A2K Technologies Blog

Monthly Archives: January 2015

A new outlook on the cloud

A New Outlook on the Cloud – An Interview with Planetary Futurist Alex Steffen

From data-storage to IT servers to software, cloud computing continues to accelerate, and analysts predict the rate of adoption of “virtualised” software definitely won’t be slowing down in 2015. Like many of our high tech peers, Adobe moved away from [...]

January 21, 2015 Technology
Ian Athfield

Farewell to a New Zealand architectural icon – Sir Ian Athfield

Sir Ian Athfield, the renowned Wellington architect, passed away on 16 January 2015. The 74-year-old founder of Athfield Architects Limited, best known for his asymetrical, unconventional residential designs and for his great civic structures, will be remembered as not only one of New [...]

January 21, 2015 Industry
Cities of the Future

Infographic: Cities of the Future

Autodesk surveyed 1018 Australians to find out what they want in their future cities – and design technology is going to play an important role in making their desires a reality. [...]

January 20, 2015 Industry, Technology
Autodesk's Patrick Williams

Finding a Way Ahead for Manufacturing – ABC TV Interview with Autodesk’s Patrick Williams

While Australia wrestles to find a way ahead for the manufacturing sector, much of the pioneering research into making things is happening on the software side. California-based multinational software company Autodesk will invest up to $100m in 3D printing companies [...]

January 16, 2015 Industry, Technology, Videos

Architects and Designers with CAD and BIM Skills in High Demand Across Australia

A guide to recruitment hotspots for architects and designers around Australia for the first quarter of 2015 has been released, and shows that proficiency in CAD and BIM software is in high demand. The Hays Quarterly Report for Construction & [...]

January 15, 2015 Industry

Tradies Go Hi-tech as Digital Disruption Hits Factory Floor

THE ‘tradie’ of the future is more likely to wear Google glasses than a tool belt as technological changes transform the manufacturing and construction sectors. Industry experts say digital disruption will challenge traditional skills and methods but also breathe new [...]

January 13, 2015 Industry, Technology
Rezicad Design

Case Study: Saving Time and Money with Autodesk Revit Customisation – ReziCAD

In this case study (PDF), Andrew Milford, Managing Director of ReziCAD, and winner of A2K Technologies’ Ultimate Desk competition, explains why he chose Autodesk’s Building Design Suite Premium, and the benefits to his business of Revit customisations from A2K. Autodesk [...]

January 13, 2015 A2K News, Industry, Technology

A2K Technologies Earns Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor Certification

A2K Technologies, an industry-leading solutions, training, consulting and management firm specialising in design technology, announced today that it is the first certified Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor in Australia. Autodesk PLM 360 provides next generation cloud-based product lifecycle management, to make [...]

January 12, 2015 A2K News, Technology

HP Selects Intel Core i7 Chip to Power 3D Printing

As reported by ZDNet, Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to integrate Intel’s processors into the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer, slated for release next year. Dion Weisler, HP’s executive vice president of Printing & Personal Systems (PPS) and Intel CEO [...]

January 9, 2015 Technology

Autodesk Final Days to Upgrade 2015

Update – 4 February, 2015: The final date to upgrade perpetual licences has been extended from the date below (31 January, 2015) to 6 March, 2015. If you use Autodesk software, the most cost-effective way to always stay up-to-date is [...]

January 9, 2015 Events, Technology, Tips and Tricks