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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 Revit Credit Manager for LEED allows you to automate calculations as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Revit for the following LEED 2009 credits: Daylighting (IEQ 8.1 Option 1 and Option 2), Views (IEQ8.2), Water Use Reduction... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our Feedback Community (Autodesk Labs and Autodesk Beta) vendor will be performing an upgrade tomorrow night (December 19, 2014), so the Autodesk Labs web site will be down from 7:00 pm Pacific time to 8:00 pm Pacific time. Though you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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My wife has decorated our home for Christmas. This includes an Elf on the Shelf. As the lore goes, the Elf magically moves about, acting as Santa Claus' scout, to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I received this from Sam Hobish, one of Office of the CTO interns this past summer. Sam was one of interns who help put Fusion 360 through its paces while using A360 to collaborate with other interns. Enjoy. FUTURE OF... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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My wife has decorated our home for Christmas. This includes an Elf on the Shelf. As the lore goes, the Elf magically moves about, acting as Santa Claus' scout, to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
"Video Killed The Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV (Music Television) when it was first launched. Videos have always been popular. They provide information in a visual way, and as a bonus, they negate the need to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Yesterday we had a big storm pass through the Bay Area. Due to heavy rains and high winds, ferry service from Alameda to San Francisco was canceled in the morning, so I worked from home. While at home, we did... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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PIC Project AutoCASE from Autodesk and Impact Infrastructure is a solution for assessing the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of proposed infrastructure projects throughout the design process. The first release of Project AutoCASE for Stormwater Management is now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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My wife has decorated our home for Christmas. This includes an Elf on the Shelf. As the lore goes, the Elf magically moves about, acting as Santa Claus' scout, to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Some technology previews are one-shot affairs. A team posts a build, gets some feedback, ends the technology preview, and decides what to do next based on the feedback. Others, like Project Memento, incrementally improve the technology based on the feedback.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
Analogies aside, if you wish to not spend another penny with Autodesk, you can keep your existing software that has a perpetual license and view, edit, and print files that you have created in the past and any new files you create with it in the future.
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If you buy a term-based license next year, and do not renew it, then you would not be able to do anything with your previously created files because the software no longer runs. If I DVR a bunch of TV shows while being a DISH subscriber, and end my subscription, I can no longer watch those shows I recorded because my DISH box no longer operates.
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Typepad HTML Email If you buy a perpetual license next year, and create some files, you will be able to use that version of the software to view, edit, and print those files for as long as the software runs. I was going to say “forever,” but in the years after next year, if you upgrade from whatever operating system your system is running next year to a future operating system that is not supported by the software that you buy next year, then you wouldn’t be able to do anything. So next year: buy a perpetual license on a system that you do not modify and you should be good “forever.”
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Typepad HTML Email If I was a marketing guy, my answer would be: “Thank you for your suggestion. We can consider it as we move forward.” But since I am a former coder masquerading as a Program Manager, I doubt the Design Review update will happen. We are addressing the electronic review process using an approach that is not limited to Windows like Design Review is. On the other hand, the DWF Toolkit is platform independent and freely available on the web. Anyone can download it and improve it to meet their needs. We use that same toolkit code in our own web-based solutions, so it is quite probable that will see improvements in the SDK.
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I recently participated in an AUGI discussion thread (Autodesk Plans to Go Subscription-Only Over Next One to Two Years) regarding our announcement we made at an Investor Day. Since then I attended an internal Autodesk OnAir presentation where VP of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project Memento Champion Tatjana Dzambazova Project Memento is our free Autodesk Labs technology preview of an end-to-end solution for converting any reality capture input (photos, scans) into high quality 3D mesh that can be cleaned up, fixed, and optimized for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Project ECMFin is our free technology preview that allows you to conduct financial analyses on desired energy conservation measures (or ECMs). Project ECMFin lets you compare scenarios across financial metrics such as Net Present value, payback period, internal rate of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
(See Part 1. This is Part 2 of 2.) Today is December 2, but I am actually writing this on November 20. I am preparing this future blog post today, because I have been in on the meetings where team... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
(Part 1 of 2) Today is December 2, but I am actually writing this on November 20. I am preparing this blog post today. I have been in on the meetings where team members like Maurice Conti, Bill O'Connor, Erin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Innovation Strategist, Bill O'Connor, and I sometimes work on what Bill has coined "The Innovation Genome." Bill has a set of 7 questions that help unlock what it takes to innovate. We have an Autodesk Labs project set up where... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's a tale of two related technologies: InfraWorks is our desktop application that manages larger-scale infrastructure models created from existing data sources and generates proposals and early design concepts in the context of the built environment. Many of you may... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at It is Alive in the Lab