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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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The Autodesk fiscal year runs from February 1 through January 31. So we just completed FY16 and are now in FY17. Looking at the number of new, updated, retired, and graduated technology previews as documented on What's New, I see... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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"It's your thing, do what you wanna do." — "It's Your Thing," The Isley Brothers, 1969. Is this your situation? You want to design a thing. You want to 3D print your thing. You want your thing to be made... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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As of 9:00 pm PST on Friday, February 12 through 12:00 pm PST on Saturday, February 13, the Autodesk Community Forums, Blogs, and IdeaStations will be placed in read only mode. During this time, we will be migrating existing content... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Dynamo is an open source visual programming platform for designers. Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional provides engineers with advanced Building Information Model (BIM)-integrated analysis and design tools to understand the behavior of any structure type and verify code compliance. Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional structural software helps engineers more quickly perform simulation, analysis, and code-based design for any type of structure. There's an active technology preview on Autodesk Labs for Dynamo Plug-in for Robot Structural Analysis. Autodesk React Structures... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Think of it as green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I have responded via email.
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Ruslana Steininger is a member of the Autodesk Research team. Many of you may recall her participation in Project Chronicle on Autodesk Labs before it graduated to become Autodesk Screencast available via the Autodesk Knowledge Network. Ruslana sent us an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
A 3D printed transparent stapler would be cool. Someone beat us to it though: http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Leonard-Plastic-Transparent-82524/dp/B000GP07UM
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Yes there have been days when no stapler was in the copy room. You saved me.
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I think the force would be the same. In addition, the staple point is further from the fulcrum. Perhaps we should compare the two using Autodesk Force Effect? https://forceeffect.autodesk.com/frontend/fe.html
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My wife and I just got back from The Rock Boat which is billed as the world's greatest floating rock 'n' roll music festival. As the boat traveled to Costa Maya, Mexico and the Grand Cayman island, bands performed concerts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When you buy a drill, you don't really want a drill. You want holes. When you buy a stapler, you don't really want a stapler. You wanted properly stapled papers. At Autodesk, we really don't use that much paper. Most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email The tool is now part of Insight 360. Check out https://insight360.autodesk.com/oneenergy for details on solar radiation. --------------------------------------------------- Scott Sheppard Program Manager Autodesk Labs: It’s Alive in the Lab DIRECT 415-233-9772 MOBILE 480-239-5346 Autodesk, Inc. One Market Street, Suite 500 The Landmark San Francisco, California 94105-5104 www.autodesk.com
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Typepad HTML Email The tool is now part of Insight 360. Check out https://insight360.autodesk.com/oneenergy for more information.
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San Francisco's waterfront is lined with rows of historic warehouses — elegant vestiges of old-world industry (think tugboats and textiles). Living among these classic monuments to commerce is Autodesk's Pier 9 office — our digital fabrication workshop where computers and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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There is a long history of rendering for Autodesk Labs. We started with Project Freewheel where we showed that 3D DWF files could be rendered using just the browser. We used Project Showroom to simulate how a shopping experience could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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As its name suggests, Autodesk Research is our research group. In addition to writing papers and presenting them at conferences, they also develop prototypes. Ryan Schmidt is one of the members on our research team, and the application he works... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Next week I will once again be on vacation on The Rock Boat. This is the fifth time my wife and I are enjoying this event. As in the past, Sheryl, and I are taking this cruise with my college... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you. It takes one to know one. :-)
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Maya Kremien was one of our summer interns who put Fusion 360 through its paces and shared her results directly with our CEO, Carl Bass. You may recall this blog post. Maya recently contacted me about an event she participated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thanks. We do what we can.
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My last two blog posts have been about retiring existing technology previews, so I figured it was time to repost an updated version of my milk carton blog article. Most technology previews are like milk cartons. They have expiration dates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Well Todd did write it about his grandmother. He never said if it was from his maternal or fraternal side though.
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For those of you who read yesterday's blog post, this is going to seem like deja vu. When a technology preview debuts on Autodesk Labs, it has a published end date. On the end date, based on the volume and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab