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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!


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!

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