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Shaan Hurley
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Autodesk employee, shutterbug, geek, and world traveler.
Interests: travel, photography, technology and the outdoors.
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It is weird when someone refers to a pizza, as a pie. Then again aussies have their meat pies.
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Last Thursday our Portland office held a traditional beer bust celebrating the opening of the incubator space on our second floor that i currently hosting 5 startups and 2 organizations. We had beer, wine, food, cookies, and of course pie. About the PIE Shop ”Autodesk have launched an ambitious program that looks to foster new product startups and help entrepreneurs overcome challenges tied to making physical objects. Portland design and product agency Uncorked Studios, 3D software maker Autodesk Inc. and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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The west coast of the United States has been in a building boom from Los Angeles to Seattle. Seattle has been leading the way for the last 3 years, but Portland is up there and high in the tower crane counts. Next door to our Portland office is the 5MLK construction with customer and contractor Hoffman Construction. I went and visited them at the construction site last week. I have an FAA waiver for the local airspace and a FAA... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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A funny Throwback Thursday looking at what life was like before we had AutoCAD assisting in drafting and design. 18 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How Life Before AutoCAD Looked Like https://www.vintag.es/2018/08/life-before-autocad.html Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Between the Lines
Join us in Toronto next month for a nice intimate Autodesk hosted event named Autodesk Accelerate. It is being held in the creative MaRS Discovery District where Autodesk has its office. Technically you could tell colleagues that you were visiting MaRS to learn about the latest in manufacturing and design technology. https://autodeskaccelerate.com/ Current speakers include RAMLAB, Steelcase, Modelab, Denise Schindler and others. Explore the future of design and manufacturing Accelerate brings together Autodesk customers, industry executives, top market analysts, and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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If you are registering for Autodesk University 2018, you can also sign up for the official AU5K which has doubled in size each year due to popularity and the fun getting fresh air and making new friends. 231817 - AU 5K and Fun Run ”Grab your running shoes and join us on the Vegas Strip for this annual AU tradition started by avid runner and Autodesk expert Shaan Hurley. What better way to jump start your morning and your endorphins... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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I hope to see you this November at Autodesk University 2018. The registration just opened today. Some classes and sessions fill up extremely fast due to their popularity. I will provide some details on special events and meetups as we get closer. Thanks to last years attendees survey feedback, my Autodesk University 5K “AU5K” is once again happening for Autodesk University 2018. Be prepared for the AU5k and to walk run, jog, or crawl on Tuesday morning at 6am with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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Kick the tires of the latest version of AutoCAD released just this April.You can download and run a full version of AutoCAD for 30 days – free at https://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/free-trial While there were many updates including 200+ dialog boxes and other User Interface elements have been updated and other requested updates and fixes, the biggest theme is: ONLY ONE. AUTOCAD. AutoCAD now includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, and more. Automate floor plans, sections, elevations, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Between the Lines
Come see our open source simulator Synthesis that takes your FRC robot designs and lets you dynamically test them on virtual fields. Join us in Portland Oregon on August 7th for our in-person workshop, or join our online webinar on the 8th! At the beautiful Autodesk Portland office Tuesday August 7th, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm (lunch included) Online webinar Wednesday August 8th, 2018 Register for either workshop at http://bxd.autodesk.com/synthesis/workshops.html Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Although I was still checking in from time to time, I have been enjoying a 6 week sabbatical. Now I am just trying to get back into waking up early, commuting, and booting up my work laptop for the first time in weeks. My views last week in Washington then Pickathon music festival. It was a sweet way to wrap up 6 weeks off and to return refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Just finished my first official... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Between the Lines
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I'm entering my final week of sabbatical (6 week vacation) and please ignore the bad example of me in the office writing this while on my sabbatical, but my fav backpacking and outdoor gear shop Next Adventure is a couple blocks away and I needed to say hi to colleagues and post this. The last 5 weeks have been filled with some amazing adventures some solo, some with friends, and some with my 3 kids all over Oregon. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Between the Lines
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First, congratulations to all the speakers that were notified this week that they will be speaking at Autodesk University 2018 in Las Vegas! Thousands of proposals were submitted and the quality and competition for the event were top notch. Thank you to all that wrote and submitted a proposal. Thanks to last years attendees survey feedback, my Autodesk University 5K “AU5K” is once again happening for Autodesk University 2018. The morning run is an attendee favorite. This run started small... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Between the Lines
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This Autodesk Inventor tip was submitted by Peter Barker. Whilst the ‘Notch’ tool available within Inventor’s Frame Generator is very powerful, it doesn’t always give us the exact shape we would like to manufacture. Take a look at the example below: The default notch of the circled area would give us the following profile: But would we really cut the Frame end to that shape? Maybe not intentionally! More likely we would want something simpler such as this: This can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Between the Lines
Autodesk just celebrated their grand opening of the Portland Oregon office last month. It was a construction journey to take the old historic building and celebrate its past and build out its future. The project was successfully orchestrated and completed by several contractors and architecture firms, several Autodesk employees, and of course lots and lots of Autodesk software because the contractors and architects are also Autodesk customers. Here is a time-lapse photo sequence showing the build out of our 4th... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Between the Lines
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The deadline for voting on Autodesk University 2018 classes is this Friday, July 13th. You have the opportunity to help select which speakers and classes will be available when registration begins August 8. Vote for AU 2018 Classes Autodesk University 2018 is November 13-15, in Las Vegas. I hope to see you there. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Between the Lines
Thank you for your perspective on R13.
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My longtime colleague and programming guru Kean Walmsley wrote a great blog post talking about why AutoCAD R13 was painful, but it had to happen to re-architect the product. A brief history of rearchitecting AutoCAD (or the importance of R13) I was a customer of R13 and suffered on the heels of a rock solid AutoCAD R12 until the patch R13c4a was released. R13c4a was what the initial release should have been. I joined the company January 1998 when we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Between the Lines
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The last week before my sabbatical started, Stacy Doyle of Autodesk PR and myself gave a tour to a Cathy a reporter from the Portland Business Journal of the new Autodesk Portland office. The article turned out really nice with 35 good photos including cameos of me as well as puppies and our high school summer interns. My apologies to Jay Grossman for bringing a reporter through our quiet library space where employees can relax, and for the reporters typo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Greetings following my first week of sabbatical, and what a week it was! First thing I did was that I went looking for a new personal laptop to take on my adventures, since my MacBook from 2011 was not very peppy anymore and I didn't want to take my work laptop out on outdoor adventures and my iPad doesn't cut it. I looked all around for something that had dedicated graphics and performance as well looked nice and lots of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Between the Lines
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I am so grateful to have an employer that understands that employees need time away to refresh, recharge, and come back with a renewed energy and passion. Some of us use the time to go spend time with friends, family, education, reading, working on their home, camping, or traveling, but a 6 week sabbatical every 4 years provides a true length of time to disconnect. I will be checking email and posting to the blog occasionally so that things don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Our Autodesk Portland high school interns just started their summer internship! Monday was their first day in the new Autodesk Portland office. They are are excited to meet everyone, get acquainted with everything, and the free snacks. The interns were selected from local FIRST Robotics Teams and will be working on Synthesis again this summer. Synthesis is an open source software to simulate FIRST FRC robots on competition field and give the drivers experience driving the robots before competition season... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Between the Lines
Yes, it was the Portland Autodesk office Grand Opening announcements and photos.
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Do you have a great tip or unique content that you would like to share with Autodesk product users around the world for fame and good karma? While on sabbatical starting Friday June 22nd, I would love to share your amazing content as guest posts for others to learn and benefit from so I can focus on the trails or road trips during my 6 week sabbatical and feel the need to blog less. Are you interested in sharing your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Could make the trip for on reason or another? The AU team has you covered! with the live stream of the keynotes. https://autode.sk/2t7oXyL “AU London kicks off today, chock full of classes and learning sessions, mind-expanding keynotes, interactive exhibits, and receptions for networking with your peers. If you want to discover what lies ahead for the future of making and building, London’s Tobacco Dock is the place to be today. Can’t be there? You can still get in on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Between the Lines
Crystal, These shirts were wildly popular and unfortunately we don't have any left and ran out yesterday at 3pm. We will have to get more next year. Regards, Shaan
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