CADDManager on February 21st, 2009

I got the opportunity to tour the 16,500 sq ft Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco. It was built to celebrate the design process of moving ideas into reality.

There are more than 20 different exhibits on display. A giant Lego dinosaur, a Shelby GT500, numerous manufacturing examples, a cathedral, the Bay Bridge design, ergonomic chair design and 3d interactive media displays.

See so much more…  How did they get that car into the building?  at the Autodesk Gallery site.


I could go on forever about the very interesting displays, but you should just go to the Autodesk site and take a look at them all.

Artwork or manufacturing?

Artists Bruce Beasley, Jon Isherwood, Robert Michael Smith, and Kenneth Snelson applied Autodesk 3D design tools to the process of creating stone sculptures.  They created the little white model and sent it to China to be carved out or granite.

Ford’s Special Vehicle Team and legendary automotive designer Carroll Shelby used Autodesk software to create their own version of the 1968 Mustang sports car.

The Bay Bridge

The largest engineering project in the history of California wouldn’t have been possible without photo-realistic, contextual 3D visualizations to prove the project’s viability.

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