The Call for Proposals is now open and runs through closing on May 27, 2016. Those who submit their proposals before 9 a.m. Pacific time on May 11will be entered into a drawing to win a prize for a $100 Amazon gift card and more!
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Have a great idea for an AU class? Submit a proposal and join our community of experts—show how you’re pushing Autodesk software to its limits, shaping your industry, and building success in your practice. Share thought leadership, case studies, and software expertise with designers, engineers, educators, and creative professionals from around the world. Connect with peers and contribute to the future of making things.”
Autodesk is celebrating Makers at SFMade Week. SFMade Week is a celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people May 9th-15th. Attend the event for factory tours, pop-ups, demos and more.
Come meet with a host of maker-entrepreneurs who use Autodesk® Fusion 360™ 3D design software and/or 3D printing to prototype or produce their innovative products.
When: Monday, May 9, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (open house format)
Where:Autodesk Gallery at One Market - One Market, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94105
Who should attend?
Students considering developing their own product or starting a company
Entrepreneurs wanting to meet other founders who are using state-of-the-art design and making tools
Anyone curious about 3D design and distributed manufacturing
A new beta build of the Autodesk Memento Windows version has been announced and available for download. Memento is an extremely versatile tool for 3D mesh model repair, 3D model creation, and 3D printing.
Our Autodesk Memento Team posted build 220.127.116.11 which has several new enhancements. With this new beta for Windows (Mac coming later) you can now create 3D textured models using 1000 photos, decimate by selection, a new file format, Autodesk Gallery, Play Viewer, and offline reconstruction in addition to much more. Read the Announcement
This will be the final beta build and in May Autodesk Memento will be a commercial release under the official product name Autodesk® ReMake.
Thank you for all of your feedback throughout the preview and beta period as you have been vital member of our extended product team and success. Your feedback has helped shape an extremely unique and power 3D tool.
In 1997 I was an Autodesk customer working at Oregon Iron Works here in the Portland Oregon area. I gave an interview as an AutoCAD R14 early pre-release alpha tester on how much better AutoCAD R14 was than the previous AutoCAD R13 release. Rohit Arora found the AutoCAD R14 demo CD-ROMs today and posted to LinkedIn tagging me.
Warning: This image and video is not for the faint of heart.
Awhile back I asked people to help re-create the 1970’s era drawing file Engineers Guide to Drinks in 3D. I first found this fun drawing years ago when it was a test DWG file for a plotter company. A couple years back Florian Römhild of http://engineers-drinks.blogspot.de/ re-drew the guide in DWG format and a few others have also modified the popular drawing like the Whisky Drinks version. Robert Lupo was a rock star and recreated the Engineers Guide to Drinks in 3D in AutoCAD. Robert is a Piping Engineer and Designer and created an accurate 3D version of the iconic 1970s test plot drawing that has been so very popular in recent history.
I am now making the AutoCAD DWG files available for download.
3D_Engineers-Guide-to-Drinks-SGH.dwghttp://a360.co/1SodzUE You can currently only view the 2D representation online, but you can download and view the 3D DWG.
The 2D versions of the drawings: 2D Engineers-Guide-to-Drinks MAILLE 2010a.dwg http://a360.co/1LeMWOy 2D whiskey-drinks.dwg http://a360.co/1MIDa9I
Do you like to see visual fx? Autodesk has just released it’s customer video showreel for visual fx. I absolutely love the annual showreels Autodesk releases showing what our customers create using our software and technology like 3ds Max and Maya.
A year ago today, I made my journey back to Oregon.
Autodesk hired me from Oregon 18 years ago and I moved to the San Francisco Bay area for many years followed by a couple years working remotely in Utah before moving back to Oregon last year. I am now based in the Autodesk Lake Oswego Office with a great group of Autodeskers where I live only a few minutes from the office allowing me to walk to work on the nice weather days. I am still in my same role as Technologist in the Office of the CTO.
While Oregon and Portland have changed considerably over the past 18 years, more populated and expensive, hipper, and even weirder (I didn’t think that was possible), it is still my adopted home.
Here is the photo captured of the sunset exactly a year ago as I drove in the Columbia Gorge almost to Portland. It was such a stunning welcome back after18 years away.
Here is a selfie of me and my view hiking Coyote Wall in the Columbia Gorge to see all the wildflowers last Sunday.
Here are a couple photos from the past years adventures in Oregon.
It has been a very eventful past year, but I am grateful to be back in Oregon. I am looking forward to another amazing summer in Oregon and more adventures in the beautiful the Pacific Northwest. If you are ever up this way give me a shout to show you around. Shaan
Last night I left for yoga in a hurry without my phone or house keys as the yoga studio is only a short walk from my home. When I returned home I realized my predicament of not having my phone or house keys. After checking all my locked doors and windows I debated my options while standing in the rain.
Then I remembered, the Apple Watch wear not only to tell time and for fitness tracking could make phone calls. I used Siri on the Watch to find a locksmith and then call them speaking into my watch like a modern day Dick Tracy.The watch only needs to be relatively near your phone to make calls and I was just outside my home where my phone was located. It worked and the locksmith came and unlocked my door. I wont go into what I think of the locksmith business (shakedown) as I have never been impressed by their charges and ways they operate. But my problem was solved with technology worn on my wrist.
“Attend this session to learn the basics in Fusion 360. This is intended for those out there who are completely new users of Fusion and 3D design. After an introduction to the user interface, time will be spent learning how to navigate, changing workspaces, sketching, and primitive modeling and drawings will be covered.” Register now
The new ReCap 360 Pro an all in one reality capture solution is out. If you are doing reality capture then you should look at the new features like Fly features for UAV/drone photos, Auto-Cleanup tool, Scan-to-Mesh (converting point cloud data into 3D textured meshes) in addition to the new low price for such a powerful tool.