Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) is officially recognized by Autodesk and represents the worldwide community of Autodesk users at the global level. AUGI is broken down into Country Chapters at the national level with AUGIuk as the official country chapter for the United Kingdom.
AUGIuk provides an environment that encourages users to help users. This peer-to-peer support is offered in a number of ways, including through online discussion groups and through the AUGIuk website. Rich web content gives members access to product usage advice, best practices, and other valuable information to increase productivity.
From the AUGIuk website, users can get technical help and support from their regional peers, but they can also tap into information and assistance from the worldwide AUGI network. Because AUGIuk and other official country chapters are formed under the AUGI organization, the various country chapter websites have the same look and feel, thus ensuring smooth navigation for users from other country chapters.
AUGIuk provide United Kingdom users a tremendous information resource for assistance in using Autodesk's many software products. Beyond this, AUGIuk is a gateway for connection with other users worldwide.
AUGIuk Director Paul Oakley has been one of the representatives of the Autodesk community reviewing various British Standards relative to the UK Government BIM Strategy. He gives his personal view on implementing the new PAS 1192:2013 document and the implications specifically for Autodesk Revit Users in a paper he has recently released entitled “Delivering PAS 1192”.
“THE PROBLEM WITH REVIT….”
By KELVIN DONALDSON, DIRECTOR, GILBERTS
Let me just start by explaining that I love Revit and am totally convinced that BIM in general and Revit in particular are the future – without question. This article sets out to be supportive of that position, but to recognize the shortcomings of where we are now and what is needed to ensure that the continued development of the utilisation of Revit delivers the benefits to the construction industry in general and in particular to architecture within the UK that it should do. My particular focus will be, because it has to be, the problems encountered by developing Revit use within a small practice.