AUGIWORLD May 2014 Issue

AUGIWORLD May 2014 Issue


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A closer look at third-party apps for Autodesk products

You have successfully convinced management that you need to upgrade to the newest Autodesk software release. Now what? What happens after the software is unpacked or downloaded? It would be great if all you had to do was install it. But there’s so much more to a successful implementation than the mere act of installing the software. What you need is an implementation strategy.

Fortunately, the May 2014 issue of AUGIWorld has a wealth of information to assist you when implementing Autodesk 2015 releases.

Philip Russo fills you in on what to expect when implementing Revit Structure in his article "So You Want to Upgrade to Revit Structure 2015."

In "Getting Over the Implementation Bubble," David Butts draws from his own experience bringing Revit MEP into his firm.

And Curt Moreno encourages you to "Put on Your Implementation Hat" and plan, wisely and well, for a successful AutoCAD 2015 launch. And this is just the beginning in an issue packed with implementation strategies.

Also in the May 2014 issue:

Easing the Pain of Deployment - Gordon Price shows you how to steer around some common obstacles when deploying Revit Architecture.

How Success Can Lead to Failure - CAD Manager Mark Kiker warns you not to rest on your laurels, even after a successful implementation. There are lessons to be learned from our successes as well as our failures.

Implementing Integrated Visualization Workflow - Tom Cipolla demonstrates a smart path for synchronizing image creation with a BIM mindset.

Successful Civil 3D Implementation - From getting management buy-in to training users, Shawn Herring hits the high points of implementing AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

Workspaces in ACA - Melinda Heavrin dives into the use of workspaces in AutoCAD Architecture.

An Introduction to Surface Continuity - Paul Munford demonstrates hard surface modeling in Autodesk Inventor.

Tech Insights: Design Visualization - This month's CASE article explores the visualization options available to Autodesk Revit users and show how designers can get the most from these options.

CNC Cut Files with Autodesk Product Design Suites, Part 2 - Scott Moyse, with Gavin Bath, wrap up a series of articles based on their Autodesk University 2013 course. In the conclusion, they cover iPropWiz, a third-party tool you can use to prepare manufacturing information associated with your designs.


Hardware Review - David Harrington reviews the Xi® MTower™ PCIe Workstation.

Digital Plan Set Publishing with Digital Signatures - Brad Hofman discusses how his firm achieved the capability of implementing digital signatures on PDF plan sets.

AutoCAD Tip of the Month - Michael Beall demonstrates the effective use of Layer Walk in AutoCAD.

Inside Track - Lee Ambrosius introduces new Autodesk-related products. This month: Piping infrastructure design with Urbano; PDF3 Report Gen, which converts 3D designs into interactive 3D PDF documents; and the Cloud Renderer for Revit.