Are you a MicroStation user moving to AutoCAD software? Is your company using both CAD packages? One of the first steps to success is to understand the differences between these CAD packages and learn to think like AutoCAD software. This session is designed to familiarize the experienced MicroStation user with AutoCAD software and its functionality. Learn what makes AutoCAD software such a successful CAD package and how you can be more productive in this environment. Learn how to capitalize on your MicroStation knowledge so this transition can be less stressful. Attending this session is guaranteed to improve your understanding of AutoCAD software, an essential skill if you are transitioning from another CAD package or working in a multiCAD environment.
All MicroStation Users new to the AutoCAD environment.
Jeanne Aarhus is an internationally known speaker and expert in CAD, and she presents seminars and workshops on CAD productivity. She is an independent consultant offering training and implementation services using both Autodesk and Bentley products.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
If you want a plethora of power user tips then be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top secret AutoCAD features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.
Creating a fully attributed 3D model to satisfy the BIM requirements of a project has become a requirement for many projects due to the BIM Level 2 government mandate. Current BIM software is primarily focused on architectural applications and overlooks the specific requirements of complex and large-scale landscape architecture (LA) and master planning (MP) projects. The talk will outline how we developed a script for Civil 3D to add additional attributes to C3D and AutoCAD objects; Surfaces, Blocks and Solids, the challenges we faced, and how we approached them. The class will follow our workflow on a 200 ha site for a major event, where we used C3D to create a BIM model for LA, lighting, and signage elements, importing them into Navisworks for clash detection and collaboration with other disciplines, such as civil engineers and architects. We will also cover the fundamentals of what attribute data was required, the rationale behind the choices, and how we managed data drops.
The newest release of AutoCAD is here – don’t miss your chance to check out the new features first hand. Join Autodesk Technical Evangelist and Cadalyst columnist Lynn Allen as she takes you on a tour of the many AutoCAD 2018 productivity enhancements including importing PDF files as geometry and the updated user interface. Knowing Lynn - she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the AutoCAD release you are using.
This class will discuss the details on how to select the right CPU, GPU, Memory and storage for optimal performance. We will review the latest technology available in workstation hardware as well as benchmarks and specific recommendations for Autodesk products. How to justify the right workstation for your engineering team including ROI will be discussed.<br/>The Dell Precision Optimizer, a tool that helps user maintain, analyze and optimize Dell workstations, will be introduced.
CAD standards are a bone of contention for every CAD manager. For me, CAD standards are all about a single thing—productivity. It's all about decision-making. I don't want you spending time deciding what font to use or what lineweight to draw with. Those tasks don’t increase the project’s value. I want you to be able to focus on creating drawings that sell ideas to a client or help make manufacturing quicker and easier. You shouldn't need to worry about CAD standards. In this class I'll take you through the exact steps that I use to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy our company CAD standards. I'll show you how to deploy your tool palettes on the network, and how to update them from a central file. We will push as hard as we can into deploying scripts and macros from tool palettes, and cover some of the tips and hacks of tool palettes that you won't find in the help file.
Knowing how to write AutoCAD software add-ins enables us to create new AutoCAD software commands that automate routine tasks, perform complex calculations, or integrate multiple systems to help us be more productive, more precise, and more effective. The use of Microsoft's free community edition of Visual Studio, together with the information presented in this class, will help anyone begin creating AutoCAD software add-ins with C# programming language immediately. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
In this hands-on lab, users will learn advanced customization for new and improved Drawing Styles, suiting specific requirements for detail drawings. We will cover improved beam symbol object presentation; beam alignment information in object label and continuous leader lines; improved leader line creation for labels at 45 degrees on plan/elevation views; enhanced manual dimensions on nonstandard points; manual radial dimension preferred snap points; manual adjustment of grid extension lines to avoid overlapping balloons; symbol presentation for node drawing border clipping lines; the new engineering category added in the Drawing Styles palette; new behavior for non-stand-alone defaults set the defaults in Management Tools; added simplified script contents in the Drawing Process Manager; and particular font symbol characters in the labels created. This class will include a walk-through of the workflow involved in using the new detailing styles, with explanations of options and settings, covering specific scenarios. This session features Advance Steel and AutoCAD.
When it comes to CAD, "plotting" refers to everything around printing and page setup, while "publishing" refers to electronic output. These techniques are intertwined in AutoCAD software. The goal of both is to clearly communicate design intent to the contractors, architects, and engineers involved in the project. Watch this course to learn how to plot and publish your own drawings effectively, using the appropriate tools and settings within AutoCAD 2016 software. We will cover scaling views, customizing page setups for layouts, and assigning plot styles to change the appearance of your drawings when they go to plot or publish. You will learn how to adjust individual settings in the Plot and Publish dialogs so you end up with smart, readable printouts, DWFs, and PDFs. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD for Mac. AIA Approved
So, you have hundreds, and maybe thousands, of standard AutoCAD software drawings that represent your electrical designs, and you’re uncertain about moving to AutoCAD Electrical software because you think you’ll have to redraw all your electrical designs. Well, guess what? You don’t have to. AutoCAD Electrical software ships with conversion tools that enable you to convert the standard AutoCAD entities into smart AutoCAD Electrical content. This class will show you how to use enough of the conversion tools to get you on the right circuit to energize those individual drawings into a project that recognizes all of the drawings that represent your product. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD.
This class will focus on assisting CAD beginners in the use of all aspects of the Publishing Tool in AutoCAD software to plot multiple drawings in both digital and hard-copy paper formats. Attendees will learn how to publish an entire sheet set from the Sheet Set Manager, and also by using individual drawing sheet page setups. We will develop, save, and edit a listing of drawings using the Drawing Set Descriptions (DSD) file. Using this AutoCAD “Easy Button” provides an efficient and streamlined alternative to plotting drawings sheets individually. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved