The Best 7 Things at Autodesk University 2016

We compiled the top seven things that we saw at Autodesk University this year.

HingePoint covered the conference and saw tech for everything from making supermodels (not just BIM models) to automatic tagging technology for Revit and new 3D printing technology.

As we move into 2017 it is going to bring more and more of this technology, from virtual reality to generative design.



HSBCAD shows off software for Microsoft’s HaloLens virtual reality headset just for the heck of it at Autodesk University. These are guys are growing across the world. The HoloLens has only been available to developers for a few months, but already HSBCAD has working software for the newest trend in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

As the AEC industry gradually marches towards augmented and virtual reality, the software demo shows the robust capability of HSBCAD, said Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint.

2 is a cloud-based platform that helps you manage, collaborate and analyze your industrial video and photos. uses machine learning to identify photos and video with visuals and audio.

We interviewed Founder and CEO Josh Kanner about how machine learning is used in their application.

3 puts the “I” in your Building Information Models (BIM) with a new Revit plugin that automatically tags product data.

At Autodesk University 2016 showcased their new Revit plugin on the showroom floor. Users can tag product data into their Revit design models Makes Revit Models Sweeter with Automatic Tagging


3D Printing

At the Autodesk University exhibit, intern Andy Baldwin explains the future of 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize the world.


DAQRI Smart Helmet


UL’s Web App

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) wants to get credible sustainability data into Revit models more easily. To do so, UL recently launched a web-based product, sustainability-information tool that will help users select credible green products and place that information into their Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow.

UL Introduces Online Database to Easily Add Sustainability Data into Revit Models



At Autodesk University 2016, Collaborea showed off their supermodel software. “Collaborea is the smart logbook during all phases of your project. In one workflow you inspect the job, communicate with all stakeholders and create tasks and assignments to process alterations. You can find all the information in one place for all involved parties, without them needing any additional software. Collaborea is the missing link for Autodesk Navisworks in issue management.”

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