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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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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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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On the drive home to Portland Friday night from a Field Innovation Team boot camp I received a text that I was now grandpa to a beautiful healthy granddaughter. Charlotte Paige Hurley born 3/31/17 10:09 PM at a healthy 8lbs 6oz and 21in to my oldest son Chris and his girlfriend Malissa. Malissa is doing great. I am so very happy and proud of Chris and Malissa and cannot wait to meet little Charlotte. I hope her life will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Between the Lines
AutoCAD 2018 was just released, but did you know it was the 32nd release of AutoCAD and that its beta codename was Omega? I maintain a list of all of these and a few more at: http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/autocad-release-history.html AutoCAD Release History AutoCAD 1.0 December 1982 (Release 1) AutoCAD 1.2 April 1983 (Release 2) AutoCAD 1.3 August 1983 (Release 3) AutoCAD 1.4 October 1983 (Release 4) AutoCAD 2.0 October 1984 (Release 5) AutoCAD 2.1 May 1985 (Release 6) AutoCAD 2.5 June 1986... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Autodesk colleague Tom Wujec gave a popular TED presentation in 2010 about team building and a Marshmallow Challenge that has received over 3.5 million views. The Marshmallow Challenge is a great team building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. In the past few years I have seen 20-30’ish inch towers created and heard of ones a little higher and some a little lower but Tom received an email from Mike Barron with a photo of an impressive tower. The tower created stands 55 inches in an office cubicle. This is the largest tower ever seen with photographic evidence. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
AVA is the Autodesk Virtual Agent that can assist with many issues and requests from downloads to licensing to product registrations. She is very helpful and never sleeps. I'm not even sure if the artificial intelligence is really male or female, but that doesn't really matter. Managing your Autodesk Account Downloads and upgrades Activation & registration Installing and configuring your product License management https://ava.autodesk.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Between the Lines
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My Autodesk colleage Maurice Conti Director, Applied Research and Innovation in the Office of the CTO was just featured in a Bloomberg Technology video piece talking about robots. Maurice and team have been researching solutions to solve the challenge of robots and humans getting along. Part of the solution is to give the robots sight allowing them to work and coexist with us and not to crush us to a pulp which they can do rather easily. “The classic industrial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Some of the Autodesk 2018 products have been released from beta and available for download now. The two main ones I am aware of are AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018. AutoCAD 2018 (beta codename Omega): Many changes under the hood including major performance improvements but some also required changes to the DWG file format. We had been trying to hold off on impact to file formats but over the past 5 years the time had come with all the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Last week Autodesk invited several customers and social media from around the world to the San Francisco office for more than some amazing Spring weather. During the day we enjoyed a nice Autodesk Gallery tour by Autodesk's power Gallery Ambassador Scott Sheppard. Following the amazing tour by Scott the attendees were given some presentations and panels on AutoCAD now and the future led by Autodesk’s Lynn Allen, Heidi Hewett, Rob McGuire, Marielle Covington. Longtime AutoCAD team members Jon Page and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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A nice way to begin the first day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and also a Monday is with a cool video. Autodesk Design and Manufacturing show reel video showing what our design and manufacturing customers and researchers make using our technologies. https://youtu.be/R_aT_xzqFVk Now the count down to June 21st and the first day of Summer!!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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In August of 2016, a team of Autodesk employees including myself Shaan Hurley and led by Autodesk’s Pete Kelsey along with Autodeskers David Dreffs, and Carlos Orona and a team from the US Bureau of Reclamation took on a very large infrastructure project to capture the second largest US dam Glen Canyon Dam located on the border of Utah and Arizona in the beautiful American Southwest. The Glen Canyon Dam is just 16 feet shorter than the Hoover dam and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Congratulations to the 40 high school teams that participated Thursday to Sunday in the FIRST Robotics FRC PNW District 3 competition in Wilsonville Oregon. What an amazing event and gracious professionalism everywhere as well as really delicious homemade ice cream from middle school students jr Scoop to support local charities and schools by “Brain Freezes for Better Communities”. Thank you to all the volunteers, judges, referees, school, parents, sponsors, teachers, and so many more that make this all possible. Congratulations... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Between the Lines