2017.11.16

AUGI HotNews -- November 2017, Issue No. 174

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The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, HP Solutions (News and updates on HP Z Workstations and HP DesignJet large-format printers), Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2017.11.03

AUGIWorld November 2017 -- Find Time for Training

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Yeah, we get it—everybody’s busy. Faced with more work than there are hours in a work week, you struggle to keep your head above water while continuing to look for ways to shave a sliver of time off this process and achieve efficiencies through that workflow. Always pressed for time, the one item you may be tempted to jettison is the very last item you should ever put on the back burner: continued education and training.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of opportunities to learn something new. Thousands will head to Las Vegas later this month to attend Autodesk University, the premier education and networking event. Those who can’t make the trip this year are not without options, for there are top-notch education and training opportunities available everywhere.

In the November 2017 issue of AUGIWorld, our experts provide information on great training resources.

Make Training Priority One — Joshua Geimecke has never stopped learning and has found many opportunities right in his workplace. Here, he shares tips for trainers and trainees alike.

Exploring Display Themes — Melinda Heavrin provides the ins and outs of display themes in AutoCAD Architecture. Learn how to create themes, manage theme styles, activate themes, and much more.

Mining the Cloud for a Better Building Industry — Anthony A. Hauck of Autodesk explores the potential of the cloud and discusses several Autodesk solutions.

Updated Intel Xeon Processors Power New HP Z4, Z6 and Z8 Workstations — Robert Green shows how HP is addressing the growing need for more power among Autodesk users.

The Education Triumvirate — Brian Chapman champions some time-honored methods for increasing one’s knowledge on a given subject: maintain your contacts, participate in forums, and view videos or printed materials. But knowing when to apply these methods is key.

Online CAD Training Insights — Jaiprakash Pandey offers advice for those charged with training others. With a well-constructed plan and some consideration of human behavior, you can create an effective training program.

Also in this issue…

Civil Engineering Education: Three Styles, Five Methods — Heidi Boutwell helps you determine your learning style, then helps you navigate the many education and training resources available.

Being Trustworthy — Mark Kiker never forgot the fundamental principles he learned as a Boy Scout. Here, he discusses one characteristic in particular that should be demonstrated by everyone.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three new AEC-related offerings. This month: Xinaps Suite, a suite of tools for regulation compliance; BIM Track, a web-based collaboration platform; and AUGmentecture, a service that helps users view complex 3D models in an Augmented Reality format.

AUGIWorld November 2017 Issue Released!

2017.10.19

AUGI HotNews -- October 2017, Issue No. 173

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The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, HP Solutions (News and updates on HP Z Workstations and HP DesignJet large-format printers), Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2017.10.05

AUGIWorld October 2017 -- Custom-Fit Autodesk Products

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Virtually every user of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products has customized the software to some degree. Hardly a news flash, but what users might not have considered is what customization means. Some users, perhaps many, consider customization to be setting the preferences for product look, feel, and behavior.

AUGI President Kate Morrical views it somewhat differently. In her editorial within the October 2017 issue of AUGIWorld, Kate differentiates between software personalization and customization, defines both, and then describes how each can be helpful, within certain limits. Kate’s thought-provoking editorial kicks off this issue, which covers a wide array of topics.

Virtual Reality for Collaboration and Communication, Not Just Presentation — Rick Burchett dispels the notion that VR is merely technology to wow the client at the final presentation. He demonstrates how VR can be used much earlier in the design process.

One Giant Leap — Revit 2018.1 Precast Tools — Kimberly Fuhrman provides a look at tools in at Revit Structure’s mid-year release.

The Perfect Profile — Sam Lucido shows how you can boost productivity with the Profile feature in AutoCAD 2018.

3ds Max Customization — Brian Chapman has gained efficiency through customization in 3ds Max software. Like any good AUGI member, Brian now shares with others—in this article, you learn how to customize the user interface, viewports, and quad menus.

The Up (and Down) Sides of Trade Shows — Autodesk University is just around the corner, and Mark Kiker provides some timely advice on which aspects of trade shows to embrace, and which to watch out for.

Get Ready for Virtual Reality — Robert Green investigates the various applications for Virtual Reality and introduces the HP Z VR Backpack, a wearable VR solution.

Also in this issue…

Understanding ACA Schedule Tables — Melinda Heavrin dives into AutoCAD Architecture’s schedule tables: discussing styles, property data formats, set definitions, and more.

Shoehorn Your Civil 3D Model into a CAD Standard — Kyle Nishioka discusses what to do when the standard should have been followed, but wasn’t. Here, he demonstrates how to convert drawings to fit another drafting standard.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen provides details on new products for AEC. This month: 3D Section Box, which creates a section box around selected elements; OKCommand, which provides a quick way to search for all built-in Revit commands and all installed plug-ins; and SeeBlock, an AutoCAD add-on that helps you build and manage block libraries.

AUGIWorld October 2017 Issue Released!

2017.10.04

Nominations for AUGI Board of Directors now open!

Nominations are now open for upcoming 2017 AUGI Board of Directors elections. Those elected will serve a three year term from 2018 through 2020.

If you are considering running for the Board, keep in mind that the Board meets often, including face-to- face meetings at Autodesk University. The Board meets via teleconferences every month as well, to keep everyone on the same page. Directors should can anticipate about 10-15 hours per month (maybe more, depending on the level of your involvement).

Being a Director requires some work, effort and carries responsibility, but it offers many rewards as well. So how do I apply, you may ask?  All the details can be found in the AUGI Nominations page at AUGI.com.

Nominations must be submitted to: board.elections@AUGI.com no later than Midnight CST October 18, 2017.

2017.09.21

AUGI HotNews -- September 2017, Issue No. 172

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The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, HP Solutions (News and updates on HP Z Workstations and HP DesignJet large-format printers), Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2017.09.07

AUGIWorld September 2017 --- Are You Paid What You're Worth?

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Whether you’ve already had the annual “merit meeting” with the boss or it’s still looming on your 2017 calendar, it pays (literally) to enter the meeting with some hard facts. And figures. Among the benefits of an AUGI membership is the September issue of AUGIWorld magazine featuring the Annual AUGI Salary Survey.

Salary Survey Manager Melanie Perry collects and analyzes the salary, education, and work environment data that you and your colleagues provide, then presents it all in a cool mix of snapshots to help you determine where you stand in comparison to colleagues in your industry. Dive into the 16th annual survey and the other articles featured in the September issue.

AutoCAD for 3D Modeling and Visualization — Xavier Loayza speaks to those who are visual learners—about three-quarters of the world’s population. In this article, you’ll learn more about AutoCAD’s Point Cloud tools, adding context to visualization, and creating realistic renderings.

Customizing the Graphical Column Schedule — Jason Boehning and Marcello Sgambelluri team up to step you through the use and customization of the Graphical Column Schedule in Revit Structure software. This comprehensive article will give you what you need to make the most of this feature.

Tech Manager Show and Tell — Mark Kiker advises you to speak up about what you have accomplished. But as you’ll learn in this article, there’s a right time to do it, a proper way to show it, and a compelling way to tell it.

A Civil View from Your Seat — Todd Rogers offers a look at the Autodesk Collection featuring InfraWorks, Civil 3D, and Civil View software. With plenty of screenshots and how-tos, this article provides many helpful tips.

Get Fast, Stay Fast with Intel and HP — Go from zero to 60 with Intel, HP Turbo Drives, and HP Performance Advisor. Robert Green examines what you’ll need to achieve peak performance.

Also in this issue…

Expanding on Details — Brian Chapman expands on a previous article to show you how to add complex details to your 3ds Max scenes.

AEC Wall Objects — Melinda Heavrin explores walls in AutoCAD Architecture 2018. Wall styles, editing tips, customized wall surfaces, and endcaps are covered.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three new AEC-related products. This month: Autodesk Live Viewer, which lets you open and explore interactive visualizations created in Autodesk Revit Live; AdvArray, a parametric array type modifier for 3ds Max; and Revision + Cloud Manager, which helps manage revisions, clouds, and sheets.

AUGIWorld September 2017 Issue Released!

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