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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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Last Thursday I spoke on a panel How Technology is changing the $10 trillion construction industry at Seattle Startup Week with: Greg Howes - Cofounder, CutMyTimber, AEC Hackathon, Seattle Proptech Amy Hutchins - Founder, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Unearth Technologies Salla Palos - Director of Emerging Technology & Innovation, Sellen Construction Greg Howes opened the panel discussion with a quote on a slide from Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost about AEC and Manufacturing are merging. He then asked the panel... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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The tech world and the US Pacific Northwest is reeling from the loss of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen yesterday. Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died at 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In addition to being the ideas person with Bill gates when they founded Microsoft, Paul Allen was also a huge philanthropist as well as a sports team owner of teams like NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and part owner of the Seattle’s Sounders soccer team. He... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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I am working remote from Seattle this week for several reasons. Tuesday I had my FAA Part 107 renewal exam for commercial SUAS pilot – and passed. I did a lot of studying and practice tests. I can’t recommend RemotePilot101.com enough and first learned of them in our corporate training program and now use them for all my SUAS training and certification needs. Thursday I am speaking at Seattle Startup Week. How Technology is changing the $10 trillion construction industry... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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Last evening in the new Autodesk Portland office, about 150 local 3D creatives and some Autodesk employees gathered for the first ever M&E (Media & Entertainment) Showcase event put on by two local Portland Autodesk employees Jordan Giboney and Hagen Deloss. There were several top local 3D talent presenting and some VR demos, and a really good food and beverages. The event was free and solely held to showcase the amazing talent in Portland's creative artist community. Roland Gauthier, Executive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Between the Lines
More than 398 companies, projects and products were submitted to Fast Company’s 2018 “Innovation by Design” awards honoring creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation across many industries, including fashion, architecture, graphic design and data visualization, social good and user experience. Autodesk snagged finalist or honorable mention status in four categories: “Design Company of the Year” Honoree “User Experience” (Finalist) – AutoCAD web app “Web Design” Honoree – AutoCAD web app And my current Autodesk office location.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Between the Lines
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I captured this photo with my phone last weekend near Oregon City which is just a couple miles southeast of Portland. I was driving on a rural road and seen the amazing fall colors of the maple trees along this private driveway. I love being in a geographic location with seasons, and seasons as strong, vivid, and beautiful as they are in the Pacific Northwest. The colors of the trees and cool crisp air is an amazing time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Do you remember the awesome speakers many made at Autodesk University 2017, and how popular this was? We're bringing the crowd favorite back to AU2018! This year a new project where attendees will have the chance to roll up their sleeves in a unique hands-on factory setting to design and manufacture their own air quality sensing lamp. THE FACTORY powered by Fusion 360 will be front-and-center in the Expo Hall and is open to a limited number of participants on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Between the Lines
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A week ago, last Monday evening I presented at a local meetup group Design Reality that was for an AEC focused XR event. My goal was to expand the awareness of AR/VR beyond the 3D rendered images commonly used in pre-construction design reviews and into what I see as a sweet spot in AEC construction. XR is the new term for eXtended Reality which combined AR/MR/VR and is a nice high level since it appears that all three will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Between the Lines
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The LEAP 2018 competition challenges FIRST FRC teams to develop new technologies to engage and assist resource-poor youth in farming and agriculture, while working alongside Mercy Corps. Autodesk has proudly partnered with Mercy Corps and Team 1540 to support FIRST Robotics Teams designing a solution to a global challenge. LEAP was started by students of Catlin Gabel here in Portland as FIRST FRC Team 1540 Flaming Chickens. It is such a good way to connect engineering design and philanthropy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Between the Lines
The HTML works on my system browsers. Perhaps your email or security client blocks the automatic launch of the email. Email me Subject Line BTL: Revit Shirts to shaan.hurley@autodesk.com. Thank you! Shaan
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on Throwback Thursday Revit Style at Between the Lines
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think it change it build it Revit! I was recently gifted with some historical Revit early days shirts by Autodesk colleague and early Revit team member Rick Rundell. I believe the shirts are from the Revit 1.0 days circa 2000’ish. I'm going to give you a look as well as an opportunity to get one of these fine early 2000’s classic in BIM apparel.Imagine wearing this to your local Revit user group (not the child tee shirt as that might... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Are you located in or near Portland Oregon and work with 3D such as animation, design visualization, and vfx using 3ds max and Maya? We are holding a great event with awesome local Portland talent, Autodesk employees, along with some beverages and snack foods. This event is free and being held in our new sweet Autodesk Portland office. The Autodesk M&E Showcase is an event for folks in the 3D creative industry to network and learn, hosted at Autodesks' new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Between the Lines
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The acronym of my Autodesk division, Office of the CTO “OCTO” was the complex shape inspiration for an octopus named Olly. Olly was created by additive 3D printing metal and then subtractively machining it. Both methods of additive and subtractive were achieved using Autodesk’s advanced Powermill product. Read More about Olly http://www.manufacturinglounge.com/eight-arms-are-better-than-one/ I would love to someday have an Olly on my desk. -Shaan Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Between the Lines
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What: Join us at Autodesk Portland office to explore what is possible through generative design. This 1-day Workshop will gather engineers and designers for an exclusive hands-on look at Autodesk's generative design technology. This in person event is FREE so register soon as available seats go fast. When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Lunch is included. Where: Autodesk Portland at 2212 SE Ankeny By the end of the session, attendees will: Understand how to save... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Between the Lines
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What a truly amazing event Autodesk’s Accelerate 2018 was, and I will be attending again next year for sure. The attendees in attendance, the presentations, the deep quality conversations, the networking, the Autodesk Toronto office in MaRS District were all top notch. Amazing Location. Thank you Autodesk Canada and all the Autodesk employees that made this a reality and great event like Jamie Eckmier, Denese Gordon, Stephen Hooper, Paul Sohi and many others including staff that provided great tours like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Between the Lines
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On my flight back to my Portland Oregon home from Toronto I had a 55 minute layover in Salt Lake City. My kids live near there including my youngest, my amazing 17 year old daughter. My sweet daughter drove to the airport and waited outside security just to see her dad. Awe, that made my week. Sadness is the 3 bottles of fine Canadian maple syrup in my carry on baggage that I wouldn’t be able to carry back through... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Between the Lines
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The Accelerate with Autodesk event is this week in beautiful Toronto for those interested in the future of design and manufacturing. The location is the MaRS Discovery District which is the world’s largest urban innovation hub and also where the new Autodesk Technology Center is located. We can say with all honestly that we are going to MaRS this week. Explore the future of design and manufacturing This year's event will focus on the convergence of design and manufacturing technology,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Between the Lines
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PIE and Uncorked Studios are seeking Internet of Things and connected device startups to join us for our inaugural PIE Shop, a manufacturing focused startup accelerator. Selected startups will join us in Portland, Oregon, to work with Autodesk, PIE, Uncorked Studios and other PIE alums, and the world-class PIE mentor network. We'll provide you with advice, connections, office space, and other benefits. For this initial version of PIE Shop, there will neither be capital allocated to startups nor equity taken... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Between the Lines
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It is so awesome to have our Autodesk Portland office be nominated and get an honorable mention in an “Innovation by Design” award for the workplace. We got edged out by Amazon’s Seattle office crazy spheres but then again Amazon offices were designed by another Autodesk customer NBBJ using our products. We moved in just this spring to the building and have more to do in the second phase starting next month. We absolutely love the historic renovated Towne Storage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Between the Lines
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We are holding a Media & Entertainment Showcase event in Portland Oregon October 4th complete with great speakers, snacks, and beverages in our new Portland office in the renovated and historic Towne Storage building located on the Central Eastside Industrial District. Come see a great presentation, eat, drink, and see the new office. Several of our staff from 3ds Max and Maya product teams will be there as will I be there to show you around and make introductions. Its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Between the Lines
The other challenge is much of the plastic waste, even in the great garbage patch is small and not on the surface. All of the micro-bead plastics and broken up plastics are below surface and almost microscopic. I met an expert on plastics in the ocean in Bali and she travels the seas with a research team educating and building awareness with people and trying to find a solution. http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/2015/10/got-trashed-in-bali.html
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Great and worthy project. Lets hope it scales.
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Autodesk made a great announcement today about simplifying Fusion 360 tiers into just one for a low annual price for an amazing mechanical and industrial design tool. “On October 7th, 2018, we are enhancing Fusion 360 to a single product offering that includes ALL available functionality. We want you, our community, to be able to take full advantage of what Fusion 360 has to offer. This new offering will include access to everything currently included in Fusion 360 Ultimate and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Between the Lines
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Autodesk is hosting an annual meeting of blockchain experts at our Portland office Friday September 12th. “Join us for the premier gathering of tech industry professionals. Learn about blockchain from businesses built on the distributed ledger platform, potential applications and innovations, and how Coinbase and new blockchain-based businesses will impact Portland’s technology landscape.” Interested, Learn more and RSVP http://bit.ly/2MVHMRx Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Between the Lines
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I get asked this quite often and I simply explain it is the evolution of lines arcs and circles to objects as components in a 3D architectural design model encompassing the entirety of the the building from design to meta data on performance and materials.Its all about the data.. Autodesk just posted a nice video on YouTube explaining what BIM is. Happy Throwback Thursday The video has a highlight from the history of CAD to pioneer Ivan Sutherland with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Between the Lines