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AUGIWorld November 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld November 2015
The learning never ends for Autodesk product users. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of opportunities for users to sharpen their skills through training. AUGIWorld’s November 2015 issues features industry experts presenting training options for Autodesk product users.

In “The New and Improved Revit Hand: Ultimate Learning + Every Revit Tip, Trick, Technique & Workaround (Known or Unknown),” Jay B. Zallan gives you the key to learning everything about Revit, now and in the future.

And Philip Russo provides “Modeling Coordination Training” for Revit Structure users who like a hands-on approach to learning.

Every article in this issue will address ways in which you can work better, faster, smarter.

Also in the November 2015 AUGIWorld…

Autodesk Design Academy Puts Education First — Mark Kiker interviews Jaime Perkins of Autodesk on the many ways in which the company helps students and instructors.

Parametric Constraints Primer — Melinda Heavrin offers fundamentals for using constraints in AutoCAD Architecture.

The Digital Artist — Brian Chapman explores basic elements including lines, shapes, spaces, and colors in 3ds Max.

Find the Time for Training — Walt Sparling attempts to destroy two myths: that you already know everything you need to know about AutoCAD, and that you don’t have time for training.

Autodesk’s Fusion 360… and Beyond — John Evans dives into the superior CAD-related tools added to Fusion 360 Ultimate.

Also in this issue…

Seven Strategies for Choosing the Right Training Program — Matt Miyamoto and Sash Kazeminejad of Ideate, Inc. offer their opinions on the most important things to consider when looking for a training program for yourself or your firm.

HP’s Z240 Workstations Bring Big Bandwidth — Robert Green describes how HP’s workstations pack a lot of power into a reasonably priced product.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three new AEC-related products from Autodesk and its partners. This month, the Zebra Imaging 3D Hologram Creator; JTD Steel, an AutoCAD add-in for steelwork; and Augment, a mobile app for 3ds Max users.

AUGIWorld November 2015 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld October 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld October 2015
Autodesk software users, veterans and novices alike, are constantly searching for ways to increase productivity—frequently through software customization, occasionally through a change in work flow, often through talking to others about how they manage things.

In the October 2015 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors cover all the bases for boosting productivity. Miguel Medina reveals a way to customize AutoCAD Civil 3D in his article “Customizing with Subassembly Composer.”

Mark Hunter advises you to “Remove Your Blinders” and create custom clash tests in Navisworks Manage to dramatically impact your productivity.

Every article in this issue will address ways in which you can work better, faster, smarter.

Also in the October 2015 AUGIWorld…

Product Review: 3DConnexion CadMouse — John Evans ran the CadMouse through the paces and declares it a winner for Inventor users and others.

Validating Duct/Pipe Flow and Pressure Analysis — Douglas Nachtrieb believes that underutilization of the pressure and flow calculations for duct and piping systems within Revit MEP is causing users to miss out on a great opportunity. Here’s why you should use these tools.

Using Modeled Groups Structurally — Steve Carrillo shares a workaround for coordinating unit plans structurally. He’ll show you how to cut time and be more efficient.

Family Matters: Essential Clearances and Boundaries — Jennifer Lanzetti and Travis Beecher address how to add a correct clearance zone to your family while keeping it separate from the model element.

3D Viewing: HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display — Robert Green explores the benefits of using HP’s new 3D monitor for design.

Drawings Made Clear with Renovation Mode — Melinda Heavrin demonstrates how AutoCAD Architecture’s Renovation Mode feature enables you to identify all objects and associate them with different phases of a renovation project, which allows for clear construction drawings.

Questions in Revit: Follow the Process — Through the creation of a Revit family, Kaitlin McVehil shows how Revit addresses the planning process.

Also in this issue…

Creating Custom Textures with the Viewport Canvas — Brian Chapman gives some pointers on how to create an instant good impression with tools in 3ds Max software.

Proliferating Change — In this series Mark Kiker has presented how an idea becomes reality. You have generated an idea, proved it is worthy of further development, piloted it, and now it is time to push it out to your employees. Here are some tips for performing this crucial last step.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new products from Autodesk and its partners. This month he previews Aconex, an online collaboration platform for construction, infrastructure, energy, and resources projects, and 3D Model-Inspector, a scalable tool for Inventor that makes it easier and faster to check the model and structure.

AUGIWorld October 2015 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld September 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld September 2015
AUGI’s annual dive into the salaries, benefits, workload, job satisfaction/dissatisfaction, etc. of its members is the highlight of the September 2015 issue of AUGIWorld. The 14th Annual AUGI Salary Survey provides a unique take on the information provided by AUGI members in this annual survey.

The analysis, courtesy of AUGI Salary Survey Manager Melanie Perry, helps AUGI members drill down to industry- and title-specific levels. See how you stack up against your AUGI peers in this year’s survey!

Also in the September 2015 AUGIWorld…

A Trio of Dimensioning Tips — Jaipakash Pandey explores three dimensioning tools available in AutoCAD, including the latest addition, the DIM command.

Instant-Impact Tips for ACA —Melinda Heavrin presents a varied number of handy tips that will boost your productivity in AutoCAD Architecture.

Harnessing the Versatility of AutoCAD MAP — Thomas Wilga offers a real-world look at AutoCAD MAP in action. The use of this product at Wilga’s firm is detailed.

Process Evolution — Brian D. Nickel presents his take on Revit MEP, which is in use at his plumbing and heating company.

An Interview with Daniel McFarland — Jay Zallan presents a Q&A session with Daniel McFarland, who offers his perspective on what makes a great model, and more.

The Rise of the Structural Modeler — Josh Carney foresees the advent of the structural modeler in the near future. Here’s a look at what skills these employees will bring to the table.

Also in this issue…

Testing 1–2–3 — CAD Manager Mark Kiker shares his ideas on taking an idea from infancy to maturity. Once you are past the “Idea” stage, it’s time to move on to Proof of Concept, Pilot, and Proliferation.

LiDar Scanning: Using a ReCap Workflow within Civil 3D — Shawn Herring investigates the benefits of adding ReCap to Autodesk’s infrastructure tools.

Bringing Characters to Life — Brian Chapman provides a step-by-step lesson in character rigging in 3ds Max software.

15″ Mobile CAD Power Gets Thin — Robert Green destroys the myth that big, bulky computers equal performance and power. Check out these thin, sleek, and lightweight powerhouses from HP.

My Top Five Tips for Inventor Tube & Pipe — Chris Benner translates his 6+ years of Inventor experience into 5 great tips & tricks.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen with a look at new offerings from Autodesk and its partners. This month, Brian explores the Revit add-in offerings from Troy Gates, a member of the BIM Consortium. Also featured, the NuBIM Vulcraft Add-in for Revit 2014 and 2015, which offers a number of tools to manage the BIM project lifecycle.

AUGIWorld September 2015 Issue Released!


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!


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!

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