this for a while, welcome back. We’re glad to have you. You are AU.

We hope you’re able to take some time to relax and recharge as we head toward the new year. And if you’re in the mood for learning, consider these class suggestions our gift to you:

A little something for the product designers

Check out Dmytro Mukhin’s class, 30 Tips and Tricks with Generative Design in 60 Minutes, for some easy ways to work with generative design in Fusion 360. Or Inventor fans might want to learn how to save time detailing your drawings with James O’Flaherty’s class, All in the Details—Tips and Tricks for Detailing Drawings in Inventor.

…and for the civil engineers

Did you know you can use generative design for landforms? Andreas Luka shows you how it’s done with his class, Generative Design of Landforms with Dynamo in Civil 3D.

Something for the AutoCAD aficionados

If you’re interested in AutoCAD efficiency, check out Sam Lucido’s 2020 class, A Complete Guide to the Sheet Set Manager. If you’re focused on modeling, don’t miss Vincent Sheehan’s class, 3D Modeling with the Best: AutoCAD.

…and for the Revit revolutionaries

The generative design tools in Revit enable you to do many things, including generating workplace layouts that optimize for social distancing. Tomasz Fudala and Aaron Vorwerk show you the ropes in their class, Generative Design in Revit for Workspace Layout.

A gift for the software developers

Explore how to use your model derivative data to do version comparisons with Forge. Denis Grigor and Kevin Vandecar are here to help with More Tips, Tricks, and the Future of the Forge Model Derivative Service.

…and for the construction pros

Want to get AutoCAD data into the field faster? Natia Golan shows you how to integrate AutoCAD with the Autodesk Construction Cloud in her class, AutoCAD and Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Learning for the machinists and roboticists

Find out how to program industrial robotic arms in Fusion 360 with Stefanie Pender's class, Learn the Rules, Then Break Them: Fusion 360 for Industrial Robot Arms.

…and for the media makers

Timing is everything, especially in animation. Don’t miss Jason Martinsen’s class, Animation Timing and Texture, for practical tips on how to make your pieces pop.

And that’s just the beginning. We have hundreds of new AU 2020 on-demand classes just waiting for your eyes, ears, and minds.

Happy holidays from AU. We'll see you in 2021.