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AU 2015 Las Vegas

December 1-3 at The Venetian

Channel: Mainstage Classes Opening General Session

Live-stream schedule

Tuesday, December 1

Mainstage channel

  • 10:30 a.m.-noon
    Carl Bass & Jeff Kowalski

    Opening General Session

    Join Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski as we kick off Autodesk University 2015. You'll hear about some exciting trends and technologies that are helping companies of all shapes and sizes expand the boundaries of what's possible.

  • 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Carl Bass & Jeff Kowalski

    REPLAY: Opening General Session

    Join Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski as we kick off Autodesk University 2015. You'll hear about some exciting trends and technologies that are helping companies of all shapes and sizes expand the boundaries of what's possible.

  • 3:00-4:15 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    Innovation Forum: WIIFM - What's in It for Me

    WIIFM are the 5 most important letters in your business. The only thing your customer cares about is, "What’s in it for me?”. Join this Innovation Forum to gain key insights that will allow you to make it happen for your clients.

  • 4:30-6 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: WIIFM - What's in It for Me

    WIIFM are the 5 most important letters in your business. The only thing your customer cares about is, "What’s in it for me?”. Join this Innovation Forum to gain key insights that will allow you to make it happen for your clients.

Classes channel

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Marcello Sgambelluri

    More Practical Dynamo: Practical Uses for Dynamo Within Revit

    Learn more about the Dynamo visual programming language extension and how it interacts with Revit software to help any user—even those with no programming experience. Gain skills to apply the Dynamo extension to practical Revit software workflows.

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Kimberly Fuhrman

    From Small Firm to Big Building Information Modeling (BIM)

    Explore and implement BIM processes and workflows for small firms: 3D scanning, ReCap, Revit, Navisworks, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software; BIM development levels and differences versus traditional practices; defining your BIM mission statement.

  • 3-4 p.m.
    Casey Rutland

    As-Built Models—Myth or Fact?

    Using live scan data, we’ll explore the power of laser scan data, photogrammetry, meshes and points in the design process, and look at and how to redefine and truly produce “as-built” BIM data sets for use in the real-world operation of buildings.

  • 5-6 p.m.
    Ramy Hanna

    Render Like a Photographer

    Learn how to apply photographic elements to 3D renderings to really sell your image. This class will break down the principles of well-known architectural photographs and renderings and translate them to creating renderings using 3ds Max software.

Wednesday, December 2

Mainstage channel

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    Carl Bass & Jeff Kowalski

    REPLAY: Opening General Session

    Join Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski as we kick off Autodesk University 2015. You'll hear about some exciting trends and technologies that are helping companies of all shapes and sizes expand the boundaries of what's possible.

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    Innovation Forum: It's a New Innovation Game, Baby

    Explore how technology is enabling new ways to design products in this AU Innovation Forum. We’ll showcase examples of the best innovators and thinkers who’ve gone way beyond file sharing and 3D printers and into the future of making things.

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: It's a New Innovation Game, Baby

    Explore how technology is enabling new ways to design products in this AU Innovation Forum. We’ll showcase examples of the best innovators and thinkers who’ve gone way beyond file sharing and 3D printers and into the future of making things.

  • 2:45-4:00 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    Innovation Forum: Building Tomorrow's World: Flexing Your Digital Brain and Brawn

    Join this Innovation Forum on physical production and get an inspiring view of the future from leaders disrupting their industries and creating new value for clients and customers.

  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: Building Tomorrow's World: Flexing Your Digital Brain and Brawn

    Join this Innovation Forum on physical production and get an inspiring view of the future from leaders disrupting their industries and creating new value for clients and customers.

Classes channel

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Jeanne Aarhus

    AutoCAD Secrets Exposed

    Learn timesaving tips and tricks to increase your productivity immediately, including recent additions and upgrades. Discover what might take you years to discover on our own, and arm yourself with knowledge to dazzle your co-workers back home.

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Matt Murphy

    The Productivity Power of AutoCAD Tool Palettes—Revealed

    Learn the easiest way to manage existing and dynamic blocks, and ensure that the correct colors, layers, and linetypes are used for all geometry, plus how to create, display, and manage shared palettes securely as an enterprise solution.

  • 1-2 p.m.
    Clay Starr

    BIM Execution Planning: How an $800 Million Project Got it Done

    BIM Execution Planning (BIMEP) is a key step that’s often overlooked. We’ll tackle the big questions BIM poses today to help you kickoff your next project right—by starting the planning process early, and monitoring it throughout the project.

  • 3-4 p.m.
    Andrew Duncan

    Creating Smarter Revit MEP Families

    Get more out of your powerful Revit software BIM platform by investing some time in your Revit MEP software families. Learn innovative methods to make them more powerful and easier for teams to use, overcome common issues, and boost productivity.

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Paul Munford

    AutoCAD Tool Palettes Master Class (Planning and Preparation, Not Perspiration)

    Learn how to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy master CAD standards to boost your productivity. We’ll cover deploying on the network, updating from a central file, deploying scripts and macros, and hacks you won't find in Help.

Thursday, December 3

Mainstage channel

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: WIIFM - What's in It for Me

    WIIFM are the 5 most important letters in your business. The only thing your customer cares about is, "What’s in it for me?”. Join this Innovation Forum to gain key insights that will allow you to make it happen for your clients.

  • noon-1:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: It's a New Innovation Game, Baby

    Explore how technology is enabling new ways to design products in this AU Innovation Forum. We’ll showcase examples of the best innovators and thinkers who’ve gone way beyond file sharing and 3D printers and into the future of making things.

  • 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Roman Mars

    REPLAY: Innovation Forum: Building Tomorrow's World: Flexing Your Digital Brain and Brawn

    Join this Innovation Forum on physical production and get an inspiring view of the future from leaders disrupting their industries and creating new value for clients and customers.

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Amar Hanspal

    Closing General Session

    Join Autodesk SVP Amar Hanspal as he celebrates the incredible work of the engineers and designers who solve today’s epic challenges of transportation, healthcare, education, and access to clean water.

Classes channel

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Brian Ringley

    Dynamo + Rhynamo: Synchronous Design and Documentation Case Studies

    In this class we’ll look at the Woods Bagot Design Technology Team’s use of a Dynamo-plus-Rhynamo workflow on AEC projects and the importance of being able to simultaneously design, document, and deliver at any stage of a BIM project.

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Paul Doherty

    The Next Big Thing: Impactful Developments in the Future of Visualization

    Recent developments in virtual reality, graphics processing unit, real time, cloud, smart cities, and more have put us on the cusp of major advances in architectural visualization. Industry leaders discuss what will impact the future of our industry.

  • 1-2 p.m.
    Brian Pene

    Augmented Reality: Enabling Technology for the Studio of the Future

    Look at trends and new technology in the growing field of augmented reality. We’ll cover new types of input and display interfaces, possibilities with interactive real-time 3D experiences, and applying this technology to automotive design problems.

  • 3-4 p.m.
    Desiree Mackey

    Tips and Tricks to Enhance Productivity in Revit

    Learn Revit software tips and tricks to increase speed, productivity, and satisfaction. We’ll cover everything from quick keystrokes to shortcuts, hidden functionality, best practices, random ideas, and more. Audience participation is welcome.