From the AUGI Connection email. Check out the May issue of AUGI World
When it comes to implementing any Autodesk product, most professionals know that the mechanics of installing the software, whether from disc or download, are only the beginning of the implementation process. What comes before, and after, the installation is the focus of the May 2012 issue of AUGIWorld magazine.
Elisha Sage's article on Pain-free Implementation of AutoCAD MEP software begins with challenging readers to decide whether they even need to implement the latest version. In his article on implementing 3ds Max, Osama Ali explores the forethought and planning that should occur before implementation begins.
And Jesse Ocon discusses how to achieve success in implementing Navisworks - defining scope and program and giving some thought to training. But implementation isn't the only topic in the May issue.
Readers will find a nice range of topics among these articles:
AutoCAD Architecture: Renovation Mode Boosts Productivity – Melinda Heavrin brings to the table one of her favorite features, Renovation Mode, which easily identifies objects and associates them with different phases of a renovation project, allowing for clear construction drawings every time.
Revit Architecture: Mimic a Master Builder: A Tribute to Felix Candela’s Work – Alfred Medina pays tribute to architect Felix Candela, who was known as a master builder of thin shell structures. This article provides a method to use Autodesk Revit to model, and control by parameters, the basic version of nine types of forms that Felix Candela used, with several variations, during his career.
Revit MEP: Using Rooms & Spaces for Leverage – Author David Raynor discusses ways to use rooms and spaces to leverage our models to design more efficiently.
Autodesk PLM 360: A Success Story – In an eyewitness account, Scott Moyse reveals the details of implementing Autodesk PLM 360 in his own company.
AutoCAD Civil 3D: Wind Farm Infrastructure – Donal McMoreland takes a practical look at the tools used (and lessons learned) to design wind farm infrastructure from an AutoCAD Civil 3D perspective.
Revit Server 2013: Improvements to the Core – The newest release of Revit Server reveals vast improvements to much of the core functionality of the software. Author Jason Bailly provides the details.
Revit Structure 2012: Footing Elevations in Foundation Tags – Including top of footing elevation in a foundation tag doesn't exist "out of the box." Author Desirée (Dezi) Mackey shows you a creative way to get it done.
Wicked Education: Teaching IPD, BIM, and Lean Business Processes – James Salmon continues his Wicked Series for the BUILT industry with issues related to implementing an effective IPD, BIM, and lean process education program.
CAD Employee Hiring 101 – The fundamentals of hiring CAD employees are often overlooked. Walt Sparling examines why even the simplest HR practices are critical.
Product Review: BOXX 3970 Extreme – Does this product live up to the "Extreme" name? Reviewers Bill Debevc and Lonnie Cumpton make the call.
Heads Up – Updates, Service Packs and Top Known Issues obtained from product pages at Autodesk.com.
Inside Track – This month's Inside Track column focuses on Autodesk Exchange Apps, Featured Apps for Revit.