AUGIWORLD December 2015 Issue

AUGIWORLD December 2015 Issue


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Are you drawing or modeling? 

Trend watchers in the AEC industry and other disciplines are always uncovering shifts, sometimes very subtle, in the way designers approach the creation of a building, a house, an intersection, and so on. With BIM, there were significant changes in the approach to design, and these changes were often not so subtle.

The December 2015 issue of AUGIWorld features two articles that take differing points of view along this topic. Murray Clack looks at drawing in his AutoCAD-related article, “Is Drawing Composition Becoming a Lost Art?” Murray explores the impact on, among other things, hiring practices in design firms today.

In “The Importance of AutoCAD in the BIM World,” the company leaders interviewed for the article by author Dat Lien had somewhat different views, ranging from those who still rely on AutoCAD drawings as part of their BIM strategy and those who don’t.

As 2015 flows into 2016 and beyond, watch for continued changes in the way companies approach design.

Also in the December 2015 AUGIWorld...

Industry Insights — Joshua Geimecke looks at some cool industry trends with regard to the technology involved in the BIM process. Here’s what you should be thinking about.    

Helping Others Decide — Mark Kiker breaks down decisions—those you have to make and those you have to help others make. Learn how to establish an environment for sound decision making.

Internally Re-Centralizing (Sent and Received) Central Models — Jay B. Zallan provides some housekeeping tips for handling files from other disciplines.

HP Brings Blended Reality Computing to AU 2015 — This month, Robert Green highlights HP’s presence at Autodesk University 2015.

InfraWorks 360, What Can You Do for Me? — Oscar Castaneda explores benefits available from using InfraWorks together with AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Keeping it Civil in 3ds Max — Brian Chapman focuses on the use of Civil View for 3ds Max, which allows the import of Civil 3D content.

Also in this issue...

Exploring Schedule Tables in ACA — Melinda Heavrin offers a primer on using schedule tables in AutoCAD Architecture software.

Shared Coordinates and Civil State Plane Coordinates — Jonathan Massaro demonstrates a process for shared coordinates among Revit users.

Inside Track — Brian Andresen describes three new Autodesk-related products: Revitea Select Tools expands users’ ability to select elements in Revit; Switch Join Order, a tool that analyzes models and updates the join order; and Architect’s Formulator, which features more than 400 helpful formulas for architects.

AUGI’s Says Thanks — The last AUGIWorld issue of the year “names names,” recognizing those who have generously volunteered their time and talent to AUGI in 2015.