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2011.10.04

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:

Features:

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

Columns

* 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!

2011.07.20

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.”

Visit the issue page to download the latest issue! -  Click here

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 Autodesk.com. 
  • Inside Track – Erik Lewis with more recent developments at Autodesk and related software.

Visit the issue page to download the latest issue! -  Click here

2011.07.07

AUGI HotNews July 2011 - Now Available

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Citrix-Ready Autodesk Applications - AUGI talks to Robert Vizza, Director, Global Alliances, and Rob Cornell, Senior Alliance Manager, about Citrix-ready applications from Autodesk.

Creating Door Swing Angles in Revit - Velina Mirincheva with step-by-step instructions for showing open doors and windows in 3D models.

Letter from the President - There's a lot going on within the AUGI organization and President David Harrington describes it here. AUGI HotNews is under new (internal) management, foreign language versions of HotNews are emerging, AUGI members have a presence on YouTube, and the recent Revit Technology Conference was a resounding success.

Columns

TIPniques: Easy Access to Add-ons

Autodesk's recently introduced Autodesk Exchange Apps is a marketplace for buying and selling add-ons, LISP routines, and more.

CAD Management: Seeking Good Advice

Talking to others about CAD experiences can yield a gold mine of information, but there's an art to getting the right information, from the right people, at the right time. Here are some tips.

Sponsor Spotlight: How HP Performance Advisor Helps Boost Productivity

HP Performance Advisor allows you to maximize the performance and reliability of your HP workstation so you can get the most out of your systems on a daily basis

2011.06.07

AUGI HotNews June 2011 - Now Available

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School Is Not Out for Autodesk - A HotNews Interview with Alissa Perlstein Sykes HotNews talks with Autodesk's Director of Worldwide Education, Alissa Perlstein Sykes, about Autodesk's long connection with educational institutions. Learn how Autodesk is helping to prepare students for life beyond school.

Check Marks in a Drawing Index - Easy tips for adding check marks to a drawing index.

From the President: AUGI Announcements - Membership is up, AUGIWorld increases in size, new advertising opportunities, and the return of AUGI CAD Camp are just a few of the announcements for June 2011.

Columns

Sponsor Spotlight - Taking Performance on the Road - The latest HP EliteBook mobile workstations deliver power, performance, and reliability in a compact, yet highly durable design.

TIPniques: Look, Ma! No Command Line - A few tips for building versatile AutoLISP code

CAD Management: New Employee Orientation - New hires can make a big difference in your firm. Whether this difference is good or bad depends, to a degree, on how you approach new employee orientation.

2007.11.18

An original Robert Green sketch (weekend fun)

The other day, while in a Starbucks just around the corner from where the good lady wife works, I had the good fortune to stumble upon an original Robert Green sketch (stuck to the side of the coffee making machine).

After enquiring about the possibility of purchasing the sketch, and being politely, but firmly told it was not for sale (apparently they consider it priceless - fair enough, as I suppose it is impossible to put a price on such an original piece of work), I took out my camera phone and snapped the below picture.

An original Robert Green

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