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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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As I blogged yesterday, we had interns work with us over the summer. One intern was Brittany Presten. Brittany Presten Brittany is a glutton for punishment. This is her sixth year interning at Autodesk (started in high school) where she... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I have mentioned in previous posts, we had some summer interns working to put Fusion 360 through its paces and report back to our CEO and the Fusion 360 team. Here is the final project for 3 of them.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
Do you mean industrial design? What are you trying to accomplish?
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It's been a month, so I figured it was time to repost an updated version of my milk carton blog article. We do have a few technology previews finishing at the end of the month, so act now if you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's been a month, so I figured it was time to repost an updated version of my milk carton blog article. We do have a few technology previews finishing at the end of the month, so act now if you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Have you ever noticed that projects on Autodesk Labs are called technology previews instead of alphas or betas? There's a reason for that. When someone is evaluating an alpha, their assumption is that the next step is beta. When someone... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Draco continues as our free technology preview from Autodesk Research that makes animation as easy as sketching. The easy-to-use interface allows you to add a rich set of subtle, continuous animation effects to your images (e.g., JPGs, PNGs, GIFs)... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk hosts a lot of interns over the summer. We have high school and college students who help us with our marketing, sales, development, testing, financial, and customer support efforts. Though there are a few still hanging around, for most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our new Secretary of Defense Fellow, Zach Miller, started last week. Zach will be with us in the Office of the CTO for a full year learning about how we explore, invent, and innovate and will be sharing some of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Alameda Parks and Recreation Department provides advice, coordination, and guidance on parks and recreational facilities in the city of Alameda. One of the activities they conduct is called Alameda Walks where they invite Alameda residents to lace up their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Lisa Rotzinger is one of our newest employees. She is a Designer for Networked Matter. You may recall Lisa from last year when she was an intern and presented at the Autodesk Leadership forum at Autodesk University in Las Vegas.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Historically, Autodesk has served three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Manufacturing Media & Entertainment By serving these industries, I mean we deliver technologies that enable the future of making things, whether that be a building, mechanical part, or the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Some technology previews are wide-open. Others are limited. Project Play is a technology preview where you request participation. The team looks at how many slots are available and adds participants on an ongoing basis. Project Play — the technology that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Right now Project Dreamcatcher is in Autodesk Research. I hope the next step is a technology preview on Autodesk Labs. We do have Autodesk Within that people can try and buy right now. http://www.autodesk.com/products/within/overview
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I finished your book and had some fun with it today. I hope you can appreciate the humor. http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2016/08/indexed-like-review-of-the-principles-of-product-development-flow-second-generation-lean-product-dev.html
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In a previous blog article, I mentioned how I was getting back to my programming roots and reading The Principles of Product Development FLOW: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen. In a series of posts, I reviewed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When you go to the Autodesk Labs home page, you see a set of available technology previews in alphabetical order. Visit the site. But suppose you want to see what is new? For that I have a page on my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for inquiring. The 3D annotation technology was retired. The feedback from the technology preview was that the functionality would need to be integrated with Autodesk Design Review, rather than be in Inventor alone, to make it a viable feature. The add-in was time-bombed, so no one confused the tech preview with perpetual functionality. So even if I dug up that old installer, it would not run.
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Last week I posted a blog article about the Autodesk Innovation Genome. "How Studying Past Innovations Revealed 7 Questions that Can Lead to Future Innovations" That article covered how our innovation Strategist, Bill O'Connor, came up with 7 questions whose... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
Project Dreamcatcher allows designers to specify functional requirements like material type, manufacturing method, performance criteria, and cost restrictions, and based on these design requirements, Dreamcatcher searches a procedurally synthesized design space to evaluate a vast number of generated designs for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Thank you for the compliment. I am so thrilled that you used the word "wow." When we talk about innovation at Autodesk, we say that if done right, customers will say "wow" and competitors will say "aw-oh."
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In a previous blog article, I mentioned how I was getting back to my programming roots and reading The Principles of Product Development FLOW: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen. I am in the process of reviewing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Groups visit Autodesk and want to talk about innovation. They come to offices like the Autodesk Gallery and ask "How does Autodesk innovate?" when what they really want to know is "How can I innovate?" In response, Autodesk has developed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Imagine you are designing a bicycle and need a rear wheel sprocket. You could model it yourself using Fusion 360 or Inventor. But maybe this is not your first bicycle design, and you have sprockets from previous projects, so you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at It is Alive in the Lab