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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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The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design — the process of taking a great idea and turning it into a reality. With about 60 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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At Autodesk, we make a distinction between invention and innovation. An invention is something new. An innovation is something new or different that makes an impact. Without impact, innovation is just invention. Innovation is preferred because it creates competitive separation... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Vault is our product data management software that helps designers and engineers organize design data, manage documentation, and track revisions and other development processes. Vault customers can create better designs, reduce errors, and build more efficient development cycles using... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Autodesk makes software for people who make the world around us. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a blockbuster film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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The year was 1975. I was a junior at De La Salle (an all-boys Catholic high school in New Orleans). Mr. Hebert, one of our math teachers, decided to offer computer programming as an elective. I decided to take it.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am pleased to share that my colleague has won an award. George Fitzmaurice (pronounced fitz-morris by the way) was nominated and has been awarded entry into the ACM CHI Academy! The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 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 May 7, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks for the question. I will be meeting with Yael next week and will bring it up.
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Yaël Eisenstat image source: yaeleisenstat.com I am part of the Strategic Foresight Team at Autodesk whose purpose is to assist the CEO and senior executives in developing and implementing company-level strategy to help Autodesk operate intentionally as an integrated, coordinated... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Learn more... Autodesk customers can get involved in three ways: Teach a class to share your insights and knowledge, lead a panel or roundtable discussion, or create a hands-on training lab. Give a 15-minute AU Theater Talk providing your take... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Now that I have relocated to the Houston area, I can participate in local events far from Silicon Valley. On Thursday, April 16, Microsoft had an IoT (Internet of Things) in Action conference at the JW Marriott in downtown Houston.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When the chair was invented, the patent office wanted to know what it did. The inventor replied: "You might want to sit down for this." This report comes to us from Arthur Harsuvanakit. Arthur is a Senior Designer at Autodesk.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When elementary school coding class students ask me if they should be computer programmers (like me) when they grow up, I tell them "No." In the future, programming is not going to be a specialized skill. Everyone will know how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 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 Apr 25, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Technologist, Shaan Hurley, is all about the customer. This makes sense since Shaan was a customer before he became an employee. Shaan is based in our Portland office and is spearheading a new program there called Lunch with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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PlanGrid is a cloud-based construction management system (with an offline mode) that provides stakeholders with access to all project information from wherever they are. That's because PlanGrid supports Android, iOS, and Windows. From plans and specifications to punch lists, documents,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
SO far, it's a discount off of my bill. In a few months, I am going to post some bills with amounts so readers can see the costs for CenterPoint Energy (provides the infrastructure) and TXU (who provides my power). At the end of last year, there was a TXU customer who got a check for $1400 because their system had produced more than they had used.
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Now that I have relocated to the Houston area, I can participate in local events far from Silicon Valley. On Thursday, April 16, Microsoft had an IoT (Internet of Things) in Action conference at the JW Marriott in downtown Houston.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When we were shopping for solar systems, my wife and I contacted various providers with the following results: Freedom Solar Power offered a 15 kW system with an out-of-pocket cost of $37,044. The system was comprised of 42 360-watt panels.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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We recently moved to Cypress, TX. Since Texas has hot weather in the summer, we're getting a pool. Since Autodesk software is used to design and make things, I have been chronicling the construction process. In a previous blog post,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 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 Apr 16, 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 Apr 15, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Dr. Eiji Nakatsu next to 500 Series Shinkansen train Who would you have guessed that the design of an electric passenger train had been influenced by animal biology? Biomimicry is a branch of science that looks to leverage the results... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 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 Apr 10, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk is committed to helping designers and engineers create a future where we all live well and within the limits of our planet. We are excited to lead the way with sustainable, forward-thinking business practices. Together, we can design a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab