Attend AU2015 and become an AUGI Premier Member Free!

Are you planning on attending AU2015 in Las Vegas this year? AUGI is rewarding the first 150 AUGI members who register with a free one year AUGI Premier Membership.

Earlier this summer AUGI President Bob Bell discussed AUGI support for Autodesk University and asked for your help to demonstrate that support.

"Your board of directors and management team recently met with some folks from Autodesk to discuss Autodesk University. Autodesk wants to know how influential AUGI is with its members regarding Autodesk University. Does AUGI do enough to inform its members about AU and encourage them to attend the event?"

Show your support – it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1 – Visit http://au.autodesk.com to access the main website for AU2015. Log in and proceed with registering to attend.

2 – Near the end of the process is field for a Registration Code, where you can enter “AUGITRK”. This will show you attending AU with AUGI. It’s also how you get your free membership upgrade (first 150 registrants only).

3 – Complete your registration process and get ready for another fantastic Autodesk University. Don’t forget to attend  the AUGI General Meeting, just prior to the AUGI Reception. Look for more information from us soon, and search the Autodesk University scheduler to add it to your itinerary.

Thank you for your membership, participation, and support for your Autodesk User Group International.


AUGI HotNews - August 2015

Read the full issue (must be logged into AUGI.com) in your browser. The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — Forum Hot Topics, Special Announcements, Want to Volunteer?, HP Workstations, Articles You May Have Missed, Heads Up, Autodesk News, AUGI Members’ Blogs…


AUGIWorld August 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld August 2015
Because nobody works in a vacuum, sooner or later someone down the line is going to need to review and work with your design. Luckily for Autodesk product users, easy collaboration is as close as your favorite Autodesk product.

In the August 2015 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors explore popular Autodesk products for their built-in collaboration enhancers.

For example, D. Matthew Facer finds a plethora of collaboration features in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, dubbing it "Your All-Purpose Collaboration Tool."

Similarly, users of Revit Structure will pick up insight on the collaboration capabilities in the product from Lola Carbajal's article, "Collaboration Motivation."

The August issue has more on collaboration and a variety of other topics. Enjoy!

Also in the August 2015 AUGIWorld...

Presentation Enhancements - John Evans presents a close look at Autodesk Inventor's Presentation environment, which eases the creation of exploded views, and more.

BIM Project Break Down - Dzan Ta moves through the practice of BIM as it affects the entire lifecycle of a project.

SSD Technology Update - In this month's Tech Insights column, Robert Green examines advances in solid state disk (SSD) technology found in HP's Turbo Drive G2.

Architects Modeling for Construction - Jay Zallan imagines architects modeling with construction in mind.

Bringing It All Together with the Project Navigator - Melinda Heavrin dives into AutoCAD Architecture's Project Navigator with details on putting it to use.

Also in this issue...

Parametric Dimensioning in AutoCAD - Jaipakash Pandey introduces (or reintroduces) the powerful parametric features in AutoCAD software.

Creating Visual Effects with Atmospheric Apparatus and Rayfire - Brian Chapman with a tutorial for creating fire, fog, and volume light effects within 3D Max.

What a Great Idea! - CAD Manager Mark Kiker ponders ideas and how to flesh them out after inspiration strikes.

AUGIWorld August 2015 Issue Released!


AUGI HotNews - July 2015

Read the full issue (must be logged into AUGI.com) in your browser. The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections - Forum Hot Topics, Special Announcements, Want to Volunteer?, HP Workstations, Articles You May Have Missed, Heads Up, Autodesk News, AUGI Members' Blogs...


AUGIWorld July 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld July 2015
The art of managing goes far beyond knowing how to effectively lead a staff. Managing is done every day by everyone - and they don't need to have the word "manager" in their job titles.

In the July 2015 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors do offer some tips for managing people, but there is also plenty of advice for managing drawings in Revit Structure, scenes in 3ds Max, Autodesk licenses, and much more. So regardless of what, or who, you are managing, you'll get great tips for doing it better.

Five Esses of Management Success - Mark Kiker hits the highlights for effective CAD Management and covers Standards, Style, Savvy, and more.

Intel HD Graphics P4600 Xeon Processors - Robert Green demonstrates the power of the graphics processor.

Also in the July 2015 AUGIWorld...

The "-ate" Tips for All New CAD Managers - Those new to the role of CAD Manager will find Curt Moreno's tips most helpful. Get ready to Coordinate, Communicate, Educate, etc.

Revit on the Line: Line-Based Families - Jay Zallan explores the Detail Component in this introduction to Line-Based Families in Revit.

The SLD Banquet - Jerad Meidinger dishes up workarounds for implementing electrical single-line diagrams (SLDs) in Revit.

Manage Large Scenes in 3ds Max - Brian Chapman explores how to continue delivering the goods, despite increasing demands by clients.

Exploring the Display System - Melinda Heavrin shows how to use the Display System in AutoCAD Architecture to your best advantage.

Also in this issue...

Managing Revit Shop Drawings in Color - Adam Muñoz on the effective use of color in Revit Structure drawings.

Inventor Shafts and Splines - John Evans finds much to admire in Inventor's shaft design tools and superior user interface.

Managing Autodesk Licensing - Knowing your Autodesk Licenses is one step closer to proper license management. Bryson Anderson educates you on licensing options.

Inside Track - Brian Andresen presents a look at three new Autodesk-related products. This month: Onshape, a cloud-based 3D CAD system; Autodesk Tinkerplay, a free app that lets you create and customize your own characters on a mobile device; and Dynamo Studio, a stand¬alone programming environment that lets designers create visual logic to explore parametric conceptual designs and automate tasks.

AUGIWorld July 2015 Issue Released!


AUGI HotNews - June 2015

Read the full issue (must be logged into AUGI.com) in your browser. The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections - Forum Hot Topics, Want to Volunteer?, Special Announcements, HP Workstations, Articles You May Have Missed, Heads Up, Autodesk News, AUGI Members' Blogs...


AUGIWorld June 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld June 2015
There's no need to sell AUGI members on the power of Autodesk software. That said, there are areas within the products that could use a little extra efficiency or functionality that makes the base software a better fit for a particular niche within an industry.

Autodesk has a long history of not only encouraging and accommodating power users and software developers who wish to produce third-party applications, but has recently begun showcasing these third-party offerings on the Autodesk Exchange.

The June 2015 issue of AUGIWorld explores some of what is currently available from Autodesk third-party developers.

For Revit MEP users, Todd Shackelford presents "What's in the Exchange for Revit MEP," which features a nice collection of apps he found in the Autodesk Exchange.

In "Drawing Purge: Quick, Efficient Clean Up" Murray Clack goes in-depth on software that removes unused data from AutoCAD drawings for maximum efficiency.

Also in the June 2015 AUGIWorld...

Timesaving Add-Ons for Fabrication Detailing - Dan McCloskey shows how add-ons are being used to help structural engineers and detailers create fabrication models and shop drawings for structural components.

A Better Process for Construction and Design Input using Civil 3D and Revizto - Chris Roberts looks closely at Revizto, which enhances collaboration and workflow for AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Using Remote Graphics in CAD Environments - Author Robert Green shows how HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) supports users working outside the office.

The Zen of Clean - Jay Zallan offers some helpful advice for Revit users on keeping Revit projects clutter-free.

Fabrication Parts for Revit MEP - 4 Years In - Joel Londenberg checks on changes in Revit MEP since Autodesk's 2011 acquisition of MAP Software.

Also in this issue...

Managing Your New Manager Role - You've moved up through the ranks at your firm and scored a management position. Mark Kiker helps you settle into the role.

Exploring the Style Manager - Melinda Heavrin demonstrates how to work with the Style Manager in AutoCAD Architecture.

Inventor Sheet Metal: Alternative Applications - John Evans with some techniques for working with sheet metal in Inventor.

Inside Track - Brian Andresen introduces new Autodesk-related software. This month: Revizto, collaboration and workflow software for Revit; BIManywhere, a collaboration platform for construction and facilities management; and buildingSMART IFC Coordination View 2.0 export certification.

AUGIWorld June 2015 Issue Released!

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