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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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Hard to believe, but this blog has been active for 14 years now. This blog was created August 21, 2003. What a long strange journey and amazing feeling of gratitude for all the readers over the years. 14 years = 168 months and over 14.5 million hits and 2.1 million unique visitors. Sincere Thank You, Shaan Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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Yesterday was the total eclipse of the sun in the United States, and a big deal. I went about 90 minutes south of Portland Oregon to Mary’s Peak at about 4000 feet above sea level with a group of people to see the eclipse as it started on the coast of North America. We could see from the ocean to Mount Hood. The morning started early around 2:30am but by 7am I was seated on a beautiful mountain top awaiting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
If you are located in or nearby beautiful Portland Oregon, please join us for the meetup August 23rd, 2017. Mike Prom, a Fusion 360 Product Mgr. and a sheet metal rock star will be presenting and taking questions. There will be beer and pizza. RSVP: Fusion 360 Meetup: Summer Sheetmetal Challenge! “Friends, we’ve got a great reason to get together: SHEETMETAL. Yes, one of the most anticipated enhancements of the summer is finally here and it’s time to dig into... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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Have you heard people talking about Autodesk Forge? Perhaps you wondered what it really was and why it will be a big deal. Jim Quanci Senior Director, Autodesk Developer Network recorded a recent YouTube video that might help you better understand What is Forge and show you some live examples for customers and developers. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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Fidget Spinners are all the rage, whether you love or don't care for them, they are here. A couple weeks ago at the Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office we held our annual Kids at Autodesk Day, where employees brought their children to work where we have several activities for them planned. One of those activities was designed and led by Garin Gardiner. Garin developed and led a class to walk the kids through the design of a fidget spinner and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Between the Lines
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I want to introduce you to my new four legged buddy, Cooper. I have had dogs all my life except the past 5 years but have decided to adopt a new best friend into my life. Cooper is a Golden Retriever and is only 7 weeks old and super cute. WARNING: Cuteness overload. I have always raised labrador retrievers, until this little guy. I love my neighbors 7 month old Golden Retriever puppy and decided it was time for me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Between the Lines
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A great update went live today for Autodesk Fusion 360. Holy Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Batman! You should update your Fusion 360, kick the tires and read about the update and awesome contest and prizes including Autodesk University 2017 passes. August 8, 2017 Update – What’s New Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Challenge ”To celebrate the release of sheet metal in Fusion 360, we’re putting on a brand new sheet metal-themed challenge. One of our team members needs a new bumper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Autodesk University 2017 registration opens this Wednesday August 9, 2017, are you ready and have your class wish list? Early bird discounts are available now with registration opening the 9th. There are only 99 days until AU 2017! I hope you will join me for the fun AU5k early Tuesday morning before classes. You will get a great tee-shirt and meet some awesome people running, jogging, or causally walking at sunrise to get some fresh air to start your AU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Between the Lines
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In the Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office (Portland area), we are hosting some regional high school FIRST robotics team members as high school interns in our office this summer. These interns are working hard on the Synthesis software that FIRST Robotics teams around the world use to test and experiment their competition robot software as well as some robot practice driving on the competition field. It’s quite amazing what the high school interns have developed as Synthesis over the years,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Its summer in the northern hemisphere and here in Oregon that means camping and outdoors fun. We recently held a small contest among employees with a US National Park pass as the prize. employees had a week to submit their favorite camping hacks. the contest was by the volunteer team I am on named the “Ministry of Mischief.” The winning entry was by Michelle Stone who submitted this clever hack for an instant camping lantern using only a headlamp and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Just over a week ago I got to use the new Leica Geosystem’s BLK360 laser scanner on a project. After having used other laser scanners in the past, and some being not only very expensive but also heavy and cumbersome on project sites, this BLK360 was an absolute delight to use. It was about the weight of a large mug of coffee plus a light tripod and then the iPad to run Autodesk ReCap Pro for mobile app. I had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Between the Lines
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I am working from home today as Oregon prepares to melt from the record breaking heat today of a predicted 105-109 degrees Fahrenheit 40-43 degrees Celsius. That might not seem like much to someone in the sunbaked desert of Arizona or Texas, but it is extremely high for the green forested Oregon where we have higher humidly, and are generally less prepared for this and little air conditioning. Our normal highs are 70’s and 80s not above 100. I can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Between the Lines
Oooh great point and detail. The short should have the hashtag #AU5K. Thank you Vince.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on AU5K 2017 Shirts at Between the Lines
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My daughter Katie turned 16 years old today. It is one of those milestones in ones life that bring about change, possibilities, choices, and opportunities. She is smart, funny, beautiful, compassionate, love of thrill and adventure like her dad, and she will do whatever she wants in the world as she gets closer to her opportunity to set out creating a better world. Since she was around 7, she has wanted to be a veterinarian, and what a great veterinarian... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Between the Lines
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A almost two weeks ago, I requested feedback and ideas (AU5K Shirts) for a AU5K run shirt design. Most of the feedback I received liked the idea of “I Run Autodesk University” as a tagline. So we are going with that. Here is the prototype shirt design I created. Please post your ideas and thoughts in the comments. For those wanting to know what the AU5K is: Autodesk University 2016 AU5K Runs For the past few years we have had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Between the Lines
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There is a fancy new feature packed update for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT subscriber and educational license customers. Learn more about the new update from Heidi Hewett and Marcus O’Brien in a blog post announcement. AutoCAD 2018.1 and AutoCAD LT 2018.1 Update Now Available Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Autodesk and AutoCAD was created 35 years ago this year. There are many celebrations looking back over the years, and also looking forward to the future. Autodesk was founded by John Walker, so I emailed with John on his perspective for the 35 years and asked him some questions to share. Photo of John Walker when I met him at his home in Switzerland 10 years ago. Shaan (me): What was your favorite AutoCAD Feature or command back in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Now you can edit your Fusion 360 models on your iPad, Chromebook, or Linux machine using only a web browser. Fusion 360 in the browser works on virtually any device with a browser. The Fusion 360 in the browser is only in preview at this time with several features not yet exposed, but they will be in the future. The purpose of the browser preview is to get your feedback. Imagine a future where you can go to any connected... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Between the Lines
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于7月3号成功登顶7546米的慕士塔格峰(新疆),带着一面"I Love AutoCAD“的35周年纪念旗子。 Hill是一名AutoCAD的资深老用户,他在9... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Are you aware you can compare data in Autodesk ReMake? We compared a 3D model created of the USS Arizona Memorial from subsurface LiDAR laser scans, photogrammetry model data, and SONAR data to thematically show the changes over a 2 year period of time. Knowing what is changing on the USS Arizona Memorial is vital for many including the US National Park Service, US Navy, US Coast Guard, and the State of Hawaii. See the video showing the thematic change... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
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We may have tee-shirts for participants in the now official Autodesk University morning run/walks better known as the AU5K. I'm looking for great ideas on a shirt design that is witty and funny. The shirt should be worthy of being proudly worn at AU and maybe during the morning runs and when you return to your office to show off. I know we have very funny and creative readers, and perhaps you uncreative ones know a person you can hit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
If you are in beautiful sunny Portland Oregon this week, enjoy seeing cutting edge AEC, and networking then this event is for you. The Future of Making and Digital Construction in Portland. AEC HACKATHON 4.3 - PORTLAND https://aechackathon.com/portland/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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An AutoCAD Team member, Hill Fang has summited with his 35 years of AutoCAD flag. Hill Fang summited Muztagh-Ata, 7,546m / 24,757ft, on July 3rd,2017 with an “I Love AutoCAD” 35 Year anniversary flag. Hill started using AutoCAD back in AutoCAD 2.x in the 80’s. This is not the first time Hill has taken AutoCAD flags to summits of mountains. Keep Calm & Love AutoCAD on China’s, Mt. Banji, at 5,430m Hill Fang on right. Climbing 24,757 feet is no... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Scott posted that the new Autodesk Future of Making book is now available on Amazon. This is a quality hard cover book with great stories of the future of making things. Autodesk's New FUTURE OF MAKING book now available on Amazon.com One of the highlights of doing the Bali 3D reality capture project was meeting the children of Green School and getting to show our UAS (drones) to them and also see what they were studying in school. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Classes for Autodesk University 2017 have been unveiled after all the voting and now the presenters have been notified. A flood of great classes, presentations, and tracks were proposed and after you voted for what you wanted to attend and learn we should have a great learning event with the best of the best. http://autode.sk/2uQWKM5 I hope to see you at AU 2017! -Shaan PS: The AU 5K will be an official Autodesk University event this year! AU5K Bigger than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Between the Lines