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Check out the newest issue of AUGI World, just click on the link below;

AUGI World August Issue 2014

Autodesk User Group International



I just saw this on Shaan Hurley’s blog,  ‘Between the Lines’ ;

The new Autodesk 360 is here!

Autodesk employees along with some customers have been testing and using the new Autodesk 360 for sometime now on real projects to make sure it was ready.

You can now get early access to the project collaboration tool, the new Autodesk 360:

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year!!

New ArchBlocks Statues Library

Experience AU 2013 LIVE tomorrow starting at 8 a.m., Pacific time
Join the excitement of AU 2013 as it happens starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., Pacific time. No need to register and it’s free.
Watch live-streaming video of the Keynote Address, Closing Session, Innovation Forums, and a selection of classes from the conference in Las Vegas.

Take part in the Rendering in Autodesk 360 Contest to win fantastic prizes!

Click on the AUTODESK 360 link below;

Enter at AUTODESK 360





AutoCAD Tricks for MText: Beyond the Basics

AUGI – Autodesk Users Group International

AutoCAD tutorial on using Mtext command.

Follow the link below;

Mtext Tips and Tricks

Be sure to check out the November Newsletter.

Click on the link below;

AutoCAD Exchange Newsletter – November 2011

Take care, Kevin

Here is a great video from Autodesk Exchange showing the new features of AutoCAD 2012;

Have a great day!


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AutoCAD WS Mobile App

This is a guest post by CAD Consultant Brian M. Curran @

So the economy has pulled back, you’re a Drafter, and you’re looking for part-time or full-time income. The thought of doing freelance work has crossed your mind, but you’re not sure where you would start. Well, I can provide some tips on how to get started with CAD freelance work, based on my personal experience of doing just that.

First you’d need to identify the types of drawings that local or national businesses have a need for. I’d focus on your local market first, because I believe most businesses that hire freelancers, hire local ones. I wouldn’t rule out long distance relationships though, because much if not all of your work could probably be done through email and web conferencing. And during this discovery process, you should also make a list of companies that potentially have a need for such drawings. These two things go hand-in-hand, and you can’t have one without the other.

Once you have identified the types of drawings you’d like to offer services for, then you’d need to assemble a portfolio of those types of drawings, if you don’t have one already. It’s not likely that someone would send work your way, without you first providing them with samples.

Next you’d have to make sure your resume was in order. Along with this, would be your references. A good reference could set you above your competition. – Yes, there’s going to be competition. There’s always competition!

Now that you have identified a need, have identified companies that potentially have that need, can prove your competency via your portfolio, resume and references; you’d need to get in touch with the decision makers who can give you work. Do a little web research on your list of companies, and try to identify who the decision makers are.

If you could identify the decision makers, or at least the next best person, get ready to call them. Before calling, do some reading on cold-calling, and then make your calls. A simple phone call could be the start of a wonderful business relationship!

Thanks for the article Brian!

You can contact Brian at his website address listed above.