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AUGIWorld August 2018 -- Easier Collaboration

AUGIWorld August 2018
AUGIWorld devotes one issue every year to collaboration, and for good reason. Now everyone agrees that it’s vital for disciplines to work effectively together, but how to go about it? This year’s focus on the topic revisits techniques for effective collaboration and introduces some new tools designed to make collaboration easier.

“Collaboration in the Cloud,” by Shaun Bryant, discusses advances from Autodesk that are making it easy for users to collaborate.

In “Online Collaboration for 3ds Max Users,” Brian Chapman highlights four websites that foster collaboration among 3ds Max users around the globe.

There’s much more in the August 2018 issue on collaboration and other topics. Enjoy!

In the August 2018 issue:

Collaboration in Coordination — Joshua Geimecke discusses the factors needed for successful collaboration in the coordination process.

Collaboration: The New BIM 360 Design — Todd Rogers explores BIM 360 Design, which gives project managers, subcontractors, designers, architects, and other construction management professionals total control over the processes and phases of their projects.

Revit Retriever: Doggone Good BIM — Claudio Vittori Antisari and Chiara C. Rizzarda introduce you to Retriever, for model and code checking, and more.

Standards: Keys to Collaboration — Standards champion Mark Kiker discusses why standards should be enforced, explained, and occasionally revised.

Meeting Etiquette — Walt Sparling gets back to basics with tips on good conduct for production managers during meetings—whether these PMs are host or guest.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen with three new AEC-related offerings from Autodesk and partners. This month: Walk-Through-3D, a proof of concept add-in to connect Revit and the Unity gaming development platform; Transfer Single, which provides options for standards transfers; and ID Spec, which allows for predesign of an electrical system inside AutoCAD.

AUGIWorld August 2018 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld July 2018 -- Sharpen Your Management Skills

AUGIWorld July 2018
Management, when used as a noun, may evoke images of a person in the “corner office” or a dozen people sitting around a conference room table. But the action of managing? Well, that”s practiced every day, many times a day, by literally every employee. You are managing your day, your workload, your project, your task, your data.

With that in mind, the July 2018 issue of AUGIWorld offers a number of management-related articles relevant to all.

For example, Jeff Frye takes on “Managing Civil 3D Data”—beginning with the project kickoff meeting and continuing through standards, data shortcuts, and a lot more.

Brian Chapman delivers help for 3ds Max users in “Managing Assets for 3ds Max” in which he discusses integration and control of assets in production environments.

And there is much more in this issue to help you hone your management skills.

In the July 2018 issue:

Details Without Lines — Jay B. Zallan offers a perspective on the benefits of using Detail Components in Revit software.

Your Model in InfraWorks: Be the Boss! — Oscar Castaneda provides a basic workflow for InfraWorks—from the original creation of a model to the initial proposal to be shared with the team.

Are You a Project Manager? — Walt Sparling with the first in a series of articles on project management. He starts with the basics: what does a project manager do?

World Standards Day — Mark Kiker, self-described lover of standards, provides a little history on World Standards Day, celebrated this October. Need a reminder about why standards are important? You’ll find that here, too.

Bridging the Gap Between CAD Manager and IT — Jisell Howe shares her CAD management journey and offers some tips for communicating with IT that may smooth your own path.

What’s New in 2019 — Kenn Farr highlights the new tools and enhancements in Revit 2019 — Structure. Those who do detailed models or use Revit to develop shop drawing-level structural models will especially benefit from the latest release.

Ultra-Portable Workstation Performance — Robert Green offers a look at HP’s thin mobile workstations, ZBook 14u and 15u G5, powered by AMD graphics.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen showcases four products for AEC and related disciplines. This month: Match Rotation, which complement the Revit Align command; a 3d printing app for Autodesk Fusion 360; Align Views, a plug-in that helps users align views across multiple drawing sheets; and Zero Level, an AutoCAD plug-in that calculates vertical sections’ levels.

AUGIWorld July 2018 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld June 2018 -- How Autodesk Users Win

AUGIWorld June 2018
Autodesk product users are lucky. They are among a robust community of fellow users who continually seek to make the products they use accomplish a bit more. In areas where a given Autodesk product’s functionality could use some strengthening, these innovators will often come up with an app to provide the needed boost or extend the functionality.

One needs to look no further than the Autodesk App Store to take advantage of these helpful tools. To make it even better, Autodesk itself has a long history of encouraging and supporting innovation among its users. Everybody wins.

The June 2018 issue of AUGIWorld focuses on third-party applications developed by the talented Autodesk user base.

In the June 2018 issue:

Bridging the Gap Between Drone and CAD — No doubt about it — drones are cool. But, as Shawn Herring illustrates in this article, you have to know what to do with the drone-captured data once you have it.

The Challenge of Implementation — Gareth Spencer discusses all the little (and big) things you need to consider when implementing new software.

Location, Location, Location — Where you are, physically, while at work can make a bigger difference than you might think. Mark Kiker explains.

Four Favorite Plug-ins — Brian Chapman shines the spotlight on four of his favorite 3ds Max third-party apps.

Realistic Trees, Step by Step — Matt Wunch takes you through the vegetation creation process in InfraWorks.

This Time It’s Okay—Keep Your Head in the Clouds — Greg Hines recalls his technology journey from school days to current day.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three AEC-related products from Autodesk and its partners. This month: MapBoards, a utility for woodworking projects; Docuflow, which facilitates high-quality publishing of drawings; and an app that allows you to install scripts or add-ins from GitHub in Autodesk Fusion 360.

AUGIWorld June 2018 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld May 2018 -- Implementing new Autodesk releases

AUGIWorld May 2018
The new software is purchased, the installation complete… now for the interesting stuff. Ensuring a smooth transition to new software takes some forethought and planning.

“Winging it” is ill-advised. And even if you’ve done this a bunch of times, there are always tips you can pick up to streamline the process.

In the May 2018 issue of AUGIWorld, you’ll get just that—tales from our authors who share what they learned during their implementation processes.

In the May 2018 issue:

An Approach to Implementation — Jim Fisher, who faced the task of implementing a custom menu for his engineering group, shares his strategy.

The Forgotten Tools — Remember Revit Extensions? Gareth Spencer helps you rediscover these tools and highlights several standouts.

A Culmination: Advice I Give Myself, Part 3 — Mark Kiker wraps up his series with sage advice he has offered (and followed) over the years.

Creativity Unleashed — Brian Chapman discovers significant enhancements in 3ds Max 2019 and presents them here.

Beyond Installation: Implementing New Software — Michelle Rasmussen looks beyond new software features to the impact on BIM workflows.

Implementation Considerations — Oscar Castaneda discusses a good path for bringing a new InfraWorks release into your environment.

Also in this issue…

The Good, the New, and the Revit — Jay B. Zallan reveals how to find new and enhanced features in Revit Architecture whether you’re an expert, a seasoned user, or a beginner.

Seriously Simple Object Style Audits — John Pierson shows how Dynamo can help with the process of auditing a Revit file.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three AEC-related products from Autodesk and its partners. This month: OneDrive, which allows you to easily bring existing OneDrive documents into BIM 360 or BIM 360 Docs; Markup, which facilitates collaboration among project teams working with BIM models; and Styler, a Revit ribbon and panel customization tool.

AUGIWorld May 2018 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld March 2018 -- Some of Our Favorite Tips & Tricks

AUGIWorld March 2018
The hope of picking up some new tips & tricks is one of the primary reasons user communities exist. The user-to-user contact, online or in person, provides the shortcuts, workarounds, hints, and techniques that help users perform their work faster, easier, and more effectively.

AUGI members reap the benefits of AUGI’s own “by users, for users” mindset from the Forums at and from the pages of AUGIWorld magazine. In the March 2018 issue, for example, AUGI members are the beneficiaries of a collection of our authors’ favorite tips & tricks for various Autodesk products.

Murray Clack kicks it off with his article, “I Work for Tips!” and AutoCAD users are sure to learn something new.

A few years ago, Brian Chapman presented 50 tips & tricks for 3ds Max users and he adds to that list in “20 More Tips & Tricks.”

And that’s just the beginning, so enjoy this issue’s tips & tricks treasure trove.

Tips for Nested Families — Philip Russo provides help with nesting families and organizing content in Revit Structure.

Productivity-Boosting CADD Nuggets — Jeff Frye enjoys sharing little tips he calls CADD Nuggets with others. Included in this look at some of his favorites are new uses for old commands.

Customized Grading Materials — Tony Carcamo demonstrates how to create customized materials and grading styles to create models for site pad grading projects with InfraWorks.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents AEC-related software from Autodesk and its partners. This month: an element renumbering product; a suite of products that enables Revit users to process workflows and import and export data; a plug-in that helps users prepare a 3D model for use on Microsoft HoloLens; and software that generates DXF files for use on cutting machines.

A Recap: Advice I Give Myself — Over the years, Mark Kiker has dispensed lots of great advice—to others as well as himself. In this article and in upcoming issues, he revisits some of these items.

Also in this issue…

Let’s Talk Tips — Jay B. Zallan sets you off on a journey of learning and exploration that begins with two simple Revit tips.

MEP Systems: Autodocumentation to Fabrication — Mark Mendez discusses design to fabrication and the steps in between.

AUGIWorld March 2018 Issue Released!

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