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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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In an earlier blog post, I mentioned how we had 3 interns working at our Applied Research and Innovation Lab at Pier 9. A few weeks ago, we had our end of intern presentations. I have already shared the story... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Here in my car I feel safest of all Will you visit me please If I open my door In cars" — "Cars" The Pleasure Principle, Gary Numan, 1979. The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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In a previous blog post, I mentioned that we had 2 summer interns working with Autodesk long-time Senior Designer, Arthur Harsuvanakit. Jack Reinke Jack Reinke is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida. He will graduate in May... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Ph.D. intern, Charlott Vallon, shares how robots learn Each year Autodesk hosts interns for the summer. We often have a mix of high school and college students. Instead of assigning them rudimentary tasks based on their limited experience, we treat... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that Autodesk uses to develop our web services. We make these APIs available to customers and 3rd-party developers that want to leverage 2D and 3D CAD data as part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Sweco helps plan and design communities and cities of the future. It does this by offering qualified services in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology, and architecture. It was working with a large land developer, Bonava, who needed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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My colleague, Darren Brooker, works on the presentations given by our CEO and CTO. Darren has firm evidence that an effective presentation tells a story. He further postulates that every good story is based on trouble. There's even a 4-minute... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for responding. Candid feedback like yours is exactly why I asked. Sent from my iPad
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The Autodesk vision is to help people IMAGINE, DESIGN, and CREATE a better world. Though not CAD-related, to me this sounds like its right in line with Autodesk vision, and anyway, it's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk University is an international event. We hold it in many locations around the world. The first one for 2017 recently was held in London. The one I normally attend is in Las Vegas, Nevada where about 10,000 of our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While our developers have been full-engaged adding features and correcting defects, others (well, a few of us) have been talking about moonshots. Jon Pittman, VP of Corporate Strategy, had this to say: "Moonshot" is presently a trendy Silicon Valley meme.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that we use to develop our own web services. As part of our Autodesk Forge efforts, we share those APIs (including documentation and code samples) with customers and 3rd party... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Founded in 1930, Architectural Design combines the currency and topicality of a newsstand journal with the rigor and production qualities of a book. Each title of Architectural Design is presented as a thematic volume edited by an invited guest editor,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Many may have said it, but I saw a video on ESPN years ago where I watched Michael Jordan say it. That's the only reason I know about it. I had no idea others claim it. Thank you for the info.
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Pubic Relations Manager, Alexandra Constantine let me know that following an interview with Director of Research, Francesco "Frio" Iorio, The Globe and Maill published a story about how generative design is shaping the world around us. Autodesk is featured alongside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you. Luck is something I could use. "The more I practice, the luckier I get." - Michael Jordan
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It's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk Forge. In a previous blog post, I talked about how I am preparing for my father-daughter dance at her wedding in September: Father Daughter Dance - a textbook comes to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Back in December 2012, I wrote a blog post about some Autodesk employees using a Raspberry Pi computer to read to the blind. To this day, that blog post gets questions about how they did it. So I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Augmented reality is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device such as a camera on a smartphone. When the Yelp application overlays... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that we use to develop our own web services. As part of our Autodesk Forge efforts, we share those APIs (including documentation and code samples) with customers and 3rd party... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
There was a period at the end of the URL. It took the period that I used to end the sentence and included it in the hyperlink. Try this: http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2017/07/autodesks-new-future-of-making-book-now-available-on-amazoncom.html
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As a hiring manager, I can have an impact on diversity at Autodesk. I try to do what I can. For example: I consider summer intern candidates from the Code2040 program. Code2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
I know your comment is supportive (but in jest), but if you wanted to buy a book: http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2017/07/autodesks-new-future-of-making-book-now-available-on-amazoncom.html.
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I have known Keshav Sahoo for many years. Our history goes back as far as early versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, but my fondest memories include our days working on reality capture technology (i.e., scanning, photogrammetry) that graduated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When you think of valet, what comes to mind? Chances are that you think of an attendant parking your car as in valet parking. Though the word valet could apply to any servant who attends to the personal needs of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab