AUGIWORLD June 2016 Issue

AUGIWORLD June 2016 Issue


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Explore Third-Party Apps and Get Implementation Tips

Most users of Autodesk products strive to squeeze every ounce of functionality out of those products. And for many, their Autodesk product of choice delivers everything needed to perform their jobs.

Others, however, may turn to third-party apps for additional help, whether due to specific requirements of their industry or their own desire for some distinct functionality not included in their Autodesk product.

To its credit, Autodesk has long championed the innovation of its developer community, encouraging and facilitating developments in the third-party software market.

In the June 2016 issue of AUGIWorld, our product experts explore some of the third-party products for Autodesk users. You can see some of what’s available for 3ds Max users from Brian Chapman’s “Third-Party Options.

Gareth Spencer focuses on just one product in his article, “Enhanced Reinforced Concrete Detailing with GRAITEC Advanced PowerPack for Revit.

Not currently in the market for a third-party app? No problem—check out the other articles full of implementation tips for those who have recently purchased Autodesk products.

Also in the June 2016 AUGIWorld…

Revit in the Global BIM Toolbox – Natasha Luthra takes a look at BIM adoption as the basis of design delivery for public projects in Norway and Finland.

Reseller MEP Apps for Revit – Todd Shackelford taps the Autodesk reseller market to see what apps resellers bring to the table for Revit MEP users.

Moving Day: Are You Ready for this Transition? – Oscar Castaneda helps out with tips for implementing Autodesk’s Infrastructure Design Suite and Infraworks 360. Begin with making sure you have the right hardware to power the software and go from there.

Implementing CAD Standards in ADA – Melinda Heavrin offers users of AutoCAD Architecture 2017 sage advice on the need for CAD standards and how to implement them.

Silence Is Silver, Communication Is Golden – Jean Goyat and Kaushal Diwan take a deep dive into best practices for Navisworks Manage in the construction industry.

CSI: CAD Standards Implementation – Sam Lucido brings common-sense implementation tips to AutoCAD users.

Also in this issue...

• Civil 3D and Third-Party Apps – Steve Hill demonstrates the benefits of a handful of third-party apps for AutoCAD Civil 3D and tells you where to find them.

• Praising the Praises of Praise – Mark Kiker believes CAD managers could use a little help when it comes to praising their employees. Learn why you should praise, how best to handle it,and when is a good time to deliver kudos.

• Innovation at the Component Level – Robert Green looks at some exciting developments in components from HP.

• Inside Track – Brian Andresen looks at third-party developments in the AEC industry. This month: Ideate Explorer for Autodesk Revit, which facilitates easy searches for Revit elements; Scope Box Synchronizer that lets users import all or selected Scope Boxes from a linked Revit project; and, which brings Maya Viewport 2.0 content to Oculus Rift.