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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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Autodesk got its start when we democratized CAD technology by making it available on personal computers that were much less expensive than special-purpose workstations so that small mom and pop architect shops could graduate from using their drafting tables. We... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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The beauty of design data is in the eye of the stakeholder. Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs), documentation, sample code, and a community of customers and partners who develop customized solutions suited to their workflows.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks. I am working on an update for next week where I sort these by industry. I will include this info for BIM 360 design.
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As it turns out, the STEEP framework is also what we use for strategic foresight at Autodesk. As we work to provide the opportunity for better, we have to consider how our software will fit into a future world that is shaped bu STEEP forces.
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And I often do, but wine tastes different when it's decanted. There is one wine, Rock Wall Jesse's Vineyard Zinfandel, that is my favorite. The weird thing is that I think it tastes worse when decanted. For that one, it's straight out of the bottle.
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It's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk Technology. I am a wine drinker and, based on the type of wine, sometimes use a decanter. I have even blogged about using metal beads to clean my decanter. I am... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk got its start when we democratized CAD technology by making it available on personal computers that were much less expensive than special-purpose workstations so that small mom and pop architect shops could graduate from using their drafting tables. We... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you. I have updated the blog post.
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As I mentioned in a previous blog post, our team has two interns for the summer. We wanted to give them an overview of Autodesk products (and there are many). Although we could have sent them to the list of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk got its start when we democratized CAD technology by making it available on personal computers that were much less expensive than special-purpose workstations so that small mom and pop architect shops could graduate from using their drafting tables. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Q: What did one flag say to the other flag? A: Nothing. It just waved. Today is July 4 — Independence day — recognition of the day that the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence that had been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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To catalyze Autodesk's long-term thoughts about the industries we serve, Autodesk brings in external experts who have a different perspective and point of view. With this in mind, the Visiting Fellows program was established. The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk has a large array of products and services. Some were developed internally such as Fusion 360 and Inventor whereas others were acquired such as Revit. AutoCAD is the product the founders started with although their original intent was to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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TechSpot is a leading computer and technology publication that is read daily by thousands of users, tech enthusiasts, IT decision-makers and gamers. Hence, TechSpot is home to over eight million readers every month. TechSpot aims to deliver breaking tech news... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While living in California for decades, I replaced all of the windows in two of the homes my wife and I owned. It's an expensive proposition that every homeowner wants to get right. There are a variety of window manufacturers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I work as part of a corporate strategy team. Our focus and our group name is Strategic Foresight. Whereas our product development teams look five years into the future when putting together our product roadmaps, our team tries to look... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
Soundwhiz has a longer battery life.
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A blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. A few days ago, Facebook announced its plans for a blockchain solution. In terms of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Trust is a hard thing to gain but an easy thing to lose. We recognize that when our customers use our cloud services, they are trusting us with their data. Reeny Sondhi is an Autodesk VP and our Chief Security... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team focuses on strategic foresight. Strategic foresight is a practice of looking systematically at the future, understanding fragmented indicators that suggest possible futures, and developing a point of view about how to respond. We use imagination to envision how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 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. The Forge platform unlocks the power of design and engineering data so developers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When you use a computer program, you do so via its User Interface (UI) by clicking on elements like menu buttons, using menu pull-downs, or entering commands. When you want to automate a task so you can get the same... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I mentioned in a previous blog post, our team has two interns for the summer. We wanted to give them an overview of Autodesk products (and there are many). Although we could have sent them to the list of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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To catalyze Autodesk's long-term thoughts about the industries we serve, Autodesk brings in external experts who have a different perspective and point of view. With this in mind, the Visiting Fellows program was established. The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab