AUGIWORLD September 2015 Issue

AUGIWORLD September 2015 Issue


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The Year in Numbers 

AUGI’s annual dive into the salaries, benefits, workload, job satisfaction/dissatisfaction, etc. of its members is the highlight of the September 2015 issue of AUGIWorld. The 14th Annual AUGI Salary Survey provides a unique take on the information provided by AUGI members in this annual survey. The analysis, courtesy of AUGI Salary Survey Manager Melanie Perry, helps AUGI members drill down to industry- and title-specific levels. See how you stack up against your AUGI peers in this year’s survey!

Also in the September 2015 AUGIWorld...

A Trio of Dimensioning Tips – Jaipakash Pandey explores three dimensioning tools available in AutoCAD, including the latest addition, the DIM command.

Instant-Impact Tips for ACA – Melinda Heavrin presents a varied number of handy tips that will boost your productivity in AutoCAD Architecture.

Harnessing the Versatility of AutoCAD MAP – Thomas Wilga offers a real-world look at AutoCAD MAP in action. The use of this product at Wilga’s firm is detailed.

Process Evolution – Brian D. Nickel presents his take on Revit MEP, which is in use at his plumbing and heating company.

An Interview with Daniel McFarland – Jay Zallan presents a Q&A session with Daniel McFarland, who offers his perspective on what makes a great model, and more.

The Rise of the Structural Modeler – Josh Carney foresees the advent of the structural modeler in the near future. Here’s a look at what skills these employees will bring to the table. 

Also in this issue...

Testing 1 -2 -3 – CAD Manager Mark Kiker shares his ideas on taking an idea from infancy to maturity. Once you are past the “Idea” stage, it’s time to move on to Proof of Concept, Pilot, and Proliferation.

LiDar Scanning: Using a ReCap Workflow within Civil 3D – Shawn Herring investigates the benefits of adding ReCap to Autodesk’s infrastructure tools.

Bringing Characters to Life – Brian Chapman provides a step-by-step lesson in character rigging in 3ds Max software.

15” Mobile CAD Power Gets Thin – Robert Green destroys the myth that big, bulky computers equal performance and power. Check out these thin, sleek, and lightweight powerhouses from HP.

My Top Five Tips for Inventor Tube & Pipe – Chris Benner translates his 6+ years of Inventor experience into 5 great tips & tricks.

Inside Track – Brian Andresen with a look at new offerings from Autodesk and its partners. This month, Brian explores the Revit add-in offerings from Troy Gates, a member of the BIM Consortium. Also featured, the NuBIM Vulcraft Add-in for Revit 2014 and 2015, which offers a number of tools to manage the BIM project lifecycle.