2019.05.28

AUGI HotNews -- May 2019, Issue No. 192

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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…

2019.05.09

AUGIWorld May 2019 -- The push for perfection

AUGIWorld May 2019
When users are not in the midst of a learning curve while implementing a new version of their design software of choice, they are focused on excellence. Squeezing every drop of productivity out of their software, combing online communities to discover new tips & tricks, again with increased productivity in mind.

In the May 2019 issue of AUGIWorld, our authors focus on helping users achieve excellence—organizing for maximum efficiency in Revit, using templates in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and dealing with details in MEP, among others.

In the May 2019 issue:

Organizing the Browser: If You Haven’t, Do! — Jay Zallan with many tips on organizing the project browser in Revit Architecture.

Don’t Get Lost in the Details — Nathan Mulder shares his experiences with maintaining detail libraries in Revit MEP.

What’s New in 2019 — Kenn Farr discusses the highlights in Revit Structure 2019 software, including third-party application integration, free-form rebar, and more.

2019: The Year of Convergence — Brian Chapman presents applications that pair well with 3ds Max.

Managers, What Should Continue or Be Improved? — Mark Kiker wraps up his three-part series on the Start — Stop — Continue approach to strategy and planning. This month: what processes should Continue.

Using Templates and Drawing Settings for Civil 3D Implementation — Sam Lucido demonstrates how to use template files to capture feature and object settings that you can use to start your new drawing or reference into an existing drawing.

Hacking InfraWorks: Schema Editor — Matt Wunch explains how to extend data for any object class: buildings, pipes, roads, and so on with the Schema Editor in InfraWorks.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: HatchKit Add-In for Revit, which manages a project’s loaded fill patterns; 3D Analyzer Cabinet Generator Pro to assist in drawing production-ready cabinets; and BIMcollab BCF Manager for Autodesk Navisworks for creating and modifying issues, then communicating through BIMcollab or via BCF files from within Navisworks.

AUGIWorld May 2019 Issue Released!

2019.04.29

AUGI HotNews -- April 2019, Issue No. 191

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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…

2019.04.04

AUGIWorld April 2019 -- Collaboration at your fingertips

AUGIWorld April 2019
A quick search online will reveal how Webster defines collaboration, but what does collaboration look like in the real world? What resources are available to facilitate a true team approach in AEC?

Begin with the tools inside Autodesk products that enable collaboration, discussed by our experts in the April 2019 issue of AUGIWorld.

In the April 2019 issue:

3ds Max Collaboration with Shared Views — Brian Chapman discusses how Shared Views in 3ds Max enable efficient sharing of work for review and comment.

Quality Control Views Are a Must — Philip Russo stresses the importance of having established views that are set up for quality review, as well as the associated view templates and filters.

Documented Workflows: A Key Collaboration Tool — Mark A. Conway on the subject of documented workflows, which he believes provide a standard for drawing consistency, a stable guide for project collaboration between departments, and a tool for training or retraining mind and muscle memory for incoming associates.

What Should I Stop Doing? — Last month, Mark Kiker wrote about what tech managers should start doing. This time he looks at the flip side—the mindsets and activities tech managers should stop.

Using Layers for Collaboration — Sam Lucido illustrates how the proper use of layers in AutoCAD can facilitate collaboration.

Collaborate in InfraWorks — Tony Carcamo discusses how site models can easily be shared to help streamline the approval process during preliminary site design, analysis, and construction phases of a project.

BIM 360 for Collaboration — Dominique Majon reminds us how far we’ve come with regard to sharing designs, and explains how BIM 360 allows for more efficient collaboration among all stakeholders.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen presents new and enhanced AEC-related products. This month: ngSkin Tools, a skinning plug-in for Autodesk Maya; Relink Bitmaps, a script to relink missing files when they change directories or you move computers; and BlackBox ViewportGrip, which allows AutoCAD users to choose how the Centroid & Viewport grip behave.

AUGIWorld April 2019 Issue Released!

2019.03.21

AUGI HotNews -- March 2019, Issue No. 190

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