Manufacturing & Product Design

Manufacturing training and events for a new era

Join us for interactive workshops, product design classes, and keynote addresses by thought leaders and innovators on industry trends that are changing the way you do business. Learn why new technologies such as additive manufacturing, crowdsourcing, and advanced automation are transforming manufacturing.

The New Industrial Revolution
The future of manufacturing is now. Join us for manufacturing workshops taught by innovative industry leaders.

I3D Innovation. Inspiration. Ideas
Join a full day of talks from industry leaders, investors, and experts on their methods and sources of creativity.

Automotive Summit
Experience customized design and visualization classes, a live product tour, and more.

Video: There's More to AU Than You Think

There’s More to AU Than You Think
New ideas and new technologies are changing the way we design and manufacture. Join the smart conversations around manufacturing technology and design taking place in the classrooms, lounges, and hallways at Autodesk University. (video: 1:36 min.)


Activities at AUtop

Join us for manufacturing and design networking events, workshops, and product demos designed specifically for you. Learn about Digital Prototyping workflows, trends, and technology from leading professionals in the field.

Monday, December 2

Certification lab
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Visit the certification lab to check out study materials and other resources. Pass a free certification exam on Autodesk® Inventor® 2014 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.

Tuesday, December 3

The Manufacturing Customer Gallery
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Autodesk customers are the most creative and innovative manufacturers, and we can prove it. The gallery features the latest consumer, automotive, and industrial products on display.

Certification lab
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Visit the certification lab to check out study materials and other resources. Pass a free certification exam on Autodesk® Inventor® 2014 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.

Auto Summit welcome breakfast
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Sit down with your peers for breakfast before the Summit starts and get a head start on networking.

The Manufacturing Experience
Exhibit Hall
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Discover what’s new for design, simulation, visualization, PLM, and CAM. The Manufacturing Experience is the place for Autodesk partners, designers, and manufacturers to gather, network, and learn about the latest products and services available.

The Manufacturing Connection
8:30 p.m-10:30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to network with industry leaders and innovators. The fun begins when you arrive with a pocketful of business cards. Share ideas and build friendships with peers in your industry and with Autodesk leadership.

Wednesday, December 4

The Manufacturing Customer Gallery
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Autodesk customers are the most creative and innovative manufacturers, and we can prove it. The gallery features the latest consumer, automotive, and industrial products on display.

Certification lab
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Visit the certification lab to check out study materials and other resources. Pass a free certification exam on Autodesk® Inventor® 2014 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.

The Manufacturing Experience
Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Discover what’s new for design, simulation, visualization, PLM, and CAM. The Manufacturing Experience is the place for Autodesk partners, designers, and manufacturers to gather, network, and learn about the latest products and services available.

Auto Summit product tour
Exhibit Hall
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Go behind the scenes with automotive designers. Learn about workflows and tools, as well as the emotion behind vehicle designs. See how 3D visualization and prototype simulation enable rapid iteration of designs.

Auto Summit networking reception
Wednesday, December 4
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Relax and continue networking with your auto industry peers in the Opium Room at the famed Tao nightclub.

Thursday, December 5

The Manufacturing Customer Gallery
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Autodesk customers are the most creative and innovative manufacturers, and we can prove it. The gallery features the latest consumer, automotive, and industrial products on display.

Auto Summit roundtable lunch
Thursday, December 5
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Connect with your peers and Autodesk staff to discuss what you have learned during the Automotive Summit. Continue to share your experiences as well as desires for product improvements.

The Manufacturing Experience
Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Discover what’s new for design, simulation, visualization, PLM, and CAM. The Manufacturing Experience is the place for Autodesk partners, designers, and manufacturers to gather, network, and learn about the latest products and services available.

Certification lab
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Visit the certification lab to check out study materials and other resources. Pass a free certification exam on Autodesk® Inventor® 2014 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.


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Find manufacturing training to give you the skills to design, visualize, and simulate your designs digitally in the automotive, building-product fabrication, and consumer products industries and more. Explore computer-aided manufacturing and complex concept-to-design workflows within the manufacturing process.

Product Design Suite

Deliver better 3D product designs faster.

Autodesk® Inventor

Design and validate your products before they are built.

Autodesk® Simulation

Validate and optimize designs before you manufacture.

Digital Prototyping & Manufacturing

See designs realized using production technologies.

Autodesk® Factory Design Suite

Optimize factory layouts to manufacture more profitably.

PLM 360
Set up, deploy, and customize Autodesk PLM 360.