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.
This class provides must-have knowledge for management-level facility owners, operators, contractors, architects, and consultants seeking objective methods to inform decisions as well as evaluate and optimize the success of Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation for projects and enterprises. The class covers the bimSCORE evaluation framework developed at Stanford University Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE). We will discuss original methods developed to establish realistic goals, benchmark to global best practices, select scenarios for BIM investment, track progress, and calculate ROI. We will demonstrate scientific methods you can use to report on maturity of BIM implementations and compare results with other current projects around the world, using metrics to inform investment decisions and drive improvement. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of ongoing evaluation and performance tracking to maximize BIM value throughout project lifecycles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prefabrication and modular construction has become increasingly significant in building design and construction management. Building Information Modeling (BIM) combined with fabrication has enabled integrated architecture and engineering workflows that can embrace these technologies. In industrialized production, the digital model becomes the product. For architecture and engineering professionals, drawing sets rely upon symbology and design intent, not on specifics of construction and fabrication. This class will present best practices and procedures for modular off-site fabrication. Focused workflows will be demonstrated using the architectural design and documentation capacity of Autodesk® Revit® software combined with the manufacturing capabilities of Autodesk® Inventor® software. The digitally fabricated model produced by Inventor directly informs both the architectural design and the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) components. Autodesk® Navisworks® software will then be applied as a tool to explain industrial production techniques, documenting prefabricated construction methodologies.
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.
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.
This Supersize Me class focuses on delivering large or mammoth projects with Autodesk® Revit® software. We will focus on three topics that can make or break a large Revit project. First, we will show you how worksets and links together unlock the gates of a large Revit project, and how these two areas represent one of the fundamental pieces of having a successful large Revit project. Next, on any Revit project, when something gets deleted by accident, it can be painful. On a large project it can cause days or weeks worth of rework. We will show you how to protect Revit objects from being moved, deleted, or modified. Finally, we will take a hard look at families versus groups versus links. Unfortunately they have similar characteristics and often get used in place of each other. We will talk about each tool and discuss why and how they work, when to use them, and when not to use them. You will gain an understanding of why each tool can be both destructive or constructive to any Revit project.
Even with a fully coordinated Autodesk Revit model of every discipline, architectural beauty comes at the cost of a challenging construction phase. In this class, you will learn how coordination on the Yale School of Management was managed using Autodesk Navisworks software in conjunction with fabrication-quality modeling. We will explore rule-based clash detection will be explored as a primary evaluation and visualization method for finding coordination problems and developing real-time solutions in the intelligent model. You will leave the class with a clear understanding of how to best integrate and use clash detection to coordinate a building of any level of complexity.