Technology Showcase - Atlanta

Join us for a day-long special event featuring Lynn Allen as our keynote speaker, with breakout sessions on a variety of relevant topics.

Technology Showcase - Atlanta
Start Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00 AM ET
End Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Cost: Free
Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Technology Showcase

You will have a chance to win a Keurig DeskPro Brewing System or one of fourteen $25 Amazon gift cards given away at the end of each lab session.

Join us for an exciting event featuring Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist as our keynote speaker, with breakout sessions on a variety of relevant topics. The event will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, and will feature a variety of presentations and learning labs conducted by Lynn Allen, Autodesk and Hagerman personnel. You'll be able to visit with the presenters, network with other professionals and discover new solutions that can dramatically improve your productivity. There is no charge for attending.  Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. 

Select from any of the learning labs in the agenda.  Sign up soon - seating is limited in all labs.  AIA credit will be available in select sessions.

To register, click the register button at upper right, or click here (you'll be taken to another page to complete your registration).

Guest Presenters

Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 22 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called "Circles and Lines" and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos –“Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”. Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn is always one of the highest rated speakers and host of Autodesk University®. The author of three AutoCAD books, her latest is entitled AutoCAD Professional Tips and Techniques.

John Twerdok

John Twerdok, Channel Enablement Executive for the Digital Simulation team at Autodesk, has over 25 years of experience in Computer-Aided engineering. Prior to joining the channel team at Autodesk, John was a Sr. Manager of the Simulation Go to Market team. He led the efforts to bring Autodesk’s first cloud based simulation technology to market. John has also held senior management positions at both Moldflow Corp, and ANSYS Inc., where he was responsible for the development of Enterprise Licensing, managing global accounts, developing Corporate Sales Programs, and as Director of the global network of ANSYS resellers. John holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union University. He is a founding member of the Technology Network Alliance – a global consortium of CAE Experts.

John Janzen

John Janzen, LEED®AP, Technical Executive – AEC Collaboration & Data Management Solutions at Autodesk, is an AEC Technical Specialist focused on Architecture and Building Information Modeling.  John recently joined Autodesk after spending 15 years as a freelance Autodesk Consultant where he specialized in the implementation and development of custom Architectural Solutions with a slant toward facility and building management.  Having a background in Technical Architecture, John has worked with many large architectural and construction firms across North America developing best practices in computerized architecture and data/document management.  John has been a regular contributor and speaker to Autodesk University since 1997.





Agenda Item

8:00- 8:30

Check-in / Breakfast served

8:30 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:30

Lynn Allen - Autodesk 360 Embrace the Cloud

Cloud technology is everywhere we turn – but what does it really mean to you? Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she clears up any misconceptions you might have about the Cloud and how the latest Autodesk 360 Cloud offerings are certain to improve your design experience. The Cloud opens the door to everything from real-time collaboration and reality capture to endless design iterations, energy analysis and speedy renderings – you just need to walk through that door! Join us for this eye-opening session and experience the possibilities.

9:45 - 10:45

Manufacturing Track

Building Track

Civil Track

Design Validation with Digital Prototyping     

Top performing manufacturing companies work across departments to virtually design and validate a complete product before it is built, and bring high-quality, innovative products to market faster. Autodesk Product Design Suite, including Autodesk Inventor software, allows companies just like you to do this effectively.

In this presentation you will see case study examples of how companies have benefited from Autodesk® Product Design Suite®, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping.

See how these top performers:

  • Get to market faster with reduced rework and increased design reuse

  • Increased customer satisfaction with improved quality and optimized product performance

  • Reduced manufacturing costs with accurate documentation and product manufacturability

  • Established an innovative product design process with the ability to use an interoperable tool across all disciplines

The Business Value of BIM  

This is the right time to discover how BIM can help position your business for success.

Attend this session to learn more about how BIM can help you:

  • Improve design quality

  • Reduce change information exchange costs

  • Shorten project timelines  

In a highly competitive environment, these benefits can be critical to improving the outcomes of your building projects.

 Consider how implementing BIM in your firm can keep you ahead of the curve – today and tomorrow.

Extend Your Access with Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions  

Join us for our “Extend your access with Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions” session and discover how intelligent model based processes can help you make more informed decisions about your infrastructure projects and bring value across the project lifecycle.  

Complexity has grown in the infrastructure industry amidst increasing project sizes and the need to stay competitive and profitable. Learn how to handle complex projects and make more informed decisions about your civil infrastructure software in the face of transformation. Extend your access with the latest technologies, techniques and strategies that can help you deliver successful infrastructure projects.  

Discover how to:

  • Identify problems with existing conditions more effectively before the start of a project

  • Improve communication with stakeholders

  • Minimize rework and maximize profitability

  • Enhance the detail and accuracy of project designs

  • More effectively identify and resolve issues virtually before breaking ground  

 Stay competitive and productive. Join our experts and other professionals to exchange ideas and uncover new strategies that can positively impact your process and technology and help you stay ahead of the competition.

11:00 - 12:00

Manufacturing Track

Building Track

Civil Track

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical and Simulation CFD – Predict, Optimize, and Validate Your Designs   

Simulation Mechanical and Simulation CFD provide tools to help accurately predict performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing — minimizing reliance on costly physical prototypes. Autodesk Simulation Mechanical provides an easy-to-use interface, multi-CAD import capabilities, design optimization, nonlinear analysis, fatigue calculations, and more. Autodesk Simulation CFD provides fast, accurate, and flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.

In this session we will discuss both Simulation offerings and the many ways they can enhance your design productivity and validation of designs.  

Build Confidence into Your Revit Designs with Robot Structural Analysis (RSA)

This session provides an overview of the RSA solution. Learn how this tool can handle a wide variety of your structure types and materials within a single, unified interface. Prevent failures, improve accuracy and boost confidence in your designs with RSA.

Under the InfraWorks Hood – Creating a Styles Hot Rod  

Styles in InfraWorks are a great start in creating a conceptual design. There are times, however, that you need to show additional or custom information. Customizing InfraWorks can appear daunting, but the process to create custom styles is straight forward and relatively easy.

12:00 - 1:00

 Lunch  (complimentary)

Optional presentation sponsored by AIA Atlanta.

Coming to Atlanta – The College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame CEO John Stephenson will discuss their new facility opening this fall.

1:10 - 2:00

Manufacturing Track

Building Track

Civil Track

Highly Anticipated CAM Software:  Autodesk Inventor HSM

For years, many of our customers have struggled trying to manage separate CAD and CAM software packages. Many have been forced to forego necessary CAD upgrades due to the incompatibility of their CAM software, or have had to manage the process of updating tool paths after a design change or update. Just as they have successfully accomplished with simulation (FEA, etc), Autodesk will now offer a fully integrated CAM product within its industry leading product design suites.

This presentation will cover:

  • CAM and why is it important to you

  • The three new Autodesk CAM solutions

  • How the new Autodesk CAM solutions help streamline your manufacturing process

  • Ease of use of Autodesk Manufacturing software and how it works from within Autodesk Inventor

Deliver High Performance Buildings via Detailed Airflow Analysis with Autodesk Simulation

This presentation provides a broad look at the Autodesk Computational Fluid Flow tools and how they can be applied to simulate airflow inside and outside of your Revit Designs. Learn how other architects have applied this technology to gain valuable insight, reduce costs and ultimately deliver safer and more efficient designs.

On the Road Again, But Can We Make That Turn?    

Autodesk’s answer to AutoTurn, Vehicle Tracking is a comprehensive transportation analysis and design solution for vehicle swept path analysis. Vehicle Tracking enables engineers, designers, and planners at government agencies and engineering consulting firms to predictably evaluate vehicle movements on transportation or site design projects.

2:15 - 3:15

Manufacturing Track

Building Track

Civil Track


Autodesk Vault Professional 

The Autodesk Vault Professional presentation demonstrates how workgroups can reduce time organizing files, avoid costly mistakes and more efficiently release and revise designs. Attendees will also learn how Vault Professional enables workgroups to securely manage and track their digital prototypes, find and reuse data more effectively, manage and design revisions and control access to data.

Complete BIM: An Introduction to Using Vault Professional with Revit

Revit and Revit Server allow for the collaboration of the building model, but BIM is more than just the Revit Model. Learn how using Vault Professional can extend the data contained within the Building Information Model and manage access to the data throughout the project ecosystem.

Pushing Civil 3D TIN(s) – Destination REVIT!   

With increased competition, smaller budgets and schedules, efficient work-sharing is playing a growing role in winning new work. The ability to “share” project information such as Civil 3D surfaces, will utilize the power of BIM to “push” those TIN(s) into Revit. 

3:30 - 4:30

Lynn Allen  - 60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes

If you want a plethora of power user tips then be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top secret AutoCAD features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.