2020.01.09

AUGIWorld January 2020 -- AUGIWorld Authors Select the Year's Best

AUGIWorld January 2020
Some things are worth repeating. In the January 2020 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors select their best work from 2019. Readers can enjoy for the second (or first) time, tips & tricks for 3ds Max and Civil 3D, the benefits of a local user group and how to establish one, programming tips, and more.

In the January 2020 issue:

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

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

Please, Don’t (Just) Blame the Tech — Kelly Cone takes a critical look at the AEC industry and challenges all involved to be voices for change.

It Takes a Village — Rick Gauthier and Adam Munoz provide all you need to know to start an Autodesk user group.

Revit API Starter Kit — David Raynor presents a starter kit for programming. Dynamo figures in, as do Macros and Add-ins.

Spending Money — Mark Kiker with the third in a series of articles on how to develop a formal strategic plan. This month: tech budgets and spending.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: V-RayMtl Converter for automating the conversion of materials and other scene components; Equation Driven Curve, an add-in that creates 3D curves from user-supplied parametric equations; and Clash Preventor, a Revit add-in that allows users to run crash prevention tests while they work.

AUGIWorld January 2020 Issue Released!

2019.12.26

AUGI HotNews -- December 2019, Issue No. 199

HotNews
Read the full issue—must be logged in to read our online version.

The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2019.12.05

AUGIWorld December 2019 -- There's More to Learn About BIM

AUGIWorld December 2019
With 2020 right around the corner, it’s time to reflect on lessons learned in the last 12 months and gear up for the next 12. Surprised the trends in design still have a lot to do with Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

In the December 2019 issue, AUGIWorld authors talk trends in the industry, and much of the talk is about BIM. Bid a fond farewell to 2019 and move forward, armed with new insights.

In the December 2019 issue:

Partnering with 3ds Max — Brian Chapman encourages you to check out some of the superior offerings available from developers worldwide to assist with 3ds Max content generation and more. This article highlights three standouts.

Tech Management on a Budget — Mark Kiker recently walked you through the development of a Strategic Plan and now it’s time to make the plan a reality by attaching numbers to it. Yes, it’s time to create the budget.

GIS Integration — Shawn Herring demonstrates how AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020 makes it easier than ever to access Geographical Information System (GIS) data. Tips for where to find it and how to use it are included.

What Do You Really Know… Really Know About BIM Workflows? — David Butts helps those who believe they know everything about BIM to learn even more.

BIM Is for Everyone — Jason Peters clears up a few misconceptions about Building Information Modeling and sets you on a path for success.

3D Grids in Revit: An Oldie but Goodie Done Again (Again) — Jay B. Zallan presents a 3D grid for Revit and Navisworks, available for download, and offers helpful hints for its use.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month the focus is on Revit 2020 and these two offerings: Drag Drop Interface 2020, designed to simplify content load and insertion into Revit models; and The Family Exporter 2020, intended to simplify exporting current model families to independent content libraries.

AUGIWorld December 2019 Issue Released!

2019.11.26

AUGI HotNews -- November 2019, Issue No. 198

HotNews
Read the full issue—must be logged in to read our online version.

The full issue contains the below articles, plus sections — AUGI Forums (hot topics), Articles by AUGI Members, Autodesk Product Updates (Service Patches and Updates released by Autodesk during the past month), Autodesk News (recent news relating to Autodesk), AUGI Volunteering (opportunities), AUGI Members’ Blogs…

2019.11.07

AUGIWorld November 2019 -- Non-Stop Learning

AUGIWorld November 2019
As AUGI members know, the learning never stops. Fortunately, there are so many training options! Whether you undertake an “immersion” experience such as Autodesk University, watch for (and take advantage of) new online training opportunities, or keep an eye out for new books hitting the market, there will never be a lack of material to help hone an existing skill or develop a new one.

The November 2019 issue of AUGIWorld focuses on training and education, and there is something for everyone. Enjoy!

In the November 2019 issue:

Education & Training: Definitions and Differences — Dillon Mitchell discusses the importance training and how to get the best results for your staff and company.

Tips on Training — Philip Russo remembers taking his first AutoCAD training course more than three decades ago and he’s been learning (and training others) ever since. Here, he offers his take on the evolution of training and also presents a Revit Structure lesson.

Groin Vault: Modeling in Minutes — Jay B. Zallan provides a seriously quick demonstration for modeling a groin vault. Got a couple minutes? That’s all the time you need.

Paths to Success — Brian Chapman introduces you to three professionals who can help set your course for 3ds Max success.

Training Resources — Tony Carcamo helps you navigate the plethora of training available online, at events, and at the local bookstore.

Developing a Strategic Plan, Part Two — In the wrap-up to this article series, Mark Kiker forecasts your professional life—with a Strategic Plan and without one. Once you’re on board (and it shouldn’t take long), he shows you how to get started.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: Title Block Exchange Application, for creating drawing registers, then exporting/importing title block attributes for multiple drawings to Excel; AutoRoomLabel (ARL Toolbar) allows one-click insertion of labels with name, number, area, room perimeter; and Trace Electrical, for access to an advanced object library and an updated IFC export.

AUGIWorld November 2019 Issue Released!

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