For those of you who read yesterday's blog post, this is going to seem like deja vu.
When a technology preview debuts on Autodesk Labs, it has a published end date. On the end date, based on the volume and sentiment of the feedback collected during the preview, one of three things happens:
- The technology graduates to the next step. This could be a beta, incorporation into an existing product or service, or creation of a new product or service with the project's name being replaced by an official product or service name.
- The technology retires. The technology is not necessarily dead. It may come back at a future date - perhaps in another form? Retirement simply means that the technology is not currently available as is the case when the technology graduates.
- The technology undergoes another round of feedback collection via the Autodesk Labs technology preview process.
Project Dalton was a technology preview of a 1D flow analysis tool that allowed designers and engineers to develop and analyze complex piping systems and distribution networks.
Project Dalton for Moldflow has retired from Autodesk Labs. Thanks to everyone who participated and provided feedback.
Like the Project Harmony team, the Project Dalton team is also considering applying what was learned and then conducting another technology preview in the future.
Another retirement party is alive in the lab.