In my Lots of Feedback in FY08 - thanks posting earlier in the week, I noted how you have been so kind as to provide feedback to our various email aliases; however, there are other ways for you to provide feedback. For instance, some of you provide comments on this blog. For example, this happens via the blog as hosted on TypePad as in
or as part of the integration of the blog into the Autodesk Labs web site as in
I read and respond to each and every comment. They are appreciated. Thanks for them.
Other avenues of feedback are the discussion forums specifically set up for technologies and utilities available on Autodesk Labs.
|Autodesk Inventor LT
|Content Search Alpha
|Drawing Cleanup Utility
Bonus Tool for AutoCAD
|3D/2D ShareNow Add-in for
AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit
|Translator Add-in for
Inventor [and Inventor LT]
|Google Earth Extension
|2D to 3D Tool
I read and respond to Labs-related messages on the discussion forums as well. The difference between email address feedback and discussion forum feedback is that the question/answer process is open to the community. When you send a question/comment/suggestion to one of the various Autodesk Labs email addresses, an Autodesk employee is the likely one to respond. When you post a question/comment/suggestion to one of the discussion forums, the response may come from an Autodesk employee or another community member. In short, for the forums you get to help answer the questions. With email, it's all us.
When I look back at FY08 (02/01/2008 through 01/31/2009), I see that we got a great deal of feedback via email, blog comments, and discussion forum postings throughout the year:
You can see that when we launched the new Autodesk Labs web site in May, it was quite a hit. Making the Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview available in Australia and New Zealand brought in a wave of comments and suggestions in November. The holiday season annually reflects a lull but feedback was again on the rise in January.
Here's looking to FY09 and another year of great feedback. Thanks to you - it's working. (I can't say that enough.)