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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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Generative design is here to stay, so we made a place for it: Introducing our new Generative Design Field Lab in Chicago. https://autode.sk/2N56Lil “Every new technology comes with a learning curve, but we don’t want that to keep our customers from exploring what’s possible with our tools. We believe every manufacturer should be able to consider new and better ways to make things, and that’s why we’re opening a new public workshop space—Autodesk’s Generative Design Field Lab—in Chicago to show... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Between the Lines
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Wacom just released a video featuring Autodesk’s own Jeff Smith using Fusion 360 on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 tablet. https://youtu.be/4bCN2SgGnIo Our Autodesk Portland office also made a cameo from my aerial footage. Both Autodesk and Wacom have offices located here in beautiful Portland Oregon. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Between the Lines
Ahmed, If interested you can apply to be considered online. This position is located in Portland Oregon. There are many other roles globally at careers.autodesk.com Best, Shaan
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Merci
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Every since I began documenting AutoCAD history and codenames, AutoCAD Command history, and Autodesk history I have been asked to also do the same and publish other products. Today I am adding Revit to that list and reached out to our awesome Revit team for some of the data they had. I have made sense of some of the major branch versions over the years while not all WIP builds are documented at this time. The Revit History Page: https://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/revit-history.html... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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There is an open BIM support role in our awesome downtown Portland office. Enterprise Support Specialist, Designated Support Specialist BIM360 Location: Portland, OR - United States Job ID: 19WD31609 Enterprise Designated Support Specialist, REVIT Location: Portland, Oregon -United States Job ID: 18WD31213 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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Are you looking to develop a powerful cloud based solution to connect your designs, business, or industry? Develop for the cloud with Autodesk Forge with direct help from the Autodesk Cloud Engineering team. Autodesk Forge Accelerator is an opportunity to work intensively on a chosen project with help, support and training from Autodesk Cloud Engineering teams. The Autodesk Forge Accelerator is designed to help creative developers leverage Autodesk Forge Cloud APIs - https://developer.autodesk.com Apply now to take part in our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Many locations on the West coast of the US that normally don't get snow, got it yesterday. It wasn't much, but enough to cause havoc and close schools. This morning is was 24 degrees Fahrenheit –brrr. They are saying a storm coming from Canada this weekend may blast us with cold air and up to 4 inches of snow. The neighbors, Hoffman Construction are constructing 5MLK building and let me know the state of their current work floor level is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Between the Lines
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I have been with Autodesk over 21 years, and two of my 3 children have grown up only knowing only Autodesk. Autodesk was founded back in 1982 and for most of that time we have had offices that allowed dogs in the employee office with some rules to assure safety and good behavior. My daughter when she was really young used to tell people that her daddy worked for “doggydesk”. It was always cute when she said it. This is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Join the 40th AEC Hackathon, back in Silicon Valley where it all began back in 2014. Info and Registration Here: http://aechackathon.com/silicon-valley-3/ http://aechackathon.com/about-us The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s a weekend of geeking at its finest for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has quickly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Former Autodesk Research Employee Jos Stam was awarded an Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 3D subdivision surfaces among other technical giants such as Edwin Catmul of Disney / Pixar and brothers Thomas Knoll and John Knoll of ILM and co-creator of Adobe Photoshop. Jos is now a researcher at NVidia. “To Edwin Catmull for the original concept, and to Tony DeRose and Jos Stam for their pioneering advancement of the underlying science of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Please help my Autodesk colleague Sasha Crotty of the Revit product team gather some feedback data on your needs for Revit and building design products. It only takes a moment and can help the Revit team better understand your future needs for Revit. “’Are you an architect/architectural designer? Are you a BIM manager who works with architects? Drive the future of building design product development by filling out this survey. Share the survey with your colleagues!” Take the Survey Now Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Between the Lines
What a great space, mission, community, and awesome local panel speaking last evening at Portland’s WeWork Labs official opening. The WeWork Labs will work with other local startup accelerators, incubators, mentors and communities to share resources in which to successfully help local startups succeed. The PIE Shop incubator with 21 startups located in the Autodesk Portland office building celebrate this new additional local resource for startups and looking forward to working with them. I wish someone had recorded the panel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Between the Lines
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My group within the Autodesk organization is changing its name from Office of the CTO (OCTO) and will now be known as Autodesk Research. OCTO for a group name is super geeky and reflects reporting structure but not what we do. We will be named Autodesk Research because research is what we do. We always had fun with the acronym of OCTO as an octopus mascot, but now the octopus is on to bigger and better things and will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Between the Lines
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In Marin County California, a small group of people got together January 30, 1982 and formed Autodesk. The design industry hasn't been the same since. As founder John Walker stated “the game has changed.” 37 years later, Autodesk is a rare technology company that is still around, innovating, evolving, and helping our customers. Autodesk Flying founders ”Autodesk Founders. They didn't walk on water, but they could fly pretty well. From left to right: Rudolf Künzli, Mike Ford, Dan Drake, Mauri... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Between the Lines
If you have wanted to read, write, and modify data from Revit without installing Revit from within the the Forge cloud platform, then today is your lucky day. The Revit Design Automation API was just launched as a public beta. “Today we’re announcing the availability of Design Automation for Revit as a pubic beta. Using Design Automation, you can create, edit, and extract data from Revit models without a local Revit install. Because Design Automation is a cloud service, you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Well, this is Portland Oregon and yes we are weird or uniquely creative including the placement of small toy ponies attached to old city horse hitching rings and yarn or knit bombings of local statues. In the Autodesk Portland office some of the weird fun culture crept in to our new Portland office in the East stairwell. In this stairwell there are crevices in the brick where there old janky spooky stairs were mounted and then removed to put nice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Here are some great ways to find out what the future of Revit has planned, and how you can help shape it. One is to check out the Public Roadmap which a new one was just published on the official Revit Blog. Revit Public Roadmap – January 2019 Submit your ideas to the Revit Ideas Revit Ideas http://www.autodesk.com/RevitIdeas Another option is more of a heavy lift, you can get involved and actively participating in the beta program for Revit at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Between the Lines
There is a newly posted build of Autodesk Inventor for those participating or those wishing to participate in the beta testing. Our customer beta testers are a critical member of our product teams and success by providing real-world feedback and requests to help shape the future of our products. To be considered to participate in a beta for any Autodesk product, sign up if you haven't already at feedback.autodesk.com or for access to the Inventor beta use the link below.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Between the Lines
Updates were made the reality capture API on Forge that not only dramatically improves the resulting quality and speed to produce a mesh or view point clouds, but also adds geolocation for InfraWorks. For example you can use this Forge API to generate a 3D textured mesh from photos taken buy a UAS (drone). Read More Updates to Reality Capture API “The Reality Solutions team is excited to announce the availability of our next generation Forge Reality Capture API. We’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Every time they mention their team “EDM”, I think of DJ and dancing cats with loud electronic dance music, but it is really the Enterprise Data Management and an important company function. The team sits near me in the Autodesk Portland office and are a great growing group of fun and smart “data nerds”. Last week they went out for some team building and sent me this photo. Who knew, there is the Canadian sport of Curling here in Portland... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Between the Lines
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What a long name, but an amazing and rare lunar event combination that won happen again for many years. I hiked up wearing show shoes on Oregon’s Mount Hood and sat up near the Palmer Glacier and cooked a dinner on my backpack stove and enjoyed the amazing show as the clouds parted to show a clear sky and big bright moon. The super full moon was so bright I didn't need any headlamp to hike in the snow and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Thank you pdxRUG (Portland Revit Users Group) members and BilT team Bob Bell and Phil Read for visiting Tuesday night to see the new Autodesk Portland office, some good local pizza, networking, and learning about the upcoming BiLT conference in Seattle this summer. It was nice to host the meeting and hope we can do it again, soon. Some Autodesk employees were there to meet you as well some came with questions on how you used our products together. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Read about the release: Introducing Autodesk Maya 2019! | The Maya Blog | AREA by Autodesk https://area.autodesk.com/blogs/the-maya-blog/introducing-autodesk-maya-2019/ Here are the highlights: · Fast animation – Cached Playback gives animators serious speed improvements in the playback of animation in the viewport. You’re going to have more fun animating and waste a lot less time waiting for Playblasts. · A beautiful working environment – With Arnold updates in Viewport 2.0, artists get to work on content that looks beautiful and, if you’re... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Join Autodesk Jan 17th in Toronto to learn about Project Refinery and the Autodesk Technology Centers. The Future Is At IDS https://youtu.be/znG1w8RB6Iw Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Between the Lines