Pushing Inventor software data to cloud sounds scary to most Inventor software users. The class will start with how the releases of Connected Design on A360 cloud-based collaboration service in Inventor software are intended to help people collaborate on design shares, with best practices from real customers so far. Then attendees will walk through Inventor upcoming updates, explore the rationale of new features and how they improve the design review conversations, and share whether the updates fit their needs and how via a mini survey. Attendees will also participate in an envisioning of the future of connected design with the Inventor Development Team via interactive LUMA methods like RoseThornBuds and Creative Matrix, helping to define potential needs and shape a healthy Connected Inventor ecosystem for the long term. This session features Inventor Professional, A360, and A360 Team.
- Get to know best practices of using connected design to speed up the design review sessions
- Understand how connected design evolves in a coming release
- Get a peak at the vision, and speak up to help correct the direction if it deviates
- Contribute to shaping the future of Connected Inventor
George Cao is a principal experience designer in an Inventor Team based in Autodesk China Research and Development (ACRD) Shanghai. Cao has been with Autodesk, Inc., for 2 years, where he started with designing the user experience (UX) of the new Inventor software modeling features, and then turned to focus on the entire Inventor user interface (UI) modernization and connected Inventor software through plugging into A360 cloud-based products and service for concurrent engineering. Before Autodesk, Cao worked at Sony Mobile for 3 years as the UX lead designer. He led the design for 4 native apps that are built into Sony Xperia Z series smartphones worldwide: Telephony, Phonebook, Messaging, and Backup & Restore. Cao spent a year in Honeywell working on Smart Home iOS app and energy consumption dashboard web covering both interaction and visual design. He spent 2 years in Samsung Mobile, which was his first job, working on localized features in smartphone native apps as interaction design mostly, with some visual design. Basically, Cao is capitalizing on the design knowledge accumulated from consumer products to accelerate Inventor software UX, embracing the future of making things.
Loren Welch is a Product Manager on the Inventor team at Autodesk. Loren has diversified experience in multiple CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software applications, as well as rapid prototyping solutions. Loren has been a speaker at multiple Autodesk University events as well as many other national webcasts and tradeshows for Autodesk. Loren has been at Autodesk since 2008 and has had roles including Technical Account Manager, Business Development, Technical Sales Manager and Product Manager.
I am a senior software development manager with Autodesk, Inc. My work focuses on areas within Autodesk Inventor and Publisher software, including the cloud connected workflows.