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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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"Not everyone understands what a completely rational process this is, motorcycle maintenance. They think it's some kind of 'knack' or some kind of 'affinity for machines' in operation. They are right, but the knack is almost purely a process of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team, Strategic Foresight, is looking for two summer interns. The Strategic Foresight team helps identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications on Autodesk’s future. Through storytelling, foresight techniques, and thought leadership, the team aids Autodesk leaders... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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About ten years ago when Autodesk expanded its Landmark Building footprint to include the second floor of One Market and create the Autodesk Gallery, our project achieved LEED Platinum certification: Now that more than a decade has passed, we're about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows program was established by the Secretary of Defense in 1994 as a long-term investment in transforming US forces and capabilities and, as such, is a key part of the Department of Defense strategy to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is the world's largest floating music festival. Although this was the twentieth voyage for The Rock Boat, it was only the ninth for my wife, Sheryl, and me. I guess it speaks volumes about the experience if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
Yes, the BMW 3D printed motorcycle frame and swingarm were printed for the S1000RR bike as prototypes.
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For Christmas, my mother-in-law got me the gift of getting our garage floor resurfaced because our next-door neighbor had his done, and my wife, mother-in-law, and I loved it. My neighbor used Global Garage Flooring & Design, so we went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
At Autodesk, 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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With the Christmas season just passed and the song "My Favorite Things" still running around in my head, I thought I'd share my list of favorite foods to eat. Here they are in order of how much I like them:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When I started this blog in April 2007, it was about showcasing free technology previews that were available via Autodesk Labs. Hence the name, It's Alive in the Lab. For some years now, it's about showcasing Autodesk technology. Despite the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Merry Christmas. This week, Autodesk employees in the United States have the week off. This week bridges the Christmas and New Year's holidays. It's affectionately known as the week of rest. In days of Christmas past before we implemented the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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August 05, 2006 Autodesk DWG TrueView: fun with words On June 13, 2006, I posted an article to my old blog, Beyond the Paper, that an updated Autodesk DWG TrueView was available. Since the update was available in multiple languages,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 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 Dec 3, 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 Dec 2, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Happy Thanksgiving. Although today is Thanksgiving for Autodesk employees in the United States, it's also the one-year anniversary of my wife and I closing on our home in Cypress, Texas. As part of the purchasing process, our daughter asked if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
In a previous post about the Autodesk Learning Engine, I noted that Autodesk is developing a learning engine based on cognitive science and the needs of our customers. The Autodesk Learning Engine is a tool-based platform that helps you navigate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 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 Nov 26, 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 Nov 25, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Today's Fusion 360 includes one example of the Autodesk Learning Engine in practice. The industries Autodesk serves are changing. As a result, our customers will need to learn new skills to adapt to these changes. With this in mind, Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Knowing my affinity for Oreo cookies, my son sent me a gift yesterday, for no reason, other than to show me the benefits of having a son who earns a paycheck. Being the grateful father that I am, I showed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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“Wood feeds the fire which burns it.” – Leonardo da Vinci My wife's brother-in-law, Gregory Lyle Gonsalves, 67, lost his courageous fight against kidney cancer on November 4, 2019, with family by his side. Born in San Antonio and residing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
At Autodesk, we believe we can balance the inevitability of more with the reality of less by embracing the opportunity to design and make better. Design and making are alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
No undo command - "If you draw something, you draw that thing!"
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2019 on AutoCAD 1.4 with RetroCAD 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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Still on the fence about attending Autodesk University in Las Vegas? Hey, Humpty Dumpty, this might help you get off the fence — the ability to explore exhibits from the Autodesk Gallery. Autodesk makes software for people who make things.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab