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 new patent  Automated distribution of subtask assignments to user devices

A subtask assignment system for assisting groups of workers to complete a task more efficiently. The task may comprise a physical assembly task of an object. ... Autodesk Inc

 new patent  Techniques for designing interactive objects with integrated smart devices

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for designing and generating a smart object. The technique includes receiving a first input indicating a smart object behavior of a smart object that includes a smart device embedded in a three-dimensional (3d) object; in response to the input, generating computer instructions for the smart device, wherein the computer instructions, when executed by the smart device, cause the smart object to implement the smart object behavior; and transmitting the computer instructions to the smart device.. ... Autodesk Inc

Gestural control of an industrial robot

A robot system is configured to identify gestures performed by an end-user proximate to a work piece. The robot system then determines a set of modifications to be made to the work piece based on the gestures. ... Autodesk Inc

Robotic augmentation of creative tasks

A robot is configured to assist an end-user with creative tasks. While the end-user modifies the work piece, the robot observes the modifications made by the end-user and determines one or more objectives that the end-user may endeavor to accomplish. ... Autodesk Inc

Stereolithography printer

Techniques and systems for 3d printing with machines having imperfect light projection are described. A technique includes receiving an intensity map comprising a plurality of pixel values, wherein the pixel values of the intensity map represent variations in intensity of light projection of an additive-manufacturing apparatus; receiving cross-sectional images of a three dimensional (3d) model of an object, each cross-sectional image comprising a plurality of pixel values, each pixel value of each cross-sectional image having an x-location and a y-location; for each cross-sectional image of the 3d model, applying pixel values of the intensity map to corresponding pixel values of the cross-sectional image of the 3d model, to make one of a plurality of additive-manufacturing images that are calibrated to account for the variations in intensity of the light projection; and providing the additive-manufacturing images to the additive-manufacturing apparatus to build the object.. ... Autodesk Inc

Out-of-core point rendering with dynamic shapes

A method, apparatus, and system provides the ability to process and render a point cloud. The points in the point cloud are grouped into three-dimensional (3d) voxels. ... Autodesk Inc

Generative design for architecture

A design engine includes a geometry module and a metric module that interoperate to generate optimal design options. The geometry module initially generates a spectrum of design options for a structure based on project constraints and design criteria set forth by potential occupants of the structure. ... Autodesk Inc

Generative design for architecture

A design engine includes a geometry module and a metric module that interoperate to generate optimal design options. The geometry module initially generates a spectrum of design options for a structure based on project constraints and design criteria set forth by potential occupants of the structure. ... Autodesk Inc

Dynamic detection of an object framework in a mobile device captured image

A method, apparatus, and system provide the ability to detect an object framework in an image. A frame (of an image) is obtained. ... Autodesk Inc

Systems and methods of cellular-hull infill structure generation for additive manufacturing

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for generating internal structures usable in additive manufacturing include, in at least one aspect, obtaining a three dimensional (3d) model of a 3d object to be manufactured by a 3d extrusion printer; defining an infill structure for the 3d model, wherein defining the infill structure comprises defining an internal hull separated from an external hull by a separation distance, wherein the external hull corresponds to the 3d model, and defining walls between the external hull and the internal hull to form cells between the external hull and the internal hull; and providing the 3d model and the infill structure for the 3d model to generate tool path data for the 3d extrusion printer to build the 3d object in accordance with the 3d model and the infill structure for the 3d model.. . ... Autodesk Inc

Scanning for materials and scale information

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, facilitate determining information about an object included in an image. In one aspect, a method includes: identifying an image; identifying a specific object included in the image; identifying data associated with the image; determining both a dimension of the specific object and a construction material of the specific object using the identified data; and outputting the dimension and the construction material of the specific object.. ... Autodesk Inc

Dynamically creating and presenting a three-dimensional (3d) view of a scene by combining color, brightness, and intensity from multiple scan data sources

A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to dynamically generate a three-dimensional (3d) scene. A red green blue (rgb) image (in rgb color space) of the 3d scene is acquired. ... Autodesk Inc

Knowledge-based alternative design recommendations

Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein provide techniques for generating an alternative design recommendation. The techniques include determining, via a processor, a first function associated with one or more first components included in a first design. ... Autodesk Inc

Knowledge-based design autocomplete recommendations

Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein provide techniques for generating a design autocomplete recommendation. The techniques include determining one or more first components included in a first design. ... Autodesk Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088790

Banded sliders for obtaining values from users

In one embodiment, a banded slider application obtains values from users via a banded slider. In operation, the banded slider application generates a banded slider that includes multiple sections. ... Autodesk Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086003

Enhanced three dimensional printing of vertical edges

Techniques and systems for enhancing vertical edges during photopolymer-based three-dimensional (3d) printing are described. A described technique includes accessing an original image corresponding to a slice of a 3d model prepared for printing on a 3d printer; accessing a pixel reduction factor that is associated with an increased exposure duration parameter; classifying pixels of the original image; reducing intensity levels of the interior pixels by the pixel reduction factor so that corresponding printing areas receive first curing doses under the increased exposure duration parameter and the reduced intensity levels that are comparable to doses received under an unmodified exposure duration parameter and unreduced intensity levels; maintaining intensity levels of the exterior pixels so that corresponding printing areas receive second curing doses under the increased exposure duration parameter that are greater than doses associated with the unmodified exposure duration parameter; and outputting a resulting modified image for 3d printing.. ... Autodesk Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082460

Techniques for generating dynamic effects animations

In one embodiment, a dynamic effects subsytem automatically generates a dynamic effects animation. A graphical user interface enables an animator to sketch applied energies that influence graphical objects. ... Autodesk Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081885

Handoff support in asynchronous analysis tasks using knowledge transfer graphs

One embodiment of the present application sets forth a method for playback of a sense-making operation. The method includes receiving first session data that includes a set of timeline steps. ... Autodesk Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081862

Techniques for mixed-initiative visualization of data

In various embodiments, a visualization engine generates graphs that facilitate sense making operations on data sets. A graph includes nodes that are associated with a data set and edges that represent relationships between the nodes. ... Autodesk Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075285

Building datum extraction from laser scanning data

A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide the ability to extract level information and reference grid information from point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and organized into a three-dimensional structure of voxels. ... Autodesk Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075169

Spatial constraint based triangular mesh operations in three dimensions

A method and system provide the ability to design a (land) surface. A triangular surface mesh representative of an existing surface is obtained. ... Autodesk Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067996

Automated graph layout using metadata

A method and apparatus of a device that computes a graph using non-visible metadata edges is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device receives graph information for a plurality of nodes, wherein a first subset of the plurality of nodes is connected by visible edges. ... Autodesk Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065247

Configuring a robotic camera to mimic cinematographic styles

A control engine is trained to operate a robotic camera according to a variety of different cinematographic techniques. The control engine may reconfigure the robotic camera to respond to a set of cues, to enforce a set of constraints, or to apply one or more characteristic styles. ... Autodesk Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061093

Automatic snap for digital sketch inking

A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to ink a drawing. A coarse original sketch is loaded. ... Autodesk Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046732

Usage feedback loop for iterative design synthesis

An iterative design environment performs an iterative design process of a product by implementing usage feedback of the product when utilized under real-world conditions. Sensors are installed on the physical product and collect data about the behavior of the product under real-world conditions. ... Autodesk Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032642

Sweeping a profile along small circular arcs of a path

A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer program product provide the ability to sweep a profile along a circular arc of a path. A sweep operation to sweep a profile along an arc of a path is initialized in a cad application. ... Autodesk Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025708

Computation design of acoustic resonators

One embodiment of the present application sets forth a method for simulating an audio output of a three-dimensional object that includes a resonant cavity. The method includes receiving an input mesh of a three-dimensional shape and a hole configuration. ... Autodesk Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024642

No-handed smartwatch interaction techniques

Via no-handed inputs to a smartwatch, an end-user can initiate various smartwatch operations when either or both hands of the end-user are occupied. The smartwatch includes a suite of sensors for capturing inertial, acoustic, and optical data. ... Autodesk Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021956

Robotic camera control via motion capture

A motion capture setup records the movements of an operator, and a control engine then translates those movements into control signals for controlling a robot. The control engine may directly translate the operator movements into analogous movements to be performed by the robot, or the control engine may compute robot dynamics that cause a portion of the robot to mimic a corresponding portion of the operator.. ... Autodesk Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018076

Three dimensional visual programming interface for a network of devices

Approaches for generating virtual representations of smart objects in a 3d visual programming interface. The interface displays a 3d virtual environment containing virtual objects that represents a real-world environment containing smart objects. ... Autodesk Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015674

Automated systems for composite part fabrication

A controller of an additive manufacturing system including an extruder nozzle is programmed to: cause the extruder nozzle to deposit one or more first material segments with at least one first locking portion having a first shape; and cause the extruder nozzle to deposit one or more second material segments with at least one second locking portion having a second shape; wherein the second shape of the at least one second locking portion engages with the first shape of the at least one first locking portion, whereby the at least one second locking portion forms an interlock with the at least one first locking portion.. . ... Autodesk Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014512

Empathy monitoring and detection system

A method includes providing a wearable device compatible with and worn by an animal, the wearable device including a processing engine, a plurality of sensors, and a communication interface to a remotely located base station. The method includes monitoring an environment around the wearable device as the animal traverses a space and collecting information based on data generated by the plurality of sensors. ... Autodesk Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011965

Computer-implemented method for space frame design, space frame construction kit and space frame

A computer-implemented method for space frame design involves constructing a load stress map in a geometrical boundary representation of a design space, defining attachment points and load application points in the design space, creating a starting network of interconnecting lines between each two of the attachment points and load application points in the design space, assigning load application factors to each line of the starting network of interconnecting lines based on values of the load stress map, generating potential space frame designs by culling different subsets of lines of the starting network of interconnecting lines for each potential space frame design according to variable culling parameters, evaluating the potential space frame designs with respect to optimization parameters, combining the culling parameters for the potential space frame designs the performance score of which is above a predefined performance threshold, and iterating the steps of generating potential space frame designs and evaluating the potential space frame designs on the basis of the combined culling parameters.. . ... Autodesk Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004871

Nesting using rigid body simulation

Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for nesting objects in 2d sheets and 3d volumes. In one embodiment, a nesting application simplifies the shapes of parts and performs a rigid body simulation of the parts dropping into a 2d sheet or 3d volume. ... Autodesk Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004399

Presenting object properties

The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for presenting object properties by receiving selection of a component of a model presented in a graphical user interface (gui) of a computer aided design tool, the gui including an interactive display element having an arrangement of property fields related to the selected component, determining property values associated with the property fields based on the selected component, and providing the determined property values in corresponding property fields of the interactive display element for presentation in the gui in conjunction with the model, such that responsive to receiving selection of a different component of the model, the property fields are updated with property values corresponding to the different component.. . ... Autodesk Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004393

Three dimensional visual programming interface for a network of devices

Approaches for generating virtual representations of smart objects in a 3d visual programming interface. The interface displays a 3d virtual environment containing virtual objects that represents a real-world environment containing smart objects. ... Autodesk Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372139

Augmented reality robotic system visualization

A technique for displaying a representative path associated with a robotic device. The technique includes detecting at least one reference point within a first image of a workspace, generating the representative path based on path instructions associated with the robotic device and the at least one reference point, and displaying the representative path within the workspace.. ... Autodesk Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348916

Electro-mechanical 3d printing design system

A computer-implemented layout tool includes a mechanical design engine for configuring mechanical design components to be included in a design, an electrical design engine for configuring electrical components to be included in the design, a constraint engine for identifying a 3d printer to be used to print the design and to provide design constraints including feedback for inoperative or impermissible configurations of one or more mechanical components or electrical pathways associated with the design; and a simulation engine for simulating, at least, electrical performance of the design based on one or more electrical components added to the design after printing and proposed electrical pathways.. . ... Autodesk Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345202

Animating sketches via kinetic textures

A sketch-based interface within an animation engine provides an end-user with tools for creating emitter textures and oscillator textures. The end-user may create an emitter texture by sketching one or more patch elements and then sketching an emitter. ... Autodesk Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336777

Three-dimensional printing support models

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for determining portions of an item that would be unsupported during three-dimensional printing. One of the methods includes obtaining data representing a three-dimensional model of an item to be created by a three-dimensional printer, processing data representing discrete portions of an upper layer of the three-dimensional model that are labelled as unsupported to place supports for at least some of the discrete portions that are labelled as unsupported, processing data representing any remaining discrete portions of the upper layer that are labelled as unsupported and for which a support for the remaining discrete portion would intersect with a lower portion in the three-dimensional model, generating, for each of the discrete portions labelled as a portion at which to generate a support, a support for the discrete portion in the three-dimensional model.. ... Autodesk Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332137

Real-time content filtering and replacement

Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for augmenting video streams. A video stream is received. ... Autodesk Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326807

Stereolithography printer

Techniques and systems for 3d printing using mirrors that are oriented at about 45 degrees from an x-axis and y-axis are described. A technique includes receiving an object model; rotating the object model about 45 degrees around the z-axis; generating cross-sectional images of the rotated object model; mapping pixels of the cross-sectional images to corresponding mirrors of a digital micromirror device of an additive manufacturing apparatus to form additive-manufacturing images, wherein edges of the mirrors are oriented about 45 degrees from the x-axis of the digital micromirror device and about 45 degrees from the y-axis of the digital micromirror; and providing the additive manufacturing images to generate a build piece corresponding to the object model. ... Autodesk Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293701

Goal-driven computer aided design workflow

A centralized design engine receives a problem specification from an end-user and classifies that problem specification in a large database of previously received problem specifications. Upon identifying similar problem specifications in the large database, the design engine selects design strategies associated with those similar problem specifications. ... Autodesk Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291371

Support posts for improved flexural strength in 3d-printed objects

Techniques for improving flexural strength in 3d-printed object. The techniques generally include identifying a portion of a 3d model corresponding to the 3d-printed object to which one or more support posts should be added and adding support post descriptors to the 3d model within such a portion. ... Autodesk Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286430

Automatic registration

A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer-readable storage medium provide the ability to merge multiple point cloud scans. A first raw scan file and a second raw scan file (each including multiple points) are imported. ... Autodesk Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285590

Information sharing between buildings

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for passing actionable information between different buildings to facilitate building management without human intervention include, in one aspect, a method including: determining, in a building information modelling (bim) system of a first building, a set of rules defining actions to be taken by a building automation system of the first building in response to a defined set of remote information received from a bim system of a second building, the set of remote information corresponding to one or more sensors in or associated with the second building; receiving data from the bim system of the second building in accordance with the set of remote information; and using the building automation system of the first building to automatically change configuration, use, or operation of the first building in response to the received data in accordance with the set of rules.. . ... Autodesk Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277824

Drainage pipe network design

A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to design a drainage pipe solution. A profile of a surface segment (that includes a surface slope) is acquired. ... Autodesk Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262418

Simulated annealing to place annotations in a drawing

A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to optimize placement of annotations in a drawing model. A drawing model that has annotations and objects is acquired. ... Autodesk Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257291

Node-centric analysis of dynamic networks

A network analysis engine is configured to generate a network timeline that represents time-varying connectivity between nodes of the network over a time interval. The network timeline includes a sequence of network snapshots that illustrate links between nodes at specific, sequential sub-intervals of time. ... Autodesk Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249348

Hard copy status check

A method, apparatus, and system provide the ability to determine a validity of a file. A static image of a first version of the file is output. ... Autodesk Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243614

Techniques for processing and viewing video events using event metadata

A computing device for processing a video file. The video file comprises an audio track and contains at least one event comprising a scene of interest. ... Autodesk Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230487

Programmable data router

A method for managing a device network includes determining that first data received from a first network device is associated with a first communications interface protocol. The method further includes retrieving a first software plug-in associated with the first communications interface protocol, and modifying the first data via the first software plug-in to generate first modified data. ... Autodesk Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206285

Automated techniques for generating enclosures for devices

In one embodiment, an enclosure generator automatically generates an enclosure for a device based on a three-dimensional (3d) model of a target surface and component instances that are associated with different positions within the device. In operation, the enclosure generator computes a surface region based on the target surface and the component instances. ... Autodesk Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205807

Automated techniques for retrofitting devices

In one embodiment, a system automatically generates a retrofit device based on a three-dimensional (3d) model of a legacy device. In operation, a physical design engine generates component instances based on legacy interface instances included in the legacy device. ... Autodesk Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204541

Techniques for on-body fabrication of wearable objects

In various embodiments, a wearable object engine generates wearable objects. The wearable object engine represents a digital design of a wearable object as toolpaths. ... Autodesk Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193693

Systems and methods for generating time discrete 3d scenes

Methods, systems, and apparatus including medium-encoded computer program products for generating and visualizing 3d scenes include, in one aspect, a method including: obtaining site data acquired by one or more capture devices, wherein the site data comprises data sets corresponding to two or more locations about a physical site, and each respective data set comprises (i) imaging data of the physical site, (ii) coordinate data for the imaging data, and (iii) time metadata for the imaging data; reconstructing a series of three dimensional (3d) modeled scenes of the physical site from the site data using the imaging data, the coordinate data, and the time metadata; receiving a request having associated position, orientation and time data; and generating, in response to the request, output for display of a portion of the 3d modeled scenes to represent the physical site based on the position, orientation and time data.. . ... Autodesk Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193331

Systems and methods for generating 3d scenes with time element for display

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for generating and visualizing 3d scenes include, in one aspect, a method including: obtaining metadata for 2d images that are related to a location of interest; searching for discrete image correspondences between pairs of the 2d images; grouping the 2d images into different time periods, including inferring one or more time periods for a portion of the 2d images that do not have date metadata; receiving a selection of at least one of the different time periods; finding camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters for each image grouped into the selected time period; reconstructing a 3d scene of the location during the selected time period from the 2d images grouped into the selected time period using the camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters; and providing the 3d scene for use in displaying the location of interest from different 3d perspectives.. . ... Autodesk Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190120

Controllable release build plate for 3d printer

A fused filament fabrication three dimensional printing system includes a build platform, an extruder for one or more deposition materials, the extruder including at least one nozzle movable relative to the build platform, and a controller configured to control the relative movement between the build platform and the nozzle, and to cause material to be extruded out of the nozzle to form a 3d object on the build platform. The build platform includes a first plate on which the 3d object is formed, a second plate that is positioned vertically below the first plate and defines at least one gap between the first and second plates, and a heating element that is configured to heat the second plate. ... Autodesk Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185262

Systems and methods for manipulating a 3d object in a 3d model using a software widget and surface constraints

A system and method are disclosed for manipulating objects within a virtual environment using a software widget. The software widget includes one or more controls for performing surface constrained manipulation operations. ... Autodesk Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182708

Multi-material stereolithographic three dimensional printing

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a method of multi-material stereolithographic three dimensional printing comprising, depositing a first material through a first material dispenser of a stereolithographic three dimensional printer onto an optical exposure window to form a first material layer; curing the first material layer to form a first material structure on a build head of the stereolithographic three dimensional printer; depositing a second material through the first material dispenser or a second material dispenser onto the optical exposure window to form a second material layer; and curing the second material layer to form a second material structure on the build head.. . ... Autodesk Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178388

Voxelization of mesh representations

One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for voxelizing a mesh representation associated with a three-dimensional model to generate a volumetric model. A model filling engine associated with a voxelization system identifies a first voxel included in a voxel grid array that intersects with the mesh representation. ... Autodesk Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177747

Reconfigurable spaces

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for reconfigurable spaces. One of the methods includes identifying plan information relating to a space under evaluation. ... Autodesk Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177745

Scalable and precise fitting of nurbs surfaces to large-size mesh representations

One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for fitting a mesh representation that includes a plurality of mesh points with a nurbs surface. A subdividing engine subdivides the mesh representation into a plurality of patches in a parametric domain. ... Autodesk Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161945

Keypoint-based point-pair-feature for scalable automatic global registration of large rgb-d scans

A method, system, and apparatus provide the ability to globally register point cloud scans. A first and a second three-dimensional (3d) point cloud are acquired. ... Autodesk Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154139

Techniques for modeling behaviors of systems via transformations of authoritative models

In one embodiment, a model generator generates a new model for a behavior of a system based on an existing, authoritative model. First, a mapping generator generates a mapping model that maps authoritative values obtained via the authoritative model to measured values that represent the behavior of the system. ... Autodesk Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151676

Optical measurement of object location in three dimensions

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for determining a location of an object that is being manipulated or processed by a robot. The technique includes capturing a digital image of the object while the object is disposed by the robot within an imaging space, wherein the digital image includes a direct view of the object and a reflected view of the object, detecting a visible feature of the object in the direct view and the visible feature of the object in the reflected view, and computing a first location of the visible feature in a first direction based on a position of the visible feature in the direct view. ... Autodesk Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106601

Material deposition systems with four or more axes

A system for fabricating an object includes an extruder for one or more deposition materials having at least one nozzle and a movable support for the nozzle. The nozzle has a nozzle axis and is rotatably attached to the movable support via a connector that is actuatable relative to the movable support to change an angular orientation of the nozzle axis, thus varying an angle between the nozzle axis and a deposition surface. ... Autodesk Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102679

Sub-pixel grayscale three-dimensional printing

Techniques and systems for sub-pixel grayscale three-dimensional (3d) printing are described. A technique includes mapping a 3d digital model onto a 3d grid of voxels associated with a 3d printer; assigning a first intensity level to first voxels that are fully contained within the model, the first intensity level being sufficient to cure photoactive resin during a curing time; determining, based on geometric information provided by the model, containment degrees for second voxels that are partially contained within the model; assigning second intensity levels to the second voxels based respectively on the containment degrees, the second intensity levels being greater than a third intensity level and lesser than the first intensity level; assigning the third intensity level to third voxels that are outside of the model; and generating one or more graphic files based on the first, second, third voxels, and respectively assigned intensity levels.. ... Autodesk Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072632

Narrow angle hot end for three dimensional (3d) printer

A hot end associated with an extruder for a fused filament fabrication (fff) three dimensional (3d) printer includes, in at least one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification: a heater; a temperature sensor coupled with the heater; an fff material delivery channel; a heat sink coupled with the fff material delivery channel; a nozzle coupled with the fff material delivery channel and with the heater, the nozzle having a total included angle of less than or equal to sixty degrees and greater than or equal to ten degrees, with respect to a nozzle target point; and a cooling delivery system for at least the heat sink; where the heat sink, the heater, the temperature sensor, the fff material delivery channel, the nozzle, and the cooling delivery system are all contained within a volume defined by the total included angle with respect to the nozzle target point.. . ... Autodesk Inc

03/09/17 / #20170069127

Techniques for approximating three-dimensional curves using foldable beams

In one embodiment of the present invention, a foldable beam generator produces a foldable beam polyline that approximates a three-dimensional (3d) space curve. The foldable beam generator optimizes the number and position of joints included in the foldable beam polyline to minimize differences between the foldable beam polyline and the 3d space curve while complying with one or more manufacturing constraints. ... Autodesk Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061319

Optimization learns from the user

A method and apparatus of a device that incorporates a user preference into a multi-objective optimization while the multi-objective optimization is running is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device generates a first plurality of intermediate designs based on optimizing a plurality of variable values corresponding to the multiple dimensions of the multi-objective optimization. ... Autodesk Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061051

Nesting using rigid body simulation

Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for nesting objects in 2d sheets and 3d volumes. In one embodiment, a nesting application simplifies the shapes of parts and performs a rigid body simulation of the parts dropping into a 2d sheet or 3d volume. ... Autodesk Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061038

Playback profiles for simulating construction schedules with three-dimensional (3d) models

A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide the ability to simulate a construction schedule. A first three-dimensional (3d) model and a schedule are acquired. ... Autodesk Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061036

Modeling a three-dimensional object having multiple materials

A single model engine for receiving and processing a 3d surface model representing the surface of a 3d object, the 3d surface model comprising at least two distinct surface regions associated with at least two different materials. The single model engine automatically produce a set of interior sheets inside the 3d surface model, the set of interior sheets defining interior boundaries and interior volumes of the different materials for the 3d object. ... Autodesk Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060723

Simulation updates the design

A method and apparatus of a device that updates rules for a plurality of entities in a simulation as the simulation is running is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device receives configuration parameters for the simulation, where the configuration parameters include a plurality of rules that control the interactions of the plurality of entities in the simulation. ... Autodesk Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053425

Techniques for dynamically displaying pie charts for direct comparison

Techniques for dynamically displaying corresponding segments of related pie charts are implemented by a ui engine, pie chart engine, and graphics framework engine that operate in conjunction to display at least two related pie charts having a plurality of corresponding segments, receive a user selection of corresponding segments that are displayed in different positions in their respective pie charts, rotate at least one of the related pie charts, and display the related pie charts so that the corresponding segments are displayed in the same position/orientation in their respective pie charts. The computing device may also visually highlight the selected corresponding segments and execute an animation graphically displaying the rotation of the at least one related pie chart.. ... Autodesk Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052700

Techniques for interacting with wearable devices

In one embodiment of the present invention, a gesture recognition application enables interactive entry via a touch pad. In operation, the gesture recognition application partitions the touch pad into multiple zones. ... Autodesk Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050321

Robot service platform

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, to share information in a community of robots and users to perform tasks. In one aspect, a method includes registering, a plurality of robots in a system including creating for each robot of the plurality of robots a robot profile; publishing the robot profile; providing an application programming interface to the plurality of registered robots; providing a user interface to users; receiving a service request; determining that a user or registered robot is qualified to obtain service information in response to the service request; determining, responsive to the user or registered robot being qualified, the service information for the service request based on the published robot profiles; selecting one or more registered robots to receive the service information; and sending the service information to the one or more selected registered robots.. ... Autodesk Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046589

Pre-segment point cloud data to run real-time shape extraction faster

A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to pre-segment point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and segmented. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034291

Sharing computer application activities

Information regarding application usage on an actor device may be provided through activity notifications and activity reports. An activity notification describing current application activity on an actor device is sent, via wireless connection, to an observer device which displays the activity notification. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034228

Sharing computer application activities

Information regarding application usage on an actor device may be provided through activity notifications and activity reports. An activity notification describing current application activity on an actor device is sent, via wireless connection, to an observer device which displays the activity notification. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032560

Robust attribute transfer for character animation

One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for transferring attributes from a source animated character to a target character. A character attribute transfer system identifies a first set of markers corresponding to the source animated character. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032068

Techniques for warm starting finite element analyses with deep neural networks

A simulation application receives simulation parameters associated with a simulation to be generated. The simulation parameters include geometry associated with the simulation and corresponding boundary conditions. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032056

Deep-learning based functional correlation of volumetric designs

A design application receives an exemplary design from an end-user having one or more functional attributes relevant to solving a design problem. The design application then generates a set of labels that describes the functional attributes of the exemplary design. ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031469

Enhancing input on small displays with a finger mounted stylus

A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.. . ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031468

Enhancing input on small displays with a finger mounted stylus

A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.. . ... Autodesk Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028643

Techniques for generating motion scuplture models for three-dimensional printing

In one embodiment of the present invention, a motion effect generator enables the creation of tangible representations of the motion of three-dimensional (3d) animated models for 3d printing. In operation, the motion effect generator receives a 3d animated model and animates the model through a configurable interval of time. ... Autodesk Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024647

System-level approach to goal-driven design

A design application is configured to perform a system-level optimization of a collection of system components. The design application iteratively executes a multi-objective solver to optimize structural and functional relationships between the system components in order to meet global design criteria and generate a system design. ... Autodesk Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024511

System-level approach to goal-driven design

A design application is configured to perform a system-level optimization of a collection of system components. The design application iteratively executes a multi-objective solver to optimize structural and functional relationships between the system components in order to meet global design criteria and generate a system design. ... Autodesk Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024493

System-level approach to goal-driven design

A design application is configured to perform a system-level optimization of a collection of system components. The design application iteratively executes a multi-objective solver to optimize structural and functional relationships between the system components in order to meet global design criteria and generate a system design. ... Autodesk Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024437

Platform for authoring, storing, and searching workflows

An authoring platform for authoring a client workflow includes an arrangement of shapes representing steps and connections representing relationships between the steps. Online content retrieved from an online resource may be associated with steps of the client workflow. ... Autodesk Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024436

Platform for authoring, storing, and searching workflows

An authoring platform for authoring a client workflow includes an arrangement of shapes representing steps and connections representing relationships between the steps. Online content retrieved from an online resource may be associated with steps of the client workflow. ... Autodesk Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004230

Method and apparatus for automatically creating a drainage system along a road network in a building information model (bim) computer aided design (cad) three-dimensional (3d) model

A method, system, apparatus, and computer program products provides the ability to define and generate a drainage system along a road network in a building information model (bim) computer aided design (cad) three dimensional (3d) model. The road network is acquired and includes a network of roads, geometry of the roads, centerlines for the roads, curbs along the roads, and surrounding conditions. ... Autodesk Inc








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