Industry's premier conference features futuristic technologies, engaging training sessions and showcase of innovative project classes that aim to accelerate adoption of new technology and improve user productivity and proficiency
‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013,' the preeminent design and engineering conference in the Middle East, opened today (December 17, 2013) at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), with key attendance of professionals from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Manufacturing, and Media & Entertainment industries. The event, which is being hosted by Omnix International, the authorized distributor for Autodesk products in the Middle East, is part of the 'Autodesk University', an annual series of Autodesk in-person and virtual user conferences that has already enjoyed two decades of success in the US. Sponsors for the exciting day-long event included HP (Platinum Sponsor), Intel (Platinum Sponsor), Canon (Gold Sponsor), Stratasys (Silver Sponsor), Jacky's (Silver Sponsor), Dell (Silver Sponsor) and The Chaos Group Vray (Associate Sponsor). Speakers at the event provided participants with a look at some of Autodesk’s latest offerings and taught them the latest productivity tricks and tools used by professionals today. Autodesk also awarded free 2013 professional certification exams on various Autodesk design software and Certifications will be provided free of cost for the latest versions of Autodesk software like AutoCAD 2014 Certified Professional, Revit Architecture 2014 Certified Professional, Inventor 2014 Certified Professional, Civil 3D 2014 Certified Professional, 3Ds Max 2014 Certified Professional, Maya 2014 Certified Professional.
More than 100 million people from around the world use Autodesk software to help realize their ideas. Featuring select customers, partners and executives, the one-day program gave attendees a key insight into implementing the latest product and technology innovations to help solve creative business problems across multiple industries. The event also featured talks and presentations from leading Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen; Nick Manning, EMEA Industry Marketing Manager, Autodesk Media & Entertainment and Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Emerging Markets for Autodesk.
“Autodesk customers are the most imaginative people in the world and this is why we have implemented programs like Autodesk University, so that we can support their creativity and further develop their design skills via our best-in-class software,” said Dr. Jayant Deshpande, Director-CAD Division, Omnix International. “Today’s event gives participants the opportunity to network with their peers and Autodesk experts and learn about integrating today’s best technologies into their everyday business practices to drive sustainability, success and compliance. Moreover, this program has been designed to help our customers get their projects to market faster and remain highly competitive, without having to compromise on their creativity.”
‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013' includes multi-level main stage lectures and small break out sessions. The main stage sessions included a talk on how to implement and handle BIM in large projects from Miss Elizabeth Peters, AECOM; Energy Analysis and Integration for existing buildings by Charles Blaschke from Taka Solutions; Overcoming BIM Confusion by Pavithran KV of Brookfield Multiplex; Revit 2D versus 3D by Daniel Frawley from Woodsbagot and cloud collaboration by Renad Jabaji from Autodesk. Topics covered during the break out sessions were;
Revit Structure in Practice and Recommended Workflows by Hany Shabana, AEC Technical Specialist, Autodesk
Tunnels, Railways, and Infrastructure – BIM for Infrastructure: Rail; BIM for Infrastructure: Conceptual Design with Infraworks by Neil Brooker, Autodesk
Plant Design Suite: Advanced configuration of Plant 3D for Fabrication, Collaboration, Document Management & Construction by Dave Evans and Simon Gillis, Autodesk
3D Modeling of Vessel and Fabrication Drawing by Ayman Nicola, Autodesk
60 Autocad tips in 60 minutes by Lynn Allen, Customer Evangelist, Autodesk
Infrastructure symposium and leveraging the power of InfraWorks by Tracey Stone, Autodesk and Vivek Gopinath from Omnix
MEP your Building! by Michael Goehring and Simon Gillis of Autodesk
Reality Capture & 3DS Max in Advertising, TV and Interactive Media by Alex Horst, Autodesk
"We are very pleased with the overwhelming attendance of this year's edition of ‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013.' The positive response we have received demonstrates the growing confidence that the region's design professionals have placed on Autodesk and its wide range of design solutions. We hope that the event was able to serve its purpose of providing participants with a strategic platform to network and gain potential opportunities while also learning how to maximize the benefits and advantages to be gained from using Autodesk," said Dr. Deshpande.
Louay Dahmash, Head of Middle East, Autodesk, said, "Autodesk University Extension, Dubai, reflects Autodesk's commitment to help design and engineering industry professionals in Middle East with the best knowledge and practices in CAD industry. This year Autodesk showcased cutting edge technologies like Autodesk ReCap, Autodesk 360 apart from innovative projects done by our customers using Autodesk tools and technology. We are extremely satisfied at the enthusiastic response to this premier event from the design ecosystem in the Middle East."
About Omnix International:
Omnix International is an ISO 9000-2008 company that was established in 1987 with the vision of serving its customers by promoting the use of key Information Technology to help attain business objectives. The company maintains its headquarters in Dubai with strategic offices spread across the Middle East region like Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya and Iraq. Omnix International is staffed with a large pool of qualified and experienced staff covering Building Intelligence Modeling (BIM) services in the areas of architecture, structure and MEP. Offering resources for Pre-bid Engineering, Detail Engineering, Consultancy services and training, the leading BIM services provider also executes detailed engineering for a project based on the requirements of a basic bid package. Omnix International has four major divisions addressing the various needs of the market—computer aided engineering; media networks; public services solutions and enterprise software solutions. Over the last 23 years, the company has successfully met the requirements and demands of its various customers in the Government, Telecommunications, Energy, Healthcare, Financial Services and Hospitality sectors.
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