General Guidelines

The AUGI Forums are open meeting places where members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) can ask questions, share information, and discuss issues relating to software published by Autodesk, Inc. and their third-party software partners. The AUGI Forums build a searchable knowledge base by maintaining a database record of all communications posted to them. AUGI welcomes and encourages its members to participate by posting questions or providing input or answers to questions from other users. Members are encouraged to discuss methods for working with, and providing solutions to everyday end user issues. The AUGI Forums are divided into several industry categories or communities. These categories are often internally separated into Forums directly related to Autodesk products.

AUGI Forum members commit themselves to helping their fellow members in whatever way they can, and as fast as they can. A message posted on the Forum will usually be read by several people within minutes. If your question has a quick answer you will probably get a quick response. If it's a tough one, it will take longer but it will get researched. And if we can't answer it, we'll ask Autodesk to help out and find the solution.

We have implemented the following guidelines for using our community forums in order to maintain a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for all our members. Please read the following Basics, Do's, Don'ts, Etiquette, and Security sections very carefully. By proceeding to post on AUGI's Forums you agree to these guidelines and must obey them at all times. Refusal to obey these guidelines will result in the appropriate responsive actions.

The guidelines outlined in this document apply equally to Forum Private Message and Forum Email services. These services are made available to members by AUGI and are an extension of the AUGI Forums. Any infringement of their use by a member, may result in that member losing access to those services.

Generally speaking, Posting Private messages in public without the author's permission is typically against normal internet etiquette. When someone sends you a PRIVATE message, or a private email, there is an unspoken understanding that the contents of the message will remain PRIVATE. Therefore, it is against the policy of to allow private messages or emails to be posted in public forums.

We reserve the right to ban any member who violates our guidelines or intentionally disrupts our community. We will be fair and provide warning in most cases.