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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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California real estate is expensive. One of the advantages is that when you sell a home in California, pay off the mortgage, and move to someplace like Texas, you can use the proceeds to buy a new Lennar home (site... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at It is Alive in the Lab
It would be interesting to see what the requirements for that would be. Would it be a mix of 45% Democrat, 45% Republicans, and 10% independents? How about 50% male and 50% female? Would it be based on things that citizens had in common like school districts? The generative design part of this might be simple as compared to how politicians would agree on defining the requirements.
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So what is generative design? Is it modeling, reality capture, scripting, artificial intelligence, or something else? When it comes to how designs have been traditionally created, there have been a variety of ways: Modeling by hand where a human expresses... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Technology Centers are where the future of making takes shape. With locations around the world, we collaborate with industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to reimagine what it means to design and make, and create a shared vision of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email I used the Help system to log a message with the team. Let me know if that bounces.
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Thanks for your participation in the project. You should be proud. Do you have any interesting anecdotes to share?
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The world's population is set to grow to 10 billion people by 2050. By that time, 68% of us will live in cities. Cities are characterized by lots of buildings. They're where we work, live, eat, pray, and play. To... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
I will check on Monday. Sent from my iPad
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Photo courtesy of Freedom Solar Power As I mentioned in a series of blog posts, we are going solar on our new home in Texas. I considered this a bold proposal ($37,044) because in 2011 we made small improvements to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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 Mar 13, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Last week I blogged about how our team visited Factory_OS (factory off-site): Our Factory_OS Tour in Vallejo, California We wanted to see the convergence of construction and manufacturing for ourselves. Autodesk and Factory_OS have worked together to tell the Factory_OS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
Autodesk has always been an automation company, and apparently, everyone cares about automation, even late night TV hosts. It’s a complex and nuanced topic and helping people understand the coming changes to our work is important. We’ve been doing it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is a floating music festival. Bands play concerts as the ship travels to its destinations. This year, our cruise went to Key West and Nassau, The Bahamas. Believe it or not, the destinations do not matter. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Setting up the exhibit before AU opened 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I mentioned in a series of blog posts, we are going solar on our new home in Texas: A Bold Proposal: Solar Plans for My Home Energy in Cypress, Texas A Bold Proposal: Proposed Layout of Solar Panels for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Computer nerds in hardhats? On Wednesday, my colleagues and I from the Autodesk Corporate Strategy team took a tour of Factory_OS (factory off site). Factory_OS is located on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. Factory_OS builds well-designed, tech-ready multifamily homes 40%... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is a five-day floating music festival. Bands play concerts as the ship travels to its destinations. This year, our cruise went to Key West and Nassau, The Bahamas. Believe it or not, the destinations do not matter.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Since the Autodesk position is that construction, manufacturing, and multimedia are converging, I shared Mark Albert's "A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing" post on It's Alive in the Lab the other day. Actually, Autodesk has held this belief about industry... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Tucked away in a game room closet is an array of equipment that combines with smartphone apps to make a smart home. We recently moved to Cypress, Texas. The deciding factors for the home that we purchased included having an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is a five-day floating music festival. Bands play concerts as the ship travels to its destinations. This year, our cruise went to Key West and Nassau, The Bahamas. Believe it or not, the destinations do not matter.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Palo Soleri died in 2013. He was an Italian born architect, urban theorist, craftsman artist, and philosopher. He founded his Architectural Design and Craft Studios, Cosanti, in 1955 and founded Arcosanti in 1970. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three primary industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Media and Entertainment (M&E) Our position is that these industries are converging: Customers who make buildings (AEC) are starting to behave more like customers who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Q: Can efficiency trump aesthetics? As mentioned in previous blog posts, we're adding solar panels to our Lennar home in Cypress, Texas. A Bold Proposal: Solar Plans for My Home Energy in Cypress, Texas A Bold Proposal: Proposed Layout of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Though I often view myself as the way my wife sees me (to ensure I am a decent husband and father), I sometimes define myself by what I do. What I do is tightly coupled to the company I work... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is a five-day floating music festival. Bands play concerts as the ship travels to its destinations. This year, our cruise went to Key West and Nassau, The Bahamas. Believe it or not, the destinations do not matter.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab