If we polled AUGI members about how many use an Autodesk product in its fresh-out-of-the-box state, the result is likely null. Truth is, the beauty of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products is that they are so very customizable, and users happily set themselves to this task.
In October 2014 AUGIWorld, our authors provide some great advice for customizing a variety of Autodesk products.
For example, Adam Muñoz and Kaushal Diwan team up to deliver some best practices for customizing Revit Structure in "Help Me, Help You."
For those with a longing to be head of state, Louisa Holland shows how to use Content Packs to do many things, including create your own country if you so desire - check out her article, "Viva La Revolution!"
And in "Understanding the CUI"
Melinda Heavrin gets down to the basics of the Customize User Interface in AutoCAD Architecture.
There is a lot more on customizing Autodesk products, along with AUGIWorld's
usual array of articles on other topics.
Also in the October 2014 AUGIWorld...
Breaking the Rules -
Martijn de Riet introduces you to BIMiTs Content Admin Kit, which he finds full of exciting possibilities for Revit users.
The ABCs of MEP Constructing Modeling, Part 1 -
Matt Stachoni opines that the process of construction modeling is not to be underestimated in terms of time, effort, expertise required, and expense. With that in mind, he offers a two-part series on getting started with Trade Contractor Modeling (TCM) with a focus on the MEP trades.
How Small Firms Should Prepare for the BIM 2016 Mandate -
This month's CASE/HP collaboration shows how the UK's initiative to mandate "fully collaborative 3d BIM [Building Information Modeling] by 2016" provides lessons for us all.
Lighting Design and Analysis in Revit -
Dan Stine explores the capabilities of ElumTools, a Revit add-in developed by Lighting Analysts.
Design, Coordinate, Fabricate -
Kenneth Eastman provides real-world examples of a BIM workflow.
How to Effectively Use Associative Dimensions -
Tips guru Michael Beall steps you through working with dimensions in AutoCAD.
Also in this issue...
Customizing Leads to Productivity in Grading Projects -
Michelle Rasmussen shares tips for making grading easier in AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
Inventor iLogic Notes for Assembly Drawings -
John Evans divulges what he learned from the iLogic Assembly document functions that are used to automate drawing creation.
Customized Leadership -
If no two people are exactly alike, how could one-size-fits-all leadership possibly make sense? Mark Kiker shows you how to mold your management style and achieve excellent results.
Inside Track -
Brian Andreson presents three Autodesk-related products. In the spotlight this month are online video tutorials from CADLearning; VEO, which allows users to manage models and project information on one platform; and Assemble, a web-based solution that help you deliver projects on time and within budget.
AUGIWorld October 2014 Issue Released!