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Shaan Hurley
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Autodesk employee, shutterbug, geek, and world traveler.
Interests: travel, photography, technology and the outdoors.
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Almost Two weeks ago I arranged a special tour for Autodesk Portland employees with two of our customers a field trip of a mass timber building designed by Skylab Architecture constructed by Anderson Construction and located a block from our Autodesk Portland office. Following the building tour, we loaded up on a shuttle and went to Northwest Portland for a tour of CutMyTimber’s NW Portland shop with Hundegger Speed-Cut SC-1, Hundegger K2, and Kuka automation which was used in making... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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Realizing how hard work life is when my laptop hardware fails and I'm down to using an external keyboard on a laptop and it fails to boot at times. Our Desktop Services is on this to get me a new working laptop. via GIPHY At least I have two sweet hairy 4 legged colleagues in the Autodesk Portland office today that make everyone all better on this Monday. Daphne and Cali Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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Here in the US many children are getting ready for the school season to begin or starting imminently. In addition to all the supplies like paper, pens, glue, laptops, and backpacks we have one more thing that students and their teachers can benefit from for free. It is Instructables and their new Teachers Notes feature to share lessons on hands on topics. Even beyond the new Teacher Notes feature Instructables is an absolutely invaluable resource for budding young makers, creatives,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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This weekend I did some solo adventure hiking up on beautiful and iconic Mount Hood, an extinct volcano with an elevation of 11,161 feet. My route in the 58 degree cloud covered weather was from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park Loop and then the Paradise Park Loop at 14.5 miles and 5900 feet elevation climb. I got rained on but mostly covered in clouds and cool temperatures, but still amazing and without the sun and heat it limited the sunburn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Get in on the classes and presentations you want before the seats fill up. Start planning your AU schedule and be sure to consider joining hundreds of us Tuesday morning at 6am including Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost for the annual AU 5K run walk crawl and networking while getting some fresh non casino air. For those that really like a good fun run, try the Rock n Roll Marathon ran in the past the Sunday before AU. https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/conference/las-vegas/overview Check out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Between the Lines
A Forge Accelerator is an opportunity for cloud developers to spend one week with the Forge team, with one-on-one help building applications. Apply to attend the #Accelerator in NYC from September 9-13: https://autode.sk/2GCGhCz Jim Quanci Senior Director, Autodesk Developer Network announced today that this event will be held at the big New York City Amazon AWS offices making room for more participants. From Twitter https://twitter.com/jimquanci ”Just teamed up with @awscloud- to hold the Autodesk Forge Accelerator in their large NYC... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Between the Lines
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The Autodesk Portland is surrounded by an ever changing Central Eastside Industrial District neighborhood of Portland. This neighborhood has historically been fruit and produce wholesalers and manufacturing shops but that has been changing over the years. While a great deal of it is being planned and nurtured for the future and some areas protected by the Portland Innovation Quadrant and an Industrial District. Portland is changing and depending on who you talk to and their perspective it is for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Between the Lines
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This school year, use our new Tinkercad Classroom feature to get your students up and designing in under a minute. Learn more on the Tinkercad blog. https://blog.tinkercad.com/2019/08/05/introducing-tinkercad-classroom/ “Teachers, we heard you needed a faster way to get your students started in Tinkercad. For this new this school year, we’ve simplified the process of getting students up and running with a new feature we call Tinkercad Classroom. Now, students can start designing the moment class starts.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Check your Autodesk Desktop App to see if the AutoCAD 2020.1 Update is now enabled for you as there are some good feature enhancements as well as fixes for reported problems. AutoCAD 2020.1 Update Release Notes New Feature and Feature Enhancement Summary Blocks Palette Drag and drop actions now apply the settings for Scale and Rotation The display of thumbnail images is improved Tooltips can now be suppressed with the TOOLTIP system variable Text on Layer Sets a default layer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Between the Lines
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It is the view of Mt Hood welcoming me home when landing. I get excited viewing it our the aircraft window seeing all the trails, lakes, and memories of adventures I have had there, and those I will have in the future. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Between the Lines
Autodesk Identity Services will move to TLS 1.2 on August 3, 2019. That means you need to update today to avoid interruptions. To find out if you need to update your software, check the list of affected product versions by copying and pasting this link into your browser : http://www.autodesk.com/tls-upgrade-enu “Issue:Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0/1.1 is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack that can compromise data exchanges. This applies to single-user subscribers using the software versions listed below; customers using software... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Awhile back I found these in my old CAD and Drafting standards boxes and thought I would share another on this Throwback Thursday. The following was from a Drafting Standards Manual from Ralph M. Parsons Company in 1975 and were titled the Basic Dozen.. Although the illustrations and terminology may be way out of date, the wisdom is still true to this day. Point 8 Avoid EXCESSIVE fabrication details Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Recently, I reached out on Twitter (@ShaanHurley) to connect with people that were Esri or Autodesk customers and making use of the Autodesk & Esri Collaboration to better understand this by my team. One Esri customer Greg Jameson a GIS Specialist contacted me. I asked if I could share their feedback publicly. “We have been working & playing with BIM to GIS since last summer when Esri launched Pro 2.3 with direct Revit reads. I had the opportunity to speak... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Between the Lines
I'm not familiar with gravity.arx but will look around. Old drawings like this have many strange artifacts. Shaan
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There is a lot going on at SIGGRAPH this week, but two items were big for Autodesk with the release of Bifrost for Maya and then the Indie versions of 3ds Max and Maya. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Between the Lines
Autodesk has joined the Khronos Group. Autodesk is an industry-leading provider of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, that joined the 3D Formats Working Group to support the Khronos glTF file format. “We are delighted that Autodesk has joined Khronos. A company of Autodesk’s stature can be enormously influential in creating and promoting open standards, such as glTF, for the good of the entire 3D industry,” said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group.” https://www.khronos.org/blog/autodesk-joins-the-khronos-group “Autodesk is committed to accelerating... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Are you looking for in-depth information on using computational design with Dynamo (Open source graphical programming for design) for structural design? Well here is your opportunity with class content from an Autodesk University class and posted recently! “Learn how to optimize your design workflows with Dynamo and how to perform design automation for repetitive structural tasks.” Structural Dynam(o)ite: Optimized Design and Fabrication Workflows with Dynamo https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/article/Structural-Dynamoite-Optimized-Design-and-Fabrication-Workflows-Dynamo-2019 “In the world of structural engineering, we are challenged to consider many design options,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Last week I was attaining events in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. While there I snuck to a few Smithsonian Museums because they are amazing, free, and have awesome air conditioning when it is 200 degrees Fahrenheit outside (felt like it with that hostile humidity heat index and 100 degrees. I went to the amazing Freer Museum and it was filled with so much amazing and historical art, but one piece I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Applications for the next classes of PIE and PIE Shop are now open. They will close on August 18. Please share far and wide with promising founders and startups https://piepdx.com/apply We’re super interested in the startup you’re building and we’d love to hear more about it Applications are currently open for two flavors of PIE: PIE supports companies that are building digital products. We have a deep history in Software as a Service (SaaS) and B2B companies, having helped startups... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Between the Lines
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The Revit team regularly publishes the roadmap for Revit which details in a very transparent form what they are working on so that you can expect and prepare for including the request for 2D PDF printing and better collaboration between structural and analytical models on the roadmap. Read: Revit Public Roadmap – July 2019 “HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? There are a variety of other discussions and work related to connecting workflows from design to fabrication and beyond. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Between the Lines
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I hope you are either planning to attend at the National Air and Space Museum or watch the live stream of the #ProjectEgress build with Adam Savage. Read more here https://airandspace.si.edu/events/project-egress-build and https://www.tested.com/science/space/880604-announcing-project-egress-project-national-air-and-space-museum/ This event should be live streamed tomorrow by the Smithsonian and/or Tested.com. Jen Schachter and Andrew Barth worked into the evening to get as prepared as they can get for this complicated build of many parts some 3D printed, some machined, and some sourced. Autodesk’s employees Jonathan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Between the Lines
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If you are near Washington DC, you should come battle the crowds and endure the heat and muggy weather to see the Washington Monument. They are projecting the Saturn V5 Rocket for Apollo 11 projected on it at 9:30pm and then an experience this Friday and Saturday night. I seen it last night and was blown away at how awesome this was. It should be done often as the 1:1 scale of the rocket on the monument was unreal. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Between the Lines
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The Apollo 11 Lunar Lander is shown on the surface of the moon in 1:1 scale in the Solar System AutoCAD sample drawing from the early 80s. Its a well known fact that Autodesk founder John walker is big into astronomy, and accuracy being a key part of that. I have heard in an early AutoCAD release that bug reports were filed by people reporting a wobble of shadows in rendering with sunlight. It was not a bug, being accurately... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Over the past week those whop submitted their proposals, had them voted on by the community, were finally notified if their proposal/s was selected among the thousands submitted. Your excellent proposals result in so many amazing and new classes. I can’t wait to see you in November in only 126 days! AU LAS VEGAS 2019 / Nov. 19-21 Preconferences / Nov. 18 Meet the Autodesk University 2019 Speakers on the Twitter AU 2019 Speaker List autode.sk/2JJ22Bo Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Do you need to export your Revit models into other 3D formats? We would like to invite you to take this short survey to give us feedback on your experience with “3D Export Functionality in Revit”. https://autode.sk/2LhYf1j Your feedback on the products you use helps us build better products for you. You can also sign up for providing feedback on future Autodesk product feedback at the Autodesk Feedback website. https://feedback.autodesk.com/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Between the Lines