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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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Though there's hype that robots will take our jobs, many like me at Autodesk believe that robots will become our assistants. We see robots moving from the factory floor to the construction site as the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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image source: VueOps Today's blog post story comes to us from the Forge team. Forge is our application program interface (API) platform and supporting materials (sample code, manuals) as well as a community of developers who uses those APIs. Although... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's a Saturday, so this blog post is not about Autodesk technology, it's just for fun. Some investors think the stock market will go up. Others think it will go down. They're referred to as Bulls and Bears. You can... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Women make up about half of the population. Their ideas demand to be heard. TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Oct 15, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"What would we do with time off our backs? We would make this world a perfect place. We would make our lives a perfect thing, if not for time. But I tell you now, time is an illusion. Time is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Oct 9, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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THE FUTURE OF MAKING is Autodesk's follow-up book to IMAGINE DESIGN CREATE. THE FUTURE OF MAKING tells remarkable stories of how emerging technologies are changing how we make things, who makes things, and the very nature of the what we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Here's a problem: Although machine learning and artificial intelligence have almost approached human-level performance at recognizing and identifying objects in images, there is a gap in a computer's ability to produce images. Here's a possible solution: When a painter gazes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Forge is our application program interface (API) platform and supporting materials (sample code, manuals) as well as a community of developers who uses those APIs. Although Forge is intended for our customers and 3rd party developers to be able to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In a series of blog posts, I have shared some of Autodesk's vision for the future of making: THE FUTURE OF MAKING is Autodesk's follow up book to IMAGINE DESIGN CREATE What technologies are customers excited about for the future... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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A user's skillset can be assessed and validated by the tools themselves. In my previous blog post reference to Marco Annunziata's Forbes Blog post, "Universal Basic Income: A Universally Bad Idea," I noted that companies need to provide toolsets for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Sep 25, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
We are building the "Fusion for AEC" that we have code named Project Quantum. The design of construction of buildings and cities used to be orchestrated by a single individual, the master builder. Given the complexity of buildings, that's no longer the case. It is the team, the hive that does that. Quantum includes: Collaborative, connected workflows, showcasing most relevant, real-time contextual data while harnessing computation as an active contributor. Design exploration, simulation, and analysis made throughout the lifecycle that provide feedback loops during design, construction, and use stages. Generative design methods that are actively used by all members of a team, while sensors monitoring operational performance of assets in existing buildings help the team learn and recommend alternatives during the design and construction phases. So after Project Quantum expands to include the MAKE part, then you may see some alternative solution to the DESIGN part that is currently done by Revit.
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In a series of blog posts, I have shared some of Autodesk's vision for the future of making: THE FUTURE OF MAKING is Autodesk's follow up book to IMAGINE DESIGN CREATE More Words About Buildings and Food More of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for your recurring comment. Before we could supply the Fusion experience for our manufacturing customers, we had to expand our DESIGN solutions to also address MAKE. Even today, Fusion 360 does not have all of the capabilities of Inventor, but it is growing. We added MAKE capabilities via DELCAM and HSM Works. That being said, we are taking a similar approach on the AEC industry. We have Building Information Modeling today via Revit, and it continues to grow. At the same time, we are making big strides in the MAKE portion with BIM 360. This functionality will continue to get more interconnected so that one day there will be a Fusion-like solution for AEC, based on BIM 360, but this takes time.
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In one form or another, I have been associated with Autodesk since 1990. Originally known as the AutoCAD company that had a female CEO and allowed employees to bring their dogs to work, today we are so much more. Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 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 Sep 18, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In a recent blog post, I shared part of Autodesk's vision for the future of making to make the case that we need to help our customers do more and better with less. I cited housing for our growing population... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's never too early to become a designer. Tinkercad is an Autodesk cloud-based application used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and students, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry — the list is truly endless. Geared towards the non-professional,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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This story comes to us from Radha Mistry who is a Story Maker on our Corporate Strategy team. She and other team members (including a summer intern) considered how Autodesk customers will work in the distant future. This summer Jessy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Wall partition Wall partition in its lowered position (image courtesy of Erin Bradner) to separate the meeting space from the partying Wall partition in its raised position (image courtesy of Janice Wong-Perez) to open up the meeting space for as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In the beginning, there was AutoCAD. Though the functionality in AutoCAD has grown over the years and continues to be a popular and important part of the Autodesk portfolio of products, its original appeal was based on its: ability to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab