I can't get no satisfaction,
I can't get no satisfaction.
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no.
"Satisfaction," Out of Our Heads, Rolling Stones, 1965.
Many Labs technology previews have a dedicated or associated forum on the Autodesk Labs discussion server (http://discussion.autodesk.com):
|2D to 3D Tool for Inventor||convert 2D data to 3D models||autodesk.inventor|
|3D/2D ShareNow Add-in for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and Design Review||share your designs with others, in one click||autodesk.freewheel|
|Alias Sketch Add-in for AutoCAD||paint, image manipulate, and illustrate||autodesk.labs.aliassketchforautocad|
|AutoCAD Freestyle||create quick, polished drawings that can be easily shared||autodesk.autocadfreestyle|
|Autodesk Showroom||accessorize with real products and photorealistic results||autodesk.projectshowroom|
|CommunityCommands for AutoCAD||discover commands from the community||autodesk.autocad.2010|
|Feature Recognition for Inventor||STEP, SAT, or IGES solids to Inventor models||autodesk.inventor|
|Firefox Add-on for Autodesk Design Review||embed DWF files in HTML pages and view with Firefox||autodesk.design.review|
|Google Earth Extension for AutoCAD||view your drawings in Google Earth||autodesk.autocad.2011|
|iCopy for Inventor||copy/paste and automatically adjust assemblies||autodesk.inventor|
|Inventor Fusion Technology Preview||unite direct and parametric workflows||autodesk.inventor.fusion|
|Piping Design Technology Preview||validate and optimize piping systems||autodesk.pipingdesign|
|Project Butterfly||edit DWG® files using your web browser||autodesk.labs.projectbutterfly|
|Project Freewheel||collaborate in the cloud||autodesk.freewheel|
|Project Newport||real-time 3D story building for architects||autodesk.projectnewport|
|Project Twitch Application Trials||try applications over the internet||autodesk.projecttwitch|
|Rhino Import Translator Add-in for Inventor||directly import Rhino files into Autodesk Inventor||autodesk.inventor|
|STL Exporter for Revit Platform 2010||export Revit models to 3D printers||autodesk.revit.architecture|
|Sustainable Materials Assistant for Inventor||assess sustainability of your designs||autodesk.inventor|
These forums can be used to ask questions and provide feedback. Similar to these Autodesk discussion forums, I want to call your attention to two other forums:
|Autodesk Homestyler||floor planning with just your browser||community.homestyler.com|
|Project Bluestreak||collaborate with project group members||bluetreak.getsatisfaction.com|
These two forums are like discussion forums but are specifically designed so that employees and users can interact to provide support. Many of the best tips, tricks, and workarounds come from other users. As such, here is where a sense of community can be very quite helpful. In 1965 when the Rolling Stones released their hit, such online communities did not exist.
These two forums are powered by Get Satisfaction which is an "instant-on support community for sharing ideas, answers, and solutions." according to their web site.
Getting the word out on Get Satisfaction to ensure users get satisfaction is alive in the lab.