Is there a sustainable design discussion group somewhere on this Autodesk forums site?
If not, how many of you think there should be?
I, personally, have very few opportunities to discussion sustainability in my local community and even fewer opportunities to use sustainable design. Given that several global issues seem to be intertwined, and sustainable practices have been proposed to be "multibenefit" solutions, I think there ought to be something I can do to make the world a better place.
My logic is that Autodesk has information about Sustainable Design (and Product Lifecycle Management) on their website and a non-technical discussion group does exist on this forums site. I will give that suggestion a try and go from there. Thanks.
The issue can get *very* political. I'd prefer that such discussions were kept off-site, except where they directly relate to AutoDesk products.
Any company in this day and age that has a web presence "must" have something with the words "sustainable" or "green" in their online efforts.
BIM is a "green" method by which to understand and make use of the lifecycle and long term viability of a building or system.
It is not however a way to mechanically draw the building or system. These things are still the same as if you were using paper, pencil, and a T-square. Continuing education and knowledge of your product is still the responsibility of the pencil pusher.
The Autodesk website is the place where you come to learn and expand on your use of the software: not what to put on the paper, just a better way to do it.
The same logic could be used to expand say the Drawing Techniques Forum into an online classroom.
What discipline should Autodesk stop at?: Architecture?, Structural?, Robotics?, Factory?, Plant?, CGI?, etc...
There is a world of dedicated websites to this pursuit that have experts from all over rather that just those that use Autodesk software. Why limit yourself? Explore those.
Good things to know. Nevertheless, what websites have discussion forums about topics such as sustainable infrastructure and/or green product design? Many people or organizations related to those topics, that I have contacted or tried to contact, have seemed unavailable or inaccessible.
I appreciate all the advice.
Tangent: I have noticed that several nonprofit organizations have very similar goals (and even similar methods), however, it seems they do not know about each other. From what I understand, collaboration would have a "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" effect.
We are past that already. ADR. In my post prior to this one, I was asking about non-Autodesk websites (nor websites associated with any other company) that would have forums about those topics.
The Break Room is for non-technical discussions, so I am doing just that.
The questions in my original post were not rhetorical, they were actual questions. I apologize for any confusion.
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