I have been a long time AUGI member, and a NAAUG member prior to that. Although AUGI has always had a free membership plan, two paid membership plans are now available – premium and professional. Last year, when the paid membership plans were introduced, I chose the professional membership because I felt it was the most valuable. Each of the plans have their benefits, but the value will vary by individual. Below is an outline of some of the benefits of being a member as well as descriptions of each membership level. The majority of the data included here comes directly from AUGI’s website (AUGI.COM)
Why would you want an AUGI membership? The website has tons of timely and historical information for the AEC, manufacturing and multimedia industries. No matter your title or position, there is something for everyone.
AUGI has articles in their two publications, one of which is an email newsletter (Hot News) and one is a magazine (AUGI World) that is available as a printed version.
AUGI HotNews, a monthly newsletter sent to all AUGI members via email, disseminates timely information about upcoming events, special offers from Autodesk and its third-party developer community, general announcements, and a number of columns and feature articles designed to deepen your understanding and enhance your use of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products.
The AUGI Board of Directors also uses HotNews as its channel to keep the membership informed about new programs and policies being offered to the membership.
AUGI HotNews…it’s the way to stay in the know.
AUGIWorld is the official magazine of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). Published every month, it is distributed to AUGI members around the world.
AUGIWorld issues regularly include:
- A unique cover story with topics such as CAD Management, Salary Survey, AutoCAD add-on’s, Tips & Tricks, and more.
- Interviews with Autodesk or industry executives answering member questions on big issues.
- User stories portraying successfully implemented industry solutions.
- CAD management advice column.
- Technical Tips & Tricks section
- Training advice column
- AUGI events and announcements
Do you regularly search for technical information online, or look for someone to provide support or guidance? AUGI forums are here for you.
The AUGI forums are an online community where AUGI members can discuss what they use everyday, Autodesk Design Software! These forums are the place to ask questions about your favorite design software or help others with their questions. As you frequent these forums, please offer your own tips and share any other helpful information you might come across.
You can view the forums as a guest, without being an AUGI member. But to really take advantage of what being a member of this community means, you’ll want to post. Only members can post, so if you’re just browsing now, be sure to join AUGI. These forums are one of the biggest benefits of being a member. This is, after all, the premiere destination to get technical support, and its free!
There are three membership levels, Standard, Premium, and Professional.
Which membership should you choose?
That depends on the value that you see for each membership level. Check out the links below and join up!
I encourage you to become a member and participate in the forums and possibly even consider getting involved as a volunteer. If you have technical advice that you would like to share, consider becoming a contributing author for one of the periodicals. I currently write for AUGI World myself. (Link)