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TenLinks Announces Best of Autodesk University 2014

Software awards to Bluebeam, Content Studio, CL3VER and RTV; hardware to Lenovo, HP Sprout and SmartUse; services to Microdesk

NOVATO, CA, Jan 23, 2015 - TenLinks, Inc., the largest online CAD, CAM and CAE network, has announced the winners of Best of Show for Autodesk University 2014, recently concluded in Las Vegas, NV, Dec 2-4, 2014.

With an attendance of over 10,000, this annual meeting of users of Autodesk software is the largest gathering of CAD users in the world. More than 150 companies show their products in the exhibit hall, making Autodesk University an unequalled venue to see technology of interest to this community.

TenLinks was on hand with 10 judges, chosen from among the ranks of Autodesk software users and industry experts, to evaluate many of these products. Twenty one of these products and services were nominated for consideration, and after voting, the Best of Show in Hardware, Software and Services have been determined and are listed below.

"Real experts - the power users - were asked to determine the best tools," said Roopinder Tara, CEO and founder of TenLinks. "We are delighted to present the most useful and interesting of those to users, most of whom were not able to attend Autodesk University."

Awards were given to products and services that best met this criteria:

  1. They enhance productivity of users of Autodesk software
  2. Their technology is of interest to CAD, CAM and CAE users

The winners are as follow:

Lenovo-w550s Best of Show, Gold:
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

Mobile workstation

See nomination on The CAD Insider: Lenovo’s Thinnest, Lightest Mobile Workstation Ever: The W550s, Dec 15, 2014

Best of Show, Silver:
HP Sprout

Built-in 3D scanning

See nomination on The CAD Insider: HP Sprout Integrates a 3D Scanner, Dec 12, 2014

Best of Show, Bronze:

Big tablet shows whole drawings

See nomination on The CAD Insider: Navigate PDFs on Big Screen with SmartUse, Dec 14, 2014

Best of Show, Gold:
Bluebeam Revu

Manage, create PDF

See nomination on The CAD Insider: Bluebeam Revu is CAD-friendly PDF, Dec 14, 2014

Content-studio Best of Show, Silver (tie):
Content Studio

Family management for Revit

See nomination on The CAD Insider: Content Studio Manages Revit Content, Dec 14, 2014

Best of Show, Silver (tie):

Interactive 3D presentations

See nomination on The CAD Insider: CL3VER Makes AEC Models Into Product Showcases, Jan 7, 2015

RTV ScreenShot Xporter Interface.png Best of Show, Bronze: RTV

Productivity tools for Revit

See nomination on The CAD Insider: RTV Makes Productivity Tools for Revit, Jan 7, 2015



Best of Show:

Services for AEC and civil engineering

See nomination on The CAD Insider: Microdesk Is in Your Future with AEC, Civil Engineering Services- Jan 22, 2015


A complete list of nominations, from which winners were selected, are listed here

  • Autodesk BIM 360 Layout App
  • Bluebeam Revu
  • CL3VER
  • Content Studio
  • Contex large format scanner
  • Eagle Point
  • EON Reality 
  • Epson large format printer
  • Flatter Files
  • GoBOXX SLM mobile workstation
  • HP Sprout
  • Kenguru
  • Keynetix HoleBASE SI
  • Lenovo ThinkPad W550s mobile workstation
  • Microdesk
  • NearMAP
  • RTV
  • Skycatch
  • SmartUse
  • SolidCAM
  • Spike by ike
  • Unifi

A full description of the products, criteria for selection, and judges is available here:



TenLinks wishes to thank all judges who participated in the the selection, nominations and voting for the TenLinks Best of Show. The Autodesk University 2014 judges were:

For more information, please contact:

Roopinder Tara

About TenLinks

TenLinks, Inc. is a CAD, CAM and CAE online media company, founded in 1999, the growing TenLinks' network includes several websites and newsletters, including TenLinks Daily, the industry's leading daily newsletter. Its flagship site, TenLinks.com, is the only online directory where industry experts organize the Internet into TopTen lists. In addition, TenLinks, Inc. includes CADdepot, CADdigest.com, FreeCAD.com, and CADtalent.com. Find out more information at www.tenlinks.com/about.