S03 : Ep. 15 : Autodesk's Future of Making and the AEC Industry with Adam Walmsley
Autodesk. One brand, one mission, many tools. In this episode I speak with Adam Walmsley (Senior Civil Infrastructure Technical Specialist at Autodesk) to uncover Autodesk’s amazing products and services as well as deep dive into understanding how these tools (such as Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, Inventor, Fusion360, Python to name a few) enable the enhanced and connected workflows within the Australian Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Adam outlines various Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions and how Autodesk technology has enabled the AEC to transition into the 21st Century. Additionally, the conversation details Generative Design and valuable advice for practicing industry professionals, students and graduates while uncovering what to expect from Autodesk in the future – not to mention some hidden gems of knowledge. If you love learning about Computational Design, Generative Design, BIM, tune into this conversation and learn directly from Autodesk.
Adam Walmsley is a Civil Infrastructure Technical Specialist for Autodesk based in Sydney, Australia. He focuses on enabling the industry to design, document and construct Civil Infrastructure projects using improved connected workflows. His passion lies in using computational design processes to help automate and improve design. Prior to joining Autodesk in April 2019, Adam had worked for 12 years in the structural design and civil construction industry, holding lead Digital Engineering roles on challenging major projects in Australia.
Connect with Adam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-walmsley-35597239/
Students can access Autodesk software for free. Head over to https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured or google ‘Autodesk Education’ for more information.
Listeners can take a course on the Design Academy. Head over to https://academy.autodesk.com/ for more information.
Autodesk University is our annual conference usually hosted in Las Vegas. This year we are going digital, enabling a wider audience to participate. You can find more information here https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/
Autodesk’s Future of Making https://www.autodesk.com/future-of-making-things
2 great resources on Generative Design. https://www.autodesk.com/solutions/generative-design/architecture-engineering-construction and the Primer, your comprehensive guide to getting up and running with Generative Design; a must read https://www.generativedesign.org/
Information on the Autodesk AEC Collection can be found here https://www.autodesk.com.au/collections/architecture-engineering-construction/overview
If you want to watch other webinars that Adam and his team have recorded you can visit https://www.autodesk.com.au/aec-webinars, watch old webinars and register for upcoming ones.
Adam and his team manage a YouTube channel full of useful workflows, tips and tricks. You can access their content here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjq6Uj7PiGTvpLHVjrjmlA?view_as=subscriber
My favourite blogger, Kean Walmsley works with live sensor data on the MX3D steel 3D printed bridge. His blog post is here. I suggest then perusing the rest of his blog, he is a great mind. https://www.keanw.com/2018/10/realtime-visualization-of-sensor-data-from-the-mx3d-bridge.html
(This episode was recorded online during the COVID-19 restrictions.)