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AUGIWORLD July 2023 -- 3rd Party Apps

It’s officially July, and here at AUGIWORLD, that means it’s time for you to get some valuable knowledge, quick time-saving hacks for the BIM/CAD world, and so much insight on some new 3rd party apps you never knew about!

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

In the July 2023 issue:

CAD Standards: Company Culture and the Hybrid Work Environment — Mark Behrens explains how the challenges facing today’s hybrid working environment are many, and why a company needs a well-established corporate culture to avoid challenges in daily operations.

Criticism and its Motivation — Mark Kiker takes a look at what might be motivating the critic to pick at your plans and attached some reasons that might motivate folks to respond with negative feedback.

Majenta BIM Pulse: Guiding You Through the Digital Construction Landscape—Data Centers — Jack Stevens explores why the UK is an attractive location for data center construction. He looks at the companies involved, the annual value of investments, and how a digital construction BIM business can assist owner-operators.

Speckle: The Only Open Source Solution For 3D Data — Senda Ben Abdallah introduces the only open source solution that aims to democratize 3D data for all and shift the power balance in our favor: Speckle.

Mechanisms & Mentorship: 50 years of CAD Engineering Management — Rafael Testai takes a look behind the scenes to see how a hand-picked engineer has designed one of their mechanisms in granular detail. Rafael “opens the hood” to analyze their CAD design and thought process behind the solution.

What’s the Point of Artificial Intelligence in BricsCAD® BIM? — Wouter Nys deep dives into that exact question and outlines six key processes in the design phase of a typical construction or refurbishment project.

AutoCAD and BricsCAD—Competitors or Companions? — Jim Coppinger talks about two systems that he thinks work wonderfully together, side-by-side in the same office environment: AutoCAD and BricsCAD.

BIM-to-CAD Workflow Evolves with Automated DWG Drawings — Cyrena Respini-Irwin influences us about the rise and positives and negatives of BIM & CAD, as well as how ARES Commander 2024 can generate smart 2D DWG drawings from Revit or IFC BIM projects automatically, transforming a time-consuming task into a one-click process.

Revit and Grasshopper Integration: Expanding Design Possibilities — Micheal Angelo delves into the benefits of integrating Grasshopper into Revit and how it expands design capabilities.

Overtur for Revit Plugin Premium Tools: Not just for openings! — Brad Brown informs you about everything you need to know involving Overtur, and how now with Overtur, all stakeholders can work with peace of mind, knowing that pushing information onto the platform ensures that everyone has access to the data they need.

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 July 2023 Issue Released!


AUGIWORLD June 2023 -- Implementation Best Practices

We’re officially half way through the year of 2023, so let’s implement some new practices into your daily life. This month at AUGI, our authors will give out their best practices, tips, advice, et cetera, all for you!

Read this month’s articles, take notes for lasting reminders of these fixers, and enjoy!

In the June 2023 issue:

BricsCAD: Migration Made Simple — Craig Swearingen touches on a few of migration aspects while supplying an overview of what his team has learned from their experiences. That way, when you make the transition to BricsCAD, it is a migration made simple!

BIM | CIM Implementation: Reducing Design Errors and Improving Collaboration — Stephen Walz sheds some light into the overall process planning and collaboration that goes into properly executed a full BIM | CIM design project, with many considerations and decisions to be made along the way.

Autodesk Civil3D: Implementation Best Practices — Shawn Herring discusses some best practices for Civil 3D implementation, based on industry expertise and real-world experience.

Company Culture—From Chaos to Constructive: Solid Corporate Standards Build Solid Foundations — Mark Behrens focuses on best reviewing a business’ existing corporate culture, a core value in developing an effective business plan with far-reaching implications.

Mechanisms & Mentorship: From Laid Off Engineer to Owner — Rafael Testai interviews the Mechanical Engineer & Owner of, Aaron Moncur. They focus on his journey from getting laid off, to successfully starting his own mechanical engineering and product development firm that’s going on 13 years strong.

Engineering Implementations vs. Installation — Adam Black asks us if we are just purchasing and installing software or does your company have an implementation strategy to develop the technology to try and stand out of the crowd? Adam states and explores how without it, your company cannot legitimately claim to be better than any other, because you are all on a level playing field.

Implementations Impact on Your Standard: When and Why — Mark Kiker talks about how everyone should focus on how implementing new tech impacts your standards and how your standards need to be stable, flexible, and up to date.

3ds Max: Implementing a Modular Workflow for an Era of AR/VR — Brian Chapman introduces AR/VR into our worlds and how planning, preparation, and implementation of modern tools and modular procedures, we can add scalability and efficiency to ensure maximum return on investment.

Setting Goals for Manufacturing Success: A Strategic Approach to Implementation — Kristina Youngblut helps you get into the right mindset as you’ll explore the importance of setting clear goals in the manufacturing sector in order to allow implementation!

AutoCAD: Insert or Xref? That is the Question — Paul Li informs everyone about Blocks, Block Inserts, Xref Blocks, and how AutoCAD will always offer variety and flexibility giving users multiple options to reach the same goal, but it is up to the end user to be fully informed of all that AutoCAD offers.

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 June 2023 Issue Released!


AUGIWORLD May 2023 -- What's New?

Start this month off right with AUGIWORLD and learn all about what’s new from our AUGI authors!

Read about new tips, tools, tricks, apps, et cetera, that will help you out in the short and long run with our AUGI authors this month here at AUGIWORLD. Take notes and enjoy!

In the May 2023 issue:

CAD Standards in Modern Corporate Culture — Mark Behrens takes a look at and examines the relationship between C-level management and CAD design output, overall perceiving the value of CAD Standards.

3ds Max 2024 — Brian Chapman talks about the several updates to 3ds Max that have garnered the attention of professionals, and with the Boolean Modifier emerging as a top choice, it’s particularly for hard surface and machinery experts.

Extended Time Off — Mark Kiker teaches us how to insure everyone back at the company, as well as, how to go and approach Time Off in general, and depending on your jobs in specific.

Cognitive Digital Twin: Advanced Building and Energy Management in a Multitenant Building — Pierpaolo Vergati talks about the complexity of modern buildings, consisting of increasingly connected and automated plant networks, is growing exponentially year by year and what emerging technologies such as BIM, IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data Management, Data Analytics, and even artificial intelligence could offer new tools for building managers that, when implemented, could enable.

SOLIDWORKS: Mechanisms & Mentorship: CAD Design Accelerators — Rafael Testai interviews the Mechanical Engineer & Owner of, Aaron Moncur. They focus on CAD Design Accelerators, a way to make product development less expensive!

BricsCAD’s Program for Easy Drawing Weight Loss — Don Strimbu shares everything about the better way to manage the health of your drawing files nowadays in DWGHEALTH!

AutoCAD LT Gets the Power of AutoLISP — Frank Mayfield spreads his knowledge of “What’s New” in the AutoCAD LT 2024 release, and now the world of possibilities that this opens up for the LT user!

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2024, What’s New in Civil 3D 2024? — Shawn Herring talks all about some of the great new features and functionalities in Civil 3D 2024 and how to use them!

Unlocking Your Potential: My Journey to Becoming an Expert Elite — Kristina Yungblut educates us all with what it takes as someone who works to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. She then introduces you to some of the amazing women in the Expert Elite program!

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 May 2023 Issue Released!


AUGIWORLD April 2023 -- Collaboration Tools and Techniques

AUGIWORLD April 2023
Collaboration is a tool that doesn’t come easily to some. It’s also something that you can never stop learning more about including ways to collaboratively communicate and flourish in every aspect of your life.

Techniques are used in everything you do, so read this month’s April issue here at AUGIWORLD to get the best of both worlds!

In the April 2023 issue:

SH Formas’ Ultimate Solution is BricsCAD® — Craig Swearingen talks all about the future with BricsCAD’s powerful modeling engine, additions, and features, as well as, how SH Formas is an industry leader in formworks, scaffolding, and shoring for sale and rental in Brazil.

BIM Collaborate Pro: Collaboration for Civil 3D — Bryson Anderson spreads his knowledge of how the collaboration for Civil 3D module of BIM Collaborate Pro is constantly advancing, adding new features and improved speed. Utilizing BIM Collaborate Pro, you can improve your Civil 3D workflow extending collaboration anywhere, anytime!

Transforming Design and Construction with Trimble 3D Warehouse AR Viewer Technology — Kristina Youngblut shares all about augmented reality (AR) technology and how its advanced issues have expanded to a wide range of applications.

Dynamo for Civil 3D: A Production Use Case — Marco Oregon demonstrates what the most recent way he has been able to leverage this technology at Walter P Moore as a Civil Engineering Drafter.

Collaboration Through Model Federation — Stephen Walz talks about how a major component to this level of Collaboration is Model Federation. Model Federation in general has very similar goals, but can also have very purposeful applications and expectations associated with them as well.

Project Housekeeping — Mark Kiker teaches the ways of project “housekeeping”, project archiving, and cleaning out the clutter safely and efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS: Mechanisms & Mentorship: Symmetric Over-Center Clamping Mechanism — Rafael Testai takes a look behind the scenes to see how a hand-picked Engineer has designed one of their mechanisms in granular detail. He “opens the hood” to analyze their CADdesign and thought process behind the solution. He asks them questions about the project, roadblocks, challenges, specific insights they learned, and how they’re using SOLIDWORKS to solve real world problems.

Civil 3D Labels: Express Yourself with Expressions! — Meredith Chamberlain shares how the power of Civil 3D is not just in its design, but also its ability to help us create the documentation of that design which is where Civil 3D labels come into play. Meredith includes many tools available in Civil 3D to enable you to leverage your labels to be more knowledgeable, more efficient, and more informative!

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 April 2023 Issue Released!


AUGIWORLD March 2023 -- Tips and Tricks

AUGIWORLD March 2023
Everyone can use new input, more help, more knowledge, for anything in life! This month at AUGI, we’re focusing on our most progressive and productive tips and tricks!.

Sit back, relax, take notes if you want, and enjoy this March AUGIWORLD issue!

In the March 2023 issue:

Build Better with BricsCAD® Tips and Tricks — Craig Swearingen shares how BricsCAD® allows designers, innovators, and engineers to build better by delivering more AI-assisted productivity tools, and powerful capabilities in 2D/3D modeling.

Connecting BIM and BI with VCAD — Francesco Necciari talks all about VCAD and how this is a type of flexible architecture that leverages industry-standard tools and enables end users to create the best solution to meet their specific needs, improve interoperability, and obtain better insights!

Becoming Tenacious — Mark Kiker teaches the ways of becoming the best Tech Manager, the best version of yourself. Mark spreads words of wisdom about being resilient and tenacious!

SOLIDWORKS: Mechanisms & Mentorship Video Series: Threaded Insert Installer — Rafael Testai takes you along the timestamps of a video interview with Directory of Business Development and Mechanical Engineer, Aaron Robison from in Arizona for an informational video full of tips and tricks on the CAD design process, projects, and 3D prints.

ARES: Modern DWG CAD Software: From Drawings to Extended Collaboration (An Open Letter to AutoCAD Users) — Cédric Desbordes enables collaboration beyond your design team to bring your projects to life and maintain them afterward with all of the tips and tricks he knows!

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 March 2023 Issue Released!

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