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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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Brian Kilmeade is an on-air personality for the politically conservative Fox network. This book was published around the time that Confederate statues were being removed from public places. My suspicion is that the motivation for this book was to ensure... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I recently received this report from our team at our San Francisco Technology Center. At the Autodesk Tech Centers, we collaborate with industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to validate and test ideas about the future, inform our product and business... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am part of Corporate Strategy at Autodesk. The Corporate Strategy team's purpose is to assist the CEO and senior executives in developing and implementing company-level strategy to help Autodesk operate intentionally as an integrated, coordinated system. Further, it is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Product Line Manager, Guillermo Melantoni, and Senior Manager for Youth Audience Marketing, Sarah O'Rourke, report that Tinkercad has surpassed 10 million users and 100 million designs. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and students, to make toys, prototypes, home... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I received one of these as a gift an use it often. Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you.
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It's Alive in the Lab is 11 years old today. 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 February 14, 2006, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Foundation supports the Resilient by Design challenge as it brings together designers and community leaders to safeguard the Bay Area community from the impacts of climate change. A majority of the design teams are using Autodesk tools to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Since 1959, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors has been on the cutting edge of construction. They are now one of the largest, most respected and trusted general contractors in Texas. Adam Hockley is a Regional Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Village Capital and the Autodesk Foundation are teaming up on a forum to showcase and support early-stage startups that are using artificial intelligence (AI), automation, or robotics to create new jobs in emerging industries, fill gaps in the current workforce,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Are you like me? Do you have an industrial robot sitting in your garage, and you're thinking, "Man, that thing is a pain to program." If so, read on. Senior Research Engineer, Evan Atherton, is one of our team members.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Senior Exhibit Designer, Paula Commerford, next to one of the first exhibits that she designed. Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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image source: Steelcase Let's say you've been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You've got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings or Revit Building Information Models. If you'd like to leverage that data to showcase your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
We are allowed to share that when we take possession of the keys at the end of this month.
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Michele Wolpe, Director of Employee Communications, shared some news. Autodesk's new Portland, Oregon office will open on April 16. The new Portland office is located about 10 miles from the Lake Oswego office on the shores of the Willamette River.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Mike Haley is a Senior Director of Machine Intelligence at Autodesk. Mike spoke with MIT Tech Review a few weeks ago to provide background on generative design and how artificial intelligence is being used to automate parts of the design... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For the last week, my wife and I have been in Key West, vacationing with friends. All good things must come to an end, and we are traveling back home today. I will be blogging about Forge later in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 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 Mar 14, 2018 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 Forge efforts, we share those APIs (including documentation and code samples) with customers and 3rd party developers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
In 1999 when we spun out our department from Autodesk to form Buzzsaw.com, we had a purple-themed site. We then conducted a study and found that orange resonated with construction teams, as in the color of road cones. So we revamped our site using orange.
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If you are reading this in a web browser as compared to RSS, you can see that It's Alive in the Lab has a new banner. My old banner featured large black letters on a multicolored background that looked like:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Psychologist and author, Guy Winch, asks us to take our emotional health as seriously as we take our physical health — and explores how to heal from common heartaches. Check out his TED Talk: In summary, here are the 7... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Apple's got quite a menagerie going on over there.
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I maintain the website for my homeowner association. Perhaps you maintain your own websites? I have found that Dynamic Drive has free code samples available that can help you jazz up your site. For example, I found some JavaScript code... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab