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2017.04.06

AUGIWorld April 2017 -- Masterful Management

AUGIWorld April 2017
Manager is so much more than a job title or occupational description. Regardless of whether you hold the actual title, you manage lots of things every single day. Making solid decisions, visualizing a project’s outcome and coordinating tasks accordingly, discovering a process improvement and putting it into place—all fall under the general category of “management.”

The April 2017 issue of AUGIWorld focuses on management in its many forms.

For example, Philip Russo demonstrates “Wall Management and Coordination” inside Revit Structure software.

And AutoCAD Architecture expert Melinda Heavrin helps you get control of 2D and 3D section objects in “Working with Sections.”

Read on to gain good ideas for how to better manage a wide variety of things.

Manage Still Image Post-Production Elements — Brian Chapman demonstrates how to use the Render Elements options in 3ds Max for still image post-production and the use of a tool called PSD Manager to simplify the export process.

Taking Ownership: I Got This! — Mark Kiker discusses both the pros and cons of taking ownership of projects, tasks, and processes.

What’s in a Name? — Todd Shackelford provides solid advice regarding folder structure and naming conventions for users of Revit MEP software.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2018 — Brian Benton presents a sneak peek at the newest release of AutoCAD. A file format change is just one of the changes in this release. Improvements to the user interface and documentation and collaboration capabilities are highlighted.

Configuring Generative AECO Dynamics: A Case Study — Jesper Wallaert and Sylvester Knudsen relay what happened when their Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) department joined a parking garage construction project.

Also in this issue…

Corridor Construction Simulation for BIM Managers — Michelle Rasmussen steps BIM managers through the setup of an AutoCAD Civil 3D corridor model for a construction simulation using Navisworks TimeLiner.

HP ZBook 15u G4 — Ultrabook Performance at Entry Level Price — Robert Green shows the features of HP’s thin and lightweight Ultrabook that has enough power to please CAD users.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents three AEC-related products from Autodesk and other partners. This month: RevitWorks Door Factory 2017 Lite, door creation software; Cad Standard, an app for making standard compliance effortless, and Print2CAD 2017, which provides smart PDF to DWG conversion.

AUGIWorld April 2017 Issue Released!

2017.03.02

AUGIWorld March 2017 -- It's Time for Tips & Tricks!

AUGIWorld March 2017
Tips & Tricks are perfect for increasing your product knowledge and proficiency, one helpful nugget at a time. That may be why they are a topic on countless discussion boards, such as AUGI’s own Forums, why they are the subject of Autodesk University classes, and why they are frequently shared among coworkers passing each other in the hall or during lunch-and-learns.

In the March 2017 issue, AUGIWorld authors present some of their favorites.

In “Tips, Tricks & Timesavers,” Melinda Heavrin shares a handful of ideas for boosting productivity in AutoCAD Architecture.

And Jay Zallan challenges users to track down Revit Architecture tips in “Revit Hunting Season.”

Read, learn, and share.

Creating Custom Materials in AutoCAD 3D — Jaiprakash Pandey demonstrates how to create materials such as wood and glass in AutoCAD.

Cool, a Point Cloud… Now What? — Jordan Banning and Adam Muñoz team up to provide some basics on point clouds and tips for what you should know before you begin.

Tips for Increasing Efficiency — Matt Wunch shares some tips for InfraWorks 360 sure to save you time and elimination frustration.

Maintaining Your Environment — Mark Kiker advises that, just as you maintain your vehicle, maintaining your physical and technology environment is key to keeping things running smoothly.

Also in this issue…

An Approach for Dynamically Linking Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs — Stephen Walz shares his method of linking erosion and sediment control symbology to storm drainage and/or grading design features in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Remove Graphics Software (RGS) for CAD Environments — Robert Green presents the highlights in HP’s Remote Graphics Software 7.3, a solid solution for remote access to CAD workstations.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen introduces three new AEC-related products from Autodesk and other partners. This month, Matterport’s Pro Camera, which captures 2D photography and 3D data from job sites and stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model of a real-world job site; Family Size Reporter, an app that reports the file sizes of loadable families in an Autodesk Revit Project; and Autodesk MatchMover, a camera tracking application that automatically captures 3D camera path and camera parameters from 2D video and film image sequences.

AUGIWorld March 2017 Issue Released!

2017.02.02

AUGIWorld February 2017 -- Tips for Beginners and Others

AUGIWorld February 2017
Every beginner benefits from having a mentor. If you’re just getting started in your career or are using software that is new to you, resources such as the AUGI Forums and AUGIWorld magazine put scores of mentors within easy reach. For example, the February 2017 issue of AUGIWorld gets Back to Basics.

Our authors (aka mentors) provide tutorials, step-by-step instructions, help for sidestepping some problem areas, and best practices to get you on the road to productivity. Dive in and enjoy.

Connection Basics — Philip Russo takes you through the connection features in Revit Structure 2017. Specifying and assigning connections and placing beam to column are among the items discussed.

Introduction to MassFX — Brian Chapman offers a lesson on making a 3ds Max scene more interesting with the MassFX tool.

Troubleshooting AutoCAD for Beginners — Murray Clack provides lots of quick tips to help AutoCAD users deal with issues that often plague those new to the software.

A Brief Overview for Beginners — Matt Wunch with an introduction to the benefits available from InfraWorks 360.

Learning Through Teaching and Managing It All: A Revit Autodidact in Practice — Andrew Fastman presents lessons learned during a large Revit project.

Can You Help Me? What Your Users First See and Hear — Mark Kiker shows tech managers how words and actions impact those seeking their help.

Also in this issue…

Working with Annotations in AutoCAD Architecture — Melinda Heavrin leads you through the software’s annotation abilities. This article covers keynotes, notes and labels, callouts, dimensions, and more.

The Surveyor and Civil 3D — Jason Jenkins revisits the Field to Finish workflow in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017. You’ll get the basics and some time-saving tips.

Intel Xeon with Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 — In this month’s Tech Insights column, Robert Green demonstrates the speed of the Intel Xeon processors.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen with three new AEC-related offerings. This month: Enscape, a VR and rendering plug-in for Revit; C3D Parcel Tools, a collection of seven tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D; and Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit, software to convey building site planning concepts to engineers.

AUGIWorld February 2017 Issue Released!

2017.01.05

AUGIWorld January 2017 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld January 2017
Every new year brings with it a new set of goals, or resolutions. So, while you are planning for 2017, there is no time like the present to immerse yourself in your Autodesk software of choice. Resolve to use the software to its fullest, to find new ways of performing tasks, and ultimately boost your productivity.

AUGIWorld authors are here to usher in the new year with a look at some advanced topics within their specialty areas.

For example, 3ds Max users will learn more about lighting from Brian Chapman in “Advanced Lighting: Light Balance with 3ds Max.”

Then, in “Revit Electrical Panels Explained,” Doug Bowers provides tips for better utilization of electrical panels and associated schedules.

Get off to a great start in the new year with the advanced topics in this issue.

Also in the January 2017 AUGIWorld…

Putting the “I” in BIM: How to Work with the Information Needed for a Building Information Model — Rich Burchett helps Revit users identify, locate, and model information as well as safeguard against over- and under-modeling.

Automating Steel Lintels and Tags — Philip Russo with a lesson on steel lintel and tag automation in Revit Structure.

2017 and the Future of AutoCAD — Walt Sparling explains why he doesn’t buy into the idea that AutoCAD’s days are numbered.

Squeeze More Performance from Your HP Z Workstation — Robert Green explores how HP’s Performance Advisor helps keep workstations updated.

Point Clouds in ACA — Melinda Heavrin shows how to create, attach, and work with point clouds in AutoCAD Architecture.

Advance Your Workflows with Civil 3D 2017 v1Updates — Shawn Herring explores the updates available in the V1 periodic update to AutoCAD Civil 3D, including gravity network analysis, adding property set data to labels, and much more.

Also in this issue…

How Cool Is Your Software? — Mark Kiker defines the characteristics of cool as it relates to software.

Creating Proposed Landscape Trees in Minutes — Tony Carcamo offers a lesson for quickly creating trees in InfraWorks 360 software.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen highlights three AEC-related products for Autodesk users. This month: External Access Links Manager, which allows Revit users to view links in a project without having to open it; ENTiTi AR/VR Exporter, a tool that turns CAD designs into Augmented and Virtual Reality; and Duplicate Sheet, an add-in that lets users duplicate sheets with and without views.

AUGIWorld January 2017 Issue Released!

2016.12.06

AUGIWorld December 2016 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld December 2016
AUGI members advance. Whether they are riding the wave of an industry trend or squeezing every drop of productivity out of their Autodesk software of choice, they are continuously moving forward.

In the December 2016 issue of AUGIWorld, readers will get a little bit of everything—industry insights for Revit users and advice from our experts on creative approaches with 3ds Max, ReCap 360 Pro, and more.

Also in the December 2016 AUGIWorld…

Reality Capture Made Easy: The Complete Workflow with 3DR Site Scan — Kevin Sartori demonstrates data capture via drone and the role ReCap 360 Pro plays.

Industry Insights — Dan McCloskey explore how the advances in Revit software have led to a trend toward using it for shop drawing creation.

Becoming Resilient — Mark Kiker promotes resilience in Tech Managers. Here are steps you can take to sharpen your ability to bounce back.

Reflections on Lights — Brian Chapman offers a tutorial on understanding lighting and working with 3ds Max’s lighting components.

Arrange Your Workspaces — Melinda Heavrin takes a close look at Workspaces in AutoCAD Architecture 2017. She explores the interface, customization, working with objects, and more.

Modern Design from Historical Perspective — Behzad Meskini investigates how historical architecture can provide inspiration for modern design. Autodesk Inventor, he finds, is an excellent tool for this endeavor.

Also in this issue…

Inside Track — Brian Andresen previews three AEC-related products. This month: Cheetah Solver, a geometric constraints solver; Scan to BIM, for creating a model from a point cloud; and IdeateApps, a set of Revit-based tools designed to increase productivity.

HP Z2 Mini — Robert Green presents HP’s new mini workstation for CAD users. Processor, RAM, drivers, and graphics are explored.

Thank You! — AUGI thanks those who share their knowledge with fellow members through the pages of AUGIWorld and those who volunteer for our organization.

AUGIWorld December 2016 Issue Released!

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