Understanding railings in Revit software is difficult to begin with, but creating custom handrails is an additional challenge. Often the various railing components available, and the traditional methods to combine the components into a railing, are not adequate for the creation of desired handrails. For this reason, creating work-arounds, or hacks, is necessary to achieve the desired look. In this session, we will discuss some options regarding how to customize handrails and how they are created. This session will share several nontraditional procedures that you can use in projects to create customized handrails—be sure to be ready to share your hacks too! This session isn’t going to show handrails as trains, canopies, or anything else. It will show how to use the tools we have to make them meet our requirements. In the prerequisite session to this one, “Rationalizing Revit Railings,” we will discuss all the intricate facets and nested components that compose railings. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
Architects, Designers, Engineers, Students, CAD/BIM Managers, Construction Managers, Contractors, Facilities Management, Subcontractors, Revit Railing Enthusiasts, or anyone confused by railings!
Better known as The Revit Geek, Brian Mackey has spent over 25 years in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry—more than 10 of which have been focused on Revit software and Building Information Modeling (BIM). After nearly a decade of working with architects and engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Mackey started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Mackey has clients all over the United States and Canada who generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Mackey showcases his love of talking about Revit software, or maybe just his love of talking, in a monthly, light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free question-and-answer webcast—Revit Radio. Mackey is a regular speaker at many conferences, including Autodesk University, BIM Workshops, and Revit Technology Conferences, where he has been awarded Top Speaker several times. Mackey met his wife, Dezi, at Autodesk University, and they welcomed #BIMbino Vienna into their family in 2013, for a total of 3 daughters—and in 2016 they welcomed a son, #BIMbino R2, Paxton.
Carolinas HealthCare System will review strategic implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) from project inception to facilities management. We’ll then explore the benefits of project processes, such as multiteam member collaboration, virtual coordination, and owner BIM standards that help minimize project risk. The owner team will also describe their use of BIM during facilities management, which includes space management, asset management, and virtual documentation. Carolinas HealthCare System will conclude with the BIM program lessons learned and return on investment of their BIM to FIM (forensic information modeling) implementation. This session features Revit and Collaboration for Revit. AIA Approved
The Raytracer Renderer (ART) is a fast, physically based renderer that is available for a number of Autodesk applications, including 3ds Max software, Revit software, and Inventor software. This 3ds Max software-based course is designed to show you how to get the most out of this exciting new renderer. The course will cover ART renderer workflow, as well as how to set up scenes for maximum speed and quality. This includes sections on physical materials, physical sun and sky, as well as image-based lighting workflows. The course will also show how to render for compositing into real-world footage. This session features 3ds Max, Inventor Professional, and Revit. AIA Approved
The Link between RISA software and Revit software has existed for more than a decade now, and has seen widespread adoption in the structural engineering community. As the Link evolves, it continues to make the integration more tight and effective between structural analysis and Building Information Modeling (BIM). However, users of the RISA-Revit Link may not already be aware of the full array of features that the Link provides, beyond simple import/export capabilities. This class aims to teach the user about advanced troubleshooting and workflow techniques to improve their use of the RISA-Revit Link, with the aim of cutting down on errors and frustration. Also included will be a sneak peek at the RISAConnection-Revit Link which is currently under development, and which will enable users to get Steel Connection Design software for their Revit model. This session features Revit and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
See how Revit software can provide powerful insight to your model contents, and how your design team is building them through external data reporting. Information is most useful when presented in a format that is easy to explore and analyze. This class will demonstrate several techniques for getting information out of your models and into a format that you can more easily digest and visualize, all with the goal of helping you make better decisions. This session features Revit, Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
Historically, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has operated in information silos. With the creation of the U.K. BIM mandate, the government has focused on the end product, and has essentially farmed out the workflow for project teams working in a model-based environment. Never before, has there been such an open and sharing mentality among would-be competitors trying to achieve a common goal. This session is the “warts and all“ account of 2 U.K. architecture firms changing perspectives, office cultures, mindsets, and deliverables, focusing on examples of where new technology and innovative workflows have assisted with communication, collaboration, integration, and systems coordination to provide a consistent approach for projects. After attending this class you will understand how change management and communication with an extended project team can benefit your client, the holistic project, and, ultimately, its lifecycle design, along with the negative impacts that not embracing change may have on your business. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
The Grand Paris Express (GPE) is a major automated metro infrastructure project in Paris, with a new 200-kilometer tunnel line. The maintenance site (depot) is a key structure in a limited space inserted into a dense urban environment. This situation leads to numerous challenging conflicts between the rail and building design. In this class, we will share Systra’s experience on project Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, and show how BIM can be used for rail infrastructure design. You will also discover how BIM can be effective for track alignment, utilities, hydrology, catenary, and telecom when interfacing with architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services. BIM has been used on this project to facilitate data exchange—especially between a civil design with AutoCAD Civil 3D software and architectural design with Revit software—but also to improve 3D coordination and design review. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit.
This session will be an interactive roundtable discussion about tips, tricks, and user experiences with technical training for Revit building design software. These tips, tricks, and experiences will be suggested by the attendees and presenter alike, but will then be discussed and perhaps debated by all, with the end goal of an improved process at the close of the discussion. We will add all of the content collected during the session to the handout and share it with all attendees after the session has concluded. All topics are fair game as long as they pertain to Revit software and the training of Revit software. See some examples of topics in the learning objectives below. This session features Revit.<br/><br/>
As mobile technology comes of age on the construction site, the use of iPads and BIM 360 Docs software can now replace the paper plans of the past. The transition to this new environment can be smooth and seamless, or it can be hindered by multiple false starts. This class will provide a live demonstration of the complete process of implementing a BIM 360 Docs project for a sample fire-protection construction project. The lessons taught in this class will have obvious application beyond the fire protection trade, but limiting the live demonstrations to a specific trade provides clarity and enables the presentation to pay some attention to the often-overlooked fire sprinkler industry. We expect the live-demonstration approach of this presentation to provide a great opportunity to understand the capabilities and value of BIM 360 Docs software to anyone involved in the process, including owner/managers, IT personnel, designers, and installers. This session features BIM 360 Docs, AutoCAD, and Revit. AIA Approved
This session will present the new DeWalt Corporation Hanger Design plug-in for Revit software, which automates the placement and design of hangers and trapeze assemblies for common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, such as pipe, duct, conduit, and cable trays. The placement of these assemblies has historically been based on “rule of thumb” sizing and spacing and/or prescriptive rules from various trade-specific handbooks that do not necessarily comply with current building-code requirements or structural point-load limitations. Modeling MEP systems in Revit software offers many advantages for coordination, prefabrication, consolidation of parallel runs, and placement of cast-in-place hanger inserts. This new tool analyzes these systems, and automatically places hanger/trapeze assemblies, anchors, and seismic bracing per building-code requirements with engineering calculation reports automatically generated. Product-specific content is placed in the model with exporting schedules for field layout, prefabrication, and procurement. This session features Revit and BIM 360 Layout. AIA Approved
Are you required to submit a COBie deliverable from your Revit software model? Do you need to be able to apply classification data to Revit elements from systems such as UniFormat, MasterFormat, OmniClass, Uniclass, or even a custom database? This session will provide a deep dive into the 2 tools to help you do this: COBie Extension for Revit software and Classification Manager for Revit software. Learn how to get them, how they work, and how you can configure them to meet your needs. Walk away with the expertise necessary to manage and track COBie and classification system data in your Revit models. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
This class is for structural engineers and steel detailers who are using or intending on using Revit software to model steel structures, and are looking for opportunities to capitalize on steel connections information in their Building Information Modeling (BIM) models, and get fabrication and erection deliverables with Advance Steel software. This session features Advance Steel, Revit, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
Building the tallest skyscraper in the world (over 1,000 meters high with 250-plus floors) is a chilling experience and leaves no scope for mistakes and rework. This class will discuss detailed Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow and setup for the complete design engineering, simulation, and construction of this engineering challenge. Attendees will learn the interface of Building Design Suite along with third-party software to manage the design iterations for optimization and changing specifications from owners. This will be an in-depth presentation on how BIM facilitated various design disciplines to collaborate in a seamless manner to enhance the construction efficiency and building performance. This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage.