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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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Here's another blog post for Autodesk employees. Yesterday when I typed up the Periodic Table of Reservable Conference Rooms at Autodesk San Francisco Offices, I thought to myself, "I don't even know where some of these conference rooms are. Our... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Periodic tables are all the rage: Narrative Science: The Periodic Table of Artifical Intelligence KA Connect Conference Most of my blog posts are for Autodesk customers, typically to make them aware of a free technology preview that they can try... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
Arthur Harsuvanakit is a technical assistant to our CEO, Carl Bass. They codesign stuff together. A while back they imagined, designed, and created some jewelry. The jewelry pieces were presented as gifts to Autodesk Board members. Investment casting is where... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
I am honored that you see value in it as well as amusement (hopefully).
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Jon Pittman is our VP of Corporate Strategy for Autodesk, although sometimes I wonder if he is the VP of Corporal Strategy[link]. I kid. I kid. Actually our CEO, Carl Bass, says his management team says that he has only... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
You are correct in that no one has time to try them all; however, I am thankful that there are many people who have tried 3 or more. The feedback we get makes the difference. Technology previews are not a done deal. If that were the case, we'd just go straight to beta instead of tipping our hand so early to our competitors.
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My wife, Sheryl, and I have a townhouse at Crown Harbor in Alameda, California. In a series of blog posts, I outlined the process we followed in 2011 to make some energy improvements to our home: A Modest Proposal: Results... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Friday was Friday the 13th, and I didn't realize it until my boss, VP of Corporate Strategy, Jon Pittman, sent me this: Today, I don't have that problem. I know what day it is. Autodesk employees in the United States... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
If you are worried that robots will take your job, check out this video that features my colleague, Senior Research Engineer for Applied Research and Innovation, Heather Kerrick: You can see that robots and humans will one day work side... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
I have added your suggestion to the blog post since not everyone reads the comments, and your idea is too good to pass up.
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Technology previews are an opportunity for Autodesk customers to provide feedback. How many of these do your remember? Thanks for walking down memory lane with me. Thanks to the Autodesk community whose participation in technology previews makes them possible. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I think a write-in campaign is in order.
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Remember when Elon Musk proposed a Hyperloop that would transfer people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. No sooner had he done that than a few Autodesk employees starting using Autodesk Fusion 360 to toss around ideas... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN) allows you to access a broad range of knowledge to help you get the most out of your Autodesk products and services. It also is the home to Autodesk's forums. The AKN team creates tools... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Get tickets. Design Night sells out fast, so act now. Here's how this one is being billed: Can't wait to hear from @rikardsteiber, SVP of VR at HTC, #DesignNight Virtual World on 2/2 @autodeskgallery Tickets: www.autodesk.com/virtualreality What’s the difference between... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For makers: Implement is the essential step. As part of his keynotes for Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Autodesk CTO, Jeff Kowalski, has talked about how tools are our greatest gift in that they help mankind evolve. He's also mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Since it's a Friday, I'll blog about something other than a technology preview. Most people read this blog by viewing the latest article. As such, the blog's home page is the blog's most popular page. There's also the technology preview... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I have mentioned before, Autodesk believes that the future of making involves 3 fundamental changes: Products themselves will be smarter with enablements via the internet of things. Processes will move towards automation via robots and greater efficiency through techniques... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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With the start of the new year, it is time to repost an updated version of my milk carton blog article. We do have a few technology previews finishing soon, so act now if you want to be able to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Dr. Kevin Dankwardt observing a rare find Tim Barrios, Damon Beyer, Kevin Dankwardt, and I were computer science majors at the University of Lousiana at Lafayette from 1977 to 1981. We were also Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) members. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have reported about this before: Summer Intern Uses Fusion 360 and Project Dreamcatcher to Imagine, Design, and Create a Cool-Looking Chair Fusion 360 and Project Dreamcatcher Elbo Chair Over our holiday break, our team was thrilled to learn that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For those who believe that the end of the world is only 19 days away (inauguration day), fear not. To quote our CEO, Carl Bass, in an email to all employees after the election. Whatever happens now, we should take... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I am not so sure about this. IMHO, if our impact in negligible, then it’s the earth’s natural cycle. If our impact is significant, then it’s man-made even if it coincides with the earth’s natural cycle. To me causing soemt5hing and accelerating it are equivalent in this case.
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I think this is what you are looking for: https://apps.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=8770102556227289759&appLang=en&os=Win32_64
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I have been blogging since February 14, 2006. Normally I write about new, updated, retired, or graduated technology previews from Autodesk. Blogging is a way to spread the word about a technology to encourage potential users to try the preview.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab