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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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We have had some recent changes to the end dates for existing technology previews. So I figured it was time to repost an updated version of my milk carton blog article. Most technology previews are like milk cartons. They have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Great suggestion. I now have "improvements" to look forward to.
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Project Rosenfeld is our interactive, mobile application that lets you quickly capture existing building conditions and create 3D models for energy analysis. You take photographs using your iPad and Project Rosenfeld guides you step-by-step as you digitally model an existing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
I think it was Lady Liberty or some fictitious person back then.
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I don't think Project Boulder was named after a big rock. Perhaps it was named after the dam? To end my puzzlement, Product Manager, Matthew Anderson, told me it was actually named after the city of Boulder, Colorado that has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you.
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We had an "honor bar" at Ithaca Software. Take an item from an open basket of candy and put money in a can. Employees did this. One day we came in and not only was all of the candy gone, but the can too. I think the janitorial staff left something to be desired.
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I am not even asking for anything that advanced. Just put the prices, that hardly ever change, next to the items - that would be a great start. Or maybe they are thinking of adding dynamic pricing? The last bag of Peanut M&M's is $1.50?
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Thank you for sharing the link. It's nice to know I am not alone.
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Recently we got a new vending machine at our office. Here is how the old machine worked. You walk up to the machine. You look through the glass and see what you want. You insert your money, push the 3... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Today's TED Talk is about flags. Watch the TED Talk. The basic rules of flag design include: Keep it simple. Use meaningful symbolism. Use two to three basic colors. Don't use lettering or seals (too hard to read from the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Feel the heat pushing you to decide Feel the heat burning you up, ready or not Some like it hot, and some sweat when the heat is on Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on Some... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I too found Project Miller’s functionality useful. I just wish there were more of us. It takes a large enough critical mass to convert a technology preview to a product. The technology is not dead. I can envision a 3D print preview capabilities from our design products in the future, but I am not in charge of this place yet.
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In January 2013 I wrote a review of a book I didn't care for: Book Review: Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit by Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon One of its authors, Micah Solomon, contacted me and sent me his new book.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk's own Jonathan Knowles (Autodesk bio, Twitter) was once again a member of the team that won first place at XPRIZE Visioneering competition. What is XPRIZE Visioneering? you ask. I blogged about this two years ago in Autodesk participates in... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Scorch is our free technology preview that helps you perform fire simulations within a structure. Project Scorch uses the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to understand fire behavior within a building, such as smoke... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Everyone wants more time! Project Dalton is our free technology preview of a 1D flow analysis tool that allows you to develop and analyze your complex piping systems and distribution networks.It helps you understand how your systems will perform when... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The danger of working for Autodesk is that everyone assumes you're an AutoCAD expert. Though long ago I worked on AutoCAD R14 with regard to DWF publishing, I am by no means, a Shaan Hurley nor Lynn Allen. Sometimes on... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Impact Design Hub reports that the winners for the 4th global Holcim awards for sustainable construction have been announced. The winners included: Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park in Medellín, Colombia Post War Collective: Community library and social recuperation... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In the tradition of "playing with the knobs," people like playing with the sliders. Project Shapeshifter was our free technology preview created to assist designers and makers cope with the task of modeling complex 3D printable geometries in a simple... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
That is no longer possible. The technology preview for 2015 has ended. What the team is collecting feedback now on is how this technology compares to the improved DWG functionality that comes built into Inventor 2016.
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Knock on wood. So far, so good.
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Project Octopus was our free technology preview that allows designers and engineers using Robot Structural Analysis to access data and results with Microsoft Excel. The technology helps designers to easily develop "user defined" calculations that complement Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The POV Dispatch is our Autodesk internal newsletter, published monthly, where we discuss the big ideas that are important to us and our customers. It is published by our Corporate Strategy & Engagement team of which Autodesk Labs is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab