Focus on plant engineering: auxalia at the Autodesk University 2022

After two years in virtual form, the Autodesk University 2022 was back as a face-to-face event in New Orleans from September 27-29. Around 10,000 industry professionals from Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Product Design and Manufacturing (D&M), and Media and Entertainment (M&E) came together to share how connecting people, processes, and technologies lead to better outcomes. And how to take full advantage of the opportunities and benefits of Digital Transformation.

As in the previous years, auxalia was represented by our plant engineering experts Susanne Nell and Carsten Beinecke with their own booth. Autodesk Expert Elite Carsten Beinecke is invited annually to give presentations at the AU, sharing his industry knowledge with the Autodesk community worldwide. The title “Autodesk Expert Elite” recognizes users around the world who contribute to the Autodesk community by sharing their product knowledge, best practices and expertise.


After the announced and feared hurricane hit the coast in Florida instead of New Orleans, we were ready to go. At our booth, we presented our auxalia PlantTools, which are distributed worldwide. This modular software suite comprises a range of applications and tools that can be used to extend and improve the operation and functionality of Autodesk Plant Solution products (AutoCAD Plant 3D).

Over the three days of the trade fair, our experts were able to identify a significant increase in interest in digital solutions for planning processes in plant engineering. In his role as Autodesk Expert Elite, our expert Carsten Beinecke exchanged ideas with many colleagues from all over the world and gave various interviews on the topic of plant engineering. Among other things, many visitors informed themselves about extensions of AutoCAD Plant 3D in order to better meet individual requirements in planning and design. Thus, further discussions with interested parties were arranged. In addition, successful deals were made with international companies in the field of plant engineering.

Conclusion: Finally an AU as a presence event again. And with a noticeably growing interest in digital processes and technologies in plant engineering. Participation in the Autodesk University was definitely worthwhile for us!