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AUGIWorld correction

In an effort to provide AUGIWorld readers with the most timely information on the 2015 release of Revit, the articles in the April issue of AUGIWorld, the annual "What's New from Autodesk", were written based on functionality in the beta releases.

Beta releases provide Autodesk with an opportunity to get user feedback on new functionality to ensure that it performs to the satisfaction of their customers, and functionality in testing is not always aligned with commercial release plans. The images and descriptions of Family Browser and MEP Fabrication Parts features described on pages 11, 23, and 26 were erroneously included in our reporting of the Revit 2015 releases.


AUGIWorld April 2014 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld April 2014
As predictable as the switch to Daylight Saving Time is Autodesk's release of new versions of its major products. New releases are always of great interest among Autodesk product users - will their product "wishes" be granted with functionality they've been waiting for? Will the new releases fix old issues? What technological advances has Autodesk incorporated into these 2015 products?

AUGIWorld authors have been hard at work testing Autodesk 2015 products, and they answer these questions and more.

John Evans presents the impressive array of new features and functionality in Inventor in his article, "Something New for Everyone."

In "What's New in Revit," Jay Zallan explores changes to the Revit platform.

And Michael Smith discusses the significant enhancements to Navisworks in the areas of quantification, cloud rendering, and markups in "Quantification Gains Strength." Joining these are articles on the updates in other major Autodesk products.

Also in the April 2014 AUGIWorld...

What's New with You? - Mark Kiker encourages you to look beyond software upgrades and take a hard look at how you might upgrade yourself.

Optimum Performance: Hardware for Revit - CASE and HP discuss the impact of software upgrades on your hardware.

Usability Enhancements - Christopher Fugitt explores AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and finds several noteworthy improvements.

One Small Step - In Revit MEP 2015, Todd Shackelford finds that a few product improvement wishes were granted and discusses some of the Revit platform changes that will benefit MEP users.

Performance, Productivity Increases - Brian Chapman looks at 3ds Max 2015 and quickly picks out two features that he predicts will be popular with users: ShaderFX and Quad Chamfer Modifier.

The New Stuff - Brian Benton presents the updates in AutoCAD 2015. Brand new features and updates to existing ones are discussed in detail.

Also in this issue...

Enhanced Reinforcement and Analytical Model Control - Philip Russo discusses the enhancements to Revit Structure 2015. Autodesk continues to fine-tune the product's reinforcement and analytical capabilities.

Spaces in ACA - Melinda Heavrin brings users comprehensive lessons in AutoCAD Architecture. In this issue, she explores the use of Spaces.

Inside Track - Lee Ambrosius checks out the newest Autodesk - related offerings. This month he presents VRMesh Triangulation for AutoCAD, Proplanner Flow Planner, and Daylighting Analyst for Autodesk Revit.

AUGIWorld April 2014 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld March 2014 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld March 2014
Few things capture Autodesk product users' attention more than tips & tricks. These little productivity boosters have been passed on from user to user, learned in the "classroom" at Autodesk University, and even stumbled upon by users trying to solve a problem and, luckily, finding a great shortcut.

That's why, historically, AUGIWorld's annual look at tips & tricks is among the magazine's most popular issues. In the March 2014 issue, AUGIWorld authors bring you a batch of tips to accelerate your productivity.

Marcello Sgambelluri teases with his provocatively titled "Shocking Family Secrets Revealed." He has spent years collecting tips for Revit Architecture and shares them here.

In "Getting Attached with XREFs," Walt Sparling helps AutoCAD users learn all about this powerful tool, with plenty of tips along the way.

And Revit Structure users will benefit from Scott Melching's nice collection of "Tips, Tools & Workarounds." This issue is packed cover to cover with tips & tricks, and here's what else you'll find.

Also in the March 2014 AUGIWorld...

Conflict Resolution - Ed Hannabas helps MEP engineers discover where and how they fit into the project pipeline.

Top Ten Revit Tips, by CASE - CASE and HP team up for a new monthly AUGIWorld column aimed at helping users get the most out of Autodesk software. This month: Revit users learn about help resources.

CNC Cut Files with Autodesk Product Design Suites, Part 1 - Scott Moyse and Gavin Bath present the first of a two-part series of articles, derived from their Autodesk University class. Part 1 addresses the various methods for producing 2D CNC cut files or tool paths within Inventor.

Drawing Back the Curtains - Joel Bradley sheds light on creating tied-back curtains within 3ds Max. He begins with setting up the project folder and goes all the way through to finished product.

Getting Started with Revit Macros - Michael Kilkelly introduces Revit users to the beauty of macros for handling the dull, repetitive tasks that everyone faces from time to time.

Won't You Please Help Me? - Knowing where to look for help to solve an AutoCAD Civil 3D problem is a huge step in the right direction. Author Sam Lucido points the way.

Schedule Tables in ACA - Melinda Heavrin presents a comprehensive lesson on using Schedule Tables in AutoCAD Architectu

Also in this issue...

CAD Manager: Tips for Your Tricks - Mark Kiker advises CAD managers to carefully vet the plethora of tips & tricks available to their staff.

Inside Track – Lee Ambrosius with new offerings for Autodesk users. This month: SmartPurger, a batch drawing utility; AutoParameter, which allows users to import and expert constraint parameters between AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel; and RDBK_ReLoad, a Revit add-on that allows users to reload families into a project.

AUGIWorld March 2014 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld February 2014 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld February 2014
Are you a brand new AutoCAD user? A seasoned pro getting started with Revit? A manufacturing veteran but an Inventor novice? Whether you’re just getting started, or starting over, the February 2014 issue of AUGIWorld delivers tips to help you advance.

Curt Moreno’s article "Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner" provides a solid foundation for those on the cusp of a career in the industry.

Marcello Sgambelluri delivers tips for using the topo modeling tools in Revit in his article, "Hardscape & Site Topography for First Timers."

And Mike Thomas provides an excerpt from his successful Autodesk University class in "Sketching Tips & Tricks" targeted to Inventor users. There's a lot more in this issue - for beginners and everybody else.

Also in the February 2014 AUGIWorld...

The Long and Short of It - Mark Kiker joins AUGIWorld with strategies for technology managers. This month, CAD managers learn lessons from the world of golf.

Quick Tip: How to Make a Hatch Transparent - Michael Beall with another AutoCAD tip of the month. In this installment, learn how to assign hatch transparency.

Dimensions in ACA - Melinda Heavrin thoroughly explores the use of dimensions in AutoCAD Architecture.

Scope Boxes and Plan Regions - Philip Russo describes the use of two tools that assist consistency and visibility in Revit Structure.

Game Assets Workflow - Israel Uriel offers a workflow for creating game assets to use in the CryEngine SDK.

Also in this issue...

Linking a Revit Project for MEP - Todd Shackelford presents streamlined methods for assembling a fully linked and work shared Revit project.

Inside Track – Lee Ambrosius provides an early look at some hot new Autodesk-related products. This month: Autodesk CAM, a cloud-based CAM solution; Tally, an application that works with Revit for whole building analysis; and COINS Auto-Section Box, a Revit add-on for view creation and management.

AUGIWorld February 2014 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld January 2014 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld January 2014
There's nothing like a new calendar year to get people thinking in terms of strategy. Commonly, the strategizing relates to our careers - pondering ways in which to move ourselves forward in the coming months. With a "to do" list that includes skill sharpening, boosting productivity, and increasing industry knowledge, there's much to be done and only 12 months to do it.

The January 2014 issue of AUGIWorld addresses these to-do items and more. For Revit Structure users, author Scott Melching offers "Creating Advanced Families in Revit," drawing from his 25 years of experience to help users advance their Revit knowledge.

Melinda Heavrin helps AutoCAD Architecture users increase their skill with her article, "Working with Point Clouds." And Jennifer Storey discusses "The Potential for Advancement in AEC" and explores how that potential can be realized.

Also in the January 2014 AUGIWorld...

The Creative Process - Learning often happens when watching other professionals at work. Ruben Dario Karamañites Arango shares the process of his 3ds Max creation.

Cleaning Up AutoCAD Drawings - Walt Sparling steps you through some fundamentals and shows you how to create good habits when using AutoCAD. Michael Beall's bonus tip this month is How to Edit Quick Properties content.

Measuring Up - Mark Hunter explores the measuring and sectioning tools in Navisworks Manage and demonstrates why they are so effective.

Hitting All the Keys on the Piano - Christopher Fugitt discovers similarities between learning to play the piano well and learning to become an AutoCAD Civil 3D power user.

Also in this issue...

Integrated CAM with HSM Express - John Evans looks closely at Autodesk's recent purchase of HSMWorks. Here, you'll learn the benefits that can come from this computer-aided manufacturing solution.

Inside Track - Lee Ambrosius presents three new Autodesk-related products coming to market. This month, software that aids designers and artists with animation, production, 3D printing, and motion capture; a plug-in that allows a SmartBoard be used for collaboration; and software to improve the efficiency of CNC programming.

AUGIWorld January 2014 Issue Released!

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