What Happens After the Software Purchase?
You have successfully convinced management that you need to upgrade to the newest Autodesk software release. Now what? What happens after the software is unpacked or downloaded? It would be great if all you had to do was install it. But there’s so much more to a successful implementation than the mere act of installing the software. What you need is an implementation strategy.
The June 2014 issue of AUGIWorld looks at some of the third-party apps for Autodesk products.
For example, in "A Robust & Versatile Dynamo," author Marcello Sgambelluri has high praise for Dynamo, a programming aid for Revit and other Autodesk products.
"How ACA Users Benefit from SketchUp" has author Melinda Heavrin demonstrating the advantages of Google SketchUp for AutoCAD Architecture users.
And Shawn Herring presents "Easy & Effective: ProSoft PowerTools," which explores a collection of tools for civil designers and engineers.
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Also in the June 2014 issue:
Simplify Structure Engineers' Workflow with Add-ons - Renata Jociene dives into apps that enhance Revit Structure.
Powerful Para 3d - Brian Chapman presents Para 3d, a 3ds Max plug-in for advanced, dynamic, parametric arrays.
Dynamic AutoCAD - Walt Sparling acknowledges the many third-party applications available for AutoCAD, but finds a powerful solution within AutoCAD itself. Also in the AutoCAD space, tip contributor Michael Beall presents a lesson on modifying settings for the Select Similar command.
Flatten Files in Autodesk Inventor - John Evans looks at Flatter Files, a cloud-based solution that allows users to easily and securely access their companies’ drawings and associated data.
Remote Collaboration with Revit - This month's CASE/HP article explores collaboration in many forms and presents various solutions for collaborating effectively.
Third Party "Chaps" - With a little word play, Mark Kiker describes how you can tap the creativity in others and be a valuable resource for them, too.
Inside Track - Lee Ambrosius's column offers a peek at new products available in the Autodesk community. This month: the SuperDoor Add-in for Autodesk Revit, the BIMLink 2015 and Explorer for Revit, and JTB FlexReport 8.0.