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Autodesk University 2017 Day 1

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:03:53 -0800

This is the largest Autodesk University, ever at over 10,500 attendees here in Las Vegas. See the official Autodesk University 2017 Day 1 Recap Video Here are some of my photos that I have not yet edited. Enjoy. We started the day with Shaan’s Run aka the AU5K at 6am out in front of the Venetian. I was floored, 140 runners showed up for the big event complete with an announcer, music, breakfast, signs and great black matte aluminum insulated...

Dam Good Day

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:23:48 -0800

Today we took two buses of Autodesk University attendees on a field trip to the Hoover Dam. Dave Winslow of the US Bureau of Reclamation and myself presented the 3D reality capture work we did upriver at the Glen Canyon Dam using LiDAR, SONAR, and photogrammetry for perhaps the largest point cloud dataset. After the presentation all those attending got a nice tour of the Hoover Dam. A huge thank you to Dave Winslow and the Bureau of Reclamation, Stephanie...

Autodesk University 2017 Day 0

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:26:36 -0800

I arrived yesterday and got all registered and then met with some old and new friends and colleagues and then watched the Rock and Roll Marathon where many AU attendees where running this year. Today is the day before Autodesk University 2017 officially begins. There are many events going on such as the Forge DevCon, Computational BIM Workshop, Leadership Forum, AU Orientations, Welcome Reception, and so much more. FAQ | Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017 The exhibit Hall and Keynotes...

Autodesk University 2017 Tips

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:11:28 -0800

We are less than a week from Autodesk University. After attending every Las Vegas based Autodesk University, I have compiled a long list of tips over the years for not only surviving, but making the most of AU. For many attendees Autodesk University is not just 12 hours a day as there are activities virtually around the clock so pace yourself and get organized before you land in Las Vegas with a plan. Autodesk University is the premier Autodesk customer...

AU5K aka Shaans Run Update

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:21:37 -0800

The Autodesk University annual AU5K is an official AU event this year and called Shaan’s Run being held next Tuesday the 14th of November at 6am, but show up by at least 5:45 for a group photo. This fun morning run has been going on unofficially for a few years and is not a run but an opportunity for people of all levels walk to run and to get some fresh air outside the resort, see the sunrise, meet awesome...

Found my Lost Phone

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:10:14 -0700

A little over two weeks ago I lost my new iPhone and it didn't even show up on the Find My iPhone app meaning a clever thief disabled it, it was run over and dead, or it didn't have cell service. I panicked as the mobile phone has become my portable brain assistant as I don't even memorize phone numbers anymore and come to rely on technology. The last place I remember seeing it was at the Farmers Market before...

Captured in First FARO LiDAR 3D Photo Booth

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:19:13 -0700

Last week at Autodesk’s Design Night Sheffield, FARO had their first ever LiDAR 3D Photo Booth for good fun. The booth setup used multiple FARO Focus LiDAR scanners to scan from various positions. LiDAR is generally used to capture buildings, bridges, equipment, terrain, but at Design Night Sheffield it was used for the fun capture of willing attendees in 3D. After several people volunteered, and weren't sliced to pieces by the lasers, I decided to get captured in 3D and...

Halloween in Lake Oswego

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:20:25 -0700

The Autodesk Lake Oswego office held our annual Halloween lunch put on by the 5 member Ministry of Mischief of which I am a proud loud member. We had food, candy, beverages, and costume and pumpkin contests. We all had a great time for the final Halloween spent in our Lake Oswego office as we move downtown Portland in the spring. We had great prizes for the contests including 3 Amazon Echo Dots, sweet custom socks, Icelandic black death licorice...

The Future of Autodesk Forge

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:06:00 -0700

Happy Halloween! Just a treat, no trick today. If you are interested where all this talk of the Forge platform is going then you shouldn't miss the keynote events at AU in the Forge DevCon event. Visit the Forge DevCon Village Monday Forge DevCon Keynotes Forge pumpkin was created by Autodesk Portland colleague Michelle Stone as an entry to our office pumpkin contest.

Clean your AutoCAD DWG and Kill Zombies

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:50:46 -0700

Are you receiving bloated unruly DWG files from someone that are a suspected zombie apocalypse and walking dead? Here is a good solution good solution and timely for Halloween. Slay those zombies bloating your DWG files. “Ready to purge the zombies? These three apps will help you clean up your AutoCAD drawings like never before: “

LEAP Design Competition 2017

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:47:56 -0700

For the past week local PNW high school FIRST Robotics teams have been designing and entry for a new vision for OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) and the turbine room to attract and educate youth in STEM.The competition is named LEAP for Linking Engineering and Philanthropy as a way for FIRST Robotics teams to do more than just robots.The winning teams won prize money from Autodesk to apply to their upcoming FIRST Robotics FRC competition season. The LEAP...

Autodesk is 14th in the World

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:26:30 -0700

Being 14th among companies around the world is nothing dismiss, especially when the ranking is for being among the most innovative, caring, and inclusive workplaces. We’ve been named #14 on the World’s Best Workplaces.