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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!


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!


AUGIWorld May 2019 -- The push for perfection

AUGIWorld May 2019
When users are not in the midst of a learning curve while implementing a new version of their design software of choice, they are focused on excellence. Squeezing every drop of productivity out of their software, combing online communities to discover new tips & tricks, again with increased productivity in mind.

In the May 2019 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors focus on helping users achieve excellence—organizing for maximum efficiency in Revit, using templates in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and dealing with details in MEP, among others.

In the May 2019 issue:

Organizing the Browser: If You Haven’t, Do! — Jay Zallan with many tips on organizing the project browser in Revit Architecture.

Don’t Get Lost in the Details — Nathan Mulder shares his experiences with maintaining detail libraries in Revit MEP.

What’s New in 2019 — Kenn Farr discusses the highlights in Revit Structure 2019 software, including third-party application integration, free-form rebar, and more.

2019: The Year of Convergence — Brian Chapman presents applications that pair well with 3ds Max.

Managers, What Should Continue or Be Improved? — Mark Kiker wraps up his three-part series on the Start — Stop — Continue approach to strategy and planning. This month: what processes should Continue.

Using Templates and Drawing Settings for Civil 3D Implementation — Sam Lucido demonstrates how to use template files to capture feature and object settings that you can use to start your new drawing or reference into an existing drawing.

Hacking InfraWorks: Schema Editor — Matt Wunch explains how to extend data for any object class: buildings, pipes, roads, and so on with the Schema Editor in InfraWorks.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: HatchKit Add-In for Revit, which manages a project’s loaded fill patterns; 3D Analyzer Cabinet Generator Pro to assist in drawing production-ready cabinets; and BIMcollab BCF Manager for Autodesk Navisworks for creating and modifying issues, then communicating through BIMcollab or via BCF files from within Navisworks.

AUGIWorld May 2019 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld April 2019 -- Collaboration at your fingertips

AUGIWorld April 2019
A quick search online will reveal how Webster defines collaboration, but what does collaboration look like in the real world? What resources are available to facilitate a true team approach in AEC?

Begin with the tools inside Autodesk products that enable collaboration, discussed by our experts in the April 2019 issue of AUGIWorld.

In the April 2019 issue:

3ds Max Collaboration with Shared Views — Brian Chapman discusses how Shared Views in 3ds Max enable efficient sharing of work for review and comment.

Quality Control Views Are a Must — Philip Russo stresses the importance of having established views that are set up for quality review, as well as the associated view templates and filters.

Documented Workflows: A Key Collaboration Tool — Mark A. Conway on the subject of documented workflows, which he believes provide a standard for drawing consistency, a stable guide for project collaboration between departments, and a tool for training or retraining mind and muscle memory for incoming associates.

What Should I Stop Doing? — Last month, Mark Kiker wrote about what tech managers should start doing. This time he looks at the flip side—the mindsets and activities tech managers should stop.

Using Layers for Collaboration — Sam Lucido illustrates how the proper use of layers in AutoCAD can facilitate collaboration.

Collaborate in InfraWorks — Tony Carcamo discusses how site models can easily be shared to help streamline the approval process during preliminary site design, analysis, and construction phases of a project.

BIM 360 for Collaboration — Dominique Majon reminds us how far we’ve come with regard to sharing designs, and explains how BIM 360 allows for more efficient collaboration among all stakeholders.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: ngSkin Tools, a skinning plug-in for Autodesk Maya; Relink Bitmaps, a script to relink missing files when they change directories or you move computers; and BlackBox ViewportGrip, which allows AutoCAD users to choose how the Centroid & Viewport grip behave.

AUGIWorld April 2019 Issue Released!


AUGIWorld March 2019 -- It's Tips & Tricks Time!

AUGIWorld March 2019
Few topics spark interest among Autodesk product users like tips & tricks. We comb the Internet in search of these little timesavers, attend AU sessions that focus on them, and hop from forum to forum in hopes of picking up some new gems and sharing some of our own.

If tips & tricks is your thing, then the March 2019 issue of AUGIWorld will please you. Here, our authors share some of their favorites.

In the March 2019 issue:

Tips ‘n’ Tricks — Shawn Herring uncovers some AutoCAD Civil 3D tools that are often overlooked.

Accelerate Design — Matt Wunch helps you speed design in InfraWorks with these tips on adjusting building heights using aerial images, and more.

Increasing Revit Productivity and Efficiencies — Kenn Farr gets you familiar with keyboard shortcuts in Revit Structure.

Beyond the Blank Page: Generative Design and the Future of the AEC Industry — Anthony A. Hauck discusses why generative design is vital to the growth of AEC.

Tips That Never Get Old — Brian Chapman offers up five tips to improve the 3ds Max experience.

New Manager: What Do I Do Now? — Mark Kiker helps new managers figure out their next steps.

Working with Schedule Tables — Melinda Heavrin defines some terms, then dives into a lesson on using Schedule Tables in AutoCAD Architecture 2019.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: CAD Monkey Lite, which takes care of tasks such as xref creation and linking drawings, thus freeing time for architects, engineers, and designers; Smart Unhide Elements lets you unhide elements simply; and ID Spec Plugin allows users to create an electrical power plan with the architectural layout of the building in the background.

AUGIWorld March 2019 Issue Released!

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