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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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A photo of me was posted on Reddit today with some some Autodesk Portland colleagues with the subject “Who are you, thank you very much”. We volunteered to clean trash from our local Portland neighborhood at lunch with SOLVE Oregon. Someone noticed & wanted to say thank you. They posted a photo of us cleaning up trash on our lunch hour with a large cat looking out the window and watching us. We love our new Portland office neighborhood and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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Houston, we have a competition with a lot of smart teens from around the world! Catlin Gabel Team 1540 the Flaming Chickens of Portland are the team I have been a mentor of for a few years are competing this year with their awesome designed, fabricated, and programmed robot named Phineas who was designed using Autodesk Fusion 360! They are the most amazing group of humans I know, and will definitely impact the world in good ways in the future.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Lines
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An in-depth review of Autodesk Fusion 360 and generative design was just posted by DEVELOP3D, who are also holding their conference DEVELOP3D Live in Sheffield England today. “As we discussed at the outset, topology optimisation refines a singular form to an optimised state, typically using a singular material. Generative design in Fusion 360 is, by contrast, a platform for experimentation on a much grander scale. All in all, what Autodesk has delivered on here, in its first pass, is pretty... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Between the Lines
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This might be called the AI Chair or a fine clean example of cutting edge and clean design chair, but it is also a worlds first. You may remember that Autodesk did the first chair imagined with generative design a few years ago ( Generative Designed Elbo Chair One of 2016s Most Innovative Objects) as a test of what could be re-imagined using generative design. Now there is a beautiful production chair by Phillipe Starck that you could purchase someday... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Lines
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In our Autodesk Portland office we are all nearing our 1 year in this beautiful historic and renovated building, and have a internal design contest. Employees are encouraged to design and 3D printed tap handles for our beer taps in the office game room named after the Portland neighborhood of Slabtown. The Slabtown game room is used for events like user groups, receptions, training, and more. I know our customers and my readers are the most skilled and talented designers... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Lines
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Have you had feedback or suggestions for an Autodesk product like the AutoCAD or Revit teams but didn't know how to get it directly into the product managers email inbox, I have the solution. Go to the Product Feedback page and enter you feedback in there and it is then distributed to the product team who do read these. This is not for product support issues but for your feedback and requests for the products. Autodesk Product Feedback Page https://www.autodesk.com/company/contact-us/product-feedback... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Between the Lines
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In addition to Revit 2020 being released, Civil 3D 2020 and InfraWorks 2020 are now released. Check out what has been enhanced. Civil 3D brings improved performance and scalability, and design automation with Dynamo for Civil 3D. New InfraWorks enhances BIM and GIS integration. https://autode.sk/2UqmkI6 Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Between the Lines
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The latest 2020 Autodesk releases are continuing to be announced, Revit 2020 just announced this morning. See what Harlan Brumm, Sasha Crotty, Ian Molloy, and Pawel Piechnik showed as some of the new features in in Revit 2020. ”The Revit team is thrilled to release Revit 2020, incorporating improvements in Revit 2019.1 and Revit 2019.2. The release year “2020” is epic, and Revit 2020 lives up to the name, reflecting both your requests submitted to the Revit Ideas page and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Last week and finishing up Saturday was the Pacific Northwest FIRST District Championship 2019 where 68 Pacific Northwest FIRST FRC Teams competed for invites to the World Finals in Houston to be held April 17-20th. I drove up to Tacoma Washington for the PNW Finals to see the team 1540 that I mentor compete and see the other 67 regional teams. Team 1540 Flaming Chickens designed their competition robot named “Phineas” using Autodesk Fusion 360. These events are always inspiring.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Between the Lines
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The project was modelled using Autodesk Infraworks. Discover the existing conditions 3D model developed for the City of Paris. The 3D virtual reality model consists of: A 54 ha site 8,200 trees of different species 1,000 buildings 4 bridges 25 statues 560 light fixtures 425 benches 100 trashcans Read more about the model and download the VR experience at autode.sk/2CYz79X Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Last week I was working in Washington DC meeting with some customers and partners including my longtime friends and digitization heroes at the Smithsonian Digitization Program Lab. While there catching up on all the cool projects for the Smithsonian and talking about our several years as partners on the https://www.3d.si.edu/ and the Apollo Command Module capture, I spotted a 3D print of the Smithsonian's mammoth at small scale. It wasn't full scale 1:1 3D print of their mammoth skeleton as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Design Week Portland is right around the corner, and this year we’re partnering up with Ultimaker to help you level up your design-to-make game. Come see the latest from Ultimaker and Autodesk in Autodesk’s renovated new Portland office (renovated Towne Storage Building) just off East Burnside by the bridge in the central eastside industrial district. Look for the water tower with our logo and you can’t miss us. Parking can be a bit of a challenge at times so choose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Between the Lines
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I seen a 3rd party plugin by Tyson Ibele for 3ds Max 2017-2020 named tyFlow that amazed me, and I know that the Max community had been anxiously awaiting a beta to try it. The open public beta announcement was posted Monday April 1st and of course some thought it might be a cruel April Fools joke, but it was no joke. This is pretty amazing stuff! https://youtu.be/ct3vWWl86f8 “tyFlow is an unofficial replacement for 3ds Max’s Particle Flow. It is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Between the Lines
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A little 5 year old girl snuck a heart she colored in my luggage 12 years ago that I only found when I was tired and far from home in Europe. It was one of the sweetest gifts a dad could ever receive from his daughter. I take that same little art everywhere I travel ever since. The heart went to Washington DC with me last week. Its been a little weathered from the travel and I placed in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Our Media and Entertainment (M&E) group whip up the most amazing and believable pixel candy for movies, games, and visualizations of designs. Check out what our customers create using our M&E products! Hold on and hang on, its going to be a wild ride for your eyes! https://youtu.be/bUwbe7oIMxU Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Between the Lines
Several 2020 releases of Autodesk products are making news today from Inventor to 3ds Max. Also making its public unveiling is the new AutoCAD 2020. Read what is new in AutoCAD 2020 and then give it a spin by downloading it. when it becomes available for subscribers and trial download. What's New in AutoCAD 2020 Tour the AutoCAD UI (Video) What's New in AutoCAD 2020 AutoCAD 2020 New Features Overview (Video) The following is an overview of the changes made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. A great show reel was just released showing what our amazing customers Make using our software. Check out the Autodesk Official Show Reel 2019. Watch until the very end –squeal. What do you Make, show me in the comments... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Would you like to intern for the summer at our cool Autodesk Portland office working on a real software project? The internship application was just posted by the Synthesis team for all local FRC and FTC team members. Here was our 2018 High School Interns: Calling all FRC and FTC students! The 2019 Synthesis Summer Internship applications are now open. Be sure to apply before midnight of April 30th! http://synthesis.autodesk.com/internship.html Internship Details When: 10 weeks (end of June through August)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Between the Lines
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So many updates to the Arnold renderer that all add up to realistic 3D renderings and eyeball melting graphics. Arnold now brings artists the power and flexibility of CPU and GPU rendering in a single renderer! Introducing Arnold 5.3 with Arnold GPU in public beta Arnold 5.3 with Arnold GPU in public beta will be available for download on March 20, 2019 as of 12 noon PT / 3pm ET. Arnold is available as a standalone subscription or with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Between the Lines
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“Project Refinery is an Autodesk generative design beta for the architecture, engineering and construction industry that gives users the power to quickly explore and optimize their Dynamo designs. Project Refinery not only lets you create design options, but it also allows you to set goals and optimize for those goals. When you choose to maximize or minimize designated outputs, Refinery will return the best options. Refinery allows users to leverage the power of the Dynamo package manager and run custom... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Between the Lines
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Are you a design and make enthusiast in the Boston area? Join the Autodesk Technology Center for Design Night on 3/28! Get your tickets: https://autode.sk/DNboston Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Between the Lines
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I will be in Washington DC next week Thursday and Friday March 28 and 29th and would love to meet with DC area based customers, partners, and people. I have held several casual meetups over the years to meet with readers and see friends and make new ones over a beverage. I can also meet privately with you. Just let me know if you are interested! Email Me I’m also looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms on the National... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Between the Lines
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FIRST Robotics FRC Team 1540 the Flaming Chickens placed 1st ranking again this weekend in Oregon City, but lost out in the quarter final alliance competition match. They are heading to the Pacific Northwest FIRST District Championship in Tacoma Washington April 3-6 and then hopefully onto the FIRST FRC World Finals in Houston Texas. I am so inspired and impressed by team 1540 and their design created using Autodesk’s own Portland non-GMO, organic, free range mechanical design software Autodesk Fusion... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Between the Lines
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What a great and inspiring event where local Portland startups presented on their products with passion and energy. It was also nice to see such an inclusive and diverse event with most of the presenters being women founders and Latina and people of color represented. One of the nice things is all of the early stage presenters are using the PIE Shop incubator in Autodesk’s Portland office and we are so lucky and grateful for them. PIE Demo Day 2019... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Between the Lines
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On this Pi day (3.14 etc.) I hope you will join us on the PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) Demo Day livestream at 2PM Pacific Time on March 14, 2019. Tell everyone there is plenty of room on our livestream from Aladdin Theater in sunny Portland Oregon. https://bit.ly/PIEDD2019 We love Pi and PIE! Update: PIE Demo Day 2019 replay is already available. Just in time for some weekend binge watching. https://bit.ly/PIEDD2019 Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Between the Lines