A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Autodesk didn't exist, but if it did then the fate of the Death Star and the Empire would not have been determined by those pesky rebels. Using Autodesk Revit® and Autodesk® Navisworks® software and the Autodesk® BIM 360™ cloud-based platform, as well as Microsoft® Project, Darth Vader and his project team could have built the Death Star more quickly, more safely, and with more information for important decision making, such as whether to destroy Tattooine and just be done with it. This class will cover advanced workflows and tips for using Autodesk products for more than just the basics, turning you from a naive Jedi padawan to an efficient Sith overlord in just an hour.
CAD and project managers who want to extend their use of Autodesk® Building Design Suite to improve site management and risk planning, and architects who want to provide construction simulations to clients
Lee Mullin is the Navisworks Subject Matter Expert for Product Support in Autodesk Global Services. Working with Navisworks for over seven years, Lee has worked in support, contributed towards Documentation and QA. Following Autodesk’s acquisition of Navisworks in 2007, Lee took on the role of leading the Navisworks support effort, training the growing worldwide team and ensuring the customer’s voice is heard by everyone from Product Design, Product Management, QA and Development. Currently studying Construction Project Management and running the Autodesk 'Beyond Design' blog, Lee’s current role in Global Services is multi-faceted, requiring understanding of interoperability workflows across the Autodesk portfolio; working with development to help prioritize features and defects; working with QA to improve test coverage of common workflows; creating and delivering training; and helping build up the Autodesk Construction user community.
It’s a fact. Construction companies depend on the accuracy, reliability, and consistency of the data they collect on-site to manage a successful project. From punch-listing to logging safety observations, many of today’s methods for collecting and managing that data fall short of optimum effectiveness and efficiency. We will expose you to new mobile technology that will change your way of thinking about how this data can be collected and used. You will gain an understanding of why customizing and optimizing this process is so important, as well as how the data can be imported into a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment for use in trend analysis.
Using project examples, this class will address the use of multiple software applications as a workflow, dealing with multiple clients and users—all of whom are collaborating and coordinating on large-scale buildings in one complex. The class will cover how we implemented Building Information Modeling (BIM) from 3D through 6D for design, coordination, simulation, estimating, and facilities management. We will discuss techniques used by the team to streamline the design process, program settings we used to facilitate BIM use in the construction phase, 4D simulations, visualization of building interfaces, BIM-integrated estimating processes and procedures, and BIM-integrated facilities management.
The thankless job of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager can become overwhelming at times. The daily pressure from upper management and the tedious task of keeping the CAD operators in your department productive is enough to drive you insane. This class will motivate you to bring out the best in you and your company. We will discuss some examples and try to analyze new ways of making your department run smoother, more productively, and more cost-effectively. Balancing your department’s workload, making time and finding money for training, and implementing and keeping your CAD standards current is a very difficult job. If learning how to balance the entire picture and still have a life seems like an impossible task, you are not alone; there are thousands of BIM managers who go through this every day.
Learn skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply your technical skills to real-world projects better. Join this panel of industry and education experts who have successfully implemented effective Autodesk training programs that are designed to improve retention by increasing the "stickiness factor." Understand how an interactive, closed-loop learning methodology of short subtopics will optimize concentration and engagement, resulting in a more effective transfer of knowledge from short-term to long-term memory (the stickiness factor). Skip the check-box approach and integrate the right learning style for the right learning objective at the right time. All too often, knowledge is lost in the timing between training and application. Learn how these organizations have prioritized high-retention, quick-review training to ensure that their staff or students are ready for projects on demand.
Everyone is being bombarded with information about Building Information Modeling (BIM) for facilities management, but how does it really bring value to your operation? This class will go beyond the hype and use over six years of real-world case studies and experience to explain the real return on investment. We will include examples of how to maximize the value proposition for owners and designers from design through construction and to post-construction applications. After this class, owners will better understand the issues and designers will be able to better sell the value of their BIM services.
In this class, we will guide you through the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process of an actual project: the construction of the Highway A4 in The Netherlands. After a contract and project overview, we will dive into the process that makes this project succeed as a true BIM project. Learn where to start, what to do, and what to avoid to have your own success. Find out how to let designers use their favorite program and then bring the intelligent model together in Autodesk® Navisworks® software for your contract management.
This class will provide an in-depth look at using the Autodesk® Subassembly Composer. Learn how to organize your workflow and create complex subassemblies of tunnels, retaining walls, highways, and others with ease. Import and update your subassemblies into AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, and see the result in your corridor in the complete intelligent model in Autodesk® Navisworks® software. This class uses data and real-life examples of the Highway A4 construction project in The Netherlands.
Come and learn about Autodesk® Fabrication software and how the individual systems integrate together to provide more seamless detailing, costing, and fabrication of MEP systems. This class builds on information about design line technology presented in the Go Beyond Design classes. This class will enable you to better understand how this technology, and the technology behind the Autodesk Fabrication products, can help contractors develop holistic knowledge around the portfolio to improve their business practices, increase productivity, and save money.
Are you just beginning to enter the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC)? Or maybe you already have, and you are now ready to tackle something more than just construction document production or MEP coordination? Either way, this class will introduce you to what is already possible in design and construction with the use of BIM.
For nearly three years HGA and Perkins + Will have been working together to design and document the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. This project consists of a 529,000-square-foot hospital with more than 200 beds and a 218,000-square-foot underground parking garage that will expand the existing facility at Stanford University’s medical campus. As our project moves into construction, we want to share our experiences in a class we would have liked to attend before our project began. This class will give you a comprehensive overview of the project from beginning to end. You will understand the front end planning that went into organizing an effort of this magnitude. We will discuss the alignment, training, and co-location of two architectural firms. From there, we will transition into management techniques for large Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects. We will conclude our discussion with a lessons-learned segment. After attending this class, you will have a tested and repeatable process for approaching your own BIM projects.
This class is designed to give you an introduction to customizing Autodesk Navisworks 2013 software using the .NET API. It will cover how to create add-ins that sit inside the product and enable you to integrate with third-party systems, how to automate the product to perform process-intensive and repetitive tasks, and how to embed the .NET controls in your own application to take full advantage of the powers of Navisworks. There will be a specific focus on the new Clash and Timeliner API features. This class will benefit those who want to extend the functionality of Navisworks using a .NET language such as C#, so some programming experience is preferred.
The Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) methodology is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for helping organizations execute their most important Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects using Autodesk® Revit® software, Autodesk® Navisworks® software, and other tools, especially during the most turbulent of projects. By following the four disciplines—Focusing on the Wildly Important (Process, process, process), Acting on Lead Measures (It’s all in the BEP), Keeping a Compelling Scoreboard (What we can measure, we can know), and Creating a Cadence of Accountability (Setting your BIM teams' momentum)—leaders can produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams. These 4DX practices have been tested and refined by thousands of teams over many years. When a BIM project team follows these disciplines, they will achieve outstanding results, regardless of the deliverables required. The 4DX methodology represents a new way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today’s architecture, engineering, and construction marketplace.