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2012.01.05

AUGI HotNews January 2012 is Now Available!

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 AUGI HotNews January 2012

In this issue of HotNews:

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Features:

* 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...

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* 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.

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2011.12.22

AUGIWorld December 2011 is Now Available!

AUGIWorld December 2011 Issue Released!

Can there be any doubt about the value of information sharing in the design industry?

Whether it’s a quick question-and-answer session with the person in the next cubicle, or following an online blogger or discussion group guru to see what they’re thinking, or reading the latest from a published author, we rely on the opinions, perspective, and insight from those we admire to help us become better producers in our own environment.

The December issue of AUGIWorld serves up plenty of perspective from industry professionals.

In "Halfway to Paperless," Bryan Thompson offers his solution for getting us beyond just talking about a paperless office and actually realizing it. Melinda Heavrin, AutoCAD Architecture expert, thoroughly discusses "Material Matters" within the product. In "Stuck in Neutral, Christopher Fugitt offers his view on AutoCAD Civil 3D and what is needed to make that product all it could be.

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Also in the December 2011 issue of AUGIWorld:

Create BIM Content with Corridor Models - in a bonus AutoCAD Civil 3D article, Francesca Maier explores an efficient way to create 3D models to coordinate with other disciplines.

Getting to the Next Level - creating a BIM environment goes far beyond implementing Revit and calling it done. Firms will need to spend money, spend time, and build a culture of embracing change, says author Todd Shackelford.

Advanced Rendering in Revit - Kyle Benedict plumbs the depths of producing presentations using tools within Revit.

Super Families: A Kit of Parts - Many Revit users find families difficult to master. Author Nicholas Kramer makes the concept easy to grasp by breaking it down into parts.

How Revit Structure Benefits the Construction Estimator - Pushing the BIM process to a total project delivery is the future, says author Sean Woods.

Archviz Rock Star - Tom Cipolla interviews Victor Erthal, formerly of Neoscape.

The True Meaning of CAM in the Industry - Scott Moyse interviews some industry veterans and others in his quest for perfection in Autodesk Inventor.

Also in this issue...
  • Heads Up – David Harrington on updates, service packs, and top known issues in Autodesk products.
     
  • Autodesk Insider - David Mills interviews Paul Sullivan, Senior PR Manager for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction at Autodesk.
     
  • Inside Track – Recent developments in Autodesk and related software, by Mark Kiker.
     
  • Wicked Tools for the BUILT Industry – The Wicked Series, by James Salmon, continues. In this installment: the BUILT industry needs to seize the opportunity to take a quantum leap forward by leveraging wicked tools.
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2011.10.21

AUGIWorld October 2011 Released - Learn about Customizin​g Autodesk Products

Aw201110_200x260For countless Autodesk product users, the "box" is only the beginning. About a minute after their Autodesk product of choice is installed, users are busy customizing-a shortcut here, a bit of LISP there-until factory defaults are all but forgotten. In this issue, AUGIWorld writers dive into customization.

Matt Worland demonstrates sensible customization inside AutoCAD in "Managing Customization Files." In "Understanding the Customize User Interface," Melinda Heavrin introduces you to the ease of customization via the CUI Editor in AutoCAD Architecture. And Revit users who don't "do" code will be quite satisfied with Ibrahim Hakki's "Codeless Revit Customization."

In the October 2011 issue of AUGIWorld:

  • A Wicked Primer – So how do you solve wicked problems? With wicked tools, naturally. James Salmon defines all the terms.
  • Careful Customization – Just because 3ds Max users are often of the creative sort doesn't mean they can't customize as well as the tech types. Just do it wisely, advises author Tom Cipolla.
  • Working with Multiple Coordinate Systems – Roll up your sleeves and work along with author Richard Sincovec to convert COGO points in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Playing by the iLogic Rules – Since Inventor's 2011 release, users have had a new tool in the toolbox called iLogic. Paul Munford shows how iLogic can turn you into a VB.net coding genius.
  • Get a Grip! – Mitchell Voss on easy symbology in Revit MEP and the versatility of push/pull grips.
  • Power Up with Selection and Search Sets – For maximum efficiency, master the Search and Selection Set and Selector tools in Navisworks Manage. Author Bonnie Gorman demonstrates.
  • Roof Design Simplified with BuildEdge – Aaron Dietzen introduces a new add-in that streamlines roof design in Revit Structure.
  • All About Licensing – Think that deciding what type of software license to choose is a no brainer? Maybe not. Franklin Ryan lays out the details.

Also in this issue...

  • Autodesk Insider – AUGI talks with Rob Cohee, Manufacturing Evangelist.  
  • Heads Up - Updates, Service Packs and Top Known Issues obtained from product pages at Autodesk.com 
  • Inside Track – Recent software developments.

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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