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!


AUGI HotNews - June 2015

Read the full issue (must be logged into AUGI.com) in your browser. The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections - Forum Hot Topics, Want to Volunteer?, Special Announcements, HP Workstations, Articles You May Have Missed, Heads Up, Autodesk News, AUGI Members' Blogs...


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!


AUGI HotNews - May 2015

Read the full issue (must be logged into AUGI.com) in your browser. The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections - Forum Hot Topics, Want to Volunteer?, Special Announcements, HP Workstations, Articles You May Have Missed, Heads Up, Autodesk News, AUGI Members' Blogs...


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!

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