Autodesk University 2014 recap – PLM 360 Connect and beyond

Autodesk University 2014 recap – PLM 360 Connect and beyond

Jitterbit was a proud sponsor of the 22nd Autodesk University 2014 held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last week.  Around 12,000 Autodesk users, partners, prospects, and students attended the event to learn about new solutions and products and to network with fellow Autodeskers. We were on hand to host our own booth, connecting with attendees about PLM 360 Connect and integration to Vault.   Much of the discussion centered around the back office and ERP systems like Netsuite and SAP.

Autodesk PLM 360 Connect is powered by Jitterbit, allowing Autodesk PLM 360 users to connect any app to theirproduct management lifecycle.  Many attendees coming to our booth were unaware of how easy integrating applications to Autodesk can be. 

In addition to our booth, we were involved in multiple sessions, providing a chance for attendees to see integration at work in real life:

  • Design and Manufacturing in the Cloud: Autodesk PLM 360, NetSuite, and Beyond – Represented by Gavin Davidson, Vertical Lead, Manufacturing at NetSuite, this session covered using PLM 360 Connect to integrate NetSuite.
  • Autodesk PLM 360 and Vault Integration from a Customer’s Point of View – Here Vacco Industries’ Design Engineer, Richard Noriega showed attendees how Autodesk PLM 360 integrates with Vault and Inventor using PLM 360 Connect.
  • Making the ERP/PLM Connection with Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite – This session included a live technical demonstration by our own CTO, Ilan Sehayek.
  • Advanced Reporting from Autodesk PLM 360: Using Jitterbit and the REST API – Led by Michael Pares, Systems Development Manager, Greenpoint Technologies this session showed how to use the REST API to access the data you need to build the perfect report and techniques to warehouse PLM data to create the right dataset.

We also hosted a happy hour at Tao with NetSuite and Keystone – it was an impressive space and a fanatastic networking event!

Design and Collaboration were key themes at Autodesk University 2014, with companies like Local Motors, Oru Kayak, Normal, and Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) representing their wares designed in Autodesk.  Fusion 360, Autodesk’s cloud-based, collaborative design and machining package, remains central to the design of these products and more.  Clearly cloud collaboration is driving innovation!

The kayak folds into the small case, the top car(LM) is 3D printed, bottom car is BAC Mono.

The kayak folds into the small case, the top car(LM) is 3D printed, bottom car is BAC Mono.

The future looks bright at Autodesk and for the designers using their products to bring us innovative new products!  Of course, having the right data in the right place, at the right time, contributes significantly to completing tough projects, as we learned during the sessions.  As Amar Hanspal, Autodesk SVP, Information Modeling and Platform Products Group said in the closing, “There truly is all of this technology at your disposal today. If you can think it, you can make it. The future of making is here.”

If you have questions about PLM360 Connect, be sure to check out both our PLM 360 section and the Autodesk PLM 360 website or contact us!

We’ll leave you with one last #AU2014 happening below.. Don’t you want one for your commute??

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