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Weekly Roundup – Special Edition – Autodesk University 2016



Another Autodesk University, or AU as we all call it is in the books, and once again it was just me and 10,721 of my closest friends!

I will start by sharing AU2016 by the numbers (at least according to the Autodesk University Website).


This is my quick recap of my time experience with AU 2016, as well as all of the posts I’ve rounded up on AU2016 from everyone else that was there.

AU Recap

This year AU was busy for me as I had 4 classes and 1 repeat for a total of 5, find out the story behind all the classes here. While busy I did still manage to attend a few sessions, and take a quick spin around the exhibition hall on Tuesday night. They did things a little different this year (aside from being two weeks early) they had the “Big” party on Wednesday night instead of the normal Thursday night. It was a good time, as always lots of fun stuff to see and do, and only a short (or at least less than a long) walk from the Venetian. I was also lucky enough to get to Vegas a day early to take part in the Advanced Computational BIM workshop on Monday, which was great…but a LOT of info for 8 hours.

But we did find time during the 8 hours for a little fun!

I had 1 session on Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday and finished up with one last one on Thursday. I want to thank everyone that came to my sessions, I saw lots of familiar faces, some in multiple classes, as well as many new friends. I want to take a quick moment to say a special thank you to Kim, John and Jarod for taking time out of their AU to help with my 8:00 am FormIt 360 lab on Wednesday.

I also can’t forget Bill for using his website (BIMThoughts) to make sure everyone in the lab got their datasets!.

Four of my sessions are now available on AU online.

AR16178: Dynamo—Everyone’s Doing It

DP16577-R: Technical Training for Revit—Roundtable Discussion

AR16258: BIM as a Business Versus BIM as a Process

AR16698-L: Revit + FormIt 360 + Dynamo Studio = Awesome! (Hands-on)

For the latest versions of the handouts, presentations, and datasets for all my sessions, including the labs, head to this Dropbox link

AU 2016

You can find older my AU and RTC content here.

AU Posts & Podcasts

Let’s start with the all the AEC/BIM Podcasts that deal with AU 2016.

LIVE at AUTODESK UNIVERSITY – Managing Risk Through Technology       (ConTechTrio)

AU2016 Exciting BIM360 Keynote Announcement & Exclusive Interview with Sarah Hodges       (ConTechTrio)

Episode 43 – Interviews from AU2016       (ConTechTrio)

The ConTechTrio Podcast 43 (Autodesk University) RECAP    (ConAppGuru)


EP16 – AU2016 RECAP       (The Simply Complex Podcast)

Now for the posts

So here are some posts from the AU Blog, about this year’s event, check out the recap post for all the numbers.

AU Las Vegas 2016: What we learned

Class is in—AU 2016 sessions now online

Recap: Autodesk University 2016 by the numbers

There was a Dynamo Design slam this year…and the winner was John (sixtysecondrevit)

#AU2016 – Day 1

If you missed AU, check out all the FormIt 360 fun that was had in this post from the FormIt 360 Blog.

FormIt 360 at Autodesk University 2016

Keeping with FormIt 360 and Au 2016, check out Jarod Schultz class in his post.

Design Strategies with FormIt 360 (1)

Design Strategies with FormIt 360 (2)

This post about AU is from Revit OpEd.

Kinship and Autodesk University

Now for all the news from the world of RTC/BILT from the RTC News Blog.

Leaving Las Vegas

The ConAppGuru was at AU for the first time this year

News Items from Day Two at Autodesk University 2016!

Of Course Scott from It’s alive in the Lab was at AU this year.

#AU2016 is underway for me

#AU2016: Just another Manic Monday – Leadership Forum

#AU2016 Technology Trends Impacting Design, Work, and Life Itself

#AU2016 Opening Keynote

#AU2016 Technology Trends Impacting Design, Work, and Life Itself

#AU2016 Product Innovation Keynote

Gearing up for the Closing Keytnote of #AU2016

#AU2016 Exhibit Hall

Andrew Anagnost killed it at the #AU2016 Closing Keynote (and Rob Corddry was there too)

The folks at NBS what you to know about 5 things they learnt this year.

Five things we learnt at Autodesk University 2016

There was also lots of great AU posts from Shaan of Between the Lines, just like every year.

Autodesk University 2016 Update – DAY 0

Autodesk University 2016

Autodesk University 2016 Recorded Keynote Presentations

Autodesk University 2016 Photos

A Rematch of AutoCAD Family Feud is In Order

A little AU love from the Inventor Blog.

My First AU Impression: Heaven for Engineers

My First AU: The Fun Begins at Morning Coffee

My First AU Experience: Recap

Interview: Experiencing AU from a Lifetime Solidworks User

Some thoughts on AU2016 from the Building Coder.

DevDay Conference at Autodesk University

AU Day One, Keynote and DevLab

AU Day Two, IFC and Revit API Panel

Clint, from the cadline technology blog, has shared his 3 days in Vegas with us all.

Autodesk University 2016 Day 1

Autodesk University 2016 Day 2

Autodesk University 2016 Day 3

Some more 3 day thoughts, this time from Revittize.

AU 2016 day one

AU 2016 Day 2

AU 2016 Day 3

AU Hardware Guide for BIM Workstations

Some AR/VR from AU (Waveform Blog)

Virtual & Augmented Reality @ Autodesk University 2016

Can’t have an AU recap with a post or 2 from Cadalyst.

Autodesk University 2016, Part 1: Tomorrow’s Design Reality Is Already Here

Autodesk University 2016, Part 2: What’s New for AEC, Manufacturing Tools

Take a peak at this months “Blast” from CADLearning, Lots of AU 2016 info.

The Blast Issue 19

Here is a great recap of AU 2016, this time from the KM blog.

Recapping an Unforgettable Week of Design Technology

They have announced the top speakers of AU2016, from the AU Blog.

Announcing the AU 2016 Speaker Awards

Here is another great wrap up post, this time from Paul of Parametric Monkey fame.

AU 2016 Wrap Up

If you missed Dieter’s class as AU 2016, check out what you missed in this post from Revit beyond BIM.

Construction Dynam(o)ite at AU 2016

What happened at AU2016 through the eyes of the AECbytes Blog.

Autodesk University 2016

Here is this year AU review from Sam over at CADpro Tips.

Autodesk University 2016

Here is a post about Don Rudder’s AU class this year, from his blog (bim) Development.

AU2016 SD20868

If you missed Aaron Vorwerk sessions at AU2016, he has you covered over at his blog Beyond the Silos.

Live Streaming at Autodesk University!

If you didn’t get to AU, check out this dynamo class from Jay Polding on his Blog Revit in Plain English.

Dynamo for Revit: Baby Steps for the Non-Genius (AU2016)

I hope to see you all again next year for AU2017, which for the 3rd year in a row will be at the Venetian, Nov. 14th – 16th 2017.


Until next week,


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