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AUGI HotNews January 2012 is Now Available!


 AUGI HotNews January 2012

In this issue of HotNews:

HotNews is looking for writers  - HotNews is AUGI’s monthly email based newsletter. Its goal is to keep our members up to date with what is going on in AUGI and to present our resources to our members. We are currently looking to focus our content on industry specific articles and are looking for writers to help out. If you are interested in writing for AUGI HotNews please contact the HotNews Production Manager.


* President's Letter - 2012 January - Happy New Year! What's in store for AUGI members in 2012? A lot, as it turns out.If that didn’t get you excited about 2012 and all that it has in store for you, then I guess I just have to go into the details! AUGI is poised to do some pretty cool things this year and all of it is member driven and guided by the AUGI Board of Directors...


* TIPniques: Dr. Who and the CAD Manager Part 2 - More time traveling with Patrick Hughes and Doctor Who. Lessons from the past are still relevant today. Welcome back! It was an exciting return trip after I dropped you off last month. I didn’t have quite enough battery power to make it to my destination, but fortunately I landed in a shopping mall outside of Miami that had those new car chargers available.

* CAD Management: Happy Old Year - Examining what you learned in 2011 will get you ready to tackle 2012. While many have been wishing you a Happy New Year, I would like to wish you a Happy Old Year.  The Old Year will be great.  The coming Old Year will provide so much for you.  What we can expect from the Old Year will enrich our lives...

* Sponsor Spotlight: Boost Productivity with HP Performance Advisor - Optimize effortlessly with the HP Performance Advisor.Working smarter and faster are keys to bringing high-quality products to market. Any system performance issues can greatly cut into your productivity—and your ability to deliver solutions on time and on budget.

Read the December issue of HotNews Now! Click here today!


AUGI 2011 Election Results are in...

The AUGI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election results of the 2011-year end election.

After 14 days of voting, the official results of the AUGI Board of Directors Year end Election are available. Each of candidates were considered and voted on individually. The top 3 candidates with the highest number of votes were elected to serve on the AUGI Board of Directors for a three year term, commencing Jan 2012 – Dec 2014.


Scott Ebert

Tommy Holder

Desiree Mackey

Please join all of AUGI in welcoming them to the AUGI board.

Departing Members:

Now that the elections are complete, we bid farewell to Bill Adams, a long-term board member, Donnie Gladfelter and David Harrington.

Bill Adams has served for 6 years on the Board and was instrumental in many of the initiatives over the six years he served, but mostly made his mark in governance and local user groups.

Donnie Gladfelter has served for 2 years on the Board. Donnie has assisted AUGI greatly in areas of Communications and Web Assets.   We wish them all well and hope that they stay connected in some way to AUGI. 

David Harrington will be exiting the board after serving the last two years to focus on being AUGI President in 2012.



2011 AUGI Board of Directors Ballot - Reminder to Vote

A reimder to all AUGI Members: Immediately after the AGM held at Autodesk University, each year AUGI opens the ballot for the upcoming elections for the AUGI Board of Directors.

AUGI would like to encourage you, if you have not yet voted, to go the web site and cast your votes here  (you must be a member and logged in to vote).

The Candidates represent diverse interests and global perspectives. The three director positions available will serve the 2012-2014 term.  If you would like to learn more about the candidates yo can do so here

The voting period will close on Thursday December 15th at 11:59pm GMT.

AUGI HotNews December 2011 is Available Now


AUGI is pleased to announce the December 2011 issue of HotNews! Read it today.


In this issue of HotNews:

AUGI Presents Wish List 2011 to Autodesk Execs - The AUGI Wish List Top 10 for AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Autodesk Inventor, and AutoCAD Civil 3D were presented to Autodesk Executives as part of the AUGI Annual Meeting.

AUGI Top DAUG Competition at AU2011 - AUGI's Top DAUG competition at AU2011 was expanded to include more products and by extension more AUGI members. Read more about the winners and the t-shirt design.


* President's Letter - 2011 December - It was one knowledge-enhancing, career-building event after another at AU 2011. From a special breakfast "thank you" to AUGI volunteers, to the Annual Meeting, Beer Bust, and the crowning of the 2011 Top DAUG, AU 2011 was a memorable event for AUGI members.


* TIPniques: Dr. Who and the CAD Manager Part 1

Get a better idea of how long it really takes to design, layout, detail, and check. Patrick Hughes shows you how in the first part of a two-part series.

* CAD Management: Is Your Workspace Killing Productivity?

Is Your Workspace Killing Productivity? When it comes to office ergonomics, the trend is the wide open spaces. Mark Kiker offers some tips for making it work better for everyone.

* Sponsor Spotlight: HP Technology on Display at Autodesk University

Visitors to HP's AU booth got to disassemble a workstation, laugh and learn, and catch some flying money. Here's the recap.

Read the december issue of HotNews Now! Click here today!


Candidates For The 2011 AUGI Board of Directors Elections


The AUGI Board is composed of nine directors elected on a rotating basis for three-year terms by the membership of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI). The board includes professionals from varying locations worldwide who use, train and support the varying products of Autodesk software.

Each year the Nomination & Elections Committee and the AUGI Board strive to include candidates that represent diverse interests and global perspectives. The seven colleagues who have graciously agreed to stand for election for the three positions spanning the 2012-2014 term are (in alphabetical order):

  • Scott Ebert
  • David Gaskill
  • Assis Haubert
  • Tommy Holder
  • Dario Passariello
  • Desiree Ratley
  • Jay Zallan

Members now have the opportunity to view candidates’ information and ask questions.  

You can find the new Forum Area for the 2011 Candidates here.

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