An amazing surprise as I walked into the office this morning, Kevin Schneider presented me with the historical original nozzle used in many sample files and demos of AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor over the past 34 years.
AutoCAD 2.6 included a sample drawing of a nozzle that has been one of the iconic sample drawings in AutoCAD release history, known affectionately as “the nozzle.” The creator of the drawing Don Strimbu designed the nozzle in 1983 using a primitive featured AutoCAD running on floppy disks and a slow 8086 computer.
Here is the 2D drawing opened in AutoCAD 2.18.
The same nozzle was used by Mike Geyer to create a 3D assembly in Autodesk Inventor, and was a very popular demo dataset.
I couldn't wait until Throwback Thursday to share the news of the original nozzle being on my desk. As the unofficial historian of Autodesk, I hope to put this on display for all to see.