Control Engineering Autodesk custom newsletter for May 20, 2004


A custom advertising newsletter from Control Engineering & Autodesk| May 20, 2004


Why should you attend Autodesk's biggest manufacturing event ever?

Autodesk set to host nationwide solutions day June 15th, 2004

Five major trends are creating the challenges driving many of the decisions manufacturers make and increasing the industry's need for creative, problem-solving engineers. That's why Autodesk is hosting the biggest manufacturing event of the year to help engineering design professionals and CAD managers be better prepared to excel in the rapidly changing manufacturing industry.

These five major trends and their corresponding engineering challenges will be addressed at Autodesk's half-day simulcast National Solutions Day on June 15 , hosted by an authorized Autodesk reseller near you.

The components within the panel layout drawings are linked back to the components in the control schematics. When one device changes, it is automatically reflected on the other drawing in the project.

Each of these trends revolve around product design largely because the design process accounts for 80% of all costs associated with bringing a product to market. Making the design process even more important is the fact that for every one designer, there are 10 users of that data, including purchasing and sales, according to Andrew Anagnost, senior director of product management, Manufacturing Solutions Division, at Autodesk (the world's leading design software and digital content company serving the manufacturing building and infrastructure industries).

The June 15th National Solutions event, hosted by Autodesk and its resellers, will provide you an opportunity to:

  • See how you can quickly increase your day-to-day productivity;

  • Discover key macro-trends that are forcing manufacturers to change the way they design and manufacture products and how these trends are affecting you today; and

  • Learn how engineers like you are surviving and thriving in this marketplace and, more importantly, how they're gaining competitive advantage.

The event will feature detailed presentations and demonstrations to show how you can go further with Autodesk's newest solutions for creating, managing, and sharing design data throughout the product development cycle. A lively question and answer session will follow the presentations featuring the Autodesk manufacturing panel: Buzz Kross, vice president of Manufacturing Solutions Division, Andrew Anagnost, and several product managers.

Panels, such as this operator station, can be designed leveraging data from the control schematics.

Another issue to be addressed during the event is the lack of communication between electrical and mechanical engineers. Electrical engineers often see 3D CAD as a tool for mechanical engineers and often feel overlooked in the design process. Autodesk has released AutoCAD Electrical to help solve this problem and will present a special breakout session during the June 15 simulcast specifically for electrical engineers . This breakout will focus on AutoCAD Electrical, which was built by electrical engineers for electrical engineers. Developed for electrical control designs, AutoCAD Electrical seamlessly integrates with AutoCAD and maintains existing 2D data and links to 3D parts and assemblies. AutoCAD Electrical also features built-in data management for version control.

As an engineering design professional or CAD manager, you are key to your company's product development cycle. That's why you can't afford to miss this manufacturing event.

Get more details about Autodesk's National Solutions day by clicking here .

Autodesk, Inc
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903

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