AUTODESK LABS GRADUATES
The following is a list of past technology previews. It appears in reverse chronilogical order. Scroll down the page to learn about technology previews that you can no longer find on the Autodesk Labs site. For each technology preview that has graduated, a link appears for where you can obtain the latest version of the technology. For technology previews that have been retired, no such link exists. It is possible that retired technology preveiws could reemerge in the future.
Added: November 15, 2010
Graduated: August 21, 2012
Project Vasari is an easy-to-use, expressive design tool for creating building concepts. Vasari goes further, with integrated analysis for energy and carbon, providing design insight where the most important design decisions are made. And, when it’s time to move the design to production, simply bring your Project Vasari design data into the Autodesk® Revit® platform for BIM, ensuring clear execution of design intent. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. Vasari is now available as a beta.
Added: December 8, 2011
Retired: August 1, 2012
Project Silverstar for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 provided cloud-based optimization for vertical road alignments. Project Silverstar used a new numerical cloud algorithm that used modern mathematical optimization techniques to find optimal profiles for given horizontal alignments. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. The team may consider another technology preview in the future.
Added: January 20, 2012
Retired: August 1, 2012
Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Autodesk® Revit® allowed you to work with point cloud more easily in Revit. This plug-in automatically extracted useful geometry features from point clouds of buildings and created basic Revit elements to aid the building modeling in Revit. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. The team may consider another technology preview, based on technology acquired as part of the Alice Labs acquisition, in the future.
Added: May 7, 2012
Retired: July 31, 2012
Project Factory.Modz() provided a Physics Based technology preview for Factory Animation that enabled you to bring your machine line layouts to life and clearly articulate the working intent of the layout to your clients and stakeholders. It helped you to visually communicate your ideas by animating the movement of material and people inside your facility. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. The team may consider another technology preview in the future.
Added: July 12, 2011
Graduated: July 27, 2012
Project QuickShare put the power in your hands to quickly share design files from anywhere at any time for free. Users could explore DWF™ files in real-time using a highly interactive online viewer. Project QuickShare used the power of the Autodesk cloud and modern browsers to deliver a high quality and intuitive viewing experience. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. Cloud-based services are now offered as Autodesk 360.
Added: January 2, 2012
Graduated: July 16, 2012
Project Scandium Technology Preview 3 for Autodesk® Moldflow® Insight 2012 software extended the simulation capabilities of the previous technology previews by offering new capabilities to try out and provide feedback. The 2012 technology preview has ended. The technology preview is available for 2013.
Added: September 1, 2011
Graduated: July 2, 2012
Corridor Solids for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 software provides functionality to create AutoCAD solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D Subassembly shapes that are contained in an AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridor Model. By creating solids from subassembly shapes, representative real-world objects such as tunnels, retaining walls, and pavement layers can be more easily used for visual analysis, design verification, and construction coordination through enhanced model sharing between various project team members who are using applications such as Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 products, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, Autodesk® 3ds® Max Design 2012, and the new Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software. The technology preview has ended, and the technology is available as an add-on in the Autodesk Subscription Center.
Added: April 16, 2012
Retired: July 1, 2012
Project Scout was a free technology preview of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical/Multiphysics (formerly Algor). It was compatible with Autodesk® Simulation® Multiphysics 2013 and Autodesk® Simulation® Mechanical 2013 software. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Added: May 3, 2012
Graduated: June 29, 2012
Project Basejump for AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 provided functionality that enabled users to access Microsoft® Bing® web mapping services (WMS) maps within AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D. With Project Basejump, AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D software users could access Microsoft Bing data including aerial imagery, road, traffic, and other information within an AutoCAD environment. Our agreement for a technology preview with Microsoft expired on July 1, 2012. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. The team continues to pursue integration of designs into geographical locations.
Added: June 28, 2011
Graduated: June 29, 2012
With eTransmit for Revit, you can: Copy and detach a Revit model and associated files to a single folder for internet transmission, Locate dependent files automatically and include them in the transmittal folder, Choose to include related dependent files such as linked Revit models, CAD files, DWF markups, decal images, and external keynote files, Transmit models that are using file-based worksharing or server-based worksharing. The technology is available for Autodesk Revit 2013 in the Subscription Center.
Added: November 12, 2009
Graduated: June 29, 2012
The Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 technology preview focused on 2 purpose-built workflow for modeling bridge road, barriers, piers, abutments, and bearings for bridge types and the ability to extract strings along a bridge and create Civil 3D alignments which can be then used to display key bridge elements onto Civil 3D profiles. The technology preview ceased operation on July 1. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback during the technology preview. This will help shape the technology as it continue to move forward. The technology will soon be available for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 in the Subscription Center.
Added: November 28, 2011
Graduated: May 31, 2011
The MicroStation integration for Vault enables MicroStation V8i users to connect to an Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC 2012 from within MicroStation, permitting MicroStation users the ability to manage their data within the context of their design application. Specifically, the integration provides users the ability to version control their files via check in and out features, manage file references, manage title block attributes, and dynamically create visualization files behind the scenes for sharing data with downstream non-CAD users. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all those who participated. The technology is available for Vault 2013 in the Subscription Center.
Added: September 28, 2011
Graduated: May 30, 2011
The LaunchPad Technology Preview accelerates design efforts by providing a single portal into Product Design Suite applications, project data, and workflows. The LaunchPad's one-click workflows prepare your design data in the Suite environment that is most appropriate to your task so you can quickly start designing, engineering, simulating, and visualizing your design. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all those who participated. The technology has been included in Product Design Suite 2013.
Added: July 16, 2010
Retired: April 1, 2012
The 3D Annotation for Inventor technology preview allowed the Inventor user to apply 3D Annotations: dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finish symbols, datum symbols, and notes to a part model, which were then displayed in the graphics view. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all those who participated.
Added: November 23, 2011
Graduated: March 29, 2012
Project Structure Generator for Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software provided a connection between massing models and objects created during conceptual design and structural elements such as beams, column, walls, plates. With Project Structure Generator, structural engineers and architects, from the earliest stages, could very quickly create and visualize a physical and analytical model of a structure based on the massing model. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. It is available for 2013 on Subscription Center.
Added: September 29, 2011
Retired: March 29, 2012
Project Nucleus integrated the Nucleus simulation engine from Autodesk® Maya® into AutoCAD® 2012 and Autodesk® Revit® 2012 software. The technology preview allowed designers to experiment with "form-finding" in the conceptual design phase by simulating forces directly in AutoCAD and Revit. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Added: July 6, 2011
Retired: March 29, 2012
The Jig & Fixture Design technology preview extended Autodesk Inventor's native capability with an extensible library of standard jig and fixture components that were attributed to support an enhanced level of automation intelligence. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Added: August 30, 2011
Graduated: March 26, 2012
Project Storm for Autodesk Revit Structure provided cloud-based structural analysis to structural engineers as a part of the BIM process. With Project Storm, engineers and designers could extend design models from Revit Structure to the cloud for structural analysis from directly within Revit Structure. Results could be visualized and explored within Revit Structure and disruptions to workflows were minimized by performing analysis in the cloud as users continued to design. The technology preview has ended. The technology is now Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis for Autodesk Revit.
Added: May 1, 2006
Retired: March 21, 2012
Please note that AutoCAD® Google Earth Labs application is no longer available. We are aware of the importance of creating kmz/kml files as well as including preliminary surface and aerial imagery in your design workflows and are actively researching possible solutions. At this time we cannot share information about potential future product enhancements. When appropriate, we will communicate technology plans via various channels including Autodesk Labs, Facebook, Blogs and our Discussion Groups.
Added: November 22, 2011
Retired: February 27, 2012
Project Scout was a technology preview of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical/Multiphysics (formerly Algor) that included: Parametric design studies, Drop test wizard, Impact plane improvements, Multi-time step, Nonlinear structural contact improvements, BFGS (new nonlinear iteration scheme), and a New AMG Solver (AMG-MF). This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Added: November 21, 2011
Retired: February 27, 2012
AutoCAD Quick Send to 3ds Max workflow was a technology that enabled quick transferring of a design created in AutoCAD® into Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. The feature was implemented in the 2013 products when they are bought within a Suite. It is called Suite Workflows. You can find AutoCAD and 3ds Max 2013 with the corresponding Suite Workflow in AutoCAD Design Suite Premium, Product Design Suite Premium, Building Design Suite Premium, Infrastructure Design Suite Premium, Factory Design Suite Premium, and Plant Design Suite Premium (also in the Ultimate versions of all of these).
Added: September 20, 2011
Retired: February 27, 2012
The Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher Publish to Social technology preview allowed you to directly post the animations you've created in Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop software to the sites your colleagues and customers utilize most - YouTube and Facebook. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. The team is incorporating the feedback already received and is considering conducting another technology preview.
Added: August 10, 2011
Graduated: February 2, 2012
Project Mosaic was an online peer-to-peer resource for Autodesk® Revit® software and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software users that provided an aggregate perspective into the existing set of Autodesk User Communities. This technology preview has graduated into the communities. Thanks to everyone who provided helped shape its direction.
Added: February 1, 2011
Graduated: February 1, 2012
The technology preview of Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Civil 3D provided versatile tools to facilitate the processing of point cloud data. The technology preview was an intelligent point cloud shape extraction solution which allows you to import, load, and extract civil-specific shape and geometry information from point cloud data in AutoCAD Civil 3D. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. The technology is now available as an add-on in the Subscription Center.
Added: July 30, 2010
Retired: February 1, 2012
Shape Extraction for AutoCAD Plug-in was an intelligent point cloud shape extraction solution which allows you to import, load, and extract shape and geometry information from point cloud data in AutoCAD. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. The team is investigating additional technologies for a possible technology preview in the future.
Added: June 22, 2010
Retired: December 19, 2011
Point cloud data sets are often created by 3D scanners and represent a set of measured vertices in a three-dimensional coordinate system. Using an automatic process, these devices measure a large number of points on the surface of an object and output a point cloud as a data file. With the 3ds Max Point Cloud Tool (a.k.a. Project Helix) you could more quickly import as-built site references to help evaluate and visualize your designs in the context of their surrounding elements. Users could import, display, render, slice, and export point cloud data while working in 3ds Max or 3ds Max Design. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. The team is investigating additional technologies for a possible technology preview in the future.
Added: March 1, 2007
Graduated: December 14, 2011
Project Freewheel combines a dedicated website and a comprehensive web service. Type in a provided URL to interactively view your design data, and then embed an interactive viewer displaying your existing design data. Project Freewheel lets you and specified team members view DWF files on a Windows, Linux, or Apple Macintosh computer, or on a personal digital assistant, cell phone, or in the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Project Freewheel was the technology preview. Autodesk Freewheel is the production version of this web service.
Added: August 1, 2007
Graduated: December 14, 2011
The 3D/2D ShareNow add-in enabled you to quickly and easily publish DWF files of your designs from AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, the Autodesk Revit family of products, and Autodesk Design Review software to the Project Freewheel server. Simply clicking the ShareNow icon brought you all the benefits of Project Freewheel, with no additional software to install. With Project Freewheel, your team could collaborate on just about any operating system or device with an Internet connection. The technology preview has ended. It has been replaced by Project QuickShare.
Added: November 18, 2010
Retired: November 18, 2011
The BIM Family Toolkit Technology Preview allowed building product manufacturers the ability to easily export Inventor configuration data from iParts and iAssemblies (parameters, file properties & component visibility) directly to Revit families. Once the family data had been imported into Revit, users could create a simplified version and leverage the imported parameters and properties directly in Revit reducing the amount of time it takes to create BIM Ready Models. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all who participated.
Added: July 22, 2010
Graduated: November 7, 2011
Capturing the reality as-built for various purposes (renovation, rapid energy analysis, add-on design, historic preservation, game development, visual effects, fun, etc.) is possible using your standard point and shoot digital camera thanks to advanced computer vision technologies made available through Project Photofly. The technology preview has ended and the technology is now available in beta.
Added: June 25, 2010
Graduated: September 27, 2011
Project Neon was a rendering service that offered greater productivity and a faster turnaround of photorealistic renderings by leveraging the power and compute capabilities of the cloud. Rendering is a time and hardware intensive process that translates 3D models into photorealistic images that allow the design team to optimize the results they deliver to their clients. By harnessing the power of the cloud, customers no longer have to wait for long periods of time to generate single or multiple views of their designs. The Project Neon service eliminated the need for customers to purchase and maintain expensive hardware for their rendering needs. The technology preview has ended and is now part of the Autodesk 360.
Added: June 16, 2011
Graduated: September 27, 2011
Autodesk Project Nitrous was a cloud-based collaboration service for design files. Architects, Engineers, Design Professionals, and their clients could all use Project Nitrous to view, edit, and share their 2D and 3D design files. The technology preview has ended and is now part of the Autodesk 360.
Project Twitch Application Trials Over the Web
Added: August 28, 2009
Graduated: August 23, 2011
Project Twitch was a technology preview of remote delivery of our applications over the Internet. The goal of Project Twitch was to enable you to instantly try AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Autodesk® Revit®, and Autodesk ® Maya® software without having to install or download the applications. These applications ran remotely on our servers and were delivered to you over the Internet. You used them in the same way that you would if they were on installed on your system. This technology preview has ended. Thanks to all who participated. We have taken what we have learned during the technology preview and applied it to running an AutoCAD LT® trial remotely.
Added: November 24, 2010
Graduated: August 11, 2011
Project Galileo was an easy-to-use conceptual design tool for infrastructure projects. Project engineers and planners could quickly and effectively create and communicate design proposals in the context of the natural and built environment. Infrastructure conceptual sketching tools made it quick and easy to explore and evaluate multiple design scenarios in one model. The surrounding context model could be created from a variety of data sources such as GIS, CAD, BIM, or aerial photography to create visually rich proposals. The technology preview has ended. Project Galileo is now Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler® software.
Added: February 9, 2011
Retired: July 20, 2011
Project Nucleus integrates the Nucleus simulation engine from Autodesk® Maya® into Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Project Vasari. It allows designers to experiment with "form-finding" in the conceptual design phase by simulating forces directly in Revit Architecture and Project Vasari. The current technology preview will expire on December 31, 2011.
Added: January 27, 2011
Retired: July 20, 2011
The Daylight Analysis Tool for Housing in China allowed architects, especially housing designers, to: perform daylight analysis on their own in the early design phase, order the housing layouts in terms of daylight analysis results, and provide design optimization suggestions. The current technology preview expired on September 30, 2011.
Added: February 12, 2010
Graduated: July 20, 2011
Take advantage of the Customer Involvement Program (CIP) and receive command recommendations from the user community. CommunityCommands is a new plug-in for AutoCAD®, AutoCAD LT®, and other AutoCAD-based applications that compares your workflows with those of other users in the community and recommends new commands which might be particularly useful for you. A non-expiring version of the technology is available on the Autodesk Subscription Center.
Added: June 11, 2009
Graduated: July 18, 2011
Design with vendor or customer data with easy importing of Rhino files (.3dm) into Autodesk® Inventor® software. Import solids, surfaces, wires, and points for modeling in Inventor with no need for file conversion. This technology preview has ended, and the functionality has been included into Inventor 2012. // more
Added: October 28, 2010
Graduated: July 7, 2011
The technology preview of Panel Gap for Alias® Automotive® and Alias® Surface® is a complex tool that aims to create the many surfaces involved in the construction of a panel gap within a single step. The tool produces consistent minimal gaps between component panels for both interior and exterior features that distinguish a quality automotive product. Once the main surfaces of a design are established, the detailing of individual components begins. This includes defining the gaps between components, the flanges (that define the edges) and the radii (fillets) between the main panel and the edges. The goals of the technology preview are efficiency (through a well designed interface) and accuracy.
The technology has graduated to the 2012 release. For 2011 users who still wish to try this technology preview:
Download: Introduction to Panel Gap PDF.
Set the variable: ALIAS_ENABLE_PANELGAP=1
Setting the variable exposes the selection for Panel Gap in Palette-Surfaces-Rolled Edge tools.
Added: June 22, 2010
Retired: June 20, 2011
Bring your visualizations into context with Project Helix, a powerful technology prototype enabling display and rendering of 3D laser scanning/LiDAR data sets with Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software. With the 3ds Max Point Cloud Tools you can more quickly import as-built site references to help evaluate and visualize your designs in context of their surrounding elements. Point cloud data sets are often created by 3D scanners and represent set of measured vertices in a three-dimensional coordinate system. Using an automatic process, these devices measure in a large number of points on the surface of an object and output a point cloud as a data file. The current technology preview has ended. The plan is to make another technology preview available soon.
Added: May 12, 2008
Graduated: June 14, 2011
The technology preview for the STL Exporter has ended. Autodesk has donated the STL Exporter for Autodesk® Revit® software to Open Source under the LGPL 2.1 license. The source code, latest builds and user/technical documentation is available at SourceForge. You can view and edit the source code to suite your needs. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Autodesk Labs technology preview. // more
Added: December 6, 2010
Graduated: June 13, 2011
The Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 technology preview has ended. The growth of this technology preview has been directly influenced by the solid feedback that participants of the Autodesk Labs project have provided. Subassemblies that you have created in the Subassembly Composer technology preview will continue to work in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software; however, you will no longer be able to compose new subassemblies or edit previously created subassemblies using the technology preview. While we cannot yet share specifics on future versions of this technology, feedback that you have provided including capabilities and workflow have greatly influenced our future development plans. A new version of this technology is available on the Autodesk Subscription Center. // more
Added: December 1, 2010
Retired: May 25, 2011
The Factory Layout Optimization utility enabled industrial engineers and factory layout designers to take existing 2D layout drawings created using AutoCAD® software and define the locations of the machines and material flow paths inside the factory. The new technology provided real-time feedback on optimizing the layout from a material handling standpoint, enabling more precise evaluation of multiple layout scenarios earlier in the design process. It helped to identify where non-value add costs are incurred and provides guidance to minimize these upfront in the design process. The technology preview has ended. Thank you to everyone who tried this technology preview and provided feedback. // more
Added: September 2, 2010
Retired: April 29, 2011
The Performance Monitor for AutoCAD® provided feedback on the amount of virtual memory AutoCAD-based applications were using on a system. The technology preview was provided as a Microsoft gadget that ran on Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7. The technology preview has ended. Thank you to everyone who tried this technology preview and provided feedback. // more
Added: November 12, 2009
Graduated: April 29, 2011
Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D is our technology preview of a Civil 3D add-in module that creates a simplified bridge directly from a Civil 3D corridor object. Phase one of technology preview has ended. The executable expired on May 1, 2011. Thank you to everyone who tried this technology preview and provided feedback so far. Our immediate plans are to update the current tool so that it will work after May 1. Our future plans under consideration are to create a technology preview that will work with both AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 or 2011 and provide additional functionality. // more
Added: October 13, 2008
Graduated: April 6, 2011
Autodesk would like to thank everyone who expressed interest in Project Newport. Though Autodesk did not host a public technology preview on the Labs site, the volume of those who signed up for the mailing list indicated that this technology was of interest to Autodesk customers. The Project Newport team did work with a handful of customers one on one to perfect the technology. The result of these efforts were factored into Autodesk® Showcase® software. Autodesk Showcase is included in 15 of the new Autodesk 2012 product suites. // more
Added: April 20, 2010
Graduated: April 5, 2011
The idea behind Project Snap is that it connects Autodesk users to their design content (DWG, RVT, IAM) regardless of where the data resides (local or network folders, Autodesk® Seek®, Autodesk® Buzzsaw®, Autodesk® Vault®). With Project Snap, you can instantly find your design content without waiting. Project Snap creates an index of your data based on where you instruct it to look. That index of design metadata (file properties, objects in files) is used to instantly locate design content. For phase 1 of this technology preview, you could do this for local drives while working in AutoCAD without leaving AutoCAD. This technology preview has ended as elements of Project Snap have been incorporated into AutoCAD 2012. Going forward, there may be additional technology previews related to Project Snap. // more
Added: May 25, 2010
Graduated: March 25, 2011
The Project Krypton Technology Preview provided early stage design advice to plastic part designers. Seamlessly integrated into the Autodesk® Inventor®, Autodesk® Inventor LT®, SolidWorks®, and Pro/ENGINEER® environments, this add-on provided real-time feedback on a plastic part's manufacturability, cost efficiency, and the environmental impact of the selected material. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all those who provided feedback. //more
Added: July 30, 2008
Graduated: March 22, 2011
Project Showroom started out as a simulated shopping experience to get user feedback on "What if photorealistic images took 4 seconds to generate?" and "How would that affect the shopping experience?" As such Project Showroom was a technology preview that established a vision for a service for home furnishing suppliers to enable their customers to visualize their products in real-life room settings. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all who provided feedback during the process. Current rendering-related technology is available as part of cloud services associated with Autodesk 360.
Added: July 16, 2010
Graduated: December 2, 2010
The Radium Technology Preview for Moldflow® Insight® has been replaced by the Scandium Technology Preview for Moldflow Insight. We encourage all of the Radium users to keep the feedback coming in via Scandium. Thanks for all you have done so far.
Added: May 3, 2010
Retired: November 30, 2010
The Inventor Optimization Technology Preview allows designers and engineers that use Autodesk® Inventor® to optimize their designs. It is a simple, web-based simulation tool to help an engineer minimize weight and cost while improving product safety. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all who participated.
Added: February 26, 2009
Graduated: November 19, 2010
The Firefox add-on for Autodesk® Design Review® software lets you view DWF files using Mozilla Firefox 3 for the Windows operating system. Once installed, you can view embedded DWF files in Firefox much the same way as you do in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Thanks to everyone who participated in the technology preview. The add-on is available from the Autodesk site. // more
Added: May 10, 2010
Retired: November 5, 2010
The current technology preview has ended. A new technology preview is planned for later in the year.
Added: January 19, 2010
Graduated: September 29, 2010
Project Butterfly was an Autodesk Technology Preview that enabled AutoCAD® users to edit and collaborate on AutoCAD drawings through a Web browser. With Project Butterfly, AutoCAD users could share and work on DWGTM files with colleagues and clients from any computer with an Internet connection. The technology preview has ended. Project Butterfly has graduated to become AutoCAD WS. // more
Added: April 16, 2008
Graduated: August 26, 2010
The Sustainable Materials Assistant for Autodesk® Inventor® software helped manufacturers make more responsible material choices, reduce their environmental impact, and meet crucial performance requirements. This technology preview ended and was been replaced by Project Krypton which has also ended. Thanks to everyone who participated in both technology previews.
Added: May 12, 2008
Graduated: August 18, 2010
The 2010 technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who helped refine the ability to print 3D models from Revit Building Information Models. // more
Added: November 11, 2009
Retired: June 25, 2010
Designed to fit the existing workflows of piping system designers, Piping Design Technology Preview performed structural simulations to determine stresses and ensure compliance with piping codes. This technology preview has now concluded; we want to thank all the participants for their valuable feedback. // more
Added: May 18, 2009
Retired: May 21, 2010
Enhance efficiency and productivity with the iCopy for Autodesk® Inventor® add-on, an application that automatically resizes multiple copies of standard elements to fit within a design by referencing a few key constraints, such as connection points and paths. Instead of painstakingly adjusting the size of each copied element, use iCopy to properly resize and insert each copied element into the assembly. This technology preview has ended. This functionality is now found in Autodesk Inventor 2011. Thanks to everyone who participated in the technology preview. // more
Added: January 26, 2010
Graduated: May 11, 2010
The Autodesk® Alias® Sketch for AutoCAD® Technology Preview allowed you to take advantage of Alias and SketchBook technology directly in AutoCAD software by adding fully integrated painting, illustration, and image manipulation capabilities to enhance the AutoCAD design workflow, making AutoCAD a much broader creative tool. The technology preview has ended. Thanks to all who provided feedback in the shaping of this technology. The add-in ships with Alias Sketch. // more
Added: October 20, 2009
Graduated: April 26, 2010
It started out as Project Cooper. It provided a simple way for non-professionals to draw and share their designs. As the feedback came in, it grew to become the AutoCAD® Freestyle Technology Preview. On April 26, 2010, the preview ended and AutoCAD Freestyle became available from the Autodesk web site. Thanks to everyone who helped shape this application. // more
Added: March 9, 2009
Graduated: April 14, 2010
Project Dragonfly was our technology preview of floor planning using just your browser. Using a software as a service approach, there is no download or install required to watch your design and decorating visions take shape right before your eyes. In addition, no prior knowledge of computer aided design is required to join in on the fun. The simple-to-use interface and intuitive design allows you to easily drag and drop items into floor plans that you've created. When you're done, save it and show friends your masterpiece. The technology preview has ended and is now available as Autodesk Homestyler®. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback to shape Project Dragonfly into its current form. // more
Added: September 28, 2009
Graduated: March 25, 2010
The Autodesk® Moldflow® UI Technology Preview has ended. Based on your comments and suggestions, the ribbon user interface has been integrated into Moldflow 2011. Thanks to everyone who participated in the technology preview.
Added: December 1, 2009
Graduated: March 25, 2010
The Autodesk® Inventor Publisher® Technology Preview licenses expire on April 1, 2010. Thanks to everyone for participating in the Technology Preview. As part of its graduation from Autodesk Labs, Inventor Publisher is no longer available as a technology preview. We hope that you have enjoyed working with the Inventor Publisher Technology Preview. Your feedback, comments, and suggestions have been an important part of the Technology Preview process, and we greatly appreciate your support. // more
If you wish to continue using Inventor Publisher, a commercially available and officially supported product is available. Details such as pricing are available at http://www.autodesk.com/inventorpublisher. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added: November 12, 2009
Graduated: March 12, 2010
The Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010 is a Civil 3D add-in module which can create simplified bridges directly from a Civil 3D corridor object. It was a technology preview project at Autodesk Labs derived from a subset of Bridge Extension for Revit Structure 2010, a part of Subscription Advantage Pack 2010, which provides more robust bridge modeling capability and works with Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010. The Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D expired on March 15, 2010. We may collect more feedback on this technology in the future.
Added: September 30, 2009
Graduated: March 1, 2010
Autodesk® Robot Structural Analysis® 2010 uses advanced analysis methods: Sparse and Iterative solvers. To accelerate the analysis process, The Multi-Threaded Solver Technology Preview leverages the math function library Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL) through the application. Intel Math Kernel Library is a library of highly optimized, extensively threaded math routines for science, engineering, and financial applications that require maximum performance. The technology preview has ended. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.
Added: October 1, 2007
Retired: January 21, 2010
Added: July 13, 2009
Graduated: January 13, 2010
Use the Solar Radiation Technology Preview for Autodesk® Revit® 2010 to analyze the effects of solar radiation on various surfaces of your conceptual building model. Using the Solar Radiation Technology Preview during the conceptual design stage of your project can help you make fundamental design decisions about building shape, orientation, and surfaces early on, when changes are least expensive. The technology preview uses the geometry of conceptual massing elements from Revit and calculates the amount of solar radiation hitting the surfaces of the massing shapes, based on location and weather data. It is possible to display the distribution and availability of solar radiation over an entire building or even a city block. This can be particularly useful when considering shading requirements or assessing the best areas to place photovoltaics for maximum collection. The technology preview ended on January 13, 2010.
Added: May 6, 2009
Graduated: January 1, 2010
Use the RDB Link tool to easily import and export data from project elements created using the Autodesk® Revit® family of products, while maintaining relationships with non-Revit data. Once data has been imported, RDB Link enables you to revise your database within the project. To further maintain consistency, when other data is exported to the same database, only project-specific data is affected. New fields or tables added to the database remain consistent alongside newly exported data. The technology preview ended on January 1, 2010. Thanks to everyone who participated in the preview. An updated form of this technology is available in the Autodesk Subscription Center.
Added: August 4, 2008
Graduated: December 15, 2009
The technology preview for Shrinkwrap for Autodesk® Inventor® has ended. The Shrinkwrap add-in helps you create envelope parts from Autodesk Inventor assemblies. The Shrinkwrap add-in takes advantage of Inventor software's derived part workflows to create a stand-alone, single part solid version of a model assembly. Identify component voids to be filled with solid materials, and the Shrinkwrap add-in fills any internal voids remaining in the assembly. Thanks to everyone who participated by downloading and providing feedback. Your experience helped shape the future of this technology.
Added: September 8, 2008
Retired: December 14, 2009
The technology preview for the Navigation Tool for AutoCAD® has ended. Add intuitive back and forward display navigation to AutoCAD software, similar to a web browser experience. The Navigation Tool tracks your active drawing, viewport, and layout switches, and adds them to your history for future reference. It also records your view changes, including zooms, pans, and maximizing or minimizing of your viewport. Thanks to everyone who participated by downloading and providing feedback. Your experience helped shape the future of this technology.
Added: April 22, 2008
Graduated: December 11, 2009
JT Translator enables easier import and export of JTTM files from Autodesk® Inventor® software. The technology preview for the JT Translator Add-in for Inventor has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated by downloading and providing feedback. Your experience helped shape the future of this technology
Added: December 1, 2007
Graduated: December 10, 2009
Use the DWG Export plug-in for Autodesk® Maya® 2008 and 2009 to export complex conceptual building designs from Autodesk Maya to AutoCAD or Autodesk Revit Architecture 2008 or 2009 for more precise design development and documentation. The technology preview for the DWG Export capability for Maya has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated by downloading and providing feedback. Your experience helped shape the future of our technology.
Added: November 8, 2008
Graduated: December 9, 2009
Quickly create designs with vendor or customer data by directly importing CATIA V5 files into Autodesk® Inventor® software. The technology preview for the CATIA Import capability has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated by downloading and providing feedback. With help from your feedback, this capability was incorporated into Inventor 2010.
Added: April 14, 2008
Graduated: August 17, 2009
Communicate more effectively across industrial design and engineering teams with direct reading of native Autodesk® Alias® wire files into Autodesk® Inventor® software. The translator reads surfaces, shells, solids, and curves from the Alias file. This capability helps to reduce errors introduced by translations of geometry into intermediate formats such as STEP or IGES. This functionality is now present in Inventor 2010 and future versions.
Added: July 28, 2008
Graduated: March 27, 2009
The Advanced Simulation Technology Preview for Autodesk® Inventor® has ended. Based on your feedback, forms of these capabilities have been included in the Inventor 2010 product line. Thanks for participating in the technology preview.
Added: January 6, 2009
Graduated: March 26, 2009
The MEP Analysis Extension contained 25 simple "green" HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) utilities for sizing duct work, sizing piping, sizing HVAC equipment, calculating cooling and heating loads for commercial and residential buildings, calculating psychrometric properties of air, performing U-Value calculations, sizing electrical wire, and much more, all in the name of saving energy and the environment. The executable ran through March 31, 2009. Thank you for the feedback during the technology preview period which as ended.
Added: June 18, 2008
Retired: March 24, 2009
The technology previews of the Boomless Chameleon Navigation for Autodesk® Design Review® and Wiimote Navigation for Autodesk Design Review have ended. We appreciate the feedback we received on interacting with 3D design data using nontraditional means.
Added: June 5, 2008
Retired: March 24, 2009
The technology preview for iMap for Autodesk® Inventor® has concluded. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on this technology.
Added: May 1, 2007
Graduated: March 24, 2009
On March 24th 2009, Inventor LT graduated from a free* Technology Preview product and is no longer be available from Autodesk Labs. If you wish to continue using Inventor LT after your Inventor LT 2009 license expires on May 1, 2009, a commercially available and officially supported product will be available for license by purchase only in two ways, depending on your country of residence:
AutoCAD® Inventor LT® Suite: If you live in Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States, you will be able to purchase Inventor LT 2010 as part of the recently announced AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2010, which includes all the exciting new features of Inventor LT 2010 as well as the latest version of AutoCAD LT software for 2D drafting and detailing - all at a remarkable value.
Autodesk® Inventor LT® 2010: If you live in Canada or the United States, you will also have the option of purchasing Inventor LT 2010 as a standalone product.
Since May 2007, the feedback of over 50,000 users of the Technology Preview helped shape the future of Autodesk Inventor LT. To thank you for your valuable feedback, we will be announcing special purchase offers available only to users that participated in the Technology Preview. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Added: August 14, 2008
Graduated: December 9, 2008
The Autodesk® Inventor® Plastic Features Technology Preview on Autodesk Labs has concluded. We appreciate the feedback we received. To continue to provide feedback on Autodesk Inventor, please visit the Autodesk My Feedback portal.
Added: October 12, 2007
Graduated: November 5, 2008
The Autodesk Consulting Drawing Clean-Up Utility is a productivity tool which simplifies and streamlines the often time-consuming task of cleaning up and structuring DWG data to meet organization standards. This utility is designed for people who receive unstructured or non-standard DWG files which must be cleaned up in order to load cleanly into a system that requires structured data. Its graphical user interface provides immediate feedback and macros automate repeatable operations. As a graduate from Labs. the tool is now available through select VARs. These VARs sell the tool as a part of consulting engagements, which could be as simple as a half day training on the tool as-is to more complex engagements requiring configuration of the tool for the customers specific needs. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Added: October 23, 2007
Retired: October 5, 2008
Visual Search is the ability to look for mechanical parts based on shape. The Autodesk Labs technology preview has ended. The technology is still under development at VizSeek.
Added: June 16, 2008
Graduated: October 31, 2008
Thank you for your participation in the UI Technology Preview for Autodesk® Inventor® 2009. The technology preview has concluded. To continue to provide feedback and shape the future of technologies related to Autodesk Inventor, please visit and register with the Autodesk MyFeedback portal.
Added: August 12, 2007
Graduated: September 3, 2008
Command Complete is Intellisense for the AutoCAD® command line, providing easy access to over 1400 commands and sysvars. As you type in the command prompt, a popup list appears displaying the list of commands and sysvars that match the input. This bonus tool can save AutoCAD command line power users a lot of typing. The technology preview has come to an end. This type of functionality can be considered for a future AutoCAD release.
Added: April 7, 2008
Graduated: June 17, 2008
The XVL Translator Add-in for Autodesk® Inventor® 2008 has graduated to become compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2009 as an XVL Converter available from Lattice Technology. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the 2008 version. XVL compression technology allows everyone in the manufacturing digital pipeline to use 3D design data - even for large and complex assemblies. With the free XVL Player and XVL Studio from Lattice Technology, XVL enables quick and easy access for everyone in every stage of digital prototyping: design review, digital assembly, manufacturing process instruction and simulation, technical illustration, customer service, marketing, sales, quality control, product development and supply chain management.
Added: November 27, 2007
Graduated: June 16, 2008
Recall that digital pen demonstration at Autodesk University 2007? // See the YouTube video
Working with our partner, Adapx, Autodesk Labs spearheaded the integration of the digital pen with Autodesk Design Review. This technology preview has graduated to become Capturx for Autodesk Design Review® available from Adapx.
Added: November 12, 2007
Graduated: May 21, 2008
Thanks to you, we've graduated the frame generator customization tool into the Autodesk® Inventor® 2009 family. This functionality has been included in Inventor 2009 and later versions so you can continue to add your own custom structural profiles to the Frame Generator in Autodesk Inventor.
Added: May 1, 2007
Graduated: May 21, 2008
Thanks to you, we've graduated the translator add-ins into the Autodesk® Inventor® 2009 family. This functionality has been included in the latest versions of Inventor (Inventor 2009). So you can continue to easily exchange data between Autodesk Inventor, UGS, SolidWorks and Pro/ENGINEER by: importing and exporting Parasolid, importing UG-NX, importing SolidWorks, importing and exporting GRANITE, and importing Pro/E directly with Inventor.
Added: September 25, 2007
Graduated: April 4, 2008
Thanks to you, we've graduated to become the online source for quality building product information, including 3D models, 2D drawings, visual images, and product specification data. Now, you can connect directly with product manufacturers for specification and integration of product data into designs from within your software environment.
Autodesk® Seek® delivers the design files or product specifications that you need regardless of format. You can download everything from Revit product family files and DWG files to DGN and SKP files to Microsoft Word documents and PDFs.
Added: June 28, 2006
Graduated: March 20, 2007
Designed for easy sharing of AutoCAD® DWG and Bentley MicroStation 2D V8 DGN files among engineers, architects, and extended team members the DGNV8 Translator Technology Preview is complete. Thanks for your feedback. This feature is now incorporated in AutoCAD 2008.
Added: December 7, 2006
Graduated: September 13, 2007
Autodesk® Vault® Mirror functionality is now available in the Autodesk Vault 2008 SDK.
Added: October 15, 2006
Graduated: March 20, 2007
Make an impact on clients and colleagues with presentation-ready graphics made directly from your CAD drawings. Get information about the Autodesk Impression Technology Preview - from demonstration videos and system requirements to tips and tricks and an application download. The Autodesk Impression Technology Preview is complete in the United States and Canada. Thank you for your feedback. The technology preview has become a feature in AutoCAD®.