One last walk down memory lane Lab



Technology previews are an opportunity for Autodesk customers
to help shape the future of our technology. Based on the
feedback that teams receive when they conduct a technology
preview, one of three things happens:

  • Graduation

    A technology graduates from Labs when it is available
    somewhere else (e.g., App Center, feature in a new
    product offering, new cloud-based service).

  • Retirement

    A technology retires from Labs when the preview ends, and
    users can’t get it anywhere. It may come back as another
    technology preview sometime later. It may show up in a
    future product offering. The technology is not necessarily
    dead, but in the meantime, customers can’t get it.

  • Extension

    Sometimes teams decide they need more feedback, so they
    conduct another technology preview.

To see how technology previews have turned out in the past,
check out this page:

See which techologies graduated and which retired

Look for future technologies being previewed that we create
using our Autodesk Forge
platform. Forge is a:

  • Collection of APIs that we use to build web services that
    we make available to customers and development partners.
  • Community of developers who leverage those APIs.
  • Fund where Autodesk makes grants to companies who are
    helping to build out the ecosystem around the Forge web

Web services are alive in the lab.

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