Autodesk University 2013 Review

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It was that time of year when 9272 Autodesk users from 74 countries gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Autodesk University.  It was estimated that 27,000 cups of coffee were drank in 700 classes, of which one; “Modelling and Visualising Substrata Data with Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®” was conducted by our very own Technical Director Gary Morin.

Gary’s class, a hands-on lab; was attended by 63 people, each eager to get their hands on a computer to learn the techniques involved in modelling geotechnical data using the Autodesk Geotechnical Module developed by Keynetix. In the lab, they learnt how to model geotechnical faults, lenses and outcrops in geology and to produce a Fence Diagram.

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Gary said “The class seemed to go smoothly, we had three lab assistants helping, and all in all it seemed to go well with the vast majority of attendees all modelling geology within AutoCAD”

Keynetix was attending the event to conduct the hands-on lab, but also to investigate possible markets for its products in the USA and Canada. HoleBASE SI is now an international product, it is highly customisable and suitable for many countries including the USA and Canada. The trip was successful and Keynetix hope to soon announce partners in North America.

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As for the whole Autodesk University event, Gary commented “I’ve been working in the CAD industry now for 29 years, what struck me was the rate of change.  It seems that design and visualisation technology is changing more rapidly now than at any time in the last 30 years. I believe it’s down to a number of things, the processing speed of hardware, the visualisation capability of software and the speed of communication and access to knowledge.  These combined together are moving 3D design and visualisation on faster and further.  We are already starting to see it affect the geotechnical industry; it will make a much bigger impact in the coming years, including the design of our software.”

Gary’s hands-on class material and videos will be placed on the Keynetix Knowledgebase .

 

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