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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Digital Prototyping Forum Nearly Upon Us

It’s less than a week now to until the event of the year – the Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum 2010! Some might disagree and suggest that maybe the Fifa World Cup in South Africa or the recent Commonwealth Games in India were surely the events of the year but I can assure you that as good as those events were, the Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum is surely THE event to be at…………if you’re a design engineer!

There’s still time to register to secure your place at the free event which is being held at The Belfry Golf Club & Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham (the one where they had all of those golf competitions) is going to packed full of useful presentations and information for designers, engineers, managers and generally anybody involved in design & manufacturing.

Main stage events will kick off at 9am with presentations from Autodesk Tim Doidge and Keith Perrin before we get to here from three users of Autodesk technology to hear how they are benefiting from usign Digital Prototyping.

Ortis deeley from Channel 5’s The Gadget Show will be prsenting with RoboChallenge about their use of Autodesk Inventor to design Satans Mutt for their robot wars challenge on the show. They will be followed by David Leadley from Sheffield based Land Instruments who will present how they are combining plastics design, mechanical, electrical and electronics design to create digital prototypes of their non-contact temprature measurement. The final customer presentation of the morning will be conducted by a very special guest from the automotive industry!

The afternoon will be split up into a number of 90 minute focussed breakout sessions presented by the Autodesk experts……..and me.

Industrial Designer Robin Oldroyd will be going through everything relating to consumer product design, industrial design, surfacing and visualisation.

Simulation & Analysis will be covered by Eric Henry and Paul Tolliday and will include how various analysis solutions can help design engineers make decisions about their designs earlier within the design process.

Uffe Bak and Emma Godfrey will be covering data management and technical documentation. If you want to know how you can manage all of your manufacturing data then Uffe is your man. Emma will be showing how to quickly and easily create technical documentaion, illustrations, manuals etc staright from the digital prototype at the same time the design is still be completed!!

And finally, I will be presenting a 90 minute Autodesk Inventor tips & tricks session that will cover things like – user interface, sketching, parts, assemblies, sheet metal and drawings.

Once the breakouts have finished there will be one final main stage presentation that I will be presenting with Keith Perrin who is travelling over from our Autodesk office in Portland, Oregon. We will be showing attendees a sneak peak of what they can expect from future Autodesk technology!

There are still a few places left so still time for you to register, just head on over to the Digital Prototyping forum for more details and to register:


Hope to see you there.