Autodesk University 2014

This article captures some of the news and updates from Autodesk that it shared at its recent flagship user event, Autodesk University, including the new A360 Collaboration for Revit to better support cloud-based collaboration among multiple team members working on the same model, and its new Ember 3D printer, developed as a prototype implementation for its open-source 3D printing platform, Spark. It also looks at the highlights of some of the most interesting presentations in the AEC-specific “innovation forums” at the event , including the evolution of technology implementation at HOK; the extensive use of AEC technology on Disney’s Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai by Walt Disney Imagineering; an innovative robotic-enabled solution to maximize energy captured in solar installations by QBotix; and the use of digitized Lego blocks by the MIT Media Lab in city visualization, analysis, and simulation.