AUGIWORLD January 2014 Issue

AUGIWORLD January 2014 Issue


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Move Forward in your Development

There’s nothing like a new calendar year to get people thinking in terms of strategy. Commonly, the strategizing relates to our careers—pondering ways in which to move ourselves forward in the coming months. With a “to do” list that includes skill sharpening, boosting productivity, and increasing industry knowledge, there’s much to be done and only 12 months to do it. 

The January 2014 issue of AUGIWorld addresses these to-do items and more. For Revit Structure users, author Scott Melching offers “Creating Advanced Families in Revit,” drawing from his 25 years of experience to help users advance their Revit knowledge.

Melinda Heavrin helps AutoCAD Architecture users increase their skill with her article, “Working with Point Clouds.” And Jennifer Storey discusses “The Potential for Advancement in AEC” and explores how that potential can be realized.

Also in the January 2014 issue:

The Creative Process – Learning often happens when watching other professionals at work. Ruben Dario Karamañites Arango shares the process of his 3ds Max creation.

Cleaning Up AutoCAD Drawings – Walt Sparling steps you through some fundamentals and shows you how to create good habits when using AutoCAD. Michael Beall’s bonus tip this month is How to Edit Quick Properties content.

Measuring Up – Mark Hunter explores the measuring and sectioning tools in Navisworks Manage and demonstrates why they are so effective.

Hitting All the Keys on the Piano – Christopher Fugitt discovers similarities between learning to play the piano well and learning to become an AutoCAD Civil 3D power user.


Integrated CAM with HSM Express – John Evans looks closely at Autodesk’s recent purchase of HSMWorks. Here, you’ll learn the benefits that can come from this computer-aided manufacturing solution.

Inside Track – Lee Ambrosius presents three new Autodesk-related products coming to market. This month, software that aids designers and artists with animation, production, 3D printing, and motion capture; a plug-in that allows a SmartBoard be used for collaboration; and software to improve the efficiency of CNC programming.