Wow, let me first start off by wishing you all a happy and prosperous new decade. Of course we can discuss if 2010 or 2011 is really the start of the decade; Wikipedia does have some thoughts on this, but I digress.
Well, what a whirlwind end of the year we saw here at Autodesk. We launched our first iPhone app with Sketchbook Mobile and it is truly amazing; in fact if you don’t already have it, go to the app store on iTunes and get it. You won’t be able to put it down. What we’ve seen for the upcoming technology previews is going to be truly amazing, dare I say revolutionary! See the technology preview of the Alias sketching capabilities inside of AutoCAD. Sketching in AutoCAD, are you nuts? Maybe but check it out. And while we’re talking about sketching there is a service pack update available for Sketchbook Pro here.
AU was a big success this year with an unprecedented virtual attendance; I got to spend a great week in Las Vegas sicker than sick. We got to see film producer Jon Landau on main stage previewing some the amazing Autodesk technologies that went into the creation and production of James Cameron’s film Avatar. I haven’t seen it yet, but hear only good things. As well as showed some of the really amazing forward looking stuff on the Manufacturing general session stage. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements, they’re sure to be good.
Here’s a little shout out to my colleague Rob Cohee who just bumped the 100k views on his youtube channel. If you haven’t seen his videos they’re really entertaining, but very informative on some of the great things we are doing around BIM.
Finally I’m looking forward to the plans that the tech evangelist team is putting together for 2010 and getting out and talking with you all on what you’re doing with our tools today and what you want to see in the future. And if any of you are going to be in Portland for the IDSA conference this year, I hope to see you there. Until next time, have a great first of the year and decade.