Autodesk University 2014 AECbytes Archived Article (December 18, 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.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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