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Autodesk, Design, Technology, and more blog.

Published: 2017-02-21T08:46:29-08:00


Autodesk Games Customers Reel 2017


Some nice morning eye candy for everyone. Autodesk software and technologies are used everywhere around us from architecture, product design, automobiles, civil engineering, movies, special fx, and of course GAMES. This is the video showcasing many of our customers that produce award winning games from the small indies to the big names. Learn more about our Autodesk tools for creating games:

Autodesk Feedback Community Planned Outage February 19th, 2017


The Autodesk Feedback Community where Autodesk Betas are hosted will be down for planned security and hardware maintenance on February 19th for approximately two hours. Planned Maintenance Sunday, February 19th. The maintenance window is from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM PST, but the expected downtime should only be from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM PST (7:00 to 9:00 AM GMT). What do you need to do? Nothing except be aware of the downtime.

Weekend Flashback


Those who know me well know that I love getting outdoors on the weekend and time away from the job. I also love to share them and show off the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. On Sunday I got up to the Mount Hood National Forest and did some hiking, photography, and also some fun UAS practice flights to keep my skills up for the next project. Snow and big old growth trees. Locations: Oregon's White River SnoPark and the...

Autodesk - Making Starts Here


Teachers, get the Maker Program Starter Kit and help your students get into the STEM/STEAM maker culture and making things by developing your maker program. Makers are better problem solver and better prepared for success in the world. “The Maker Program Starter Kit provides step by step instructions to guide new maker educators through the process of building their first maker program. “Maker education is a hands-on approach to learning that creates opportunities for anyone to develop creative confidence while...

Create Flowcharts using Autodesk’s Praxis


Praxis is a great (and free) way to document and diagram a workflow and then share the interactive workflow on the cloud. Autodesk Knowledge Network the team responsible for Autodesk Screencast and more, has developed and released this free preview technology. The goal is to collect your feedback to improve and decide the future of Praxis. “Do you need an easy way to draw workflow diagrams and share them with colleagues and customers? We can help. We designed PRAXIS, now...

More Languages in Tinkercad


14 new languages plus English we now support 15 languages in Tinkercad to help more kids around the world make things in 3D! There is not much that sparks the imagination of a child more than their very own design being 3D printed into something real and physical. Tinkercad is not really just for kids as it can be fun for adults as well. Nothing to install as it is cloud based and it is free. Chinese (Simplified) Chinese...

Blog Comments Temporarily Disabled


I have had to temporarily disabled the blog comments for a few days as I migrate back to the built in blog comment system. I am changing from Disqus as they plan to display ads in the comments starting Feb. 8, 2017 unless a blog owner pays a new monthly fee to remove the ads. I am working to get all prior comments migrated and then re-enable commenting. -Shaan

What's Up with the Autodesk Cloud


If you use an Autodesk cloud based or connected service like AutoCAD 360, BIM 360 or Fusion 360 and want to know when planned maintenance is scheduled or if a problem you are experiencing is related to an outage, how do you check the status? There is a page to see the current status and maintenance scheduled for the services.

Hedgehog not Groundhog


Its about time we got things correct after years of settling for a groundhog in Pennsylvania to tell us if winter will last another 6 weeks. First let me be clear where I stand, I know the groundhog really doesn’t have any special weather predicting powers and doesn’t even talk but grandstanding humans put words in his chubby cheeks. Now back to putting on my superstition believing hat and also living in Portland Oregon lets set the record straight. It...

Photos from Yesterdays 35th Birthday of Autodesk


Yesterday Autodesk celebrated its 35th birthday and employees, partners, and customers joined in to mark the occasion. From Portland, San Francisco, Manchester, Boston, Toronto, Moscow, Neuchâtel, and many other locations and remote offices there were employees in old Autodesk memorabilia and cakes. It was a lot of fun seeing all the nostalgia and stories in Twitter, Facebook, and other social media as well as in person. In the Lake Oswego Oregon office which is in a suburb of Portland, we...

Retro Autodesk Logo


On this 35th birthday of Autodesk, it seems appropriate to fly the old calipers logo. Here is a DWG file for the logo. Read more about the early days of Autodesk at founder John Walker’s website Fourmilab.

Happy Birthday Gift to BTL Readers


I received a nice email from a longtime Autodesk product trainer and friend Matt Murphy. He and his company are offering a little something special to Between the Lines readers today to celebrate the 35th birthday of Autodesk. It is some free Autodesk product training. How wicked cool is that? Thank you Matt! 35 Years already, Autodesk? Wow, how the time flies when you’ve been busy teaching, constructing, manufacturing, animating, designing, and, of course, having a whole lot of fun!...