2015.01.08

AUGIWorld January 2015 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld January 2015
Another new year, another chance to reflect, reset, and refresh. As we slip into 2015, how about making personal and professional progress #1 on your to-do list? With a little help from your AUGIWorld friends, you can get a great start on a year's worth of advancement.

Mark Kiker, veteran CAD manager, explores the sometimes subtle differences between a sponsor and a mentor and the impact of each on the protégé in his article "And Now a Word from our Sponsor."

In "Work on Your Personal Advancement," author Walt Sparling offers a roadmap for making professional gains in the coming year.

This issue of AUGIWorld, the first of 2015, also offers an array of product-oriented content for Revit MEP, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Inventor, and more.

Also in the January 2015 AUGIWorld...

Trial, Error, Success - Kyle Schicker shares his company's experience of using Autodesk Revit MEP to create 3D, as-built models.

Speed and Simplify with Sheet Set Manager - Melinda Heavrin shows the benefits of using the Sheet Set Manager in AutoCAD Architecture 2015.

Hidden Survey Gems - Shawn Herring reveals some of the unknown or underutilized features in AutoCAD Civil 3D that are of particular interest to surveyors.

Design-Level BIM - Tom Fuller describes the use of SysQue for Autodesk Revit for mechanical and plumbing design modeling.

10 Reasons Why Inventor Is Still My Sweetheart - John Evans recognizes the promise of Autodesk Fusion 360 Ultimate, but offers 10 reason s why his allegiance remains, for now, with Autodesk Inventor.

Real Life Perspective: Transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit - Michael Hopple addresses the BIM holdouts - those dwindling few who are reluctant to move from AutoCAD to Revit. Here, some pros and cons.

Also in this issue...

Inside Track - Brian Andresen looks at new Autodesk-related software in this regular AUGIWorld column. This month: BIMObject apps for AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD and SketchUp; the Constructware Field mobile app from Autodesk, which lets Constructware users view, download, and upload AEC project documents from the field or office; and BIM9 Private BIM Cloud, which uses mainstream computer hardware technologies along with custom configurations to allow design teams to work on large building information models simultaneously from different physical locations.

Becoming Virtualized: The Future of Computation in the AEC Industry - this month's CASE and HP article explores the benefits of virtualized computing.

MSI WS60: An Autodesk Worthy Laptop - David Harrington looks under the hood of the MSI WS60 to determine its usefulness for Autodesk software users.

AUGI Wish List 2014 - a list of the top 10 product-enhancement wishes from AUGI members for the following products: AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Inventor, Navisworks, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure.

AUGIWorld January 2015 Issue Released!

2014.12.29

Announcing the Winners of the AUGI Board Elections

The members have spoken and the votes have been tallied! Now AUGI is pleased to announce the newest members of the AUGI Board of Directors:

- Mr. Chris Lindner
- Ms. Kate Morrical
- Mr. Curt Moreno

These new board members will begin serving their 2015-2017 term of office in January 2015. We are all excited to welcome them and we're sure that the AUGI community can only benefit from their contributions.

We'd like to take a moment to thank all those who participated in the nomination and election process.
As a community, AUGI continues to prove its value and enthusiasm.

Here's to a great 2015!

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2014.12.18

AUGI HotNews - December 2014

HotNews
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, Special Announcements, HP at Autodesk University, Heads Up, Articles You May Have Missed, Autodesk News, AUGI Members' Blogs...

2014.12.04

AUGIWorld December 2014 Issue Released!

AUGIWorld December 2014
Whether you're spending the first week of December at Autodesk University or it's business as usual in your office, you can, make that must, continually cultivate your professional network. This precious collection of colleagues can come to your rescue in any number of situations - from helping you with a solution to a stubborn design problem or recommending a third-party application you might want to investigate to assisting your search for a new job.

The December 2014 issue of AUGIWorld provides insight into building a professional network, along with a nice lineup of product-oriented content for Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Navisworks, and more.

Jennifer Storey presents "How to Develop and Maintain Your Professional Network," an article filled with practical advice about how to build your own network and be a good resource for others.

AUGI board member Shaun Bryant asks, "Have Your Set up Your LUG Yet?" and invites AUGI members to get involved with a local user group (LUG), which provides terrific networking opportunities.

From cover to cover, this information-packed issue offers a nice variety of articles.

Also in the December 2014 AUGIWorld...

Developing Leadership Insight - Columnist Mark Kiker helps CAD Managers discover opportunities for gaining insight, which proves so valuable in strategic planning.

Make the Most of Autodesk University - This months' HP and CASE collaboration helps AU attendees navigate the event.

MWF - Metal Wood Framer - Joshua Geimcke presents a product review on StrucSoft Solutions' MWF product and its three primary components: MWF Pro Wall, MWF Pro Floor, and MWF Pro Truss.

The ABCs of MEP Construction Modeling, Part 2 - Matt Stachoni follows up the first article in this series with this discussion of shop drawings and submittals and focusing on how to best use Autodesk Revit MEP for trade construction modeling.

Perspectives on AutoCAD - AutoCAD veterans Walt Sparling and Brian Benton prognosticate on the future of AutoCAD software. This month's tips article, by Michael Beall, discusses the Paste to Original Coordinates feature.

DMLS: Engineering Metal Layer by Layer - John Evans explores advances in 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, for serious aerospace metallic components.

Content: Build or Buy? - Kenneth Eastman ponders the pros and cons of building and buying content for MEP construction.

The Power of Design and Change: Best Practices for Conceptual Design - Chris Roberts serves up some great practical advice for users of AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

3ds Max Versatility - Brian Chapman acknowledges the typical uses of 3ds Max - presentation, collaboration, concept, design - and explores the software's use for projects outside these areas.

Also in this issue...

External References in ACA - Melinda Heavrin goes in depth on the purpose and use of xrefs in AutoCAD Architectural software.

Navisworks for Detailers - Mark Hunter discusses why Navisworks is not just for BIM managers. Detailers can incorporate Navisworks into their workflows to avoid clashes and speed up the coordination process.

Inside Track - Brian Andresen takes a look at a series of Revit-enhancing apps created by architect Emanuel Favreau.

Thank You to Our Volunteers - AUGI tips the hat to the hard-working volunteers who bring their insight and experience to the pages of AUGIWorld magazine all year long. With gratitude, we recognize them here.

AUGIWorld December 2014 Issue Released!

2014.11.20

AUGI HotNews - November 2014

HotNews
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