Interact with a panel of Revit software API experts to answer your questions and discuss all relevant topics of your choice. For anyone writing add-ins for Revit software, this is the perfect forum to better get to know the people who shape the APIs you work with, and explain your views, ideas, and problems face to face. Please note that prior .NET programming and Revit add-in development experience is required. This class is not suitable for beginners. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Docs, and Collaboration for Revit. AIA Approved
Experienced Revit add-in developers interested in discussing advanced API issues with Revit engineering and developer support experts
Jeremy Tammik is The Building Coder and The 3D Web Coder. He works with the Forge Partner Development Team on Autodesk, Inc., APIs and web services, providing developer support, training, conferences, presentations, and blogging on the Revit API and cloud and mobile technologies. Tammik is a prolific author, and he is passionate about cooperation and sharing. Tammik graduated with degrees in mathematics and physics. He has worked as a teacher and translator of both computer and human languages, and he worked as a C++ programmer on early graphical user interface (GUI) and multitasking projects. Tammik is fluent in 6 European languages, has 4 kids, 2 grandchildren, and is vegetarian. He loves cooking, climbing, hiking, and problem solving, and he enjoys sports, nature, literature, adventure, survival, and challenges of all kinds.
Saikat is a Senior Technical Consulting Manager with Autodesk Consulting, with a primary focus of integrations of enterprise applications with Autodesk’s Forge Platform and customizations of the Autodesk’s AEC products using the APIs. Prior to working with Autodesk Consulting, Saikat was a member of the AEC workgroup of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) team, providing evangelism, support, trainings and delivering technical presentations to the third party developers. He joined Autodesk in 2004 and has prior experience as GIS software developer and as a project architect with the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer.
Sasha Crotty joined Autodesk, Inc., in 2005 as a developer for Revit Structure software. She went on to lead the Revit Structure Development Team before switching gears into product management. As the Revit Core product manager, she is responsible for the direction and evolution of Revit's multi-disciplinary tools, performance, and the API. Sasha holds a BA in Architecture and a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MBA from Boston University. In her spare time Sasha enjoys growing miniature orchids and traveling around the world.
Mikako Harada works as an architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technical lead and Americas manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) Team at Autodesk, Inc. She provides API (Application Programming Interface) technical support to the members of Autodesk Developer Network worldwide for AEC products. Prior to joining Autodesk, she worked as a researcher for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. While at ETH, she worked with projects involving the development of web-based collaborative environment with the Swiss building industry and web-based visualization projects for business data archive systems, aiming to enlarge knowledge by providing a means of visualizing a large amount of information. Harada was also a researcher at The Engineering Design Research Center of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Scott Fahlman’s lab, and the Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Systems group at General Motors Technical Center. Her interests are in the areas of interactive techniques, optimization, and layout synthesis.
Miro has extensive combined engineering and IT background, with a Dipl.Ing.in Civil and Structural Engineering (Split, Croatia), Ph.D. in Numerical Methods in Engineering (Swansea, Wales) and 29 years’ experience in commercial engineering software design, development and customization. He's been with Autodesk for over 16 years, initially as Developer Consulting Specialist and currently as Solutions/Software Architect with Autodesk Consulting. His specialty have always been APIs for all Autodesk® AEC and BIM products, a topic on which he has conducted numerous training sessions, given many conference talks and provided direct technical support. For the last 10 years, he's been applying combined API, products, industry, methodologies and process-analyses knowledge to architecting and developing consulting solutions that extend the functionality of Autodesk BIM/AEC products and integrate them within various specific customer workflows, processes and solutions.
Angel Velez is a senior principal engineer at Autodesk, Inc. In 1992, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with BS degrees in computer science and mathematics, and he graduated from Stanford University with a master's degree in computer science in 1994. After working in the mechanical CAD industry for 5 years, he joined Charles River Software in 1999 to work on a project that eventually became known as Revit software. Since 2004, Velez has been working primarily on interoperability issues, concentrating on Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
Strategy services have become essential to fund not only the clear prioritization which Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses to implement and to get key stakeholders, decision makers, and senior management to buy- in. Furthermore, it has become evident to align the successful adoption goals in early stages of strategic initiatives. The purpose of this class is to bring customers together who have already done a business value alignment (Systra, Ramboll, Pyöry) to share their experiences and match it with customers who have not yet done a BIM strategy alignment. This session features Revit.
Parametric tools are still sitting in a niche corner and, incorrectly, considered applicable only to equally niche projects. This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Grasshopper software and the Dynamo extension can add massive value to a design team (and I will quantify said value to help you convince the skeptics). This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Grasshopper, Microsoft Excel, and Revit software that we developed to help us efficiently design and document a new stadium in Sydney, Australia. These tools helped us reduce our documentation time by more than 500 hours (50%). These simple tools were developed in both Dynamo and Grasshopper, and this talk is targeted at anyone interested in new workflows and increasing efficiency. We will demonstrate a series of scripts associated with foundation and rock assessment and column modeling and scheduling, and we’ll cover design and documentation tools for the geometrically complex tensile roof. In addition, we will touch on tools developed to automate view creation for documentation. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
It’s early in the design process. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something that evaluated the benefit of adding insulation, the impact of installing heftier glazing, or the increased efficiency in rotating your building 10 degrees? Architects don’t want to get into energy “modeling.” That’s not their gig. Let's leave that to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) professionals. Early energy analysis is the way to go, and tools within Revit software are available to help guide the process. In this session, we will investigate the tools available, including Insight 360 software, and the benefits of running energy analysis early in project design. We’ll discuss the fine line between energy “modeling” and energy “analysis,” as well as workflow implementation and documentation. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
This is an effective, structured management system based on the National CAD Standard (NCS) Uniform Drawing System (UDS). This management system emphasizes for Revit software and overlaps AutoCAD software, managing anything from simple distributed model setups (each discipline in a file) to fully integrated (all-in-one) models on A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service. It is commonly part of the organizational section of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plan. This approach limits added parameters to the Revit software models, and it compartmentalizes liability to each discipline in a way that minimizes confusion and enables each discipline to more directly and fully manage their own content. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved
Electrical subs can now enter the realm of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with tools available in Revit software as part of Building Design Suite or the Autodesk collection. We will use the Texas Children's Hospital project as the backdrop of this interactive course aimed at getting electrical subs up to speed with BIM tools, and attendees will realize the benefits of using BIM on this 500,000 square-foot project. Find out what it takes to get a project of this size coordinated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing in the narrowest of plenum spaces. This session features Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
The purpose of this class is to reveal the design workflow for precast elements (walls and slabs) using advanced tools that automate the process of generating precast assemblies, shop drawings, and computer numerical control (CNC). This will help both fabricators and precast detailers to reduce the time spent modeling, generating shop drawings, and producing precast planar elements. This session features Revit.
In this class, we will see how to customize the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) fabrication database: how to create new specifications, new services, new items from pattern templates, and so on. We will then use it in Revit software, taking advantages of all new features and capabilities provided by Revit 2017 software—and figure out all the value of using fabrication content in the detailing phase to capitalize on design, optimize construction, and save costs. This session features Revit and Fabrication CAMduct.
The lab will provide a hands-on approach of best practices for how to combine civil site designs in AutoCAD Civil 3D software with foundation designs in Revit software to ultimately collaborate with architects. The discussion will give guidelines for where utility modeling for building should transition from Revit MEP software above grade to AutoCAD Civil 3D software below grade, and how to use Navisworks software in this review process. A key concept to review will be the difference between local coordinate systems that building designers work in and the state plane coordinate system that civil engineers typically use. The discussion will consider civil/structure interaction and the new BIM Forum Level of Development (LOD) specification, and how it relates to setting up projects in AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Revit software. This session features Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
We’ve all heard a lot lately about the Dynamo extension and Revit software. We can’t read a blog or go to a conference without someone mentioning this new and exciting tool. We’ve been told it can help us with geometry. We’ve been told it can speed up repetitive tasks. Come see some practical uses of the Dynamo extension and how it can expand the data in your model. Take a look at how we can use it to pass information between linked files, talk to Microsoft Excel, and finally automate those day-to-day tasks. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
Are you interested in virtual reality (VR) but think the cost of entry is too high? Think again! With a $20 Google Cardboard headset, you can use VR to immerse your clients in your design. This lab will take you through several workflows for transitioning from Revit software to Google Cardboard, including using A360 cloud rendering through to discussing more advanced options, such as embedding stereoscopic images in your website. Find out all you need to know to get started in virtual reality. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved
Learn to combine computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Dynamo visual programming. We will use Dynamo to drive a Revit software model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people who have some experience in Revit software and/or tools like Rhino software and Grasshopper software. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but it’s not required. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
Learn how to combine computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Dynamo visual programming. We will use Dynamo to drive a Revit software model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people who have some experience in Revit software and/or tools like Rhino software and Grasshopper software. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but not required. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
AU Las Vegas
BIM 360 Docs
Collaboration for Revit
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction