Will AutoCAD Grant Your Wishes?
It can, if you’re a member of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). It is a forum for users to help improve the Autodesk products you actively use, including AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
AUGI recently revamped its Wish List System (WLS) to make it more dynamic. It’s now an ongoing, 365-days-a-year activity, and Autodesk enjoys anytime access to the user feedback.
Here’s how it works:
Each week, WLS ranks the top 10 wishes for each product, based on votes from AUGI members. Wishes can rise or fall on the list depending on how many votes they get, and if you voted for a wish that drops off you get to vote again.
According to the AUGI web site, WLS “is a channel to tell Autodesk what they need to add, fix, enhance or remove.” By participating, you have an opportunity to improve your own performance and make AutoCAD better for everybody.
Accessing WLS is simple. Use your existing AUGI account credentials, or register now for free.
Developers Have Wishes Too
While AUGI members can make suggestions all year long, Autodesk also gives developers a chance to make their voices heard in an annual survey. The goal is to help the Autodesk engineering team prioritize API enhancements for future AutoCAD releases.
The most recent survey was conducted online from June 11–22. The results will be published sometime in July, and I’ll keep you posted on what the results mean for end users like us. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out AUGI’s WLS and let me know what you think of it.