Damian Nenow and Tomek Bagiński, directors at Poland-based Platige Image, discuss the evolving world of visual effects. The vfx studio specializes in commercials, game cinematics, shorts, full-feature films, and projects for museums and schools. 3ds Max tools enable them to realize their creative visions and solve problems quickly.
The team at game development studio Eidos-Monteal discuss how gameplay has changed in the past 10 years and how they adapted the franchise to engage a new generation of players. Using a modularity system in 3ds Max, they were able to reuse their assets to create the dynamic world of Thief.
Hogarth Worldwide is a London-based advertising implementation agency that is integrating Autodesk® Smoke® for Mac OS® X into their production workflows enabling their artists to extend their creative process and ultimately add more value to their clients.
This London-based boutique uses Autodesk® Smoke® for Mac OS® X for commercials, corporate, and broadcast promos. The Delicious workflow also includes Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Motionbuilder® software. Delicious was able to expand their creative bandwidth by adding the all-in-one finishing solution, Smoke for Mac®.
Vancouver-based Goldtooth Creative uses Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite with Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, Autodesk® Mudbox®, and Autodesk® Maya® software for everything from pre-viz to animation to create CG trailers and cinematics such as Prototype 2, 2Deus Ex.
James Masters, the Global Video Manager, talks about how Oakley shoots on the RED Camera® and uses Autodesk® Smoke® software as part of its in-house post-production pipeline to create corporate videos, short films, and advertising projects.
Autodesk Creative Finishing customers from around the globe share their thoughts on S3D as they are pioneering this new workflow in broadcast and commercial post using Autodesk® Flame® and Autodesk® Smoke® software.
Triple Eight UK Since adopting the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, Triple Eight Race Engineering has improved communication across design and manufacturing teams , reduced reliance on physical prototypes, and sped time to market.
Ubisoft game producer, Louis-Pierre Pharand, explains why Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® MotionBuilder® software were the best packages to integrate into their pipeline, for the animation and art creation on Far Cry 2.
Benjamin Murray, owner of The Room, uses Autodesk® Flame® Premium to expand his business and provide more services to his customers which include television networks like HBO and NBC. The services include 3D visual effects, editorial finishing, and real-time color grading.
Striving for even greater accuracy and realism than previous versions, the EA DCG team used a combination of Autodesk® Beast™, Autodesk® Kynapse® middleware, Autodesk® Maya®, and Autodesk® Mudbox™ software to help create the realistic environments, terrain, and action that make the latest version the best yet.
Buro Happold’s New York−based team worked with design firm Populous to build a Stadium in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup with Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis software.
Virginia Tech prepares students for productive, exciting careers with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, the most comprehensive product for the design, drafting, and management of civil engineering projects.
Monsters vs. Aliens is the first DreamWorks film to be completely authored and produced in stereoscopic 3D. Artists used Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® Lustre® software to achieve the stunning final result.
Rhode Island-based structural engineering firm uses Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, including Autodesk® Revit® Structure software, to efficiently design a new high-rise residence hall.
For the 16th consecutive year, Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation tools were used on a Best Visual Effects Oscar–winning movie. Autodesk technology was also used to shape other Academy Award-winning and nominated films in 2011.
An integrated project team led by structural engineers Haynes Whaley Associates uses Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions to complete a $38.5-million performing arts center in Huntsville, Texas.
Environmental intellect (Ei), an environmental and safety compliance software provider, has developed a technology that uses AutoCAD® P&ID software to enable more efficient and automated LDAR compliance.
The Ubisoft Montreal team has raised the bar again for this third installment of the popular game title with the help of Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® MotionBuilder® software and Autodesk® HumanIK® middleware.
Smoke & Mirrors New York uses Autodesk® Flame® software and Autodesk® Flare® visual effects software to re-create the classic Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover to create a spot promoting “The Beatles Rockband” video game.
For it's Malabo Clubhouse project in Central Africa, Bouygues relied on Autodesk Consulting and the Autodesk® Revit® family of software to implement 3D building information modeling (BIM). Autodesk Consulting provided project assessment, implementation methodology, high level training, on-site mentoring, and follow-up activities.
Autodesk Consulting helped this global architectural, engineering, and consulting firm transition to 3D model-based design by providing strategic guidance on process and workflow improvements by using Autodesk software.
A designer of sports stadiums and other structures where people gather relied on Autodesk Consulting and the Production Assurance team to analyze its future software directions and to achieve greater efficiency through training and custom setup of Autodesk products.
The eye-catching new 700,000-square-foot Caltrans headquarters in downtown Los Angeles features high design from lead architect Morphosis and a slew of construction coordination challenges for design/build team leader Clark Construction Group.
MKM & Associates handles a wide range of commercial, residential, and institutional structural engineering projects from its headquarters in Northern California. Long renown for the expertise of its people, MKM wanted to make sure its employees didn’t get pigeon-holed into an old way of doing things. Upgrading to AutoCAD 2006, the twentieth release of AutoCAD, was the ideal solution for MKM, who have been using AutoCAD since the early 1990’s.
DWF™, Autodesk® DWF™ Viewer, and Autodesk® DWF™ Composer provide historic Lisbon, Portugal, with standardized, cost-effective and easy-to-use tools to share design information and manage design review.
An AECOM company, DMJM Design is a leading full-service architectural and engineering design firm of more than 3,000 professionals. The company’s Washington, D.C.–based division is supporting design teams that are standardizing on the use of the Revit® Architecture.
Canada's Lynch Fluid Controls, a global leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom hydraulic manifold assemblies, relies on Autodesk® Inventor® software and Autodesk Digital Prototyping.
See how design professionals are using Autodesk design visualization software to communicate their design stories. Whether you’re an architect, a designer, or an engineer, visualization tools can help you make informed decisions throughout the building information modeling (BIM), infrastructure modeling, and Digital Prototyping processes.
To create products that are at the leading edge of elegance and quality, Reilly Windows & Doors relies on a Digital Prototyping workflow based on Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software to design, visualize, and simulate products digitally.
AutoCAD® Electrical is helping FRICK, a Johnson Controls Company, produce electrical control panels faster—the 3-week design cycle has been compressed to 3 days. And when the design is done, so is the BOM.
With AutoCAD Electrical, R.A. Jones has been able to meet aggressive operation goals and remain an industry leader by slashing product design cycle times, improving quality, and reducing overall costs.
In its third generation, the family-owned Max Bögl Group is the largest private construction company in Germany. Services include large-scale projects in structural engineering, transport and civil engineering, tunneling, steel and plant construction, and system building construction.
Autorska Pracowania Konstrukcyjna “WOJDAK” is a structural engineering firm specializing in the custom design of complex steel and reinforced concrete structures. Founded in 1999 by Ryszard Wojdak, the firm is located in Gdańsk, Poland.
This Virginia-based boutique facility sets themselves apart in their market by offering a production through to post production pipeline which includes Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Flame®, Autodesk® Smoke®, and Autodesk® Lustre®.
Santa Monica, CA-based RIOT work on an impressive portfolio of episodics, using Autodesk® Discreet® Fire® and Discreet® Smoke® systems to put together shows such as Deadwood, Sopranos, Las Vegas, Bones, Entourage, and Prison Break. RIOT explain their tools of choice used to make these shows.
This small, agile visual effects facility uses Autodesk® Maya® and Inferno® software products for their 3D work in commercials, music videos and feature films, including: The Day After Tomorrow, Fantasic Four, and more.
San Diego State University public television station KBPS used Autodesk® Flame® and Autodesk® Smoke® systems to create a large number of long-form high definition documentaries, underwriters’ spots, and community outreach projects.
Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. explains how the integrated Autodesk® Flame® toolset creates efficiency in its film pipeline—making it easier and faster to create, edit, and experiment with cutting-edge visual effects like those seen in Ghost Rider.
Resolution Creative are based in London, UK. They create graphics, visual effects and high-end finishing on a number of different projects, using Autodesk® Flint® and Smoke® systems software. One of their aims is to make ‘great TV happen easily’.
Viasat is a TV broadcaster and distributer for approximately 40 channels in Nordic, Baltic, Eastern and Central European countries. Viasat uses Autodesk® Smoke® and Autodesk® Flint® for promos, commercials, image campaigns and branding for their channels.
East meets West—and the past meets the future—in San Francisco’s new Asian Art Museum. Read how AutoCAD® software helped renowned Italian architect Gae Aulenti transform a Beaux Arts library building into an “explosion of light” that will house the museum’s Asian masterpieces.
B-K Medical uses Autodesk® Inventor® software and the Autodesk® Vault family of products for a Digital Prototyping solution to help develop and produce high-performance diagnostic ultrasound equipment.
ILM used Autodesk technology to create thousands of visual effects for the hottest films of the summer—Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Terminator Salvation, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Learn how the team at Janimation used Autodesk® Softimage® and Autodesk® Face Robot® software to create four-and-a-half intense minutes of 3D footage for the James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace video game in just five weeks.
Sony Pictures Imageworks’ animated Surf’s Up not only captures the look of the penguins, but also tackles more animated water, with characters moving through, over, and under the surface, than any other movie—with help from Autodesk® Maya®.
While ILM received 2005 Oscar® nominations for "Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture" for War of the Worlds and Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this prominent visual effects company has proven itself a winner through its history of groundbreaking visual effects work.
When bringing the great King Kong back onto the silver screen, the filmmakers wanted to make sure viewers experienced a visceral, emotional connection to the great beast and the time period in which the film takes place.
To achieve such artistic freedom, The Orphanage, a leading visual effects, production, and technology company based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, has integrated Autodesk® Maya® software and Autodesk® 3ds Max® software into every stage of its pipeline, from modeling to rigging to animation to rendering.
Autodesk checked in with London-based visual effects studio Double Negative to find out more about their stunning work on the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code. Find out how they used Autodesk Maya.
Autodesk congratulates visual effects facility Weta Digital, who crafted champion visual effects for the Oscar®-winning film King Kong. Autodesk also congratulates Industrial Light & Magic and Sony Pictures Imageworks, for shaping the Visual Effects category nominated films The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and War of the Worlds.
With Autodesk® Algor® Simulation software (formerly known as Algor® Professional MES software), Unverferth Manufacturing optimizes designs for innovative agricultural equipment and speeds its design cycle.
With AutoCAD MEP software as well as training and customization help from Autodesk Consulting, Affiliated Engineers delivered improved productivity, accuracy, and coordination on the new Comer Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency department.
Flack + Kurtz used AutoCAD® MEP to improve its design process, create better construction documents, reduce interferences, improve quality, and enable effective communication with colleagues, clients, and contractors.
Chinese engineers use Civil 3D for the world’s tallest double arched dam, a two billion dollar project. Read about civil engineers that are completing designs faster and generating complex profiles across difficult terrain with AutoCAD Civil 3D – all in an effort to build a modern civil engineering marvel and power a growing Chinese economy.
Founded in 1954, the Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute (CSEPDI) is a subsidiary of China Power Engineering Consultation Group. CSEPDI maintains a competitive advantage through its 1,000 expert employees—including over 400 senior engineers, designers, and certified professionals—and advanced engineering design tools.
Researchers at the University of Aarhus relied on Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor to overcome extreme design challenges when developing a wind sensor for the NASA Phoenix Lander’s meteorological station mast.
To improve its property management, Macerich turned to an Autodesk MapGuide® software and Oracle solution, with experts from Autodesk Consulting leading the implementation. The result? Improved analysis and 2,500 hours of work saved.
Aided by Autodesk Consulting, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., implemented AutoCAD® MEP software to improve project design and documentation coordination, streamline collaboration, and finish projects faster and more efficiently.
Learn how the German company Mackevision earns repeat business with its creative product visualizations. Using Autodesk software, Mackevision creates precise computer graphic (CG) visualizations of car interiors that are more accurate than any photograph could be. Mackevision is revolutionizing the way autos are conceived, promoted, and sold.
When its customers use Revit® Architecture software, Design West Engineering turns to Revit® MEP software to provide its design team with an improved understanding of each project, allowing it to put the best product in the field.
Self-taught 3D hobbyist Laurent Rodriquez created a 3D landscape within a countryside environment around a photograph of a main architectural subject as his first project using Autodesk ImageModeler image-based modeling software.
The Indonesian Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Board works with Autodesk Consulting and uses Autodesk geospatial software to aid reconstruction efforts, cutting costs by 95 percent and sharing geospatial data twice as fast.
UnternehmerTUM GmbH, the center for entrepreneurship at Technische Universität in Munich (TU München), uses Autodesk Inventor software, the Student Engineering & Design Community, and the Autodesk Creative Curriculum to help students develop their ideas into tangible products and services.
Stanford graduate students use Autodesk software to develop a working prototype for a solution that could capture ideas, information, and decisions during design meetings attended by geographically dispersed teams.
Southern California Edison is using Autodesk® Utility Design software, enabling it to meet the demands of future growth, while helping expand and strengthen its electric system infrastructure to serve all its customers.
A leading manufacturer of mining equipment in a tough global market, Joy Mining Machinery faced a critical challenge: to create an engineering environment with enough process effi ciency to integrate multiple design teams worldwide and accelerate its time to market.
Visual effects artist Michael Illingworth, who has worked on Gladiator and all five Harry Potter films, goes out on his own with Vine Post Production in London, built on the Autodesk® Flame® visual effects system.
With the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, ADEPT Airmotive has developed an innovative, highly competitive aviation engine. From conceptual design to manufacturing, ADEPT is boosting efficiencies and speeding up the design cycle by leveraging a single digital model.
Succeeding in today’s tough economic climate with geographically dispersed business divisions requires a keen sense of resource management and a state-of-the-art collaboration solution. WMH Tool Group, a company that has figured out how to do this successfully, is using the Autodesk Streamline™ online collaboration service from Autodesk.
Since adopting Autodesk AliasStudio software, Wild West Motor Company, a California maker of exotic motorcycles, has created an innovative design center with a stronger focus on technology. As a result, the company has increased its production by 100 percent.
Ernst Riedler, a leading Austrian trailer manufacturer, used Autodesk® Inventor™ software to link its design and manufacturing activities, leading to a 20 to 30 percent reduction in manufacturing time.
High schools in Petaluma, California, are using Autodesk 3D solutions, including Autodesk® Inventor™ Professional and Revit® Architecture, to provide students with a link between learning science and math and developing skills used in real-world professions.
Australia’s Carr Design Group turns to Revit® Architecture and Autodesk® 3ds Max® to transform its designs from 2D to 3D, optimizing the design-to-documentation process and capitalizing on new business opportunities.
Vancouver, Canada-based Autodesk partner Pacific Alliance Technologies uses MapGuide Open Source and Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise to customize and implement end-to-end geospatial solutions for managing the assets and infrastructures of municipalities, utilities, and oil and gas companies.
With offices across the world’s key petroleum and natural gas extracting regions, VECO is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and maintenance services to the energy industry. One of the company’s largest regional offices, located in Anchorage, Alaska, employs over 1,000 people, including 250 engineering personnel who use everything from 3D models to laser scanning and beyond to boost productivity and deliver better service to clients.
See how this premier aquatics planning, design, and engineering firm accelerates every stage of its workflow—throughout the design, engineering, and construction process—with the power of AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Design Review software.
See how pairing Autodesk® Design Review with Autodesk® Inventor™ software enhances this product design firm’s digital prototyping process. With Design Review, Mechanical Studio can turn around changes on a daily basis, saving significant time and money on every review cycle.
A world leader in the delivery of sustainable and innovative solutions, Stantec has dramatically improved project coordination by moving to a shared digital model built with Autodesk products including the Revit® platform and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software.
Revit® Architecture helps the KlingStubbins Associates cruise to faster completion and improved client relationships on Marriott’s proposed Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel and the 200,000-square-foot Digitas project.
Building information modeling (BIM), particularly intelligent 3D CAD tools such as Revit® Architecture and AutoCAD® Architecture, are leading the way to help integrate sustainability into the definition of design.
With AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite software, CKC gains extraordinary insight, improves communication, and increases productivity by up to 15 percent. Revit Structure also enabled CKC to create bidirectional links between the model and some of the firm’s other engineering applications, such as the structural analysis program ETABS.
While the company name refers to the halfcentury- old network’s location on the Australian television dial, it might just as well refer to the number of days and nights per week their Autodesk® Smoke® systems are running full-tilt.
Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of pre-engineering instruction for middle- and high-school students, chose Autodesk® 2D and 3D software as the exclusive core of their project-based learning program.
“We have an old-school attitude—a traditional artists sensibility—when creating architectural renderings, and we tend to focus on the work more than the tools,” says dbox co-founder, James Gibbs. “But of course, craft is central to any art, and it’s also in our best interest to use the best 3D tools available.”
The Department of Landscape Architecture at Switzerland’s HSR University is one of a rapidly expanding number of university departments using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software to teach drafting and design. The course uses Civil 3D to teach elements such as digital terrain modeling design and drafting.
Nanaimo, a city of scenic views and picturesque streets in British Columbia, Canada, is now covering more ground in less time with a web-based geospatial solution to track the mowing of its many green spaces and communicate with citizens.
Don’t let San Diego’s idyllic weather and pristine beaches fool you into thinking its residents are all play and no work, especially when it comes to the hardworking students attending the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
It’s not surprising that a university with more than 500 patents developed by faculty is a nationally recognized leader in science and technology. Now, its industrial design students have been learning Autodesk® AliasStudio™ software.
Using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, the Sekwang Engineering Consultants Company increases productivity, streamlines data analysis, and cuts overall construction time by 20 percent on the South Incheon Port project.
Using Revit® Architecture software, Brunet Saunier Architecture completes projects more easily, improves accuracy, and spends more time doing what really matters—designing masterful, award-winning buildings.
Boston Scientific standardizes on Autodesk® FMDesktop™ software for increased productivity, improved communication, and better visibility into more than 2.6 million square feet of office and manufacturing space.
One of the world’s leading wind energy companies, Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES Ltd), certainly acts on what it believes. Over the past few years it has transformed an old egg farm at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, UK into an impressive head office. The farm is now a model of eco-friendly design.
Autodesk Subcontractor software streamlines project documentation processes for the Arizona-based electrical contractor, yielding greater consistency, improved company image, and an edge over the competition.
The construction management program at Brigham Young University (BYU) provides students with a broad background in construction technology, business, architecture, and engineering, with emphasis on the management of construction projects.
Autodesk® Revit® Building software helps students at the Savannah College of Art and Design master all aspects of design and design process. Using Revit Building, students can integrate and address an array of issues that shape a whole-building design development process.
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. uses AutoCAD® Architecture software and the Autodesk® Buzzsaw® service for one of the largest court centers in North America—and boosts productivity by almost 20 percent.
Arctic Spas® are engineered to perform in the world’s harshest conditions. Attention to detail, industry-leading manufacturing techniques, and commitment to quality ensure that Arctic Spas will perform beyond expectations. Using Autodesk Inventor® software, Arctic Spas consistently ensures that level of performance
ENMAX Power Corporation (EPC) uses enterprise-class geographic information system (GIS) server technology to drive its field service force, as well as to empower its analysts, engineers, and planners back at headquarters.
The art of shooting music videos has definitely evolved since video killed the radio star in the 1980s. Today's music videos are more like short and punchy motion picture accompaniments to the hottest music on the charts. In many cases, the video becomes as much a part of the song's experience as the music and lyrics. And in very rare cases, the music video stands as a piece of art in its own right.
When a Philadelphia-area developer sought an architectural firm for the complex redesign of an industrial tower into luxury condominiums, it chose Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann, a firm with a 65-year history of delivering top-notch architectural and engineering solutions.
When Ubisoft™ artists needed a robust 3D modeling and animation software solution for the development of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: ® Chaos Theory’s™, they turned to Autodesk® 3ds Max®. The results are in: the popular game received an impressive 9.9 out of 10 from Official Xbox Magazine, raising the bar to unprecedented heights in the stealth action game space.
BeeryRio has been winning awards for architectural design since its founding in 1961 and ranks among the nation’s leaders in the design of senior living, educational, industrial, and interior design projects.
When the District of Columbia asked the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)—which transports 381 million passengers on its rail and bus network each year—to design and construct a light rail demonstration project in the Anacostia section of Washington, D.C., WMATA turned to Autodesk® solutions.
More than 31 million people in 17 western states depend on the Bureau of Reclamation for their water. The Bureau manages more than 600 dams and reservoirs, and to handle this massive and important undertaking, designers and surveyors depend on the Autodesk® Civil Series.
Autodesk Media & Entertainment products have helped digital artists create some of this season’s blockbuster films. Post-production facilities relied on Autodesk® solutions for visual effects creation, editing and finishing, color grading and 3D animation.
Seattle’s public agency responsible for water, sewage, drainage, and resource management, a habitual winner of awards for its public works projects, uses Autodesk® Infrastructure Solutions to execute its cutting-edge projects—projects that might be too costly otherwise.
The Massachusetts Port Authority is using Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide to provide airport employees with instant access to facility information, helping them do their jobs faster and more efficiently.
Find out how the Huntsman Architectural Group expanded its business into space planning and lease management with Revit® Architecture. The group eliminated a CAD programmer and fully utilized its administrative staff to expand its business into lifecycle management while providing better service to its clients.
In keeping with its name, ACE leads the pack in post-production circles in Belgium. Together with its audio and 3D sister companies, A-sound and Victor 3D, ACE has been performing its digital tricks since 1989 in highprofile commercials, TV series, trailers, and feature movies.
New Zealand firm relies on Autodesk 3ds Max software to produce accurate and detailed simulations for proposed development and infrastructure projects. If a picture speaks a thousand words, the computer simulations that Truescape Visual Reality creates speak volumes.
Learn how this public owner used Constructware to coordinate hundreds of architects, engineers, and contractors on a $380 million program to transform five miles of West Manhattan’s waterfront docklands into a series of parks and public spaces.
Set in a steep hillside on a cramped site, Carnegie Mellon’s new 133,000-square-foot research center for collaboration in science, engineering, and technology was itself a study in collaborative design and construction.
The city uses a GIS based on Autodesk Map and, with Autodesk MapGuide, makes its geospatial data available to every city employee. Its centralized approach saves the city tens of thousands of dollars in staffing costs per year.
“With Autodesk MapGuide, the GIS data not only helps build and maintain infrastructure, it’s keeping residents out of traffic jams, helping local business thrive, and dramatically cutting lines at our map counters. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
Jos Stam, Autodesk Principal Scientist received a Technical Achievement Award, Academy Certificate on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Stam received this honor at an awards ceremony held Saturday, February 18, 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA. The award is granted to individuals who have developed solutions with a proven track record of continued successful use in the film industry.
Many of the hard-hitting commercials airing during Super Bowl XL were shaped with Autodesk’s products – including software gained from its recent acquisition of Alias. Post-production facilities used Autodesk technology to realize ideas for Aleve, Bud Light, Gillette, Honda and many other Super Bowl commercials.
Oktoberfest draws millions of visitors to Munich every year, where the massive blue-and-white beer tents must be ornamental, yet stable. This is a job for Deuter GmbH and AutoCAD® Architecture software.
As a leading visual effects and broadcast design facility in London, Resolution Creative recognized that to prepare for the growing demand for HD post production, they needed to migrate to a powerful, fast, versatile platform capable of supporting HD.
The national pet supplies retail chain uses the Autodesk® Buzzsaw® on-demand collaborative project management solution to manage a portfolio with as many as 100 active projects. By using Buzzsaw, PETCO saves its store designers almost 180 hours each year, cutting two weeks from design review cycles and saving $10,000 annually.
Beginning with an analysis of the customer's complete engineering processes, Autodesk Consulting helped Unverferth implement Autodesk® Vault and Autodesk® Productstream® software to help cut time to market in half.
Streamlined 3D data delivery cuts costs and saves time: Autodesk Consulting worked with Criterion's engineers to implement a new Autodesk Inventor Series platform that allowed the furniture expert to do just that, producing savings in time and cost.
Unverferth has been supplying products for America’s farms since 1948. A complete solution from Autodesk is making it possible for Unverferth to transform its business in many ways, from cutting product development time to developing more sophisticated equipment for its existing customers and entering new markets.
To modernize the storing, maintaining, and distributing of land-related data, Sheffield City Council called on consultants from Autodesk to implement a web-based GIS solutiondriven by Autodesk MapGuide software.
The United Kingdom’s Jelly Television creates effects for such notable series as the BBC’s Time Machine. Jelly’s work often incorporates multiple high-resolution sources, which are easily handled by the firm’s smoke® system, Discreet’s first system to run on Linux.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) transports 381 million passengers on its rail and bus network each year. With an eye toward the cost-effective enhancement of the regions rail systems, the District of Columbia has asked WMATA to design and construct a light rail demonstration project in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. Read how using Raster Design to convert paper maps to digital data saved them time and money.
The Australian water and wastewater services provider has improved management of its more than 2,000 km of pipelines by using Autodesk MapGuide® software together with a suite of public works applications. The result: 100 percent ROI in less than a year.
Home to more than 560,000 people, the City of Fort Worth, Texas is growing fast. According to the Census Bureau, Forth Worth’s growth rate was 6.1 percent between 2000 and 2002, making it the second fastest growing city in the United States.
“Buzzsaw has reduced our printing and delivery costs, but consolidating our design centers has resulted in far more notable cost savings. When we began using Buzzsaw, we operated 70 separate centers; now we operate only eight.” -Eli Tollin, Weyerhaeuser Building Materials
The Dimension Group, a Texas design and construction firm, used the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service during a huge Texaco station conversion project. The service has helped the company reduce the number of questions called in to staffers, freeing them for more essential tasks, and has helped them save money on delivery and printing.
Hacienda Builders (Hacienda) has made a name for itself in the hot and ever growing Phoenix, Arizona, home market. Of course, the home market isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Phoenix—outside summer temperatures regularly top 105 degrees Fahrenheit. All Hacienda homes are Energy Star certified and feature 46% more insulation than new homes in other cities.
A Silicon Valley-based contractor turned to the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service for a secure, centralized location for storing and sharing information and the means to track all the activities within a project. The result—money earned and saved and a selling point when pursuing new business.
C&C Technologies, an international mapping and survey company based in Louisiana, made headlines when its underwater roving camera uncovered a sunken German World War II submarine in the Gulf of Mexico. After the discovery, the company chose the Autodesk Buzzsaw service to share information with clients as easily and quickly as the camera delivered the data.
LPA, Inc., with one office in Colorado and two in California, made the leap into online collaboration with the Autodesk Buzzsaw service. Now everyone from their landscape architects to civil engineers and plumbing contractors are using it. The result is better communication, improved overall efficiency, and cost savings.
As Clarke/Tamaccio Architects began using the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service to manage project design, team members from other disciplines also began using the service—until finally the whole team was involved. The consensus was that they functioned better as a team—enjoying better productivity, time savings, and lower operating costs.
TKG Consulting Engineers uses the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service to keep more than 90 users connected on a large expansion project for Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical giant. Slated for completion in 2004, the project includes more than 90 project members, who use the collaboration service to exchange drawings, respond to changes, and share ideas.
AREP (Amenagement, Recherche, Pole D’Echanges) is an engineering design office and architectural agency with close links to the French Rail Board. In addition to railway design and construction projects in France, AREP also manages large-scale projects in China. By choosing the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service, AREP resolved complex exchange and collaboration issues.
Executives of Avalon Bay Communities, Inc., a Virginia real-estate investment trust, turned to the Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service as a way to provide team members with the information they need, whenever they need it. As a result, the company has eliminated delivery costs, and teams are collaborating more successfully than ever before.
The Autodesk Buzzsaw online collaboration service changed the way the team members of a Japanese construction and civil engineering company did their jobs. Without the limits imposed by distance or time, the central administrator can control a project no matter how many members are involved. And because it is easy to use Autodesk Buzzsaw, people could start using it quickly.
After upgrading their software from AutoCAD 2002 to AutoCAD 2004, Group Mackenzie's IT and CAD Director Rusty Gesner was impressed with the seamless transition. The new program was introduced into an existing operation whose top projects totaled two and a half million square feet and a quarter billion dollars in construction costs.
The massive reconstruction effort following September's record floods is well underway in the Czech Republic, with some help from advanced 3D design software tools. The Czech Army will build more than 50 new bridges in less than two months after the flooded Czech rivers subsided.