Are you a current member of AUGI (Autodesk User Group International)? If not, you may want to consider joining as there is a bunch of good info waiting for you at your finger clicks. If you are not familiar with the group, you may ask what it’s all about.
“AUGI is the Autodesk User Group International, officially recognized by Autodesk as representing the Autodesk user community. AUGI has two prime directives. The first is to assist its members by presenting programs and information that will enhance their use of Autodesk products. The second is to deliver the voice of the user community to Autodesk, thus assisting Autodesk in product development and giving users a say in the process.”
The above comes from the ‘About‘ page of the AUGI website.
- Online/Email HotNews: a monthly newsletter sent to all AUGI members via email that includes technical columns, information on industry events and product offerings from Autodesk and third party vendors.
- Online and printed AUGI World (printed will depend on membership level) covering topics about CAD Management, add-on’s, Tips & Tricks, and more. interviews, user stories, Technical Tips & Tricks, Training advice, AUGI events and announcements and more.
- User Forums: a great resource for solving your Autodesk product issues, getting product information, and sharing your own knowledge and experiences. There are a wide variety of products and topics in the forums which are monitored and manged by AUGI volunteers. Access level depends on membership level – your welcome to lurk (browse) as a guest, but to post you will need at least a basic membership.
- Wishlist: Ever had a cool idea you wish Autodesk would add in to the product you use every day – here is your chance to make it happen.
AUGI currently has a four membership levels that run from Free (non-member open access), basic at $0, Premier at $25/year and Professional at $100/year. The Professional membership has the most benefits (hence the cost), but the Premier is also a good investment. When you think about getting answers from other professionals about issues you are currently experiencing OR learning more for personal career development, the $2 to $10 a month is a very good investment. You may even be able to get your company to fund it for you – after all you are helping them out with the info and troubleshooting help you will be through AUGI.
I have been a AUGI member for years and currently contribute articles to AUGI world. I got my start after being involved with a local user group (TBAUG) back in the 80’s and then joined NAUG (North American Autodesk User group), which eventually became the AUGI we have today.
Are you a member already? Thinking about it? Time to get your new year started right and get your AUGI membership now!
Got any questions about AUGI? – drop me an email.