Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…

Invent better – the new features in Autodesk Inventor 2021

It’s that time of the year once again when Autodesk introduces their latest and greatest version of Inventor. The Inventor 2021 release is structured around greater productivity for the end user as well as a more efficient workflow with less…

Virginia Tech on training the DoD’s next gen digital design and manufacturing workforce

Earlier this year it was announced that the Department of Defense awarded Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology $3.8 million in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Office of Naval Research’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Program.…

How to get started with advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing solutions are giving those that make things for the government new tools that make it possible to make things more quickly, more efficiently and more cost effectively compared to traditional techniques and methods. And yet, despite the evident…

Advanced manufacturing and smart cities – topics destined to dominate Autodesk University 2019

Next week, the entire digital design community will be coming together in Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2019. This almost week-long user conference and exhibition is designed to highlight the new advancements in digital design solutions – and illustrate what…

Boost your skills and career with Autodesk Certification at AU 2019

Autodesk University (AU) returns to Las Vegas from November 19-21 – and we have some good news. In addition to discounted conference passes now available on GSA Schedule, Autodesk Certification exams are back at AU 2019! All conference passes for…

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…

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…

Success – from Design to Manufacturing – Requires Collaboration

It’s easy to forget that the things we use every day like the coffee maker, TV, and car, all started as an idea that was brought to life through design. A concept created a picture, which was transformed into a…

Generative design is out of the lab and being used in the field

One of the largest surveys of the 3D printing industry culminated recently in the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards in London, England. What makes these awards, now in their second year, so unique is the public system of voting used…