image Autodesk University is a big deal around my place, and I put a good amount of effort into AU throughout the year. As AU 2010 draws near, I have become increasingly busy trying to make sure that it will be the best event ever. As a result, I will be slammed until November 15th, as I prepare for my classes and journalism that I will be involved in. The courses I will be participating in directly are listed below. Please register for these and keep Mark and I on our toes.

Digital Prototype to Documentation: Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher 2011 Fills the Gap

Speaker: John Evans

Date: Wednesday 12/1/2010 at 09:30 hrs | 1 Hr Lecture

MA319-2      Learn just how easy it is for anyone to publish compelling product documentation with Autodesk Inventor Publisher. In this class you will learn to use Publisher to create snapshots and animations that detail your products easier than ever before. The class will cover topics such as altering the appearance of components, creating exploded assembly views, applying detail labels, and so much more. You will become familiar with Storyboards and Timelines, Inserting models from various CAD applications, and learn how simple it is to update documentation after a design change through the Dynamic Update features in Publisher. CAD and non-CAD users alike will benefit from this class as we demonstrate how Autodesk Inventor Publisher is one more way to tap into the power of Digital Prototyping.

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A View from the Top: Top-Down Design Methods in Autodesk® Inventor®

Speaker : Mark Flayler – IMAGINiT

Lab Assistants: John Evans, Stan Wile, and Matt Jaworski

Date: Wednesday 12/01/2010 11:00 hrs | Lab

MA322-2L      Autodesk Inventor has the ability to perform multiple top-down design techniques. Top-down approaches emphasize planning and a complete understanding of the system. It is inherent that no modeling can begin until a sufficient level of detail has been reached in the design of at least some part of the system. The modification of any top-down design technique is inherently productive since it is focused on the modification of the few to update and change the many. This method can drastically reduce time in canvas and repetitive updates to numerous modeling files. This lab is for any users who want to understand how top-down design can aid them in their design intent and efficiency.

The above Lab is repeated:

A View from the Top: Top-Down Design Methods in Autodesk® Inventor® – Repeat

MA416-9L

Date: Thursday 12/02/2010 08:00 hrs | Lab

I will add a few articles between now and then, but they will be limited I suspect.  If you are attending any of these, feel free to discuss what you hope to achieve, or any concerns you may have. If you need more insight into something specific, here is your chance to pipe up and tell me what you need.