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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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If you have decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings and would like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is for you. Forge is our application program interface (API) platform... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design — the process of taking a great idea and turning it into a reality. With about 60 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 like additive manufacturing. Consumer demand... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk technology that was once known as the "Large Model Viewer" (because it handles 3D models larger than Autodesk Design Review) is the same viewing technology that is now called the Autodesk Forge Viewer. The viewer consumes a Simple... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for your feedback. Many users find what's new in Revit 2018 compelling: https://www.autodesk.com/products/revit-family/features The feature requests come from customers. Autodesk no longer has a separate "Autodesk Labs." The beta coordinators handle the technology previews just like they do with the betas. I agree that lately, we have not been as adventurous as in the early days. Generative design is really based on a multi-variable problem solver. You will start to see computing power being applied in ways that have not been done before - like floor planning. It not just a tool for optimizing performance, weight, and cost of mechanical parts.
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Time will tell. As I mentioned in the other thread, we are asking for one year of our existing customers' business to prove the value of subscription. So far, the number of subscriptions is coming in ahead of expectations.
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Thank you for your original purchase and paying maintenance (which was originally called subscription) to keep receiving updated software that added value to your original purchase. Our plan is to make your subscription cost be more effective than your maintenance cost because you will get more value. We ask that you give us one year to demonstrate that. An alternative is that you can opt to stick with your current software version forever under its perpetual license. We recognize this which is one of the reasons why we are working hard to demonstrate the value of the subscription model.
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I have added "Pricing has been set to encourage existing customers to move to subscription."
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The world is a changing place. As an example, let's look at what's going on with the automotive industry today: Platform — There is a shift from the internal combustion engine to electric. Companies like Tesla are displacing long-established companies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and encourage architecture, engineering, and construction industry transformation towards sustainable design. LEED certification... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Jon Pittman is the Autodesk VP of Corporate Strategy. Jon has also been a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley. Jon is also "a connected guy" in that he is an Internet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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A while ago I published a blog post about San Francisco's newest and soon-to-be-tallest building and followed that up with a post about an iconic building: Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco: Getting physical Exhibit Transamerica Pyramid Building in San Francisco... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Today we follow all safety precautions when working with robots. In the future, some of those precautions may be mitigated. Artificial intelligence is an area of computer science that includes the theory and development of computer systems able to perform... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email This is like Aesop’s fable where if you try to please everyone, you wind up pleasing no one. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type1215.html#aesop
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The Construction industry is currently faced with a gap between the digital tools for field management and enterprise resource planning tools in the office. Although the industry has started using BIM (Building Information Models) and field apps for collaboration, data... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Electric Sheep combines virtual reality (VR) and machine learning (ML) with robots. It's about as cutting-edge as Autodesk gets. Something that cutting-edge requires a leader that's just as cutting-edge. Dr. Li has made a big impact in her short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email A new image of Thomas Jefferson appears on a nickel that began being minted in 2013.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on Money: Faces on US Coins at It is Alive in the Lab
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Typepad HTML Email Many of us at Autodesk enjoyed the book and value its importance too.
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you. I am glad you like the gallery. I do too. J
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A while back I wrote a blog article that featured how Candy Mechanics (or anyone else for that matter) can use Autodesk Forge to create 3D chocolate lollipops where each is a 3D model of a person's head. Candy Mechanics:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk Forge. Many of you have read about our space at Pier 9 in San Francisco. "We're focused on making it as easy as possible for people to go from having an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I looked back at what Keith presented on the imagery and he did say that his recipe included: · Layering transparency · Clean studio space with a single color · Idea forming motion · Form relates to the product for which the imagery is created
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Keith did note that historically, he's done them in 3ds Max, using just his imagination, but he's now moving to Fusion 360 a little.
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I believe the branding team generates them using Dynamo.
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Perhaps you can one day get wet or check out the YouTube videos until then.
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