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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project Butterfly - Announcing more Autodesk Cloud Computing

On December 19th, I made a blog post about an Autodesk acquired company.  I dug a little deeper and scraped up a link deep into their site for you to actually try the technology.  Don't know if any of you did it, but it doesn't matter now because a month later, Autodesk Labs cranked out the product.  That was pretty fast.

So, we're well on our way to cloud computing.  Want to know a secret?  You're all screwed.  As Autodesk moves to cloud computing, you won't be able to use pirated software or try to install one copy on multiple computers.  It's time to pay as you go.  For those of you actually on subscription, thank you for your investment.  For everyone else, we accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex and Discover.

 So, here it is, and I love the name of the product.  We're flying now from having been crawling along.

Yesterday we released the technology preview of Project Butterfly which provides the ability to edit DWG files on the web using your browser. Project Butterfly is the result of work done by Autodesk and a company we recently acquired called Visual Tao. Hence, at this time Project Butterfly has a its own registration system that is separate from the Autodesk Single Sign-on login; however, registering with Project Butterfly is easy.

  1. Navigate your browser to http://butterfly.autodesk.com.

  2. Since you are new to Project Butterfly, click on Try Now. Trynow

  3. Click on Architecture & Engineering, Mechanical, or Geospatial to chose your area of interest. Area

  4. After the sample drawing comes up, click on Register in the upper right. Register

  5. Simply provide your email and name. Pick a password. Click on Create My Account. Register

Once registered Project Butterfly can help you securely manage and share your DWG files on the web. We may integrate Project Butterfly with the Autodesk Single Sign-on login at some point in the future. In the mean time we are eager to get your feedback on the functionality of Project Butterfly at labs.butterfly@autodesk.com now.
Clarifying how to tell who's who is alive in the lab.

Source: Project Butterfly has its own login for now:


Scott Sheppard January 29, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

I hope to convince the Project Butterfly team to convert to the Autodesk Singel Sign-on sooner rather than later, but they have a terrific list of suggested features based on the the feedback to date.

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