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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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When a technology preview ends, it can have another go round for more feedback, retire, or graduate. I am happy to report that based on your enthusiastic thumbs up feedback, Project Memento has graduated to become Autodesk Memento Beta. You... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email The process simulates evolution and generates generations of designs. We have an Autodesk Gallery exhibit called Design Optioneering that I describe as “buildings having sex.”
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The Autodesk Office of the CTO (OCTO) has a robotics lab space at our Autodesk Pier 9 office. My colleagues Evan Atherton and David Thomasson recently got a demo of PhaseSpace's motion capture system. OCTO is exploring how motion capture... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have certainly seen my share of change. Other than the 2 years I spent at Océ, I have worked for Autodesk for 23 out of the last 25 years depending on if you count acquisitions and dot-coms; however, not... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Mickey McManus is Chairman & Principal at MAYA Design and is currently a visiting Research Fellow at Autodesk. He is a pioneer in the field of collaborative innovation, pervasive computing, human-centered design, and education, and he holds 9 patents in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for posting on my blog. That technology preview ended years ago. The expiration expires worldwide, not just in India.
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks. 9 down. 9 to go?
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Typepad HTML Email The technology preview of Project Arro for Simulation Mechanical/CFD/Moldflow has ended. To continue to work with the latest in simulation technology, please sign up for the simulation beta by updating your profile on beta.autodesk.com by indicating your willingness to test simulation products.
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Virtual Cinematography exhibit at the Autodesk Gallery Autodesk serves a variety of industries: AEC — Architecture, Engineering, and Construction MFG — Manufacturing ENI — Engineering, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure M&E — Media and Entertainment (including art) The Autodesk Gallery at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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At Autodesk, our vision is to help people imagine, design, and create a better world, so sustainability is important to us. We just completed a technology of Project AutoCASE for Stormwater Management. AutoCASE from Autodesk and Impact Infrastructure is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Only you can prevent high-rise fires. Project Scorch helps users perform fire simulations within a structure by using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to understand fire behavior within a building, such as smoke development and propagation, sprinkler behavior, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Memento is our free technology preview available on Autodesk Labs that provides a state of the art toolset that visualizes huge meshes from laser scans, photos, or any modeling application. It also automatically analyzes meshes for errors and allows... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Happy Valentines Day. I have been blogging for 9 years now. As a DWF Technical Evangelist, I started blogging by supplying Shaan Hurley with guest articles that he would post on his blog, Between The Lines, on my behalf. On... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Here is some information I received from, Brenna Comacchio, Search Marketing Analyst in Online Experience and Acquisition. The AutoCAD for Mac shortcut key guide went live on autodesk.com at: Visit http://autode.sk/acadmacshortcuts. Shortly after publishing the AutoCAD shortcut key guide back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Labs is part of the Office of the CTO, more specifically the Corporate Strategy and Engagement group. Our group works on a variety of big ideas that are important to Autodesk and its customers. One of our group members... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
What browser are you using? I use Chrome. You may wish to try clearing your cache. Clicking on the URL should take you to a page where you can log in with your Autodesk credentials. You can try going to http://beta.autodesk.com, logging in, clicking remember me as part of loging in, and then navigate the 2D to 3D project URL.
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Don't you always want more time? Item Number Resequencing for AutoCAD Electrical is an Autodesk Labs technology preview that asks What if we looked at item number resequencing in AutoCAD Electrical in a new way? The current Item Resequence capability... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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This video is 5 minutes long. It shows our CEO, Carl Bass, talking about having computers solve design problems by having humans specify the constraints, rather than designers solving the problem on their own, and then expressing their design to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Bill O'Connor is our Innovation Strategist at Autodesk. He is the author of The Innovation Genome. One of the tenants of The Innovation Genome is that there is a difference between an invention and an innovation. An invention is simply... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Jessica Hagy's Indexed blog is one of my favorites. Check out her blog. Her blog gets its name from her efforts to depict her opinion in a pithy style that fits on an index card. I sometimes emulate her style... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email You can now get plug-ins from the App Exchange: https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/CIV3D/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3asmartdraftsolidcutsurface_windows32and64%3aen
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Project EnergyPlus Cloud is our free technology preview for running EnergyPlus simulations in the cloud faster than on an average desktop computer. EnergyPlus is the most advanced whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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MegaBots is on their way to San Francisco to start work on their Humanoid Robot at our CEO Carl Bass’ workshop and our Pier 9 office! In addition, we are working with them to co-sponsor a contest around our own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Though I recently covered this topic, we have had some recent changes. So I decided to re-issue my previous blog posting. The teams have been so happy with the feedback from the Autodesk Labs community, that they have decided to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at It is Alive in the Lab