Get Ready for the Future of Making with NVIDIA Quadro RTX

Experience architecture, design and digital content creation workflows powered by AI and real-time ray tracing at Autodesk University.
by Andrew Rink

NVIDIA technology is powering the latest architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and design applications at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this week.

We’re bringing AI and real-time ray tracing to design with our NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs to advance Autodesk user workflows in entirely new ways. Stop by our booth C1201 to see how our Quadro RTX GPUs are powering:

  • Autodesk Arnold and Maya with GPU acceleration — See the benefits of GPU acceleration and OptiX denoising for production rendering in media and entertainment workflows.
  • Real-time ray tracing for product design — Instant lighting and design review of a 23GB model of a Mercedes E-class Coupe built in Autodesk VRED.
  • Ray-traced global illumination — Live, photorealistic architectural design walk-through of the KPF designed Rosewood Bangkok Hotel. Autodesk Revit model imported into Unreal Engine 4 shows effects of light switching between raster and ray-traced materials.
  • Real-time walkthroughs — Enscape plug-in allows users to view a full-scale Autodesk Revit model and make changes in real time.

Collaborative, Immersive AEC Design Reviews

The NVIDIA booth will showcase a VR architectural simulation workflow with Autodesk BIM 360 and NVIDIA Holodeck. By merging project and related metadata with NVIDIA Holodeck, designers can experience the 3D presence of their product or model.

New Holodeck navigation and design tools for AEC reviews let users see their projects at full scale and identify and collaborate on early opportunities for iterative improvement, saving time and money.

Anytime, Anywhere Mobility

Learn how designers can create and render from any connected device and location using Autodesk 3ds Max and Chaos Group’s V-Ray Next GPU. With Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software (Quadro vDWS), users can work on both compute and graphics workflows in the same remoting session with no compromise in performance or data security.

Move to the Head of the Class

Learn how to start incorporating the benefits of AI, real-time ray tracing, 3D graphics and virtualization into your design process. Our courses, talks and tutorials throughout the week will show how NVIDIA GPUs can make your work easier. A few highlights:

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Building the Future of AEC with AI — AU Theater
  • 2:45-3:45 pm: Four Years of Accelerated Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for AEC with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf — Murano 3304, Level 3

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 11:30 am-1 pm: Breaking the Time Barrier: New Technologies to Accelerate the Future of Making — Veronese 2402, Level 2 (Lunch & Learn)
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Learn How to Build a Business Case for VR with NVIDIA, Dell and HTC — Murano 3201A, Level 3
  • 2:45-3:45 pm: From Visualization to Machine Learning and the Future of CAD — Theater, Venetian G, Level 2
  • 4:30-5:30 pm: CannonDesign’s Journey Through vGPU Technology for Global Collaboration — San Paolo 3506, Level 3

Learn more in one of the many Autodesk University classes featuring NVIDIA technology and solutions.

For more details, visit NVIDIA booth C1201. Follow us on Twitter @NVIDIADesign for show news.

Images courtesy of IBI Group.