Top down design with Autodesk Inventor at Autodesk University 2013

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MA2604 – Drive Autodesk® Inventor® with the Top Down: Alternative Assembly Modeling Techniques

Top down, bottom up, skeletal modeling, layout models, multi-body master parts: If you are having difficulty turning your part models into assembly models, do not despair! There are many alternative assembly techniques that can help you produce great results.


Driving Inventor with the top down, Live at AU 2012

Autodesk Inventor from the top down

Did you miss out on AU 2012 this year – shame on you ;)

Not to worry. It’s not too late to have the best of the content come to you. Including the LIVE recording of my first ever class at Autodesk University…


Win a copy of Mastering Inventor at AU2012

A big thank you to Curtis Waguespack and Sybex publishing for providing me with three copies of ‘Mastering Inventor 2013′ to give away this week.


So you made it to Autodesk University, what now?

AU 2012 exterior route to convention centre

Congratulations – You made it! I’m sure that your going to have a great time an learn heaps. But if you haven’t been to Autodesk University before, where should you start?


AU 2012 – here I come…

Halstock Cabinet makers Ascot table

Some time in the past (I don’t quite remember how) I heard about an event run by AUGI, called  ‘CAD Camp’.

This was a big turning point for me. What an eye opener. I learned more in one afternoon from great tutors such as Matt Murphy and Robert Green than I had in months of trying to teach myself.

But this story doesn’t end there. At CAD Camp we were given a discount voucher for an event called ‘Autodesk University’. ‘What the hell’ – I thought ‘Why not’ (I was unmarried and had no kids at the time).

I attended AU in 2006, 2007  and 2008 and boy, was it worth every penny. I can’t describe to you how much fun it was to hang out with thousands of other CAD geeks, learning from the best of the best and getting all the inside information on the latest technologies from Autodesk.

The training I received at AU has been fundamental to my work and career. I literally wouldn’t be where I am today without it. So it won’t surprise you to know that I’ve been scheming a way of getting back to AU ever since.

Well this year, I finally made it…


Autodesk university 2010 – Post event round up

Autodesk University 2010

If you couldn’t attend Autodesk University 2010, never mind. You are in good company! Nevertheless you can find out what went on in this round up.


Autodesk University, Are you attending?

Autodesk University Learn Connect Explore

You are attending? You lucky so and so’s! If you’ve never been to Autodesk University then I highly recommend it. You will not find a more exciting and vibrant place (if you’re a CAD geek) and it’s held in Vegas Baby, which is a life experience in itself.

Find out more about the benefits of attending AU, and what you can do if you can’t attend…


AU Online – Autodesk University all year round!


AU Online is The official website for Autodesk University, Autodesk’s yearly user conference and premier training event. Autodesk University is usually held over four days in December (leading up to the Thanks giving weekend).  The conference is usually held in Las Vegas, purely because it attracts so many people! 2008 was the peak, with nearly More..