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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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Autodesk used Generative Design to define the optimal workspace in one of our offices. In the future we see design taking in the employee and organizational preferences in the office neighborhoods. Make sure those that work frequently together are located in close proximity, employees that like the sunny exposure are seated in sunny portions of the office, and the employees that prefer a quiet space are in planned quiet area neighborhoods of the office. Think of it like the design... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Lines
It is breaking news, Autodesk has a new CEO, Andrew Anagnost., Get used to spelling and saying his last name. Our Next Chapter: A Letter from Andrew Anagnost Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Between the Lines
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Autodesk and our employees are participating in Pride events in Boston, Portland, Toronto, and San Francisco. In Portland, we are a sponsor and have employee volunteers staffing a booth. Autodesk believes strongly in inclusion not only in our workplace, but also our community and world. If you are attending Portland Pride 2017 Saturday and Sunday, stop by booth D6 & D12. I will be volunteering and supporting the booth from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. Photos from our Autodesk local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Will this be the year you run Autodesk University? AU5k plans for Autodesk University 2017 coming soon. After popular demand and 4 years of fun runs, the morning runs will now be an AU event and on the Autodesk University schedule for Monday & Tuesday at 5:45am. It started a couple year ago when I wanted to get in a run before the long AU conference day began, so I invited others and it grew from there. It has a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Between the Lines
Mind blowing visual experience in San Francisco! What: 3D + art + music + tech = one night of jaw-dropping visuals. 3D Web Fest showcases top 3D web creations with live performances by their creators. All proceeds benefit CODAME (ART+TECH projects and nonprofit events, to inspire through experience.) When: Friday, June 30th, 6pm Where: Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco Why: Be inspired, amazed, and maybe disturbed and raise money for CODAME. www.3DWebFest.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Between the Lines
Autodesk colleague Maurice Conti, Director of Strategic Innovation was featured on The Economist podcast Babbage: Megatech: Technology in 2050 http://bit.ly/2rGNxqh. Co-hosted by Economist editors Kenneth Cukier and Daniel Franklin, the episode explores the practical, ethical and philosophical questions raised by the technological advances shaping our society in this century. During the segment with Maurice, the discussion focuses on how a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines will enhance how we design, produce, and even live. This is a great insightful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Between the Lines
I'm in the middle of moving across town and thought I would share video of my new neighbor that has already adopted me. Oakley is a 6 month old Golden Retriever that immediately bonded with me. Yesterday he ran intro my house carrying a stick to play fetch. Here is Oakley and me playing last evening. A post shared by Shaan (@shaanhurley) on Jun 8, 2017 at 8:59pm PDT He tried to get in my car when I was leaving,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Back in the day Autodesk used to be fond of giving coffee mugs to people. I will never remember my first coffee mug as an Autodesk customer and beta tester in 1995. It was a black shiny mug with the Autodesk calipers logo and text in gold flake. A couple years back a fellow Autodesker gave me a much older Autodesk coffee mug for the collection. You can see the mug in the second photo sitting on an unopened early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Nested Dielectrics are literally a beautiful thing! It sounds like a medical condition or power system design, but In simple terms it is the ability to set priority of the object to render much like draw order works. The ability to allow the order of render priority for transparent materials and was part of the recent May 30, 2017 update to Fusion 360. Here is a blog post on how to use it. How to create realistic renderings with transparent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Between the Lines
Students & teachers get free premium Instructables memberships! Take online classes & explore educational projects. Examples of Instructables for teachers and students: 100 STEAM Projects for Teachers Instructables for Young Engineers If you are not aware, Instructables is a gem for learning how to make almost anything. With step by step instructions called Instructables you lean how to do everything from science projects to building a boat and even to baking a rainbow layered cake or building a campfire or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Cars, buildings, consumer products, luxury goods, clothing & airplanes are being reinvented. Find out more, and pre-order your hard copy of the Future of Making: http://autode.sk/2rxtknH Learn more about one of the stories in the book Modeling Paradise, where Autodesk employee Brett Casson and myself were in Bali working with IBUKU capturing amazing sustainable designed bamboo architecture in 3D. In addition to traditional LiDAR we had some prototype a LiDAR carrying drone and a handheld LIDAR from CSIRO. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Between the Lines
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There is a new Product Innovation Platform Design/Make/Use Track being planned for Autodesk University by Autodesk’s Garin Gardiner and your votes are critical to making this a loud reality. This track contains 5 classes that will take you through the complete Design/Make/Use process and as a bonus you get a wicked custom portable USB speaker, that you designed and made. You will start in Autodesk Eagle for design of the electronics PCB board, then solder and test the completed circuit board, Using Autodesk Fusion 360 you will design the enclosure including drawings and renderings and then generate the machine toolpaths. At the end of the 5 classes, you will new skills and knowledge and have your custom wood speaker enclosure machined on-site that you can assemble and test. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Between the Lines
Project Impossible aired a sneak peek last evening on History Channel. The series will show amazing projects and Autodesk customers. The ten part series will begin airing in late summer/early fall. I had the pleasure of working on one of the projects to be featured this Fall, and was there during the filming. Last evenings episode “S1E1 Super Structures” featured two Autodesk customers: The Wilshire Grand skyscraper in California, the tallest building west of the Mississippi and Georgia’s new Mercedes-Benz... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Recently there was a general malware attack that compromised and encrypted peoples data on their Windows machines around the world and held it for ransom. The sad part is most of this was preventable if the people affected had only updated their systems as the fix was included before the attack occurred. WannaCry ransomware attack The same advice to update your Autodesk products applies as we include critical fixes to address problems and also improve security of our products. There... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Many Autodesk teams around the world are online to help answer your submitted qu... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Potential speakers have submitted their class sessions for the Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas. Now comes your opportunity to help decide the classes you want to attend and that inspire you. Don't delay — Voting Ends June 16! http://bit.ly/2qdumBd Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Between the Lines
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We are holding another popular Autodesk Answer Day tomorrow May 24 in our discus... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Between the Lines
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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 May 19, 2017 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 May 18, 2017 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