Thursday, January 22, 2009

AUGI Hotnews January 2009

The first issue of AUGI Hotnews for 2009 is out.

Check out my column, Techniques this month. It is about the Zoom Command.

Features

AUGI Status Report

Mark Kiker, AUGI president, reviews AUGI's 2008 accomplishments and gives members an update on the year ahead.

Do Revit Users Need User-Generated Content?

A recent survey illuminates the issues involved in finding quality Revit content such as families. This article examines the survey results and highlights some options for obtaining user-generated content.

Columns

TIPniques: Zoom the Way You Want

Brian Benton explores the number of ways that AutoCAD users can zoom around their drawings. If you haven't used zoom lately, you may be surprised at the versatility of this AutoCAD feature. You'll learn what it does and how it works in this article.

CAD Management: A CAD Manager's Mindset, Part 3

Mark Kiker continues his exploration of the CAD manager's mindset or "world view." This month, you'll discover the many benefits of a mind set on Action and Results.

The Civil Side: How Do Civil 3D and BIM Relate?

Join columnist Melanie Santer for this in-depth look at how to incorporate BIM into civil engineering projects via AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

Sponsor Spotlight: HP Sharpens its Edge

Meet HP Blade Workstation solutions, which allow Autodesk software users and administrators to centralize all their workstations in a single data center where they can be properly secured and maintained.

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start

In this lesson, AutoCAD Architecture expert Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan teaches you how to add components to a wall style.

The Creative Inventor: Good Design Flow

The goal of every user of 3D solid modeling software is to create models that are stable, predictable, and easy for others to modify in the future. Here's a look at how to avoid taking shortcuts in design that will cause issues later on.

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