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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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Today is the strange holiday in the United States where we send our children out to accept candy from strangers.On Halloween, we also have costume parties. Scott and Sheryl Sheppard pay homage to Spiderman and Super Girl. Our costumes go... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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We have a 3D printing future cities exhibit in our gallery at our One Market Office in San Francisco. People: Steelblue // more Autodesk // more Stratasys // more Related Autodesk software: Autodesk Infraworks // more Autodesk Recap // more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
The cloud is just a metaphor. What is actually being created is a network of computers. Nature has many networks like the nervous or circulatory systems.
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When Senior Sustainable Buildings Product Manager and Sustainable Building Program Manager, Aniruddha Deodhar, contacted me about hosting Project Rosenfeld on Autodesk Labs, I had no idea what the project was about. So I googled Rosenfeld and found images of Alexandra... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for posting. Although some may think it's about control, it's about file size, compute power, and accessibility. Some people think it's about piracy. If we wanted to make sure we got paid for every possible copy of our software that was in use, why would we give it away to students free of charge internationally? We could have continued to charge the students/professors for their in-classroom use as well as their at-home use. Some people think it's about data, as if we want your data. Years ago Deelip Menezes debunked this by asking a simple question: "How do you think Autodesk is going to benefit by stealing your designs? Build a house for Carl Bass?" Yes we will be able to mine the data, like census data, to see which geometries are most frequently used, so we know which commands to optimize, but we don't specifically want your individual designs for an individual purpose. The push to the cloud is about keeping large data files in one place, instead of moving them around, applying more compute power to problems rather than a single desktop computer, and making the project the center of the action where everything can be accessed via PCs, Macs, smart phones, and tablets. For people who want the cloud we offer cloud-based services. For people who do not want the cloud, we continue to offer collections of desktop applications bundled into suites. Two years from now, these applications will be sold with term-based licenses instead of perpetual, but that is a separate issue from the cloud.
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Here's a question you never ask yourself: Have I googled too much today? You never ask that. Anytime you want to search for something on the web, you type in some text into the address window and hit return. It's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Unfortunately that would be a form of software piracy. For design professionals, the mesh enabler is a subscription benefit. Sorry.
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I was able to get my question answered by publishing my blog post on Facebook. Crowd sourcing can be a useful thing.
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"Money, money, money, money, money Some people got to have it Some people really need it You wanna do things, do things Do things, good things with it Talk about cash money — "For The Love of Money," The O'Jays... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
I am riding on a ferry, but responded using my phone. We are a mobile society. Sent from my iPhone
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Thank you for the reference. I created an account and HootSuite looks more like TweetDeck than a way to unfollow/follow en masse.
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Thank you for the tip. I just tried ManageFlitter. Although I can easily get lists of people to unfollow, from what I can tell, I have to unfollow them one at a time. I am looking for the batch unfollow command.
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I view gardening as something different than landscaping. For gardening, I tend to use a trowel. I get down on my hands and knees, dig a small hole, plant a plant, and water it. It has a very individual feel... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
This ties into our Autodesk sustainability initiatives. Our CAD software gives our customers the ability to evaluate the sustainability of the designs they create. For example, a tankless water heater manufacturer can compare the natural gas consumption of its design to that of a traditional hot water heater with a tank. In my case, I am sharing my personal results based on the improvements done by American Home Energy such as adding insulation in my attic.
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I am happy to announce another technology preview available via Autodesk Labs that you can try for free. Revit 2014 and 2015 users can now quickly, easily, and iteratively perform solar analysis on the faces of a mass in Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have been tracking my own savings with my energy conversation measures. Without these measures, it would be like burning money. Project ECMFin is our free technology preview that allows you to conduct financial analyses on desired energy conservation measures... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Join the project. Project Scandium for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight is our free technology preview that extends simulation capabilities by offering new capabilities to try out and provide feedback. The Project Scandium technology preview is free, but requires Autodesk Simulation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I have responded via email.
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The Sustainability team had created a project for Green Stormwater Infrastructure. They wanted to get some more feedback, so I converted it to an Autodesk Labs technology preview. It is now free, open to the public, and participants are not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Cloud Operations will be performing the monthly Microsoft security maintenance to our windows server and virtualization infrastructure environments this week. This activity will require brief outages to the following applications: BIM 360 Glue // more Buzzsaw // more Constructware... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Sundance was our free technology preview that allowed you to export the fiber orientation results from your Autodesk Simulation Moldflow simulation and use them to run a nonlinear structural analysis in Abaqus Standard or Explicit. The result for users... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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OCTO (Office of the CTO) spelled out in nautical flags We recently kicked off our Maritime R&D efforts in the Office of the CTO. As part of that, our team christened our boat. Representatives from the Port of San Francisco,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
That is why I blogged about it. It is intended to be the same caliber as Reprodesk or Metaprint, but with dedicated support.
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Project Ventus is a big hit with the student community. Project Ventus for Simulation CFD is a surface wrapping tool that is meant to take a model, surface wrap it, add an external volume, and generate a CFD quality mesh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab