By Clint Brown
Following on from Day 1 and Day 2. On the evening of Day 2, I attended that AU Blogger social. This event is held each year by Shaan Hurley. Pictured below is Shaan taking a photo of the USS Arizona, which was laser scanned and then 3D printed. Along with some familiar faces, I also met Monica Schnitger and had a really interesting chat about Blogging and social media.
Day 3 - The first class of the day was a future look at Autodesk Vault. This being another NDA session, I am unable to say too much, but what I can say is that the Vault team are very much listening to feedback from the user base, particularly from the idea station. There is a lot of exciting stuff coming in the future releases, it is actually quite remarkable to see the level of interest and investment in the Vault platform.
Next up was another big session on Project Alexandria, or BIM 360 Docs as it is now called. This fantastic new product is going to be a game changer in the BIM space.
For more information on what has been put into the public domain, click on the image below for the excellent article written by Informed Infrastructure.
The Closing General Address was hosted by Autodesk's SVP Amar Hanspal (Photo credit Shaan Hurley). Something I noticed early on at AU this year, is that the new name badges had RFID tags in them, and that the entrances to the exhibit halls and other areas, had RFID scanners. With all the talk of the internet of things, I expected to see a plot of all of the attendees and their movement between different areas.
The Closing party was held at the Hard Rock Hotel, with more Storm troopers and a great atmosphere.