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Manufacturing & Product Design

Make great products

Join us for interactive workshops and classes designed to give you an edge in product design and manufacturing. Listen to keynote addresses by industry leaders who are using digital prototyping solutions to improve their businesses. You’ll discover how new technologies like additive manufacturing, crowd sourcing, and advanced automation are changing manufacturing.

Attend classes

Attend classes
Get in-depth training from product experts who can help you get the most out of your software.

Learn what's new

Learn what's new 
Find out what’s in the latest product updates for design, simulation, visualization, data management, and PLM software.

Meet with peers

Meet with peers 
Speak with industry experts and Autodesk staff, collaborate with peers, and grow your network.

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: 1:53 min.)


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Automotive tailored experience
Advance your skills and expertise in automotive design, styling, and visualization. This hand-picked selection of sessions cover advanced functionality and techniques to accelerate your product innovation. Join us for training, inspiration, and motivation—and share the experience with peers.

Innovation Forum
Wednesday, December 3, 10:00–11:30am
The Future of How Products Are Made. We will address the shift in design approach from defining digital 3D models of assemblies and parts to defining entire systems, and the shift from delivering a product that satisfies the technical requirements to delivering an operational capability that solves a business problem.

Manufacturing exhibits
Make time for the customer showcase in the Exhibit Hall. This is a then-and-now journey through our customers' design evolutions. Explore the digital prototyping experience—a virtual demonstration of how great products are made. After visiting the exhibits, go to the social hub to meet up with peers and colleagues while recharging yourself and your devices.

Inventor certification
Visit the certification lab to check out study materials and other resources. Pass a free certification exam on Inventor 2015 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.


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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.

Tuesday, December 2

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 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 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 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.

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 Inventor 2014 to earn your Autodesk Certified credential.


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