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Autodesk enables public art and architecture to shine

Australia-based design consultancy Urban Art Projects (UAP) has been named ‘Inventor of the Month’ by Autodesk for utilising the design company’s Inventor software to deliver large-scale design works and architectural projects around the world.

Autodesk named UAP Inventor of the Month for July 2009 for the firm’s use of Autodesk Inventor software in delivering large-scale, high-quality art and design works in a wide range of architectural and landscape projects around the globe.

A sampling of its works include a police memorial in Canberra, Australia; an art landscaping project for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia and the major entry statements for the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

The Inventor of the Month program recognises the most innovative design and engineering advancements made by the community using Autodesk Inventor software, which is designed to take manufacturers and engineers beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping.

With Inventor, manufacturers can create a single digital model that gives them the ability to design, visualise and simulate products before they are built to reduce the necessity of constructing physical prototypes, according to Autodesk.

As both a design studio and a workshop, UAP takes ideas for public art from concept, through documentation, fabrication and all the way to installation on behalf of its clients. Inventor software provides a way for UAP to adhere as closely as possible to the artist’s vision for the project by integrating all design data into a single digital model, increasing communication and streamlining the design process, Autodesk says.

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