While away, I heard a good amount of talk about Autodesk Labs.  Numerous applications that are in-use today were sent out for public testing through the Labs web site, as technology previews, such as Fusion for Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Publisher.

There are numerous ones in preview currently.  Here are a few examples:

  • AutoCAD Freestyle
  • Community Commands for AutoCAD
  • Project Bluestreak
  • Project Butterfly
  • Project Dragonfly
  • Project Freewheel
  • Feature Recognition for Inventor 2011

You will hear more and more about these as time passes, and more use of the Autodesk Labs as well.  Autodesk repeatedly pointed to Autodesk Labs while we attending the events.  Stop in and register to preview some of the upcoming technologies, and be a part of their implementation.