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AUGIWorld April 2016 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld April 2016
You don’t have to have a manager’s title to do a manager’s job, as anyone working in any aspect of the design industry can tell you. Whether you are overseeing the work of a group of people or are responsible for your own piece of a project, solid management principles and techniques will prove valuable.

The April 2016 issue of AUGIWorld focuses on management, with our authors presenting tools to help you manage whatever you need to manage, better.

Philip Russo shows you how to “Manage Your Communication” for Revit Structure projects.

In “Increasing Adoption of BIM by Owners,” John Barkwell explores how owners are turning on to the value BIM brings to their projects.

You’ll gain some management tips from every article in this information-rich issue.

Also in the April 2016 AUGIWorld…

Dynamo for MEP — Simon Moreau demonstrates how Dynamo can be used with Revit to improve calculation features and create new workflows for designing in Revit.

Revit vs. Modernist — Christopher Rossetto recounts how an innovative approach to training and a little friendly competition produced a long-lasting impact on Revit Architecture professionals.

Creating Sections in ACA — Melinda Heavrin takes a deep dive on how to create and update sections in AutoCAD Architecture 2016.

PDF Plus — Brian Benton whets your appetite for the new release of AutoCAD with this preview of AutoCAD 2017’s enhanced PDF functionality.

How Productive Can Productivity Packs Make You? — Shawn Herring lays out the many benefits you’ll get from Productivity Packs 1 and 2 in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016.

Also in this issue…

Material Management — Brian Chapman demonstrates how to create a convincing scene in 3ds Max software.

Resistance Is Futile — Mark Kiker helps Tech Managers view resistance to new or upgraded technology in a positive light.

The CAD Argument for HP Mobile Workstations — Robert Green shows why you don’t have to sacrifice power when opting for portability.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen discovers three new products for users of Autodesk and related software. This month: a 3D printing app for Autodesk Fusion 360, a productivity toolset for Autodesk Revit, and a view reference add-in for Inventor.

AUGIWorld April 2016 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld March 2016 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld March 2016
A common denominator among all Autodesk product users—newbies and veterans alike—is a love for tips and tricks. These productivity boosting hints are part of every user’s software arsenal and it seems the longer you’re in the business, the longer your list of these handy helpers.

Fortunately for everyone, AUGI members love to share their knowledge with others! The March 2016 issue of AUGIWorld is devoted to tips & tricks from our experts.

Kicking it off is Jaiprakash Pandey showing you how to keep your go-to AutoCAD tools close by in his article, “Easy Access to Favorite Tools.”

And in the CAD Manager column, “A Tip of the Hat to Old Tricks,” Mark Kiker helps you keep your software usage tricks in order, including recognizing when it’s time to retire some of your long-time favorites.

And there’s much more in this issue… enjoy!

Also in the March 2016 AUGIWorld…

Streamlined Rendering in ACA — Melinda Heavrin steps you through the rendering process in AutoCAD Architecture 2016. Learn how to create, apply, and modify materials.

Peer-to-Peer Learning Resources — Melanie Perry provides advice for navigating the AUGI Forums and putting a wealth of information at your fingertips.

Tricks with Scripts — Brian Chapman presents time-saving tips for designers with 3ds MaxScript language.

Using Revit Structure for More Than “Revit Structure” — Jean Goyat and Kaushal Dwan demonstrate some tips for using Revit Structure that smooth construction workflow.

Intel Integrated Graphics — Author Robert Green shows why integrated graphics, as opposed to add-on graphics cards, can bring better results.

Bridge Modeling — Oliver Langwich shares some insight from a feasibility study he conducted regarding German bridge modeling using Revit Structure.

Also in this issue…

Grade On! — Gabrielle DeAnda finds a lot to like about AutoCAD Civil 3D for grading projects.

Formulas & Families — Todd Shackelford helps Revit MEP users truly improve the design process by using formulas and families to handle redundant tasks.

When BIM Is BIM… Comparing AutoCAD BIM and Revit BIM — In the first in a series of articles, David Butts defines the common features in a BIM approach using different software products.

Helpful Tips for InfraWorks 360 — Tony Carcamo offers a handful of tips for improving your use of InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D 2016 software.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen finds three productivity-boosting products for users. First, EasyGrid helps create grid lines easily and quickly. IRhino 3D lets users view Rhino 3DM files on their tablets, phones, and more. Finally, REVITKeys gives you a list of 158 keyboard combinations for Revit versions 2010–2012.

AUGIWorld March 2016 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld February 2016 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld February 2016
We’ve all been beginners at one time or another. Those in the design world often must start at the beginning—with new software, with a new twist on a familiar technique, or with something as perspective altering as BIM.

In the February 2016 issue of AUGIWorld,our experts offer great advice for everyone, from AutoCAD newbies to those just getting started with Revit Structure.

In “BIM for Beginners: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling within Infrastructure Projects,” Michelle Rasmussen focuses on three key benefits of working with BIM models,

And Sam Lucido helps AutoCAD beginners find their way to great learning resources in “CAD Advice from an Expert Elite.”

There is much more in this issue—for beginners and everyone else.

Also in the February 2016 AUGIWorld…

Two-Click Coordination — Jerad Meidinger presents a dramatically simplified procedure that allows Revit MEP users to visually coordinate Revit model elements.

Don’t Over Kick the Revit Coverage — Jay B. Zallan expounds on the beauty of simple workflows.

What Makes Revit Structure Different — Jason Boehning puts Revit Structure users on the path toward mastery learning.

Annotations in AutoCAD Architecture — Melinda Heavrin explores AutoCAD Architecture 2016’s annotation capabilities from keynotes to callouts, and more.

Also in this issue…

Understanding Your Processor Options — Robert Green helps design professionals become discriminating hardware buyers.

Retopologizing a Mesh in 3ds Max — Brian Chapman offers a tutorial on “creating from scratch” or retopology with 3ds Max tools.

At the Risk of Repeating Myself, Let Me Repeat That — Mark Kiker demonstrates how media mixing can help with the all-important task of communicating.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen devotes this month’s column to Autodesk’s BIM 360.

AUGIWorld February 2016 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld January 2016 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld January 2016
With a new year comes the inevitable planning process-planning personal and professional goals to be achieved within the year. For most AUGI members, the goal to advance their knowledge and use of Autodesk products hovers near the top of their planning lists.

It is not by chance that AUGIWorld tackles “advancement” in the January 2016 issue. Murray Clack helps AutoCAD users with “Command and Setting Tips to Help You Advance.”

In “How to Customize Your Environment,” Melinda Heavrin demonstrates how to get AutoCAD Architecture tweaked to your liking so you can hit the new year running.

And there’s much more in this issue that prepares you for advancement in 2016.

Also in the January 2016 AUGIWorld…

Constructing an Interior Scene — Brian Chapman shows you how to use 3ds Max, VRay, and Photoshop to construct a superior scene.

Coordination View Templates (A Structural Perspective) — Raul Pacheco explores a procedure for developing coordination view templates for plans, floor slabs, and 3D views.

British Columbia MMCD Infrastructure Data Initiatives—a Standardized Approach — Andrew Walther addresses the requirements for consistent standards applicable to the BIM concepts of data movement and data sharing.

Views and Visibility — Todd Shackelford helps with a shared plan for visibility control and an analysis of Revit MEP’s visibility control tools.

Helping Others Decide, Part 2 — Mark Kiker continues his series on how leaders can help others make good decisions. In this article, complex decisions, chaotic decision making, and operating in crisis mode are explored.

Also in this issue…

Special Feature: AUGI Wish List 2015 — The top 10 wishes for each of Autodesk’s major products are presented here.

HP ZBook Studio 3G—Big Bang in an Ultrabook — Robert Green provides a closer look at HP’s quad core mobile workstation.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three new offerings: FBX Review lets anyone view 3D models and animations across many platforms; Sketchbook Express for iPad lets users create doodles, quick sketches, and more; and a 15-day trial of AutoRoomLabel, which provides for one-click insertion of labels.

AUGIWorld January 2016 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld December 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld December 2015
Trend watchers in the AEC industry and other disciplines are always uncovering shifts, sometimes very subtle, in the way designers approach the creation of a building, a house, an intersection, and so on. With BIM, there were significant changes in the approach to design, and these changes were often not so subtle.

The December 2015 issue of AUGIWorld features two articles that take differing points of view along this topic. Murray Clack looks at drawing in his AutoCAD-related article, “Is Drawing Composition Becoming a Lost Art?” Murray explores the impact on, among other things, hiring practices in design firms today.

In “The Importance of AutoCAD in the BIM World,” the company leaders interviewed for the article by author Dat Lien had somewhat different views, ranging from those who still rely on AutoCAD drawings as part of their BIM strategy and those who don’t.

As 2015 flows into 2016 and beyond, watch for continued changes in the way companies approach design.

Also in the December 2015 AUGIWorld…

Industry Insights — Joshua Geimecke looks at some cool industry trends with regard to the technology involved in the BIM process. Here’s what you should be thinking about.

Helping Others Decide — Mark Kiker breaks down decisions—those you have to make and those you have to help others make. Learn how to establish an environment for sound decision making.

Internally Re-Centralizing (Sent and Received) Central Models — Jay B. Zallan provides some housekeeping tips for handling files from other disciplines.

HP Brings Blended Reality Computing to AU 2015 — This month, Robert Green highlights HP’s presence at Autodesk University 2015.

InfraWorks 360, What Can You Do for Me? — Oscar Castaneda explores benefits available from using InfraWorks together with AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Keeping it Civil in 3ds Max — Brian Chapman focuses on the use of Civil View for 3ds Max, which allows the import of Civil 3D content.

Also in this issue…

Exploring Schedule Tables in ACA — Melinda Heavrin offers a primer on using schedule tables in AutoCAD Architecture software.

Shared Coordinates and Civil State Plane Coordinates — Jonathan Massaro demonstrates a process for shared coordinates among Revit users.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen describes three new Autodesk-related products: Revitea Select Tools expands users’ ability to select elements in Revit; Switch Join Order, a tool that analyzes models and updates the join order; and Architect’s Formulator, which features more than 400 helpful formulas for architects.

AUGI’s Says Thanks — The last AUGIWorld issue of the year “names names,” recognizing those who have generously volunteered their time and talent to AUGI in 2015.

AUGIWorld December 2015 Issue Released!

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