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Visualization using Autodesk software – before.

Visualization using Autodesk software – after.

Autodesk University

At the annual Autodesk University in Las Vegas, nearly 10,000 design and engineering professionals gather to explore and exchange ideas. Delegates of the three-day program interact with the latest Autodesk products and solutions, and get a sneak peak of the future technologies that will define the way architects and designers work.

One of the future technologies highlighted at Autodesk University in 2009 was the emerging opportunities of cloud computing. Johnny Chloride, solution delivery manager at multidisciplinary design practice Hassell, attended the conference and explains the idea: ”Cloud computing in raw terms is the concept of using the web to ‘run’ software not on your own computer/device – usually via a web browser.” He continues, “Ever been stuck when a team member has gone on holidays and you just cannot find the latest drawing? Or you can find the folder where it is saved, but there are 20 versions of almost the same file there? In the future a cloud computing solution could radically reduce these issues.”

Autodesk University 2010 Las Vegas will be held from 30 November until 2 December at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.