Can generative design and additive manufacturing power interplanetary travel?

Interplanetary travel is among the most talked about topics in the scientific and space communities. In fact, the Trump administration has tasked NASA with both going back to the Moon, and exploring deep space – including missions to Mars and…

The connected jobsite: delivering the right information at the right time

From schools to hospitals, intersections to bridges, public sector construction projects can’t afford to be delivered late, over-budget, or entail costly rework. Yet, too often, they do – and the reason is usually down to a lack of communication between…

Construction IQ – minimizing construction site risk with AI and Big Data

We’re generating incredible amounts of data each day, but putting that data to good use is a perennial challenge, especially in the construction and engineering world where 95% of all data captured  isn’t acted upon. But how exactly can that…

Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected to further digitize construction workflows

Autodesk made further strides into its quest to empower the technological transformation of the construction industry with its recent acquisition of BuildingConnected – a leader in preconstruction tools that help building owners and contractors streamline their operations and communicate better.…

How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…

PlanGrid brings needed disruption to construction industry

When you think about the industries that are on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations, the construction industry is not likely the first to enter your mind. In fact, the construction industry has often been hesitant to change…

Autodesk and Unity partner to usher in the future of digital design

Early last month it was announced that a new partnership between Autodesk and Unity would open the door to what the companies coined, “immersive experiences and more efficient workflows.” While that certainly sounds fantastic, this is a partnership that may…

Writing a New Story for Impoverished Communities with 3D Printed Homes

Over 900 million people around the globe live in sub-adequate housing that lacks necessary sanitation and water. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 1.6 billion – a fifth of the world’s total population. What can be done…

Four things we learned at Autodesk University 2018

This year’s Autodesk University (AU) drew 11,000 people, featured 650+ classes, networking, parties, and more. This year’s focus was on how new technologies are creating new opportunities to do better, design better, make better, and build a better future. With…