Wow, how the last couple of months has flown by! Autodesk University is now only a few days away.

Speaking at the last two AUs the trek across the Pacific Ocean has been unavoidable, in fact I’d usually be about half way there by now, but this year I decided to sit it out due to several other commitments. For those not planning or not able to attend, it doesn’t mean that you can’t take part in the learning. Just visit the AUTODESK UNIVERSITY website and click on the EXPERIENCE AU ONLINE drop down in the top menu.

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Then you can check out the LIVE Stream Schedule (there are a few events you won’t want to miss), or peruse the Classes on demand section where you’ll find absolutely loads of great content from previous years (even a couple of my classes), or you can also view the AU Online FAQs for further information.

If you are state side it’s never too late to attend. You could even pick up a late flight from further a field if you like leaving things to the last minute! I’m pretty envious looking at the Class Catalogue. While AU may not be the best Revit conference out there (I think RTC takes that crown), it’s the networking and the surrounding technologies that make it really worthwhile. And it’s not necessarily the training aspect that is the most valuable, it’s finding out the latest developments in neighbouring fields, how to make the most from suite enhancements, talking directly with industry peers and factory employees, and getting the low down on the next big thing is where AU really delivers.

Speaking of which, I wonder what will be up-sold this year? Last year BIM 360 (Glue & Field) were front & centre, along with the announcement of FormIt. I’m sure they’ll still be getting plugged this year, but will they be joined by apps like Remote, or perhaps the ability to hit a 3D print button from within many Autodesk applications? I’ll guess we’ll have to tune in for the live Opening Keynote Address to find out!

In the mean time here are a few AU 2013 facts to keep you entertained:

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Events like AU can only lead to a betterRevit for all!

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