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AUGI at #AU2010

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With so many things happening at this years' Autodesk University, here a brief list of what is happening with AUGI at AU.


Monday, November 29

AUGI Leadership / Local Chapter President's meetingAUGI Board meetingAUGI Volunteer gatheringTuesday, November 30 Past President's gatheringInternational Assembly MeetingAUGI Top Daug 2010 Challenge begins at the AUGI BoothWednesday, December 1 Its AUGI Day today!!!Annual General MeetingAUGI Beer BustThursday, December 2 AUGI Writers & Volunteers breakfastAUGI TweetUp at the AUGI BoothAUGI Top Daug FinalsAUGI UnpluggedBe sure to catch up with all the info / photos at AU with AUGI's "HotNews Daily"

Australian Autodesk University Summit

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Autodesk product users in Australia may not be able to attend #AU2010 in Las Vegas,  so IMAGINiT Technologies are inviting you to join us and experience a Las Vegas-style AU event in Australia!


All events will feature a Las Vegas theme, including a cocktail party and Las Vegas table games, providing valuable opportunity to network with your industry peers.




Please mark these dates in your calendar to ensure you do not miss Australia's premier Autodesk University events and stay tuned for further details including how to register for these unique events.  For further information, please contact your local IMAGINiT Technologies representatives:


Adelaide / Melbourne - Rob Fischer


Brisbane - Deborah Manning







We have lift off… It's Alive In The lab

Woo Hoo, as commented earlier I can now report that the 
Project Vasari technology preview Is Now AvailableYou can download Project Vasari via Autodesk Labs here
Project Vasari is a design tool with analysis capabilities available via the cloud. Project Vasari is compatible with Revit in that files created by Project Vasari can be opened using Revit 2011, and Revit files can be opened by Project Vasari. There are some limitations in that, as a conceptual modeler, Project Vasari does not support some features (e.g., detailed model elements such as walls, windows, doors, etc.) The thinking is that you would start with Project Vasari and then continue with Revit 2011 to make more detailed models - not the other way around.
In a nutshell… Project Vasari it's basically Revit for people who don't need all of Revit.

BIMstop: BIM Content Network

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Through Twitter I found out about this interesting site - BIM Stop


It's free and you can gain instant access to all of the great content in a variety of formats. Current formats include: Revit, ArchiCAD, Autocad, Sketchup, Bentley.
Register Now!

Project Vasari

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Just visited David Light's blog - he's done a simply awesome review on Project Vasari. WOW… I can't wait when this will be "Alive in the Lab"

#AU2010 Bloggers Social Event

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For the 3rd time running Autodesk will be hosting the Blogger Social Event at #AU2010.


The event is for bloggers who actively blog on Autodesk product and events. There will be a large group of bloggers and Autodesk employees attending in this casual social networking gathering.

What: Blogger Social for Autodesk product and industry related bloggers attending Autodesk University 2010. When: Monday November 29th, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We will have a welcome and speaker at 7PM. Where: Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel How to attend: To get your official invitation, please complete the form linked below by November 19th, 2010.  We will review your information, blog, and start sending out the final invitations and event details November 22nd, 2010.  If you are a member of the press or have been contacted directory regarding attendance for media events by Autodesk PR you do not need to complete this form. Autodesk University 2010 Blogger Social Signup Form

IMAGINiT Technologies - Architecture & BIM networking function

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You are invited to the IMAGINiT Technologies Architecture and BIM networking function, Wednesday 1st December, 5-7pm.  Early registration is free!

This is a great opportunity for you to relax while enjoying the view and a few drinks with your industry peers. Register now and drinks are on us!

IMAGINiT will provide a brief demonstration to keep you up to date with the latest in BIM technology.  For more information about IMAGINiT's range of Architecutre, BIM, Products and Services, click here.

When:         Wed 1 December
Where:        Rydges South Park
                  Skyline Events Centre
                  1 South Tce, Adelaide
Registration: Click here

Great Revit Content...

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From the virtual network of Building Designers Australia (BDA), a BDANT colleague alerted me to the fact that Breezway Lourve Windows now have Revit Content on their site…

Breezway Altair™ Louvre Windows are the energy efficent solution to bringing natural light, fresh air and a sense of space into your sustainable building designs, and to now have Revit content that I can use - is a blessing indeed… Thanks guys 


Similarly, Big Ass Fans now also have Revit And AutoCAD content on their website 






Likewise you can find great Revit content here -


A&L Windows







Miele Products





SnagIt for Mac v1.0 has arrived… :)

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With out any doubt I love my SnagIt for Mac! So I was most pleased this morning to learn that Version 1.0 is now available for the Mac…

and to celebrate this joyous occasion, the folks at TechSmith have have announced a competition to win great prizes - further details can be found here

Can't make it to #AU2010???

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For those of you who cannot get time away or have little funds to get to Autodesk University 2010 this year - fear not…
Autodesk University has you covered—from anywhere in the world.


Autodesk University Virtual 2010 will broadcast high quality, relevant, live streaming and on-demand classes and keynotes right to your desktop.  The classes are recorded especially for this event and AU virtual instructors are from the same pool of high calibre professionals who present at Autodesk University 2010 in Las Vegas.
AU 2010 conference attendees are automatically registered for AU Virtual, and Autodesk Subscription customers, Autodesk Student Community members, and Autodesk employees can register for free.
Sign up for a Premier Pass and get full access to the entire AU Virtual class curriculum and all other AU Virtual offerings for only US$139.
Join us online at AU Virtual 2010 from Tuesday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
You can register here