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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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Got code? What gets coded in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Let's say you've been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You've got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings, Revit models, Inventor parts and assemblies, or... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Please try http://tinkercad.com and let me know what you think.
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When Autodesk was exclusively a desktop software provider, we had a fixed cost of goods associated with our offerings. It was basically a set of CDs or DVDs, a printed user manual, and some packaging. Now that we also offer... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk University is your chance to take classes in using Autodesk software. It's also your chance to get insight as to where we think the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and Product Design and Manufacturing industries are headed. There's also a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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David Rowan was the founding editor-in-chief of WIRED Magazine's UK edition and technology columnist of The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and Sunday Times. David travels the globe to meet crazy-driven startup entrepreneurs who are reinventing industries through unconventional means.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Aug 7, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Travis Heppe, an Alameda, California resident and Google software engineer, recently did some research on participation among minorities in computer science. What he found was shocking. Although 90% of parents want their kids to learn computer science, only 14% of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 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 Aug 6, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For all of our users who help us evaluate technology previews for customer interest and beta programs for customer readiness, we are aware that our beta site, feedback.autodesk.com, has an issue that prevents our customers from logging in with an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Logo design by Anh Look It was 26 years ago today that Ithaca Software was acquired by Autodesk. Autodesk People and Places provided me with the list of employees on that fateful day. Patricia Abbott Carl Bass Milton Capsimalis Bob... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Though I have Paypal and Venmo accounts, I mostly use a credit card for convenience. I took my wife and mother-in-law out to dinner last night. I charged the dinner, and as I was signing the credit card receipt, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Gardens are the result of a collaboration between art and nature." — Penelope Hobhouse Our Lennar home in Cypress, Texas came with landscaping in the front and backyards; however, when you dig a hole for a pool in the backyard,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Jul 31, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
I thought your question was a good one that everyone would benefit from knowing the answer to, even though Forge only supports viewing of Navisworks files at this time.
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Thanks for the tip. I have updated the blog post.
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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 Jul 30, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk started out as a design company. Now our focus is on design and make. For product design, that includes manufacturing. For media and entertainment, that includes movie, film, tv, and game production. For architecture and engineering, that includes construction... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk technology. My wife and I recently purchased a Lennar NextGen home in Cypress, Texas that includes an in-law unit. We are happy to have my mother-in-law living with us. Lennar homes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Sometimes I feel like giving up But I just can't It isn't in my blood" — "In My Blood," Shawn Mendes Autodesk is committed to helping designers and engineers create a future where we all live well and within the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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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 Jul 23, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Media and Entertainment (M&E) More and more, we find that these industries are converging: Autodesk customers who make buildings (AEC) are starting to behave more like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at It is Alive in the Lab
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We added solar panels to our Lennar smart home in Cypress, Texas. The smart home allows me to conduct an energy analysis using three reports: Our smart home includes Honeywell Lyric thermostats. These thermostats generate monthly reports that let us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 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 16, 2019 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 Jul 15, 2019 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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