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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!

2023.10.05

AUGIWORLD October 2023 -- Customizing Your Workflow

AUGIWORLD October 2023
Customization is key for comfort and confidence in your workflow, as well as getting the most out of your programs and software.

Here at AUGIWORLD, we’re here to make sure you have unique insights and wisdom like no other! Read this month’s issue at AUGIWORLD, take some helpful notes and enjoy!
In the October 2023 issue:

6 Ways Business Leaders Can Leverage an AI Image Generator — Jason Toy explores six ways that using artificial intelligence photo generators help businesses reach new heights!

Color Schemes: Not Just For Architects — Jason Peckovitch discusses how you can use Color Schemes to help with our everyday MEP designs!

Customizing Your Plans for Future Successes: Keep it Real! — Mark Behrens mentions that having a dynamic and open mindset will allow your resources, as they change and mature overtime, to keep your business moving forward and grow as the industry expands, even with the volatile environment we are currently in!

Mechanisms & Mentorship: CAD Video Game Accessory — Rafael Testai interviews Industrial Designer Craig Ovans from TeamPipeline.us in Arizona. Rafael focuses on the industrial design involved in the gaming accessory connected to the controller.

Online CAD in DWG: ARES Kudo is Connecting Projects and People to Work Anywhere and More Efficiently — Cyrena Respini-Irwin dives in and asks what the cloud is really improving? Cyrena introduces how ARES Kudo provides the tools to create and modify DWG drawings and solve the collaboration problems that come along with every project.

I am Tired of This — Mark Kiker introduces his next secret that Tech Managers keep, which is that they are tired of putting up with some things. Mark takes a look at the things that are making him and all other Tech Managers tired and what can be done about it.

Reflections on a Decade of Training and Education in AECO — William Meyers provides an overview reflecting on what’s changed and what has stayed constant since his first article here on AUGIWORLD!

BricsCAD Customizations — Craig Swearingen expresses that customizing is personalizing it, making it yours, allowing you to feel comfortable, implying that the same theory can be applied to your BricsCAD environment.

Free Samples: The Halloween Edition — Paul Li first discusses why Autodesk may have included the free LISP file, then he demonstrates the additional function the LISP file adds to AutoCAD. Finally, Paul concludes with what came of the free sample function as AutoCAD continued development with newer releases.

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 October 2023 Issue Released!

2023.09.07

AUGIWORLD September 2023 -- 22nd Annual AUGI Salary Survey

AUGIWORLD September 2023
It’s the long-awaited month at AUGI, the Salary Survey issue! Our authors here at AUGI also get their own topic choice! Read this month’s issue at AUGIWORLD, take some helpful notes, plan for your future, and enjoy!

In the September 2023 issue:

Simulation Overview with 3ds Max — Brian Chapman provides an overview to demystify the process so users might further expand their capability and opportunity in the steps to generate photo simulations with 3ds Max.

I Can Make More Money Elsewhere — Mark Kiker decided to start his own series with this month’s topic, focusing on blending together the Secrets and the Salary Survey!

5 Often Overlooked Ways to Use AI to Improve Your Customer Service — Ray Blakney shares about his journey as the owner of Kairos Venture Studios, bringing in his experience and expertise into the topic of artificial intelligence being the key ingredient missing from various customer service initiatives.

Unlocking the Financial Benefits and Freedom of BricsCAD — Craig Swearingen explores the numerous benefits of BricsCAD network licensing, how it enhances efficiency, productivity, and creativity, as well as the various ways BricsCAD delivers financial advantages, enabling users to optimize their workflows, reduce costs, and enhance overall profitability.

Civil 3D: AI in Civil — Shawn Herring delves into the impact of AI on civil engineering design, exploring its applications, benefits, challenges, and the path forward. Shawn also discusses how AI has been used in our everyday Autodesk products for years and how they’ve already been assisting us in disguise!

Visibility in Revit — Jason Peckovitch dives into the visibility in Revit, turning it into a common topic that is referred to as the throwback game of Where’s Waldo.

22nd Annual AUGI Salary Survey — Melanie Stone brings us our annual salary survey for AUGI and includes present and past percentage charts along with fun facts about AUGI’s salary survey!

Beyond vs Infrastructure Delay — Brian Sroufe & Sam Lytle bring in a graphic novel approach on this topic, sharing a storyline we’ve never brought over to AUGIWORLD before!

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 September 2023 Issue Released!

2023.08.03

AUGIWORLD August 2023 -- Management Strategies and Principles

AUGIWORLD August 2023
Managing a company requires a collection of collaboration, cooperation, strategies, and principles that are acquired over time and through the wisdom of your peers.

Read this month’s issue at AUGIWORLD, take some helpful notes, read first-person experiences of management from our AUGIWORLD managers, and enjoy!

In the August 2023 issue:

Unlocking the Power of Reality Capture: 5 Ways AI Drafting is Transforming Surveying Workflows — Rob Sinclair introduces five ways that AI drafting is helping surveyors make the most of their reality capture workflows.

8 Ways to Use ChatGPT to Grow Your Business — Ray Blakney influences us on how ChatGPT can amplify your business growth.

Positive Corporate Growth Requires a Respectful Working Environment — Mark Behrens talks about their experience with culture change many times in attempts to improve processes that have been met with mixed results. Mark mentions that by learning from past failures, we have created positive change.

Mechanisms & Mentorship: Remove Heat Shrink Tubing — Rafael Testai analyzes CAD designs and thought process behind the solution. Rafael asks his interviewee questions about the projects, roadblocks, challenges, specific insights they learned, and how they’re using SOLIDWORKS to solve real world problems.

The CAD Management (a.k.a. The Conductor) — Adam Black gets down to the nitty gritty of what and/or who is a manager, and he continues banging-on about his “Control vs. Chaos” and the “Dunning-Kruger Effect” realities until the global Engineering industry has their own changes in perception.

Inviting Critique — Mark Kiker ponders the scenarios that might help you make progress when someone is digging in their heels against your plans through criticism and critique.

Applying Project Management Principles to 3ds Max — Brian Chapman dives into some practical examples he’s experienced working with various organizations in 3D.

Explore GAMMA AR’s Augmented Reality for BIM Model Visualization and Collaboration — Kristina Youngblut explores an innovative solution called GAMMA AR and learns how you can streamline your construction site monitoring and documentation.

Effective CAD Software Management: Streamlining Design Processes for Optimal Efficiency — Craig Swearingen delves into the importance of CAD software management and explores the best practices that organizations can adopt to maximize their design capabilities.

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 August 2023 Issue Released!

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