Letter from the President - October 2021

Hello AUGI Members!

I’ve been looking forward to the October addition of AUGIWORLD. Why? Because I love customization!

I’ve spent a good portion of my career creating customization in AutoCAD, migrating previous customization forward to new versions and discussing various customizations with clients. I think the love for customization is in my blood!

Some of the articles this month (from our wonderful authors) are 3DS Max building a custom UI/interface, Subassembly Composer for Civil 3D, and Revit Mapping Customization.

I encourage you to find your “sweet spot” in whatever software you are using. Customization can be as simple as rearranging the interface or as complex as writing new code that will save thousands of dollars in design time. With design software there is a lot of customization that falls in between these two extremes. Additionally, if you’re not a programmer, don’t shy away from customization! There is a lot of information available online and many people have willingly shared their own customization to make life easier for others. So don’t hesitate to explore what’s out there!

This month I’d like to share several quotes that I found around customization. Some pertain to work but many will make you think twice about your personal life as well.

“First you harmonize, then you customize.” by Wilson Pickett

“Customize things anytime and people sometimes, not every time.”
“What you see in me is a reflection of yourself. My behavior is customized.” by RoZa

“Real luxury is customization.” by Lapo Elkann

“The degree of customization possible through your Preferences screens is awesome.” by Paul Simon

“We’re going f rom a world of customized software to standardized platforms.” by Aaron Levie

And to finish it out...
“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable to others.” by Anna Wintour

My best regards to all of you,

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