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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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The other day I blogged about an email I received from Google suggesting that I make a website that I maintain mobile friendly. Mobile Devices are the Way of the World I recently learned that there is a method to... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Do you have the original tech preview or the one that is supported by CoolOrange? https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/INVNTOR/en/Detail/HelpDoc?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3athreadmodeler_windows32and64%3aen&mode=live I ask because I am not sure what changes they have made to it.
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Project Kameleon is our free technology preview where you can try our new infrastructure model content authoring tools that are compatible with InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D. The technology preview includes a stand-alone .exe Parts Editor that enables authoring Inlets,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Elliott Rosenfeld is a Learning Content Developer at Autodesk. I got an email from him the other day. I thought I would share it with you. Hi Scott, I read this today and thought it was interesting, along the same... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for posting on my blog. Unfortunately you are not going to like my answer. Technology previews are not intended for production use. After all, they're still in the early preview stage. They are in their infancy and are not fully baked. We are realists and recognize that some customers use them at their own risk. Technology previews are like taste tests at malls. We let people take a sip of Pepsi and a sip of Coke and tell us which one they like better. Regardless of which one they prefer, we are not promising to deliver a lifetime supply of soda. Sometimes people hate the taste of both! We make technology previews available via Autodesk Labs so people can give us feedback. In this case, the Inventor team has been reaching out to Inventor 2015 users. They're not even reaching out to Inventor 2016 users yet. I recognize that you cannot upgrade to Inventor 2015. What that means is that you won't have the opportunity to give feedback on the technology preview. That is our loss, since your usage could have been a test case for us had you tried it. Even if you could, the technology preview only has days left and expires on May 1, 2015. Sorry.
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PC We have a technology preview that is a combination of Dynamo and Robot Structural Analysis on Autodesk Labs. I can run an analysis on my generated design. I can generate a design for my analysis software. Dynamo Plug-in for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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A short while ago I blogged about how I was one of the judges for National History Day: Read the blog post. The other day, Nancy Ely, let me know that Bay Farm Elementary has a webpage online that has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
No I do not upload the book. If I did that, that would deprive the author of money he would get by selling the book. In the same way Autodesk does not appreciate it when people pirate our software, authors would not appreciate it if I uploaded their books. Your English is fine by the way.
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There's another issue of Innovation Edge, the Autodesk Labs newsletter, available for your perusal. This brief publication highlights technologies and utilities available on Autodesk Labs. Something people don't always know is that technology previews are free. All we ask is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Jon Pittman is the VP of Corporate Strategy and leader of our Corporate Strategy & Engagement team of which Autodesk Labs is a part. In addition to being my boss, Jon has also been a Lecturer at the Haas School... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk College Night: Making it Wednesday, April 22, 6-10 p.m. From wearable art to personalized prosthetics to airplane parts, how we produce things has evolved in recent years. Experience the future of making things through the eyes of experts and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Workshops: 3D Modeling Monday, April 13, 12-2 p.m. Monday, April 20, 6-8 p.m. See the future of design unfold. Join us for this fun and informative workshop where you will be introduced to two online design tools: Tinkercad and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Design Night: Made to Order Thursday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. From mechanical parts and fierce fashion to conceptual art, printing in space and — wait for it — a 3D printed house (!), we’re still just scratching the surface... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk recognizes that the way things are made is related to the way things are designed. So even though we are primarily a design software company, we have our Pier 9 facility where employees can experience this first hand. Working... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
Actually the use of the Innovation Genome has expanded. It's been around for years, but we make new videos now and then. Bill O'Connor has actually taught it to other parts of Autodesk and those parts then share it with our customers.
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Project Commuter for InfraWorks was our technology preview of simulation software for analysis and visualization that modeled people traveling from one place to another. Each person may be driving, walking, cycling, or riding as a passenger on a train, bus,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I don't usually blog about press releases, but when I worked at Océ Reprographic Systems, our database designer, who shall remain nameless (Eric Andeen), spoke Klingon. Man was he popular with the ladies... Autodesk Adds Klingon Language to Expand Its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Gaudi for Rhino was our technology preview that provided a structural geometry generator and analysis engine for use as a Rhino plug-in for conceptual design workflows. With this technology preview, a user was able to take a conceptual form... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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FABmep Import for Revit MEP was our technology preview that enabled users to import Autodesk Fabrication FABmep models into Autodesk Revit MEP, providing round-tripping capabilities for as-built/record drawing purposes. For existing users, the technology preview will operate through tomorrow (March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I just got this from, Raymond Deplazes, Autodesk Public Relations Strategist. "What If We Could Design Wearables Right on Our Skin?" was published today by Wired, highlighting the work of Autodesk Research intern Madeline Gannon. Read the Wired article. "When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Luckily there are other fun ways to show support.
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Typepad HTML Email Yes I’ll bet it would be good to be the king.
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Typepad HTML Email Cool. It was fun while it lasted.
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source: villains.wikia.com Some technology previews are big. Others are small. The number of desired participants on a technology preview is determined by the team providing the technology. This is based on their desire to get a representative sample of customers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Harmony for Simulation Moldflow is our free technology preview of a fully automatic Simulation Moldflow 3D mesher that can mesh a possibly invalid CAD model, i.e., has overlapping surfaces or small gaps between surfaces, and can automatically size the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab