Fusion 360 at Autodesk University 2022 Recap 

Annaka Ketterer November 10, 2022 3 min read

Autodesk University 2022 is a wrap! Learn about what’s new, what’s coming, and some event highlights you don’t want to miss.

Last month, Autodesk University 2022 took over New Orleans, bringing together professionals from all over the world for an exciting community reunion. We shared stories of cross-industry collaboration, announced the new Autodesk Platform, and hosted a plethora of Fusion 360-focused classes and events. Let’s take a look back at the fun (and get even more excited for Autodesk University 2023!):  

Introducing Autodesk Platform Services

To kick off the first day at Autodesk University 2022, President and CEO of Autodesk, Andrew Anagnost, introduced the company’s vision for design and make industries — from architecture, engineering, and construction to design and manufacturing, media, and entertainment. At the center of that vision are Autodesk Platform Services, cloud environments that offer increasingly connected workflows for professionals across industries: Autodesk Fusion for design and manufacturing; Autodesk Flow for media and entertainment; and Autodesk Forma for architecture, engineering, and construction.​​​​​​​ 

Together, these connected platforms position Autodesk, its customers, and partners to enter the future of design with the tools necessary to tackle digital transformation across disciplines and industries.

Learn more about the new Autodesk Platform here.

A Word from BBi Autosport 

Ending the General Session Day 1 with a bang, the founder of BBi Autosport, Betim Berisha, gave a keynote presentation about how Fusion 360 enabled the BBi team to create the Hoonipigasus, a supercar that was set to race at Pikes Peak this year when the unthinkable happened.

Learn more about what exactly happened at Pikes Peak and how they used Fusion 360 to achieve their goals here.

Embracing Connection and Digital Transformation  

The General Session Day 2 kicked off with Chief Operating Officer, Steve Blum, reinforcing themes at the heart of this year’s conference: the ability to connect again in person, disruption facing the industries we serve, and embracing digital transformation to design a better future.

In the world of Fusion 360, EVP of Product Development and Manufacturing Solutions, Jeff Kinder followed with the design and manufacturing industry keynote. He emphasized how digital transformation leads directly to innovation at Autodesk. He highlighted Hyundai’s Elevate vehicle, which transforms from a car to a four-legged walking machine, and H2GO Power’s hydrogen-powered drones as examples of how this innovation is making life-saving strides in the search and rescue industries. 

The Future of Fusion 360

The future of Fusion 360 is looking bigger and brighter than ever. This year at Autodesk University, we announced innovations that enable rapid iteration, automate the machine programming process, and increase productivity. Here are some of the highlights of what we announced:  

Fusion 360 Classes

Did you know that we’ve made most of the classes we offered at Autodesk University free to watch on-demand? That’s right — the IRL event has wrapped up, but the virtual learning hasn’t. If you’re looking for a few suggestions on where to get started, here are a few of our favorite Fusion 360-specific classes:

Top 5 Fusion 360 Autodesk University 2022 classes to watch for free today.

Special Events

Design Slam

In addition to classes and exciting announcements, we also held special events that helped us connect with the broader Fusion 360 community. This year’s Design Slam, which was sponsored by Lenovo, showcased a riveting competition between four Fusion 360 experts: Scott Moyse, Thom Tremblay, Rebecca Arens, and Daniel Marcos Mayer.

Our audience voted on design prompts for each round, and with just 10 minutes per round, every contestant fought hard to win. Three intense rounds later, the audience decided on a winner: Rebecca Arens, a student from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her innovative thinking, quick design skills, and out-of-the-box ideas helped her stand out from the crowd and take home the grand prize. Great job, Rebecca!  

Factory Experience 

On the other side of the conference hall, we held the Fusion 360 Factory Experience. The factory experience this year was bigger and better than ever. Hundreds of customers learned about the process of designing an electronic name badge, from idea to research to manufacturing. They could then engage directly with our manufacturing partners and assemble a product of their own to take home.

If you missed out on any of these wonderful events, don’t worry! We’ll be back next year for Autodesk University 2023. See you there! 

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