In addition to his authorship of Between the Lines, many of you are familiar with AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Shaan Hurley's, work on the My Feedback at Autodesk site. Some of you may be wondering what are the differences between the My Feedback site and the Autodesk Labs site?
|Emphasis||exposure of technologies that may or may not eventually be incorporated into Autodesk products||beta testing of soon-to-be-released Autodesk products beta testing and feedback of soon-to-be-released Autodesk products or future prototypes in addition to product research and usability||released Autodesk products|
|Login||not required||required (in most cases but not all)||not required|
|Nondisclosure Agreement||not required||required (in most cases but not all)||not required|
|Feedback Mechanism||email messages||active discussion forums, email, report forms, and sometimes visits||dealer channel|
In addition to the main Autodesk web site, both My Feedback and Autodesk Labs have their place in the Autodesk world. Although this is not the only route to becoming a product, technologies from Autodesk Labs sometimes get incorporated into applications that migrate to My Feedback for their beta (or alpha) cycles and are then released as a supported products.
Autodesk Labs is not the only place where things are alive and kicking.