FAQ & How To: Using Autodesk Discussion Groups

FAQ & How To: Using Autodesk Discussion Groups

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IdeaStation Guidelines

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06-18-2012 10:31 AM

An IdeaStation is a way to share product improvement ideas directly with the developers. When posting ideas, please follow these simple guidelines:


Guidelines for Posting Ideas

  1. Ideas are great, but problems are even better.
    Tell us why you need that new field, tool or feature, instead of exact specifications and blueprints for how to build it. That will not only help us to better understand what you want, but we may even be able to solve your problem more quickly another way.

  2. Some ideas are easier to do than others.
    Don't be discouraged if your amazing new idea is not picked up immediately. All ideas are reviewed for member interest, complexity, alignment with our product vision and prioritization against other projects. Some ideas take longer than others, and some ideas will not be possible within the scope of what we want to accomplish in the next year or so.

  3. Check to see if your idea is similar to another's before posting.
    This can help you two ways: if the idea already exists, you should join your feedback to the current idea rather than watering down the potential impact across multiple submissions. Or if your idea is similar to another but substantively different you should reference the previous idea and point out the differences to avoid confusion.

  4. Review the ideas of others.
    Look at other ideas periodically to see what your fellow members are requesting and comment on them! While we take into account the numbers of kudos an idea receives, we also consider the amount and quality of member feedback when making our decisions.


Idea Status - What Does It Mean
The product development teams will be reviewing ideas submitted and voted for (kudo'd) and assigning a status to each idea


  • New Idea: Status for all newly submitted ideas. Members are asked to comment on and clarify the idea to help determine community interest in this area.
  • Under Review: The idea is being currently reviewed by the product team.
  • Accepted: The idea has been added to the products feature requests.
  • Comments Requested: More information is needed before our Product Management team can take this under consideration for possible inclusion into the product. Please comment further or vote for them so we can further evaluate the priority and feasibly of these ideas.
  • Future Consideration: The idea is not being considered at this time, but will be reviewed for future inclusion into our product road map at a later date.
  • Solution Provided: Turns out this idea already has a solution; normally these ideas will be moved to their respective product forum (URL will be provided).
  • Duplicate: Another similar idea has already been posted.
  • Implemented: The idea has been developed and added to the product!


IdeaStations are available for:

Eric Wright
Sr. Web Product Manager
Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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