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2024.03.07

AUGIWORLD March 2024 -- Tips & Tricks

AUGIWORLD March 2024
Everyone can always use new input, more help, and more knowledge for anything in their life!

This month at AUGIWORLD, we’re focusing on our most progressive and productive tips and tricks! Take some notes and we hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

In the March 2024 issue:

3ds Max Tips & Tricks — Brian Chapman covers some great tips you will like while using 3ds Max!

Making Tech Support Run like a Great Resort — Mark Kiker talks about how when he thinks of the talents that a Tech Manager needs, one that is always at the top is customer service! Mark lists a few things to keep in mind, set in the context of good service at a resort, hotel, or restaurant.

BricsCAD® Tips & Tricks To Streamline Your Workflow — Diana Gagiu explores some of the unique BricsCAD® features that will help you streamline your workflow. With these features, you’ll not only elevate the performance for heavy drawings, but you’ll also make sure the drawing accuracy is at its highest!

CAD Training: The Best Practices For Herding Cats — Mark Behrens explains how without a plan that encompasses both challenges together, the best efforts and intentions will ultimately fail. Getting buy-in from management is usually challenging enough. Minimizing the chance of failure is in your best interest early in the process!

Design and Virtual Construction: Why LOD400 Matters — Steve Blumenbaum discusses a method to improve the shape of the influence curve within projects.

Navigating the Digital Blueprint: MEPF Revit Tips and Tricks for Daily Use — Jason Peckovich hopes to have his article serve as your compass to navigate the intricacies of Revit, offering 10 tips and tricks that you can seamlessly integrate into your daily practice.

Autodesk Civil 3D: Tips and Tricks! — Shawn Herring helps us navigate the little things that go unnoticed in Civil 3D and lists some of his favorite little tasks, some new, and some oldies but goodies!

Inside Track: pyRevit Extensions — Rina Sahay explores more of pyRevit’s neat FREE tools that feature in pyRevit Extensions!

AUGIWORLD March 2024 Issue Released!

2024.02.12

AUGIWORLD February 2024 -- Efficiency with Industry Standards

AUGIWORLD February 2024
Every company, person, software, and environment needs standards. They are the key and guideline for any situation out there!

This month at AUGIWORLD, our authors will give you their own standards that they think deserves a spotlight. Take some notes and we hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

In the February 2024 issue:

IFC: What is it and Why is it Needed? — Emma Hooper realizes that we had the capability to create the digital twin of the infrastructure, the type of which could be inferred from the specific BIM model in use. She dives into her case study, and identifies the main steps ahead.

BIM: Orchestrating a Model Masterpiece on Purpose — Emily Vineyard takes you through how masterful works of art aren’t accidental, and they don’t happen overnight. Like any other remarkable creation, crafting model masterpieces takes time, and in the age of facility maintenance models, digital twins, and models that serve as the primary deliverable, our attention to how we model, what we model, and how we coordinate these components needs to be front and center.

Decision Fatigue — Mark Kiker continues his running series, Secrets that Tech Managers Keep, teaching project managers about the road for success, support, and improvements along the way. This month is about decision fatigue and the toll it can take on a Tech Manager over time, including defining the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

3ds Max Standards: Achieving Precision and Efficiency In the AEC Industry — Brian Chapman dives into some of the most essential standards needed to harness the full potential of 3ds Max for AEC projects!

Data Processing and Mining with Dynamo for Civil 3D — Stephen Walz runs through his thought process of a recent D4C3D script initially developed as a Proof of Concept (POC) that turned into a scalable solution supporting our data processing and mining efforts that have provided many value-adds to our project.

The Busy Drafter’s Dilemma: Why Spending Time Now Will Actually Save You Time Later — Rose Barfield takes advantage of spending time now to save time later. She argues that by learning, that is time you could spend working on more projects, increasing your professional performance, or simply spending time with your family. The benefit is you could learn something new that could save you hours of work in the future.

The Collective Power of National Standards in Decluttering Design — Kristina Youngblut explores how collaboration on design projects in real-time used to be a thing of the past. She shares how with the advancement in software, up-to-date cloud sharing, and cutting-edge communication tools, today’s design landscape thrives on the ability to integrate cross-disciplinary efforts seamlessly, and why this allows professionals from various fields to contribute their unique expertise, which enhances the overall project outcome.

AUGIWORLD February 2024 Issue Released!

2024.01.05

AUGIWORLD January 2024 -- Trending Technologies

AUGIWORLD January 2024
What’s a better way to start off the new year than to get ahead of the game with the most trending and helpful technologies? With the help of our AUGI authors, this month will give you that insight and start you off right.

Happy New Year and we hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

In the January 2024 issue:

3ds Max and Content Creation — Brian Chapman dives into today’s landscape that’s marked by an unprecedented array of content generation possibilities, reflecting an era where adaptability, absorption, and transformation are key due to rapid technological advancements, increased knowledge sharing, software democratization, and AI progress.

Risky Things — Mark Kiker continues his running series, Secrets that Tech Managers Keep, teaching project managers about the road for success, support, and improvements along the way. This month is about the ones that put you or your firm at risk!

Bricsys 24/7® & BricsCAD® — Grant Dott takes you through a simple space planning project using Bricsys 24/7® and BricsCAD®. He does this not as an exercise to necessarily learn these tools. but to see the effect they can have when used together!

AutoCAD: Dialog Fun Facts — Paul Li explores the many fun facts available for AutoCAD users to take full advantage of its feature.

The Best of Both Worlds: A South Asian BIM Goddess in the United States — Rina Sahay shares her experience in the midst of coming to the United States and adapting to the BIM Specialist & Architectural world we see today, sharing her tips along the way.

IFC Special Report: Industry Convergence — Stephen Walz shares with us his input and insight on the industries convergence with IFC, explaining the ‘why’, ‘where’, and the next steps to take on this.

Revit Tech Trends — Jason Peckovitch delves into the current technological landscape of Revit in 2023, exploring the advancements that are shaping the industry from cloud collaboration to generative/parametric design.

Revit Etiquette: Becoming a Model Citizen — Emily Vineyard takes advantage of her wisdom over the years, and based on personal lessons she’s learned, her article represents her Top 4 Revit etiquette tips that can help you to become a “Model Citizen”.

Inside Track — Rina Sahay brings us more opportunities to advance our skills, processes, and workflows in our firms using the most current AEC related software and hardware updates that are available.

AUGIWORLD January 2024 Issue Released!

2023.12.11

AUGIWORLD December 2023 -- Industry Insights

AUGIWORLD December 2023
It’s that time of the year again, and with the holidays around the corner our AUGI authors are gifting you with some of their best industry insights they have to offer!

Season’s greetings, and we hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

In the December 2023 issue:

Upskilling with CAD as a UX Designer — Mike Scoell dives into how CAD aids UX design and its history of expertise that was worth the upskilling.

9 Ways You Are Hindering Your Google Ad Campaign’s Success — Ray Blakney discovers some critical blunders business leaders make when executing their Google Ad campaigns, so Blakney lists nine of them to prevent in your own marketing journey.

Mechanisms & Mentorship: CAD Industrial Design Tips — Rafael Testai interviews Industrial Designer Craig Ovans from TeamPipeline.us in Arizona. They focus on the industrial design involved in the massage tool mentioned.

Writing the Future: Industry Influence through User Forms, Videos, Podcasts, and Articles — Kristina Youngblut shares her experience in the midst of a project, and how through written articles, a speaker for podcasts and webinars, and participating in forums and online sources, she found her voice, her community, and her peers.

Secrets I Keep About My Boss — Mark Kiker continues his running series, Secrets that Tech Managers Keep, teaching project managers about the road for success, support, and improvements along the way. This month is about things you don’t typically share about or with your boss.

Customization (a.k.a. Implementation) — Adam Black jumps into how customization is the very first step in the Implementation process because it is well overdue and overtime to get this all right.

Industry Insights: The GC and BricsCAD® — Craig Swearingen shares with us some common examples and scenarios that GCs and subcontractors encounter, the ideal CAD solution for them, and why the obvious choice is BricsCAD®.

Civil Infrastructure: Emerging Trends in the Civil Infrastructure Industry — Shawn Herring simply wants to expand his thought process as he looks at the different types of projects that he’s involved in. So, this article looks at what he believes are some of the biggest trends within the Civil infrastructure space.

IoT and BIM Integration: A Case Study — In this case study, Alberto Tricarico provides an in-depth explanation of how BIM integrates with the Internet of Things and real-time data management.

Inside Track — Shaun Bryant brings us more opportunities to advance our skills, processes, and workflows in our firms using the most current AEC related software and hardware updates that are available.

AUGIWORLD December 2023 Issue Released!

2023.11.08

AUGIWORLD November 2023 -- Education & Training

AUGIWORLD November 2023
Education and Training are two very important aspects and qualities you need in life. Everyday brings a new opportunity to learn, and our AUGIWORLD authors are excited to incorporate those very educational topics and training skills into your lives!

Read this month’s issue at AUGIWORLD, take some helpful notes and enjoy!

In the November 2023 issue:

In Loving Memory Jay Zallan — David Harrington reports on the recent passing of our friend and former AUGIWORLD author Jay Zallan, expressing a glimpse of who Jay was and how he consistently inspired us in all fields.

3ds Max: Adapting to the AI-Driven 3D Frontier — Brain Chapman introduces 3D technology, driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancing as a prime example of remarkable innovations that significantly boost human productivity, and more!

Secrets about People — Mark Kiker continues his running series of articles called Secrets that Tech Managers Keep, teaching project managers about the road for success, support, and improvements along the way.

Accelerate Your Time To Deliverable with BricsCAD V24 — Craig Swearingen discusses everything you need to know about how BricsCAD V24 can assist you and finish your design tasks quickly and efficiently.

Customization or (a.k.a. Implementation) — Adam Black tells his story from 43 years of experience seeing far more bad teaching, systems, and processes than good, while keeping the saying of keeping the blind from leading the blind.

bS-USA Certification & Training Programs — Tony Rinella introduces us into specific programs based on helping improve the global dispersion and reliability of open standards and openBIM® knowledge.

Drawings are like Onions, they have Layers! — Jacob Matuseski peels DWG environment back to reveal its many layers, as well as discuss powerful workflows that can be implemented to effectively manage them, and that’s just the beginning.

Mechanisms & Mentorship: Mechanisms for Measurements — Rafael Testai interviews Mechanical Engineer & LabView Programmer, Ben Sandoval, focusing on the two clever fixtures he designed to take a repeatable non-contact measurement on medical devices, and a method to measure the frictional forces induced while inserting shafts through non-linear pathways!

Best Practices for Civil 3D Training: A Guide on How I Approach Training — Shawn Herring talks about his experience with Autodesk software, specifically Civil 3D, and outlines his approach when being engaged on a Civil 3D consulting opportunity.

5 Concerns AI Developers Need to Prevent from Materializing — Jason Toy provides us with five of the biggest concerns and how AI developers can prevent them from materializing.

Inside Track — Shaun Bryant brings us more opportunities to advance our skills, processes, and workflows in our firms using the most current AEC related software and hardware updates that are available.

AUGIWORLD November 2023 Issue Released!

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