ColumbiaSoft is exhibiting at Autodesk University this week in Las Vegas at The Venetian resort. Autodesk University is one of my favorite shows to attend each year. This will be my third consecutive year at the AU conference, and I am continually amazed by the number of attendees from all over the world. Autodesk University brings together the best and brightest from countless industries and career paths to showcase the latest technology derived from CAD (computer aided design).
In addition to Autodesk showing off their wonderful products, there are countless other vendors displaying their latest inventions. I remember my first year at Autodesk University I saw a 3 dimensional (3D) printer build physical models of working ball bearings including the outer rings and internal balls that reduce friction. The 3D printer technology enables CAD designers to create components electronically and then real-time print life sized prototypes for review – dramatically reducing the cost of CAD/CAM (computer aided manufacturing).
Similar to how 3D printing technology changed the paradigm of CAD/CAM, ColumbiaSoft’s Document Locator with unified storage reinvents how organizations store, manage, and collaborate with their documents across the entire organization. This year at Autodesk University, I look forward to sharing our successes over the last year with customers that ColumbiaSoft has helped improve productivity while reducing costs and risks.
Each year at this conference we have the opportunity to speak with and listen to CAD users from around the world. Many of their comments and suggestions find their way directly into Document Locator to further enhance the product. Please stop by our booth (#375) in the AEC section of the main exhibit hall to share with us your stories of document management, and you can even register to win a new iPod Touch.