AUGIWorld February 2015 Issue
Expert advice for beginners and others
Are you a beginner when it comes to using Autodesk software? Now before you answer - "No way... I've been using AutoCAD forever" - think about it. If you are a long-time AutoCAD user who is new to Autodesk Revit, or an AutoCAD pro whose company just invested in AutoCAD Civil 3D, then you are a beginner.
Again. No worries, though, because the February 2015 issue of AUGIWorld offers excellent advice and gives you some basic building blocks for getting started. For example, Murray Clack offers a guide for brand new employees in "What to Expect Now that You're Hired."
AUGIWorld's 3ds Max professional, Brian Chapman, presents "Intro to 3ds Max" for those just getting started with that software.
The February issue is packed with more advice for newbies and a nice variety of articles for everyone else.
Also in the February 2015 AUGIWorld...
Benefits of BIM and VDC: A Contractor's View - Jennifer Suerth explores why the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is increasing significantly among contractors.
Filters for Quality Control - Philip Russo demonstrates how filters can be beneficial in a Revit Structure environment.
New Best Practices for Plumbing - If you were familiar with best practices for drafting back in the day, check out these new best practices for plumbing, presented by David Raynor.
Introduction to Reality Computing - A comprehensive look at Reality Computing, which is a vision for how technologies are breaking down the barriers between the physical and digital worlds.
Welcome to the Family: The Transition to Civil 3D - Power through the learning curve as you transition from AutoCAD to AutoCAD Civil 3D and you'll never look back. Author Miguel Medina offers assistance.
Also in this issue...
Object Linking & Embedding (OLE) - Melinda Heavrin demonstrates the ability to easily move information from one application to another with OLE in AutoCAD Architecture.
Printing in the AEC Industry - If you believe the days are numbered for printed drawings, wait until you see what is happening with printing technology. This month's HP and CASE article provides a peek at the innovation.
The Myths of Mentoring - Mark Kiker examines (and busts) 5 myths pertaining to mentoring in a CAD environment.
Real-Time Rendering with Fuzor - Paras Nanavati reviews Fuzor, a real-time rendering application that integrates seamlessly with Revit.
Inside Track - Brian Andresen with a look at three new Autodesk-related software offerings. This month's picks are Revu, a PDF multi-discipline collaboration tool; Autodesk FormIt, a mobile app that lets users capture building design concepts digitally anytime, anywhere; and Rhynamo, an open source plug-in that exposes new visual nodes for reading and writing Rhino 3dm files.