Excellence award success for Al Suwaidi Group 

KnowledgePoint is delighted to announce Al Suwaidi Group as the winner of the Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) Excellence Award for Fusion 360 Delivery Excellence for FY23 Q1. 

Al Suwaidi was recognised for its Fusion Next 2022 program.  The program involves Al Suwaidi collaborating with universities in the region, helping students to improve understanding of product design, data management, engineering and industrial problems, and practical applications using Autodesk Fusion 360. 

Commenting on their success, Suresh Dhandapani, Business Unit Manager – CAD & Engineering Division, Al Suwaidi Group, said: “It’s really a fortunate moment for us to receive an excellence award from KnowledgePoint and Autodesk. On behalf of my team, I express my sincerest gratitude to you to be considered for the award and it’s our honour and a privilege to be associated with you… Thank you” 

About Al Suwaidi 

  • Al Suwaidi Computers, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company established in 1985, is part of Al Suwaidi Group, a leading IT Enterprise Solutions Provider and ICT System Integration in the Middle East  
  • Al Suwaidi Computers is an Autodesk Gold Partner, Autodesk learning partner, certification Center and BIM consultancy service provider 
  • Al Suwaidi Computers provides 3D printing & LiDAR scanning solutions to its customer base in AEC and manufacturing segments across the Middle East 
  • As an Autodesk learning partner and certification centre, Al Suwaidi Computers offers a wide range of training to working professional and academic students.  It also offers discovery sessions with end-users to uncover pain points, identifying digital transformation and BIM solutions 

Awarded on a quarterly basis, the Excellence Awards recognise learning partners in the EMEAR region for high performance, innovation and learner satisfaction.  The awards are managed by KnowledgePoint as part of the company’s responsibilities as the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the EMEAR territory. 

Tomas Karlsson, head of Channel Services at KnowledgePoint said: “We’re pleased to recognise our partner in the Middle East, Al Suwaidi, for its Fusion Next 2022 program.  This is a great example of collaboration, working together to help the next generation of engineers to develop the knowledge and skills they need to be productive in the workplace. 

“Not only were students introduced to concepts including 3D design and modelling and generative design, they also learnt about how these skills are relevant to roles in the manufacturing sector.  The team at Al Suwaidi also used industry case studies to demonstrate how Fusion 360 helps major manufacturers to optimise design processes. 

“These awards provide us with a way of recognising work across the Autodesk learning network. The learning partners are skilled at helping individuals and businesses alike to gain the skills they need to capitalise upon Autodesk technologies.  This quarter, we were pleased to also recognise Niqat Global with the Outstanding Performance award.”   

For further information about KnowledgePoint and its role as the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the EMEAR territory, or to find out about training local to you, visit: https://knowledgepoint.com/autodesk/  

Award success for Niqat Global 

KnowledgePoint is delighted to announce Niqat Global as the winner of the Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance for FY23 Q1. 

Awarded on a quarterly basis, the Excellence Awards recognise learning partners in the EMEAR region for high performance, innovation and learner satisfaction.  

Commenting on their success, Ahmad AlQuosi, General Manager of Niqat Global said: “We at Niqat Global are honoured to receive the ALP excellence award for Q1 from Autodesk and KnowledgePoint. This award comes as a proof of our commitment of excellence that has been in place for years. 

“We are thankful for Autodesk and KnowledgePoint for this award and hope for continuous cooperation and partnership years to come.” 

About Niqat Global 

  • Niqat Global was founded in 2005 in Egypt with the aim of providing high quality real-world BIM/CAD training for companies and individuals.  
  • Niqat Global has trained more than 9,000 people in 25 countries.  
  • Niqat Global has partnerships with leading software companies in the AEC industry including Autodesk.  
  • Led by Ahmad AlQuosi who is an architect turned into a BIM enthusiast, Niqat Global has more than 50 world-class instructors in many aspects of BIM and CAD. 

The awards are managed by KnowledgePoint as part of the company’s responsibilities as the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the EMEAR territory. 

Tomas Karlsson, head of Channel Services at KnowledgePoint said: “We’re delighted to recognise our Egyptian partner, Niqat Global this quarter.  They’ve supported the largest number of learners in the region for the quarter, whilst maintaining and average customer satisfaction in excess of 90 per cent across all Autodesk courses.  

“They’ve shown consistently strong delivery across since joining the ALP program in 2015, helping thousands of learners to achieve their goals. 

“These awards provide us with a way of celebrating the work across the Autodesk network, helping learners and businesses to gain the skills they need for success.  This quarter, we were pleased to also award the Fusion 360 excellence delivery award to Al Suwaidi in the UAE.”   

For further information about KnowledgePoint and its role as the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the EMEAR territory, or to find out about training local to you, visit: https://knowledgepoint.com/autodesk/  

BIM Qatar 2021 | Galaxy Academy (ATC)

Autodesk Authorized Training Center GALAXY ACADEMY, as the main Educational Sponsor of BIM Qatar 2021, supported The Architects’ Hub Qatar to organize the symposium.

The event was based around “Digitalization & sustainability; making Qatar more digital, greener & resilient”

The Architects’ Hub Qatar Organized a dedicated symposium about Building Information Technology – BIM in Qatar with a focus on digitalization and sustainability as emerging vital issues after 2020 and as we move into 2022. The symposium was held at the Al Thuraya Planetarium at the Katara Cultural Village.

The two-day symposium hosted ten speakers from various areas of expertise in BIM, both local and international.

The keynote speaker, Hayat Bukshaisha, architectural engineer and Building Information Modelling lead at ASGHAL, Public Works Authority, had this to share about her keynote speech on 15th November 2021 at the opening of the BIM QATAR 2021 symposium:

“The adoption of BIM has emerged as a global priority, together with other Construction 4.0 technologies, aiming to change the way we construct, so we can meet the needs for digitization and sustainability. This talk will give an overview of PWA’s BIM Implementation Program, and how this is envisioned to transform the Construction Industry, by disseminating the knowledge and providing a framework to guide the supply chain, thus contributing to the sustainable development of Qatar, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030”

The symposium addressed vital issues today such as BIM management, implementation, methodologies and industry challenges, BIM contracts, BIM for sustainability, BIM opportunities for women in construction and more.

GALAXY ACADEMY in collaboration with Autodesk will offer a limited intake workshop to introduce BIM Collaborate pro software.

“In line with Qatar National Vision 2030 which aims to promote sustainable economic development, Autodesk is proud to participate at the BIM QATAR Symposium 2021. The symposium will offer valuable insights into the progress of BIM in Qatar and how digital transformation of AEC industries can reduce impact on the built environment and create sustainable outcomes. At Autodesk, sustainability is about creating technology that improves energy and material productivity. It’s about empowering students, innovators, architects and engineers, to design, collaborate, build, and fabricate in ways that improve productivity–while also reducing waste, saving cost, and staying competitive”

Mr. Toufic Riman, Autodesk Territory Manager-Gulf Middle East & Africa

To see the impressive cohort of speakers and the event program visit this link :https://bit.ly/3bK4WUY.

“Cundall are delighted to sponsor the BIM Qatar Symposium 2021. As a global multi-disciplinary consultancy we are passionate about innovation, and digital engineering is a key driver across everything we do. Each and every person’s work is dedicated to a greater purpose, to make a change in the world by building an environment that is focused on people and a sustainable future. We look forward to participating in this important event and helping to promote a sustainable digital future in Qatar.

Mr. Gary Dodds, Country Director Qatar at Cundall Qatar

Hosting the symposium was Engineer Abdulla Al Baker, chairman of the Architects’ Hub Qatar advisory board. The master of ceremonies and moderator was Ms.Loubna Aghzafi, events advisor with the Architects’ Hub Qatar and former country manager of DMG events Doha.

The Architects’ Hub Qatar is an architecture association under the Qatar Financial Centre Authority since 2019.

Check out GALAXY ACADEMY here: https://www.galaxy-academy.com/

CAD Masters – Autodesk Authorized Learning Partner

CAD MASTERS is a specialized company in training, technical support, and services for engineering and graphics software. Since 2007, CAD MASTERS has adopted a new approach for the integrated solutions in CAD & BIM technology by implementing strategies based on commitment, quality, customer satisfaction, and high return on investment. During this period the business has expanded its services in Egypt and the Gulf. In 2013 they opened their office in Kuwait to deliver the most updated services to its customers in the Gulf area.

CAD MASTERS is an Autodesk Authorized Learning Partner. They are also authorized by many Syndicates and organizations like:
PMI, Certiport, Federation of Arab Engineers, Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, Industrial Modernization Centre. They provide their services to many big names at construction and manufacturing companies in Egypt, and collaborate with universities and institutes around Egypt.

CAD MASTERS has dedicated its resources and experience in both technical and teaching fields in order to achieve this success with a team with deep practical and teaching skills. Their slogan is KNOWLEDGE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

What Autodesk training courses are on offer?
AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Navisworks, Robot Structural Analysis, Civil 3D, Advance Concrete, Advance Steel, Inventor, Fusion 360, BIM360, Maya

We have three types of customers: 

Companies: Our training speciality in BIM converts their business from the regular way to BIM which makes them save money, time and resources. Implementing BIM allows them to take on more projects and expand their market share. 

Individuals: Our training allows many trainees to rise their positions in their companies or to join new companies with better positions. As we give training for many companies we connect our individuals with other companies according to their requests. 

Students: use our training to fulfil their faculty projects and research.”

Where to find CAD MASTERS:

Modena – Specialists in the business of design

As an Autodesk reseller partner, and the only Platinum Partner in Africa, Modena focuses on providing customers with customized solutions that add value to proficiency, performance and service delivery. Modena’s expertise spans across a number of professional design industries including architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), product design, manufacturing and mining and media and entertainment.

With branches throughout Southern Africa, Modena has over 70 highly skilled personnel, who, with the combined expertise and experience, can effectively analyze needs, recommend, train, implement and lend support with Autodesk design technology solutions.

Modena is part of the ATC AAP network

What are the main reasons your customers undertake Autodesk courses and/or certification?

To upskill staff on software purchased, to gain the full benefit of the investment.

To upskill due to an awarded contact/project.

Certification exams to verify competency and have an internationally recognised certificate.

We have many customers saying great things about our training, however, the one that is the most common is directed at the trainers, we ensure our trainers are competent and skilled to the correct level. See below a message for a happy client we received last week!

Just a small message to Modena for the awesome training that I received on both courses that I completed, that being the Autocad 3D modeling and the Autocad Civil 3D. Both tutors were exceptional in training and I will definitely recommend Modena to other prospective companies in the future. 

H. Mathews – Modena Client

What business benefits have your customers reported as a result of undertaking Autodesk courses?

Efficiency, ROI on purchase of software, better workflows, and using software to its full potential.

“We often have clients say they have been working on their software for a long time and they don’t need a fundamental course, but when they come on training, they quickly realise that ATC structured training teaches them best practice.”

Find Modena here:



Generative CAD services – 5-day Autodesk training program

Digital design solutions with real-world application

Lagos State University is located in Ojo in Lagos State, Nigeria and was established in 1983. The university’s mission is to become a citadel of learning, a community with the trademark of excellence in teaching, research and service to humanity. In an effort to build partnerships with the design/digital industry, Lagos State University engaged with Autodesk Learning Partner Generative CAD Services, a specialist in delivering CAD-related services.

Generative CAD Services | Home

Lagos State University – Home (lasu.edu.ng)

Being a specialist in high-quality training Generative CAD Services designed a workshop program for Lagos State University that would lead to real-world application through the design of covid19 safety door handles, face shields, and an office pen holder.

A comprehensive training program was rolled out during the course of 5 days ranging from introductory design concepts in Autodesk Fusion 360 to generative design and make capabilities. The participants were not only taught to digitally create the models in Fusion 360 but they also got to see the real-world application by 3D printing three of the projects. To facilitate 3D- printing the university received an Ender 3 Pro 3D printer through the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce.

The training program was completed by providing free access to Fusion 360 licenses for the faculty computer labs at Lagos State University to enable continued learning and use of Fusion 360 in upcoming courses.

Felix Amaefule Chukwubuikem heads up Generative Design Services and facilitated the workshops.

“We designed this training program using project based learning principles to show faculty members at Lagos State University the real-world application of digital design. We look forward to continuing working with Lagos State University as they implement Autodesk Fusion 360 in upcoming activities.”

“The course has exposed me to new ways of design and is going to be useful in teaching our students. The course is also very important in product development.”

“The program is very useful in training students for their career and for further knowledge in the field of engineering”

Faculty members at Lagos State University

Autodesk training workshops in Nigeria – Costech CAD Consults

Two of Nigeria’s leading post-secondary institutions recently teamed up with Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) Costech CAD Consults to attend a series of hands-on training workshops on Autodesk software.

University of Ilorin was established in 1975 and is located in Ilorin, Kwara State.

First Technical University is located in Oyo State and was founded with the intention to bridge the skill gap between competencies of University  graduates and industry requirements

Costech CAD Consults has over 15 years of experience implementing training and consulting projects to customers in multiple industries.

As an Autodesk Learning Partner, they can leverage the latest cutting-edge technology solutions such as Autodesk Fusion 360 in their services portfolio.

When identifying training requirements with the University of Ilorin and First Technical University the team at Costech decided to focus on the future of engineering and showcasing new best practices to manage the design process.

A series of training workshops was rolled out to 50+ attendees at the end of August and received very positive feedback from faculty members and students alike.

“Thank you for the very impactful workshop which introduced the new Autodesk Fusion 360 to the attendees. The 2-day training on the 1st and 2nd of September, 2021, has further honed the graphic skills of the participants with the promise of their increased capacities in delivering innovative designs in future assignments. “

First Technical University
Prof. O. A. Koya B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, R. Engr. (COREN). Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

“It was an opportunity for students to further boost their knowledge and creative thinking capability. In the light of improving the design thinking capabilities of the students, various aspects of the training exposed the student to new improved knowledge needed in the industry and set skills required to survive in the professional world of Engineering.”

Mr. SALAUDEEN, Mudashiru Opeyemi
President, Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association,
University of Ilorin.

Clintonel Innovation Centre – Hardware Convention 2021

Hardware Convention 2021 is a national conference that brought together stakeholders (inventors, makers, engineers, makerspaces, fablabs, hardware startups/entrepreneurs, academia, investors, etc.) in the Nigerian hardware (engineering) ecosystem to Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. This was a hybrid event (with both physical and virtual participants). Hardware Convention 2021 was supported by Ukaid through CovidAction (Local Production Local Solutions) – a project to build Technology and Innovation Pipeline for the COVID Pandemic and surface remarkable pivots and innovations dealing with the demand for unavailable goods.

THEME: Advancing hardware, engineering & manufacturing businesses in Nigeria

DATES: 26 – 28th August 2021

Introduction to Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) by Chinecherem Iheke

Hardware Convention 2021 was organised and hosted by Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) – a solar powered STEM Centre, Nigeria’s first Makerspace (Engineering Tech Hub) and Hardware Startup Incubator. Clintonel provides training, mentoring and equipment for young people to create engineering innovations, build indigenous products and start-up technology businesses. With a vision to facilitate industrialisation in Nigeria, Clintonel has trained over 600 young persons in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Renewable (Solar) Energy and Entrepreneurship. They’ve also trained over 1,000 secondary school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using indigenous STEM kits developed by Clintonel.

To deliver on the mandate of building engineering capacity, generating employment and reducing poverty in Nigeria, Clintonel has worked with different partners including: PIND Foundation, ACT Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, Ford Foundation, Autodesk, ATOM, GEMINI, UKaid, UCL, etc.

Introduction to Hardware Convention 2021 by Tochukwu Chukwueke

Hardware (Engineering) is at the core of national development. No nation can advance technologically or economically without a strong engineering capability. Negligence of the hardware sector is one of the major reasons Nigeria is suffering from 33% unemployment rate (one of the highest in the world) and 60% poverty rate. The hardware sector is responsible for producing and maintaining the tools, machines and equipment required by the manufacturing sector which is a major employer of labour. Today, Nigerian industries rely heavily on importation for virtually all the machinery they use, causing Nigeria to lose a lot of forex and the Naira to depreciate in value.

Last year Nigeria imported machinery worth $9 billion, $3 billion for manufacturing tools. The hardware sector is also responsible for producing Military equipment as well as several consumer goods like electronics and domestic appliances. If we develop the Nigerian hardware sector within the next 10 years, Nigeria will save over $100 billion in forex, generate employment for 20 million people and grow our GDP by 50%.

Until we pay serious attention to developing the Nigerian hardware sector, Nigeria may never experience any meaningful development, job creation or poverty reduction.

Hardware Convention 2021 aims to achieve the following:

  1. Draw attention to hardware (engineering) as a core of national development
  2. Attract investments into the Nigerian hardware sector
  3. Showcase the incredible ingenuity of Nigerian hardware innovators, engineers, fabricators and entrepreneurs

Clintonel is an Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) that has been authorized by Autodesk to deliver official training to students, educators and industry professionals.

Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop with AruCAD Süsteemid

According to Autodesk, their product Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, electronics and manufacturing to connect your entire product development process into one cloud-based platform. KnowledgePoint has succeeded in successfully implementing Autodesk’s initiative to help its partners share their certified knowledge on Fusion 360 with their learners via various workshops.

It is a great initiative that helps a lot in promoting Fusion 360 among the academic institutions. We as a partner organization find value in this possibility as it is enabling us to get in touch with teachers and students in the universities. The students of today are the practicing engineers of the future. And it is very important that the tools of the trade are introduced to them in an appropriate way.”  – AruCAD Süsteemid, Autodesk Gold Partner in Estonia.

Tõnu Leemet Ph.D. – Senior Lecturer
Dr. Tõnu Leemet is currently working as Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Technology of Estonian
University of Life Sciences. His main scientific interest lies in the areas of CAM programming, CNC
machining and aspects of quality inspection. Dr. Leemet is responsible for courses concerning the
computer-aided designing process, direct programming of CNC machine tools, CAD/CAM course
and as well for the industrial metrology course taught at the Institute of Technology.

Learn more about the institutions that were involved here:

Eesti Maaülikool – Estonian University of Life Sciences, https://www.emu.ee/en/contact/

TalTech Virumaa kolledž, https://www.taltech.ee/en/virumaa

KnowledgePoint plays a main role in the implementation of Autodesk Partner-led initiatives, and these workshops are a prime example of how KnowledgePoint’s role is key to the success of these territory’s partnerships. KnowledgePoint helps Autodesk to authorise Learning Partners who can then provide learning experiences to professionals, educators, hobbyists, and students. 

Visit our partner map to discover which partners are located near you!


Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB tool of its kind. Autodesk has been keen to help their users learn to use Fusion 360 via their Authorised Partners in a workshop format. It is clear that learning institutions are looking to incorporate Fusion 360 into their learning curriculum.

When we first started teaching in-depth CAM courses, the plan was to utilize several different software packages. Some world-famous brands, including Solidworks, among them. Today our teaching and learning is based mainly on Autodesk Fusion 360, due to its excellent capabilities and ease of use.

Tõnu Leemet Ph.D.

“I would like to thank you for conducting and organizing a very interesting Fusion 360 practical training. Special thanks to Tõnu Leemet, who showed and taught our students very clearly and comprehensibly. We really liked the training. The students were thrilled. They said it was easy to follow because they have had AutoCad experience and a little bit of Fusion 360 skill too. Some even promised to use this program in their graduation theses or later in the workplace in the future.”

Veroonika Shirokova, Senior Lecturer of TalTech Virumaa kolledž

The Future of Work

Autodesk Learning Partners help individuals and companies to develop the skills that they need to use Autodesk’s technology solutions.

Learning new skills and adopting new ways of working is key to advancing career opportunities. The earlier you start, the bigger the opportunities that lie ahead.

KnowledgePoint and our leading Learning Partner in Bangladesh, Inspore Engineering, recently partnered to deliver a free virtual training session. It introduced Autodesk’s Fusion 360 technology to students at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in Dhaka. (Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (aust.edu)).

We were particularly pleased to welcome Professors, Department Heads, and the Dean at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology to the event.

150+ students attended the event, and they will continue exploring how the Fusion 360 platform can help unify their design, engineering, and manufacturing projects, making 3D CAD easy.

Inspore Engineering has been an Autodesk Learning Partner for the past three years. They provide training and service solutions to the engineering market in Bangladesh. www.inspore.com.bd

Contact us to learn more about the partnership opportunities available to Autodesk Learning Partners to deliver training to students, educators, and professionals alike.