Kean Walmsley


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April 2014

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April 18, 2014: Autodesk ReCap Connect: a partner program for ReCap
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , Point clouds , Reality capture , REST , Web/Tech
It’s Good Friday, so much of the world will be offline today, but I thought I’d post quickly on some (good) news that may be of interest to people. The ReCap team has officially launched a new partner program. This...

April 16, 2014: Fun in the UK
Comments: 0 | Categories: Personal
It’s been a great week of holidays, so far. There’s been a lot of driving: we booked our flights in and out of Stansted – as our main purpose was to attend a good friend’s wedding in Suffolk – but...

April 14, 2014: One month to go until the AEC Technology Symposium
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , Revit
As Jeremy has pointed out on his blog, in lieu of a dedicated AEC DevCamp – as has been run every other year for some years – Autodesk and the ADN team will be supporting the upcoming AEC Technology Symposium...

April 11, 2014: Call for proposals for Autodesk University 2014 approaching
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , Autodesk , JavaScript , User interface , Web/Tech
The “call for proposals” for AU2014 is going out on April 23rd and will remain open for about a month. This is approaching quickly, so get your thinking hats on if you’re considering submitting a class proposal. From my side...

April 9, 2014: AutoCAD 2015’s updated JavaScript API
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , JavaScript
We first introduced a JavaScript API into AutoCAD as a “preview” in the 2014 release. Take a look at this post for more details on this implementation. In the 2015 release the API has matured in a number of key...

April 8, 2014: Supporting AutoCAD 2015’s dark theme
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , User interface , WPF
After a little fun last Tuesday around a pink theme for AutoCAD – for which I got at least a few “we should totally do that”s from internal folk in response, so watch this space ;-) – today we’re going...

April 4, 2014: Conceptual modeling in a drone-captured environment
Comments: 0 | Categories: Point clouds , Reality capture , Revit
I thought I was done with my posts for the week, but this was too good not to share. The below video shows a scene being captured using a GoPro Hero 3 Black edition on a 5-second timelapse setting mounted...

April 3, 2014: An update to Project Memento
Comments: 0 | Categories: Reality capture
I’ve talked about this tool – which was developed by my good friend and colleague Murali Pappoppula and his team – a number of times in the past. I’m really enjoying seeing it mature, over time. This latest version has...

April 1, 2014: New pink theme for AutoCAD 2015
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , User interface
During the AutoCAD team’s efforts to introduce the dark theme in the 2015 version, work was done to more easily support additional themes. A lot of work was needed to create the underlying mechanism but now it’s really easy to...

March 31, 2014: AutoCAD 2015: calling commands
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , AutoLISP / Visual LISP , Commands , Documents , ObjectARX , Runtime , Visual Basic & VBA
photo credit: Marcin Wichary via photopin cc As mentioned in the last post, fibers are now inactive in AutoCAD 2015 (the code paths are still there, largely for testing purposes, but should not need to be enabled for typical usage...

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