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2015.07.09

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!

2015.06.11

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!

2015.05.14

AUGIWorld May 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld May 2015
Now that the new Autodesk software releases are rolled out, it's time to implement. For those who have done their homework and prepared for the implementation, it should be a relatively smooth process. If you are among those who haven't prepped... well, you can hope for the best, but expect the worst. Perhaps you can begin by giving the May 2015 issue of AUGIWorld a good read.

First, if you are upgrading to a new release of AutoCAD, let Mike Thomas remind you why AutoCAD is still a reliable workhorse in his article "AutoCAD, the Versatile Veteran."

In "Considering the Move to Civil 3D," Mark Hultgren helps you prepare for the transition to AutoCAD Civil 3D. In this first of two articles, Mark help you set the stage for the debut of Civil 3D in your firm. Keep reading for more implementation strategies.

Also in the May 2015 AUGIWorld...

Managing the Expectations of a Move Up - Mark Kiker's CAD Manager column deals with winning that promotion (even if by default) and then making those important next moves.

Implementation and Workspaces - Melinda Heavrin, AutoCAD Architecture expert, demonstrates how to manage and customize workspaces in the software.

Real Life Perspective: Transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit, Part 2 - In a follow-up to his article in the January issue of AUGIWorld, Michael Hopple dives deeper into implementation strategies to ensure a successful transition from AutoCAD to Revit Structure.

Optimizing Workstations for MCAD Applications - Robert Green with some advice about purchasing a new MCAD workstation: what is the best configuration to maximize performance and get the most for your money?

The Level After the Next Level - Todd Shackelford explores where the industry appears to be going. Watch closely, make smart decisions, and you can successfully ride the wave.

Also in this issue...

Implementing the Multileader to Stand Out in the Crowd - Sam Lucido reviews the multileader and some of the variables and concepts that make this tool an important part of standards implementation in AutoCAD.

Inside Track - Brian Andresen presents three new products for the Autodesk community. Ideate Sticky for Revit combines the ease and flexibility of Excel spreadsheet editing with the convenience of a sticky note; Solibri IFC Optimizer is built for optimizing ISO-standard IFC files; and Boost Your BIM is a file version reporter.

AUGIWorld May 2015 Issue Released!

2015.04.13

AUGIWorld April 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld April 2015
The Autodesk user community looks forward to spring and the annual release of new versions of Autodesk software, and this year is no exception. AUGIWorld authors have been hard at work slicing and dicing the new releases to bring you the highlights of 2016 versions of AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Architecture, and Inventor.

The consensus among the authors is that these releases may lack a big feature "wow" factor, but they nonetheless sport an impressive array of enhancements that are sure to please end users. And yes, there were a good number of AUGI wishes granted in these new releases!

In his article "Updates, Big and Small," John Evans was amazed at the number of enhancements packed into Inventor 2016.

Kimberly Fuhrman takes a close look at Revit Structure in "Bring in the Reinforcements (and More)." Here, she details improvements to, you guessed it, Revit Structure's Reinforcement features and others.

There's much more about Autodesk's 2016 releases in this issue, so read on and enjoy.

Also in the April 2015 AUGIWorld...

What's New & Noteworthy - Jay Zallan zeroes in on Revit Architecture's prime update: Reveal Constraints. This feature gives users a new level of model analysis.

Success by 1,000 Fixes - No so many "game changers" but lots of little improvements leaves Todd Shackelford wondering about Autodesk's development strategy for Revit MEP software.

Introducing AutoCAD 2016 - Brian Benton explores changes to the UI, annotations, editing tools, reference controls, and more in AutoCAD's new release.

Increasing InfraWorks Features - Shawn Herring details data exchange with InfraWorks as well as new modules, project management, and other updates in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Also in this issue...

ACA's Update Variety Pack - Melinda Heavrin dives into the newest AutoCAD Architecture release with a comprehensive article about all that’s new.

Configuring Workstations: Getting RAM Right - Robert Green offers advice on determining how much RAM is required for optimum workstation performance.

Good News and Bad News - Mark Kiker urges CAD managers to share the spotlight when things are going well and get ahead of the story when things go awry.

Inside Track - Brian Andresen introduces new Autodesk-related software. This month: Timber Framing for use with Revit; a field management solution that helps to control construction quality; and software that transforms leader to Mleader.

AUGIWorld April 2015 Issue Released!

2015.03.12

AUGIWorld March 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld March 2015
When it comes to using Autodesk software, there are a couple of certainties. One is that you will not use the software in its out-of-the-box state for very long. The other is that you will, over time, learn an impressive number of tips & tricks - those little shortcuts, under-used features that don't get much fanfare, methods for performing certain tasks, etc. that save a lot of time and more than a little frustration. These handy helpers sometimes come by way of your own discovery, but more often are passed along by colleagues in your office and peers you meet in the AUGI Forums and elsewhere.

In the March 2015 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors share some of their favorite tips & tricks to add to your growing collection! Michelle Rasmussen asks, "Are You Taking Full Advantage of Civil 3D?" and then presents a handful of time-saving tips and tricks to help you realize the potential in the software.

Inventor users will benefit from Mike Thomas's article, "Tips for Advanced Assembly Control," which offers a comprehensive look at representations in Inventor.

Dive into this issue and begin gathering the productivity boosters.

Also in the March 2015 AUGIWorld...

New Old Tricks for Newbies and Old Dogs - Murray Clack, long-time AutoCAD veteran, uncovers some nuggets in AutoCAD.

Back to Basics - Joshua Geimecke looks at the most important tip for Revit Structure users - collaboration.

Introduction to Revit Macros, Part 2 - Troy Gates revisits macros for Revit MEP, this time with a real-world example.

No Magic Wand, in Life OR Revit - Jay Zallan urges users to tap the vast resources of the Internet and even look within their software for choice tips and tricks.

50 Fast Tips & Tricks - Brian Chapman goes from 0 to 50 with tips & tricks for 3ds Max users.

BIM Then and Now - Ryan Joyce visits BIM as it was a few years ago, when users thought 3D design was BIM, and now, when sophisticated users know that BIM is so much more.

Also in this issue...

Technology in Practice - This month's HP/CASE article is "Gaining real returns on investment by running AutoCAD on workstations." Find out what older workstations are really costing you and how you can make the case for new hardware.

Rendering Materials in ACA - Melinda Heavrin steps you through the materials rendering process in AutoCAD Architecture.

The Protégé Perspective - CAD Manager Mark Kiker continues his series on the benefits of the mentor-protégé pairing. This month, he explores the topic from the perspective of the protégé.

Inside Track - More new AEC-related products from Autodesk and partners, presented by Brian Andresen. This month, Revit Version Checker, Easy Keynoter for Autodesk Revit, and NoteBuilder.

AUGIWorld March 2015 Issue Released!

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