As posted earlier, the Augi forums are back up and running on the old familiar vBulletin format but unfortunately it seems impossible to stay logged in. This seems to be a side effect of the integration with the "new" Augi main website. If you visit the forums it may say that you are not logged in. Then if you click on the "Login" link, it takes you to the main Augi home page, where it says you are logged in. Then you go back to the forum page and it says you are NOT logged in, and so on. Augi says they are working to fix this.
On another note, the CadTutor website, including the forums, have recently been hit by hackers which has caused some havoc over there including Google marking cadtutor.net as an "attack page". As a result, David has taken the site offline temporarily for a review. See the notice below.
Well it took a while, but the Augi forums are back up and running using the tried and true vBulletin format. Your username may be different if you ever logged into the "new" site, but you can request that it be changed.
I'm not going to say much on the current status of the Augi forums, other than to say I think they may be working on getting the historical data restored, although I don't think they are going back to the vBulletin format.
In the meantime if you are having forum withdrawals, you can always head over to one of the following:
The Augi annual meeting was held Wednesday night, starting with an introduction by who else but Augi sweetheart, Lynn Allen. Outgoing president Mark Kiker took over going over some of the highlights from 2010, including recognition of Ray Eisenberg, an Autodesk employee who has provided Augi with much support throughout the year. Tom Salomone from Hewlett Packard was also recognized. Mark mentioned Augi's move into the social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the 12 Cad Camps held around the U.S., the expansion of the wish lists, the addition of Drop.Io, (which coincidentally is going away due to its purchase by Facebook), and finally the Augi web stats which are up 22% in 2010, with over 9.6 million hits.
The May 2010 voting results on the AutoCAD wish list are in. The top 10 are listed at the link above, or click on the image. Numbers 11-75 can be found on the same page by clicking the button at the bottom.
The voting for the Augi AutoCAD wish list is open now through May 15. Although there are flaws with this system, it is still one of the best way for users to communicate to Autodesk what you want to see in future versions of AutoCAD -- and it DOES NOT WORK AT ALL if you do not vote.
If you are reading this, I'm sure you are an Augi member, so click over there and take a few minutes to browse the list. You don't even have to make 10 choices if you don't want. Vote for your top 3 if that is all you have time for.
Missing from the list are a couple of the largest markets in the United States, Miami and Houston. Also, there is a large populated area with no coverage along the Gulf Coast in an area roughly bounded by South Texas, Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, and Tallahassee. (Honolulu not shown on the map below, it is included on the full map)
Ok, nobody named Pedro is running, but you can still vote. The polls are finally open, so cast your vote for the two new members of the AUGI Board of Directors. Let's see if we can get more than 221 members to vote this time.