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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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I hate raccoons. I know you're thinking "Scott, why do you hate raccoons? They're so cute." Now don't go sicking PETA on me, but raccoons are really a problem in our homeowner association. They attack our pets and/or steal their... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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I blog about this every once in a while. Most technology previews are like milk cartons. They have expiration dates on them. When a technology preview expires, the technology preview no longer operates. A preview has a time bomb in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 more. Project Scorch is a more... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
We use lines from the movie all of the time. Whenever someone does something wrong, we say "Yeah, I'm going to need you to move your desk." I routinely get responses to my reports asking if I have the correct cover sheet.
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The Autodesk fiscal year runs from February 1 through January 31. So our quarters are Feb-Mar-Apr, May-Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep-Oct, and Nov-Dec-Jan. On October 31 we ended Q3 of fiscal year 2015. In my role as Program Manger for Autodesk Labs, I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Unfortunately I don't recall. The thread modeler is now owned by an Autodesk partner, Cool Orange. I have forwarded your message to support@coolorange.com and will post a reply comment here if I hear back from them.
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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 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Comments on my blog are a good things. Without them, a blog is a monologue. No one wants that.
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you for the posting. I see from the thread that lots of CAD programs have this malady. I agree that it would be better if they all worked more like the package you cited. Until our team can improve our solution in that direction, at least our customers can get the one you recommend to handle the bundle of constraints that get created manually or automatically. I will not be at AU this year. Shaan Hurley will be representing both of us.
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source: wikipedia Who remembers this American TV commercial? You got chocolate in my peanut butter. You got peanut butter on my chocolate. It was for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that are a combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Here we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Don't you ever listen? Don't you ever learn? The hand may find you It's time to take a turn" — Todd Rundgren, "Don't You Ever Learn?," Todd, 1974. Sometimes Autodesk Labs projects allow you to download a new program and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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GET YOUR TICKETS. College night is alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 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 Nov 17, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Thanks for sharing. Sent from my iPad
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Autodesk Cloud Operations will be performing the monthly security maintenance to our server and virtualization infrastructure environments this week. This activity will require brief outages to the following applications: BIM 360 Glue // more Buzzsaw // more Constructware // more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have been using Spotify to listen to new music recently. Imagine the coincidence when an email request to post a new build came in and I had headphones on to a song about dwarves fighting fire-breathing dragons: "Now I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thanks for sharing that link. Sausalito is the place to be!
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Typepad HTML Email I responded to one of your two emails. With this blog comment, and two emails, I see you took no chances.
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Design Night Toys go tech Thursday, December 4, 6-10 p.m. Autodesk Gallery, 1 Market Street, San Francisco You know that all-work-and-no-play thing? Well, that doesn't apply to Design Night! 'Tis the toy season, and what better way to celebrate than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?" — Lily Tomlin When the Revit Credit Manager for LEED project started, it was not a technology preview, so I didn't worry about its name. Then it converted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Dalton is our free technology preview of a 1D flow analysis tool that allows you to develop and analyze your complex piping systems and distribution networks. Project Dalton helps you understand how your systems will perform when subjected to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab