Letter from the President - July 2019

To my friends in the USA, Happy Independence Day! We look forward to picnics and fireworks celebrating our independence as a nation.

Independence is often seen as an important quality. We teach our kids to be grown, independent adults. My youngest is now 15, and let me tell you, that is no small feat! I hope that someday my children will thank me for raising them to cope in this crazy world of ours. We have tried to allow them to make their own life decisions (within reason!) and also to face the consequences of those decisions. However, we never truly allowed them to go it alone. Sometimes, we just have to have a partner to lean on.

So it goes with this issue of AUGIWorld—our third-party application issue. While our focus has mainly been Autodesk products, we recognize that sometimes we just can’t go it alone! There are developers out there who recognize that sometimes our software or our processes just need a little something. Third-party add-ins to software are like the icing on the cake! They make our jobs just a little sweeter.

Kudos to our authors this month. It’s often a thankless job, but we appreciate everyone’s contributions. We here at AUGI are thankful for those who commit to writing each month, and we are always welcoming new authors. Each of our authors comes from their respective industries with knowledge obtained from working in the trenches, and we appreciate their willingness to share that knowledge with our members. If you have ideas for articles, please feel free to reach out to our content managers. You, too, can be an AUGI author!

It’s hard to believe, but we are also gearing up for Autodesk University in Las Vegas in November. More details will follow in the coming months, but save the date (November 19-21) and start working on those travel plans. We hope to see you there!

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