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Scott Sheppard
Cypress, Texas
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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I am on my sabbatical from work until December 2. To celebrate the birth of our first grandchild, my wife and I are staying with our daughter, son-in-law, and new grandson in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to my sabbatical, I had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While we await the birth of our first grandchild, we are staying at the Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago. Our room has a kitchen, so parents-to-be, Blake and Stephanie, brought us groceries in the morning. We took advantage of that with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Product Design and Manufacturing Media and Entertainment We find that how people in these industries do things are becoming more alike and that their supply chains are starting to intersect. It's quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Point of View is our Autodesk internal provocative op-ed, published monthly by our Strategic Foresight team, where we discuss the big ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our customers and our business in the next 10... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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At Autodesk, we're researching how people learn because we want to make our software easier to learn. We have found that people want to do to learn instead of learn to do. In other words, they don't want to spend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge via BeserkerPlanet.png (5264.4K) In my previous review of Berserker Man, also by Fred Saberhagen, I mentioned how my friend, Francis Walsh, the astronomer, loaned me some science fiction books. I usually do not read fiction, but I am reading... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge: Character Map from Normal "The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet." —William Gibson Our team at Autodesk is called Strategic Foresight. We help identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications shaping the future... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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With COVID-19 impacting the ability of teachers and students to gather face to face, remote learning is the remedy. As such, Tinkercad has been found to be a valuable tool in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Tinkercad is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
I know. The distance erases all of the imperfections. It does look rendered. Get Outlook for iOS
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As a Marine, my neighbor, Clay, learned to play by the rules. As an air-traffic controller today, he knows the rules when it comes to using unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a., drones. So when I learned that Clay had a drone,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits exceptional, industry-shaping talent to help light the future path of Autodesk. Although fellows have rich sectoral expertise, they tend to focus on defining and pursuing opportunities emerging at the intersection of our traditional markets... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that allow our customers and partners to customize their own solutions around their design data. Our Forge team just published a new Forge customer success story with BIM6D. BIM6D, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
We’re planning to continue engaging directly with our customers who wrote the letter to have an open and honest dialogue, helping us further understand their needs.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2020 on The Power of Named Users at It is Alive in the Lab
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Unlike mine, here are the official words: https://adsknews.autodesk.com/views/reply-to-open-letter-on-revit
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2020 on The Power of Named Users at It is Alive in the Lab
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Thank you for responding. As a technical guy (software developer) and not a sales guy, my blog post was intended to show the benefits of named users. I referenced GitHub because that is what our software developers use. I do like your analogy of the car rental though. The slight difference is that a named user licensing model would allow both you and your wife to drive the car to separate locations at the same time. In terms of pricing, the page (https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/transition-to-named-user) shows how customers can get two named user licenses for the price that they paid for one standard license. In general, as Autodesk makes this transition, discounts are being offered so customers transition but pay about the same. As far as demonstrated benefits go, we are laying the groundwork. For example, Fusion 360 users can see what parts of the product they know and what parts they need to learn (https://apps.autodesk.com/FUSION/en/Detail/Index?id=6066693915327677039). The data from named users' command maps will be aggregated at the company level so project managers can assemble teams with the right skills as demonstrated by their command maps. I am not trying to change your mind, only share that our motivations are more than financial.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2020 on The Power of Named Users at It is Alive in the Lab
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Download BerserkerMan.jpg (4254.8K) Berserkers are mighty, killing machines, They are unmanned spaceships that have been integrated with a form of artificial intelligence referred to as The Co-ordinator. The onboard machines, auxiliary robots, and missiles allow Berserkers to execute their mission... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Microsoft Teams lets us see who did what. I log in all the time. At work, I log into my PC and Microsoft Teams using my Autodesk domain user name and password. At home, I log into Spotify, Netflix, eTrade,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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My wife, mother-in-law, and I live in Wildwood at Oakcrest. Wildwood at Oakcrest is a fantastic community located near Tomball and just north of Houston in Cypress, TX. Wildwood at Oakcrest is in an inviting place to call home thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for the kind words. Between Friendswood, Beazer, Village Builders, and Lennar, the four homebuilders agreed to set aside a few lots for some big trees instead of build homes on them (and make more money). An appreciation for greenspace is in line with our Autodesk vision of imaging, designing, and making a better world.
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My wife, mother-in-law, and I live in Wildwood at Oakcrest. Wildwood at Oakcrest is a fantastic community located near Tomball and just north of Houston in Cypress, TX. Wildwood at Oakcrest is in an inviting place to call home thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that allow our customers and partners to customize their own solutions around their design data. If what archers do is called archery, I guess what Forge developers do is called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Mural I created as I read each chapter of Transcendence Like most companies during this pandemic, we're all working remotely. I am in the Houston area, one of my colleagues is in Cleveland, and the rest of our team is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination Take a look and you'll see into your imagination" — Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory There's a brand new story that was just released by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The LUMA Institute got its name from the Latin for illuminate, i.e., to shed light on solving problems. LUMA is a collection of 36 techniques that can be applied to practice human-centered design, often referred to as design thinking. To... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our set of cloud-based developer tools used by our community of customers and partners to derive more value from their design and engineering data. When you use a computer program, you do so via its User Interface... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab