2019.09.18

The Future of AUGI is You!

Dear AUGI member,

The AUGI Board of Directors would like you to know that AUGI is finalizing a restructuring of its partnership with Autodesk. The eventual result of this will be that the organization will legally be known only as “AUGI”, which is what we have generally been known as since the early 90’s anyway. To achieve this corporation name change the organization must change its Certificate of Incorporation filed with the State of Delaware, which is where the organization is incorporated.

The next step is a vote by the membership where the action to change the name of the organization from Autodesk User Group International, to AUGI, can be approved. This email is the official notice to the membership that a vote will occur on Oct 3rd 2019. The voting period will be open for 24 hours beginning Oct 3, 2019 at 7am ET.

Once the vote opens you can visit the AUGI website, log in and click the link on the home page to participate in this important vote for your organization.

Sincerely,
AUGI Board of Directors

2019.08.29

AUGI HotNews -- August 2019, Issue No. 195

HotNews
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The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2019.08.08

AUGIWorld August 2019 -- Well-done, well-run project management

AUGIWorld August 2019
The value of good project management cannot be overrated. It starts with strategy and planning, ends with successful completion, and calls for keen oversight of everything in between.

The August 2019 issue of AUGIWorld seeks to enlighten project managers and others with tips for effective management.

In the August 2019 issue:

Managing with Shotgun — Brian Chapman discusses Autodesk Shotgun, a project management solution, and how it can help designers using 3ds Max and other software.

4 Thing to Know About Revit and Project Management — Dillon Mitchell serves up a quartet of considerations for managing Revit MEP projects.

The Second Law of Tech Motion — Last month, Mark Kiker presented the First Law of Tech Motion and now follows with his Second Law on smart ways to push technology advancement.

Virtual Design and Construction Project Management — With changes in design workflow come changes in project management. Author Joshua Geimecke elaborates.

Loading a Civil 3D Project to Autodesk Vault — Bryson Anderson steps you through the Civil 3D-to-Vault import process.

On Putting the “I” Into Revit, BIM | 01: Getting Rid of “Text” — Jay B. Zallan demonstrates how to create a multi-category tag, which will reduce text significantly.

A Practical Grading Workflow — With the help of some concepts gleaned from online sources, Brian Johnson presents a grading workflow.

What Is a CIM Manager — Todd Rogers defines CIM (Construction/Civil Information Modeling) management, and discusses its purpose and future.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: A tool for replicating Legend/View on sheets; Easy Attach, for attaching documents directly on blueprints; and Light Distribution, a tool for distributing lighting fixtures and devices, including communication devices.

AUGIWorld August 2019 Issue Released!

2019.07.30

AUGI HotNews -- July 2019, Issue No. 194

HotNews
Read the full issue—must be logged in to read our online version.

The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2019.07.11

AUGIWorld July 2019 -- Third-Party Helpers

AUGIWorld July 2019
Autodesk’s long history of support for innovation among its user base has resulted in scores of third-party offerings designed to improve efficiency or extend the functionality of Autodesk products.

These third-party applications can be found at the Autodesk App Store and elsewhere on the Internet and can be yours free of charge in some cases or at a reasonable price.

The July 2019 issue of AUGIWorld highlights a number of offerings that have caught the eyes of our experts.

In the July 2019 issue:

Extending the Functionality of Revit — Nathan Mulder looks at RF Tools, a third-party add-in that provides the MEP consultant with functionality and support.

The eTransmit Add-In — Jason Lush explores file sharing with eTransmit. The versatility of this product streamlines Revit file sharing among team members and others.

Productivity Apps for Civil 3D — Tony Carcamo, searching for time savings with no sacrifice in accuracy or efficiency, focuses on the Red Transit Pipe Network Productivity Suite.

Third-Party Help for 3ds Max — Brian Chapman spotlights the work of independent artists and smaller teams who have made working in 3ds Max easier with their third-party apps.

The First Law of Tech Motion — With a nod to Sir Isaac Newton, author Mark Kiker expresses his love for change and reminds us of the need to move forward.

How an RC Car Taught Me To Be a Better CAD Manager — Jisell Howe shares a CAD manager’s approach to process improvement.

Epic Visualization with Twinmotion — Todd Rogers focuses on presentation with Twinmotion, recently acquired for Unreal Engine 4. Here, see the workflow from InfraWorks to Twinmotion and the results.

Quest for Hidden Efficiencies — Jay B. Zallan talks naming organization, one key to efficiency and effectiveness.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: Sweep Profile for a quick build of architectural profiles; Scatter, a random number generator; Free Copy or Move, a plug-in that allows users to make changes while copying or moving objects; Advanced Revision Cloud, advanced tools for managing revision clouds in Revit; and Trimsplit, which enables a streamlined workflow when working with 3ds solids.

AUGIWorld July 2019 Issue Released!

2019.06.27

AUGI HotNews -- June 2019, Issue No. 193

HotNews
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The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2019.06.06

AUGIWorld June 2019 -- Inside Autodesk 2020

AUGIWorld June 2019
With Spring comes new releases of Autodesk products. AUGIWorld authors explore the enhancements and new features in 3ds Max, Civil 3D, and others.

In addition to this peek under the hood of 2020 products are a call for MEP industry standards, tips for setting up Revit Architecture for maximum effectiveness, and more.

In the June 2019 issue:

Shader Options in 3ds Max 2020 — Brian Chapman illustrates the additional shader options and other features available in the latest release of 3ds Max.

It Takes a Village — Rick Gauthier and Adam Munoz provide all you need to know to start an Autodesk user group.

Don’t Forget to Say Thanks — Mark Kiker reminds us to thank all those who help in our careers.

Look at What’s New in Civil 3D — Shawn Herring dives into the newest release of AutoCAD Civil 3D and the AutoCAD platform, including efficiency updates, shortcuts, exporting features, and much more.

Promoting Industry Standards — Daniel John Stine introduces a method to achieve BIM standardization for MEP. Free materials are available to help those in the industry who wish to join the effort.

Unitsosaurus: Set Up Revit for Success — Jay B. Zallan helps Revit users set up project templates properly—what to do and, even better, what not to do.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: Helical Gear Generator, an add-in that ensures proper Herringbone and Spur gear creation; Export to Unity, which allows Revit users to export models directly into Unity; and AutoExcel, for exporting and importing any Revit project schedule to Microsoft Excel.

AUGIWorld June 2019 Issue Released!

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