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How Autodesk Design Has Shaped The World

Using Autodesk Design to Shape the World

Design has the ability to shape the world we live in; from the structures we live and work in, to the products we consume for entertainment and the way we move around.

Armed with an Autodesk Certification and the ability to use their software systems within the segments of Platform Solutions & Emerging Business, Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing or Media & Entertainment; you’ll get to use technology to re-imagine and re-design the world we live in, for the better!

Not convinced? Let’s dive into some awe-inspiring Autodesk Inspiration:

Changing the way we are transported

A car constructed from a lightweight biological material that has grown from a seed? Yes indeed, it is possible and has been done. Mercedes-Benz created Biome, the first concept car of its kind in response to the LA Auto Show Design Challenge in 2011.

In addition to sustainability and consuming fewer resources while providing transport, the Zeleros company stepped up to the challenge of creating a new way of transportation that increased speed and reduced travel time. Thanks to advanced Autodesk software and tools, Zeleros has designed the Hyperloop prototype that aims to connect cities faster and more sustainably.

“We've managed to reduce weight by around 30% and increase strength by 50% by implementing Autodesk’s Generative Design Technology,”
Juan Vicén
Co-Founder and Director of Communications, Zeleros

Applying the best of all existing industries such as aerospace, energy, infrastructure and rail, Zeleors has been able to accelerate system development and thanks to their scalable system, infrastructure costs will make long-distance travel possible in a few minutes. Hold onto your hats, travellers, we’re all in for a speedier ride!

Photo Credit: Edition.CNN.com

Designing where we surf

Don’t live near the ocean? Thanks to the latest Autodesk technology utilised by Wavegarden, you could enjoy a realistic surfing experience wherever you’re located (and you don’t need to be positioned near the ocean).

Having worked for years to recreate surfing spots that aren’t dependent on your proximity to the ocean, the Spanish engineering company of Wavegarden found Autodesk to be their solution. Wavegarden Cove is their main offering and produces up to 1000 waves per hour in a lagoon that can house 90 surfers simultaneously. Different project phases require various combinations of Autodesk programs. While Civil 3D and Revit are their design tools, Infraworks assists in analyzing the impact of their surfing facilities and Navisworks coordinates all the disciplines.

Repurposing structures from entertainment to medical

While the lyrics of the popular dance track are “Last night a DJ saved my life”, thanks to the innovation of Mountain Productions and Autocad, this phrase isn’t all together far from the truth. While it may not have been a DJ saving lives, thanks to large-scale events, concerts and festivals being canceled in 2020’s global pandemic- this staging and rigging company modified structures within 48 hours for use in the emergency medical field.

From over 40 years and over 18000 corporate, entertainment and government events, Mountain Productions changed their business entirely within a few days to MTN Emergency Services to save lives with the assistance of modular medical structure redesigned in Autocad.

Photo Credit: mountainproductions.com

Redefining the way we create art

Award-winning artist, Jesse Sandifer, is no stranger to 3D digital character creation. When Autodesk and online community, CGHub, challenged digital artists to create their own visions of the ultimate warrior with Mudbox sculpting software, Jesse combined his love of sculpting with his 3D art. The creation of his turtle warrior began with a paper and pencil before gaining more life in 3D. Once photorealism was added through texture maps and painted surfaces, his turtle warrior took first prize and was on display at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.


Photo Credit: Artstation.com Artist Jesse Sandifer

Another revolutionary work of art displayed at the Autodesk Gallery is the fine art sculptural media titled ‘The Coriolis Series’ by Bruce Beasley. Having had his cubic bronze works displayed across the globe in museums like the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art, Bruce uses a state-of-the-art 3D printer with Autodesk software to showcase his expressive ideas through intricate layers of hot liquid plastic.

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