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Omnix International opens ‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2012’

Middle East’s largest CAD event featured key talks from leading Autodesk experts to help design professionals improve skill and enhance productivity.

Omnix International, the authorized distributor for Autodesk products in Middle East, successfully opened ‘Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2012,’ the Middle East region’s first-of-its-kind largest CAD event, today (December 6, 2012) at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is part of the Autodesk University program, an annual series of Autodesk in-person and virtual user conferences, featured leading Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen and top Autodesk official Nick Manning. Brought in part by Canon Middle East (Gold Sponsor) and Adobe (Silver Sponsor), ‘Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2012’ was attended by more than 400 design professionals who use CAD solutions across engineering, construction, architecture, animation, manufacturing and infrastructure industries.

Lynn Allen, who is known across IT circles as a leading cadalyst columnist, talked on the topic, ‘Autodesk 360 – Embrace the Cloud.’ Allen’s presentation aimed at clearing misconceptions about the cloud and also showcased the latest Autodesk 360 and BIM 360 cloud offerings, which are certain to improve today’s design experience. Meanwhile, Nick Manning, Senior Manager, Global Field Marketing for Media & Entertainment, Autodesk, took the notch up higher with his topic, ‘Telling the story of your design to win business.’ Manning’s talk and discussion session looked towards helping participants gain more knowledge on the possibilities of telling the story of your design with products contained in the Autodesk family of suites. Companies represented during the event include WS Atkins, Saudi Bin Ladin, Brookfield Multiplex,­­­­­ Al Futtaim Carillion, Arab Engineering Bureau – Qatar, GASCO, ADGAS, Ajman Municipality, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Robert Bird Group, Al Habtoor Leighton, Godwin Austin Johnson, Arif & Bintoak, Ted Jacobs, Keo Consultants.

“We are overwhelmed with the large turn out at today’s event, which is the Middle East’s first and largest CAD-based event. Participants surely gained from the talks given by our Autodesk experts, led by Lynn Allen and Nick Manning,” said Sajan Sadiq, Marketing Manager, Omnix International, CAE Division. “We hope that this event was able to help Autodesk users improve their skills and enhance productivity, giving them an added advantage over other design professionals. In addition, ‘Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2012’ also served as a strategic platform for designers to learn more about the latest technology trends and to meet new contacts and explore potential opportunities.”

Aside from Allen and Manning, ‘Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2012’ also featured top design specialists like Anthony Doyle, MENA Structural Drafting Manager, Robert Bird Group; Andrew Milburn, Associate, Godwin Austen Johnson; Adam Jull, Operations Head, IMSCAD; Pavithran KV, Director for BIM, Brookfield Multiplex and Alex Albani, Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, M. Arch., American University in Dubai.

Source: Zawya.Com – Press Release – 6 December 2012

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