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AUGI HotNews January 2012 is Now Available!


 AUGI HotNews January 2012

In this issue of HotNews:

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* President's Letter - 2012 January - Happy New Year! What's in store for AUGI members in 2012? A lot, as it turns out.If that didn’t get you excited about 2012 and all that it has in store for you, then I guess I just have to go into the details! AUGI is poised to do some pretty cool things this year and all of it is member driven and guided by the AUGI Board of Directors...


* TIPniques: Dr. Who and the CAD Manager Part 2 - More time traveling with Patrick Hughes and Doctor Who. Lessons from the past are still relevant today. Welcome back! It was an exciting return trip after I dropped you off last month. I didn’t have quite enough battery power to make it to my destination, but fortunately I landed in a shopping mall outside of Miami that had those new car chargers available.

* CAD Management: Happy Old Year - Examining what you learned in 2011 will get you ready to tackle 2012. While many have been wishing you a Happy New Year, I would like to wish you a Happy Old Year.  The Old Year will be great.  The coming Old Year will provide so much for you.  What we can expect from the Old Year will enrich our lives...

* Sponsor Spotlight: Boost Productivity with HP Performance Advisor - Optimize effortlessly with the HP Performance Advisor.Working smarter and faster are keys to bringing high-quality products to market. Any system performance issues can greatly cut into your productivity—and your ability to deliver solutions on time and on budget.

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AUGIWorld November 2011 is Now Available!

AUGI is pleased to announce our November Issue of AUGIWorld is now available for download via PDF and online via digital edition.
AUGIWorld Do you prefer off-site, instructor-led, immersion-style training or would you rather lunch and learn? Do you like to be sequestered with your co-workers for half-day training sessions in the office or would you rather learn online at the time (and place) of your choosing? You want to read a book or watch a training video? Training methods are as diverse as the trainees themselves and this issue of AUGIWorld breaks down the various forms of training, offers some pro and con, and discusses sure-fire strategies that those in charge of training can employ for maximum effect.  Juan Soto offers advice on training AutoCAD Civil 3D in “Increase Your Chances for Training Success.”  In “CAD Management: 10 Ways to Train,” author Brian Andresen illustrates some familiar—and not so familiar—ways to bring training to the masses. And Walt Sparling reminds us how critical it is to engage in ongoing training in his article “The Domino Effect.”

How do you take your training?

Also in the November issue of AUGIWorld:
  • How to Become the CAD “Go-To” Guy – Want to be the worker that seems to have the answer for every single issue or problem in AutoCAD? Author Murray Clack shows you how.
  • Wicked Problems in Construction – The BUILT series continues as James Salmon highlights wicked problems in the construction industry and, of course, offers some wicked solutions.
  • Jump Start BIM: A CADworks MEP BIM Integration Suite Product Review – Todd Shackelford reviews this cloud-based solution, designed to help small and medium-sized engineering firms and contractors migrate from CAD to BIM.
  • Navisworks: From Design to Construction and Back – Michael Smith lays out a blueprint for indoctrinating both design and project teams in the use of BIM technologies. Here’s how Navisworks can help.
  • Navigating the Library Assembly Minefield – Are you annoyed by frequent requests to save when using assemblies in a library? Well, author Scott Moyse was, and set out to fix it. Follow along.
  • Training the Technical MEP User – Industry veteran David Butts provides a no-nonsense approach to training technical users. Think how, what, and when.
  • Revit Structure, Under the Hood – A comprehensive look at Autodesk Revit Structure from Jeremiah Bowles. Know that success with Revit Structure begins with a change in your thinking.
  • The Learning Curve – Whether you want to hang with your fellow 3ds Max users in an online community or step up and get Autodesk certification, Dario Passariello can tell you where to start.
  • Understanding Parametric Constraints – Melinda Heavrin offers this step-by-step tutorial on parametric constraints in AutoCAD Architecture.
  • Know Your Navisworks Files – In order to collaborate effectively, you have to know your files. Bill Campbell takes you inside Navisworks files and offers some timely tips for data sharing.
  • The Five Stages of Revit Users – Jason Grant takes you through the growing stages—and growing pains—of training in the Revit platform.
  • Revit Training: The Right Step Forward – Arm yourself with information to create effective training for others and to get training for yourself.

Also in this issue...
  • 13 Questions with Autodesk’s Katie Langan – Autodesk’s product support specialist for AEC, Katie Langan, seems to be everywhere—blogging, problem solving, helping customers, and communicating information among key teams. 
  • Inside Track – The latest Autodesk and related software items.
  • Heads Up – Updates, Service Packs, and more.

Read the November issue of AUGIWorld for 2011. Click here today!


AUGIWorld October 2011 Released - Learn about Customizin​g Autodesk Products

Aw201110_200x260For countless Autodesk product users, the "box" is only the beginning. About a minute after their Autodesk product of choice is installed, users are busy customizing-a shortcut here, a bit of LISP there-until factory defaults are all but forgotten. In this issue, AUGIWorld writers dive into customization.

Matt Worland demonstrates sensible customization inside AutoCAD in "Managing Customization Files." In "Understanding the Customize User Interface," Melinda Heavrin introduces you to the ease of customization via the CUI Editor in AutoCAD Architecture. And Revit users who don't "do" code will be quite satisfied with Ibrahim Hakki's "Codeless Revit Customization."

In the October 2011 issue of AUGIWorld:

  • A Wicked Primer – So how do you solve wicked problems? With wicked tools, naturally. James Salmon defines all the terms.
  • Careful Customization – Just because 3ds Max users are often of the creative sort doesn't mean they can't customize as well as the tech types. Just do it wisely, advises author Tom Cipolla.
  • Working with Multiple Coordinate Systems – Roll up your sleeves and work along with author Richard Sincovec to convert COGO points in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Playing by the iLogic Rules – Since Inventor's 2011 release, users have had a new tool in the toolbox called iLogic. Paul Munford shows how iLogic can turn you into a coding genius.
  • Get a Grip! – Mitchell Voss on easy symbology in Revit MEP and the versatility of push/pull grips.
  • Power Up with Selection and Search Sets – For maximum efficiency, master the Search and Selection Set and Selector tools in Navisworks Manage. Author Bonnie Gorman demonstrates.
  • Roof Design Simplified with BuildEdge – Aaron Dietzen introduces a new add-in that streamlines roof design in Revit Structure.
  • All About Licensing – Think that deciding what type of software license to choose is a no brainer? Maybe not. Franklin Ryan lays out the details.

Also in this issue...

  • Autodesk Insider – AUGI talks with Rob Cohee, Manufacturing Evangelist.  
  • Heads Up - Updates, Service Packs and Top Known Issues obtained from product pages at 
  • Inside Track – Recent software developments.


AUGI Hotnews October 2011 Now Available

September 2011   AUGI is pleased to announce the October 2011 issue of HotNews! Read it today.

In this issue of HotNews:


* Letter from the President - 2011 October - AUGI President David Harrington brings you up to date on the latest developments in the AUGI community.


* TIPniques: Why You Should Use CAD Standards

The first in a two-part series from guest columnist Katie Miller. Anyone who thinks CAD Standards aren't important has probably never stepped into a project-in-process where standard file management or naming conventions were ignored.

* CAD Management: Dealing with a Horrible Boss

Bad boss got you down? Mark Kiker delivers these common-sense tips for dealing with the situation.

* Sponsor Spotlight: Intel Turbo Boost Takes Workstation Performance to New Heights

HP Z Workstations and Intel Turbo Boost technology provide the processing speed you need to get the job done. Find out how.

Read the October issue of HotNews Now! Click here today!


AUGIWorld July 2011 -

AW201107-small-200x260 Management, organization, getting your ducks in a row… Whatever you want to call it, spending some time to think through the process of implementation before you take it on means no wasted steps, less frustration, and ensures a streamlined process.

In “Revit Implementation: Workflow Tricks,” Aaron  Maller lets his experience do the talking when it comes to Revit implementation and standardization.

AutoCAD Architecture pro Melinda Heavrin provides a blueprint for managing CAD Standards in her article “CAD Standards Management.”

Curt Moreno discusses a common sense approach to CAD Management in his article “CAD Management: Managing More than CAD.”

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Here’s what else you’ll see in this issue:

  • Managing BIM Coordination – Michael N. Smith discusses the team approach and preparation needed for solid BIM coordination through Navisworks.
  • Revit MEP / Up-front Organization – If you’ve been tagged as the office’s Revit MEP “go to” person, learn how to deliver superior file management. David Raynor offers some tips.
  • Crazy for Management – Christopher Fugitt on how management figures into everything you do in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Wrangle Your Data with Autodesk Vault – Data management, a necessary evil? Perhaps, but the key word there is “necessary.” Do it right with these tips from John Evans and Jonathan Landeros. 
  • BUILT – BIM TO FM: Procuring Integrated Services – In the latest installment of the “BUILT” series, James Salmon discusses why owners must rethink the way they procure services.
  • 3ds Max: Making the Virtual Real – Key elements for successfully integrating and managing the interrelationship of Revit, 3ds Max, and 3D Printing, from the perspective of David Munson.
  • AutoCAD MEP: Implementation, Part 2 – Beth Powell with a second article in a series. In this article, she takes on piping settings.
  • So You Want to Implement Revit? – The key to becoming a fully implemented Revit firm can be found in a single word. Let Ibrahim Hakki enlighten you.
  • Autodesk Insider: 15 Questions with Steve Bedder – Blogger, educator, technical engineer, and sports enthusiast Steve Bedder of Autodesk answers our questions about his job, colleagues, and other pursuits.
  • Heads Up! – William Troeak presents updates, service packs and top known issues from the product pages at 
  • Inside Track – Erik Lewis with more recent developments at Autodesk and related software.

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