I was hoping to get this post out as my last for 2012, to draw a line under the year and its events, but I missed the boat. There is a lot of information about Autodesk University 2012 out in the ether, mostly in the form of individual posts and articles. Rather than generate yet more garble on the topic, I thought I’d bring a few of the existing posts together here. If you have no idea what AU is about, or you have been attending virtually and wondered what the actual event is like, or you couldn’t make it this year, or maybe you just had too many late nights when you were there, there is bound to be something in the following links for you.


Let’s start with some entertaining reading over at Shaan Hurley’s blog – Between the lines:

Between The Lines

Autodesk University Survival Buffet

Autodesk University 2012 Events

Autodesk University 2012 Starting

Breaking Autodesk University 2012 News – I am Fighting a 12 Year Old…

Monday AU 2012 Highlights

Autodesk University 2012 – Tuesday Highlights

Autodesk University 2012 – Wednesday Highlights

Autodesk University 2012 – Thursday Highlights

Autodesk University 2012 is Over – See you at AU 2013

Thank you Schuyler “Sledgehammer” St.Leger


There’s quite a few posts from Scott Sheppard over at It’s Alive in the Lab:

Its Alive In The Labs

#AU2012 General Session: Carl Bass Answers 16 Questions

#AU2012 General Session – Jeff Kowalski says we’re tool makers

#AU2012 Why Autodesk has a Labs

#AU2012 Big Props So Much Larger Than Life

#AU2012 Innovation Forum: The Collective Wisdom of Design Across Boundaries

#AU2012 Innovation Forum: A Better World: How Smart Design Is Improving Our Planet and Our Understanding of It


And there are the comprehensive articles from AECbytes:


Autodesk University 2012

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2012


As well as some from Cadalyst:


Autodesk and the Cloud, Part 1: Customers ‘Absolutely’ Will Have a Choice

Autodesk and the Cloud, Part 2: Fusion 360 Will Deliver Professional-Level CAD on the Cloud

Autodesk and the Cloud, Part 3: Experts Take Aim at Cloud Stereotypes

Looking Back at Autodesk University 2012 Reveals What’s Ahead for CAD Managers


There are a load of posts, many live from AU, over at Shaun Farrell’s blog – PPT Practitioner

And this post over at Rahul Shah’s blog – Revit sticky notes. You can download his more thorough summary here

If you were wondering about the setting or the daily commute when you are there, then check out David Light’s AU2012 video + sound

And finally a good post from Luke’s What Revit Wants blog which hints at the plethora of tweets this year (#AU2012).


There are plenty more where that came from, but I’m sure that gives you enough of an insight to get a flavour of the event. As mentioned on numerous occasions, access to resources like AU really does lead to a betterRevit for all!


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