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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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Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 7:00pm PST, Tuesday 3:00am GMT, (lasting up to 4 hours) We will be upgrading the server hardware and application software of our Autodesk Feedback Community platform that hosts both Autodesk Alpha/Beta and Autodesk Tech Previews for over 300,000 users around the world. Planned Maintenance: Monday, May 22nd 7 pm PST, Tuesday 3 am GMT There will be an outage for up to 4 hours. What do you need to do? Nothing really except be aware... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Between the Lines
Want to learn about the technologies and trends shaping the future of making things? Don’t miss Autodesk’s co-CEO and chief product officer, Amar Hanspal’s keynote session at AU 2017 London. Get your ticket to attend, here http://autode.sk/2orS3Uy Want to give your career a boost? At AU London, we’ll be running free certification exams across construction, manufacturing and media & entertainment disciplines, including Autodesk Revit, Inventor and 3ds Max. There’s also a whole host of hands-on sessions & industry talks too.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Between the Lines
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Here is a video highlight reel video from our recent Autodesk Design Night Portland event. What a great time and I hope it is one of many more Design Nights held in Portland. Design Night PDX Highlight Video Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Between the Lines
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The news is breaking publicly that Autodesk is relocating the Lake Oswego office in the Portland area to downtown SE Portland just off of Burnside at 17 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214. Autodesk to move 200 Lake Oswego employees to Portland The old 1916 Towne Storage building is being renovated to its historic brick and amazing wood beam beauty. Instead of crumbing into pieces due to disrepair and the elements, it has become the largest renovation of a historic... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Our former Autodesk CEO and Maker in Chief, Carl Bass was recently quoted in The New York Times in a guide on how to run more effective meetings, based on his experience at Autodesk. “We’re very clear at the beginning of every meeting whether it’s one person’s decision, or whether it’s more of a discussion to reach consensus,” he said. “I think it’s a really valuable thing to understand because otherwise people can feel frustrated that they gave out their... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Between the Lines
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We are holding another popular Autodesk Answer Day on May 24 in our discussion f... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Back in the 80s and 90s with the Autodesk Cyberspace Developers Kit. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Between the Lines
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The FIRST 2017 robotics season is now over for the high school teams from around the world. The two winning alliances from the two part championships held in Houston, Texas and St Louis, Missouri the past two weeks will meet again at the FIRST Festival of Champions, a new event scheduled for July 28–29 in New Hampshire. Congratulations to all the teams this year as well as the many sponsors, volunteers, schools, teachers, mentors, parents, fans, and the inspired younger... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Last evening we held the 1st Autodesk Design Night Portland and one of many I hope to be held in Portland in the future on various technology themes. This Design Nights theme was “Virtual World: Seeing Beyond Reality” and the event was completely packed and sold out. It was held at the stylish downtown Portland office of local creative agency INDUSTRY. Autodesk does have a Portland area office currently in Lake Oswego with almost 200 employees, but stay tuned for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Between the Lines
Autodesk is always working to improve and to respond to feedback in an effort to constantly improve the products. Even thought AutoCAD 2018 was just released there is already an update available. “We invest heavily in quality control at Autodesk, but when issues arise, product updates and fixes ensure the continued success of our customers. Transparency is important to us, which is why we want to share that we provided an update (AutoCAD 2018.0.1) very shortly after the AutoCAD 2018... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Yesterday our local Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office held an early earth Day celebration since Earth Day is on Saturday April 22. We have a four person group of employee volunteers that plan and arrange fun activities in our office and we call this the Ministry of Mischief. I went and purchased some native plant seedlings from an amazing place here in the Portland area as well as native seeds. The native plant and seed were from Bosky Dell Natives... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Technologies allowing us to interact with virtual objects have been around since the ‘70s, but in the last few years the technology has become more sophisticated and pervasive. Augmented reality and virtual reality—a wholly virtual world—are being used in almost any industry you can imagine, transforming the way we experience architecture, archaeology, history, education, medicine, visual arts, and more. Come unleash your imagination at Autodesk Design Night Portland and see how these technologies are fusing the digital world into our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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It is that time of the year again, time for veteran and newbie speakers to pitch their proposals for a class at Autodesk University in Las Vegas November 14-16th, 2017. The bar is high since so many proposals are submitted but if you are creative, have a great topic that many want, and the skills to present you should rise to the top and be a speaker this year. The proposal is essentially an outline and later if selected you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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This weekend hundreds of teams from around the world will descend on Houston Texas for the FIRST Robotics World Finals. This year the finals will be split into two cities, Houston this weekend and St Louis next weekend. The team I have worked with for 2 seasons now that use Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360, Portland’s own Catlin Gabel high school Team 1540 Flaming Chickens will be there competing. You can watch the video feeds over the web. https://www.firstchampionship.org/watch-live The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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This past weekend in Utah I had one of the most amazing experiences by meeting my first grandkid Charlotte, who is just 2 weeks old. My oldest son Chris and his Girlfriend Malissa are the proud parents. Charlotte was so sweet and beautiful. Time to start spoiling Charlotte. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Between the Lines
Revit 2018 released this week with many new enhancements and features. Congratulations to the Revit product team for another great release and to the awesome beta participants that are integral to the quality and success of our products by kicking the tires early in development. Read more on Revit 2018 here: What's New in Revit 2018? - Revit Official Blog But what about the next release of Revit? Well just like the Fusion 360 team the Revit team is providing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Between the Lines
Olá amigos! Te invitamos a participar en el evento de la Comunidad de Autodesk en Español: "Consulta al experto en Revit". Que es este evento? Es un día exclusivo en el foro de Revit, donde nuestros expertos estarán en línea conectados al foro, disponibles para responder a sus preguntas, sobre la funcionalidad del programa y las posibilidades de uso. Esto hará que usted pueda recibir una respuesta rápidamente ese día. Por ejemplo: ¿Que sera lo nuevo en esta versión 2018?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Last week was spent with some Autodesk Fusion 360 rock stars Mike Aubry and Curtis Chan along with some awesome customers modeling some 3D parts for a special project in the LA area. One of the evenings after a long day we had more part modeling to do so Mike, myself, and a customer met in one of our hotel rooms and I ordered some local Italian food using the Grubhub app and paired with a few cold beers. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Have you wanted to test out new Fusion 360 features and functionality before they make the main release? You can turn on feature previews in your profile by selecting preferences in Fusion 360. Select Preview and then simply check the available functionality you would like to preview. Keep in mind these are only early previews of features and that we want your feedback should you run into an issue or have a suggestion. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Between the Lines
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It’s always nice to see the beauty round us rather than the depressing news on the Internet and televisions. This last Sunday I escaped the city and drove into the Columbia Gorge about 80 miles East of Portland Oregon looking for less clouds and some spring wildflowers. I went hiking, looking at the wildflowers, and also flying a UAS (drone or flying camera) as I am a FAA Part 107 UAS pilot. Patience pays off as you have several rules... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Between the Lines
Pela primeira vez em português os Expert Elite e colaboradores da Comunidade Autodesk da língua portuguesa responderão a todas as suas perguntas sobre AutoCAD. Data: 18 de abril Horário: Das 15:00 hs às 22:00 hs - (Horário de Brasília) Local: Forum de AutoCAD. https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-portugues/bd-p/313 Você tem perguntas que sempre quis fazer? Venha passar alguns minutos, uma hora ou mais no o fórum de AutoCAD na Comunidade Autodesk Português. Como será? É fácil, é gratuito, Faça sua pergunta! Venha ao fórum... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Attention Portland Oregon readers! You may have heard about one of the top event tickets in San Francisco being Autodesk’s Design Night, but we are now branching out to several more cities including Portland later this month. If you want to learn about the latest in Virtual Reality VR and also get some food and drinks then please join Autodesk and me at out Design Night Portland event. Among the exhibits and activities I will be giving VR tours of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Between the Lines
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The Autodesk Fusion 360 team has posted a glimpse into their future plans for the product. It is rapidly adding more and more powerful features. I am in LA with Mike Aubry and Curtis Chan working with some amazing customer this week working in Fusion 360 and loving it. It is always a good time when I get to do some design work with customers. Here is the latest roadmap, its not little but it can be boiled down to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Between the Lines
It is not trivial to run it on any emulator due to the graphics and hardware environment requirements of the old AutoCAD.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2017 on AutoCAD 1.3 (3) August 1983 at Between the Lines
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We have never forgotten the founders and they have been acknowledged. I know some of the Ford family. Amazing history and so much change since the early days. It would be hard to highlight every early founder and employees contributions. Shaan
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