This virtual class provides real-world examples of how residential/multifamily structural engineers and trades are using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for wood-framed projects. Integrated project delivery (IPD) processes and workflows have been developed to streamline design and construction. This technology is based on AutoCAD® Architecture and Autodesk® Revit® software, which are integrated via model map technology. The model map files can be exported to truss and wall component manufacturers to eliminate the interpretive redraw process. Structural engineers can now visualize, design, and draft in 3D, while collaborating with teams of suppliers and trades. Material lists can be exported for quantified value engineering. BIM based off-site construction techniques that are linked to the models can be used to accelerate project schedules. Using BIM and IPD at the design stage provides valuable data and critical path information, offering a win-win scenario for the owner as well as all participants.
Architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, owners, and builders
Bradford Blissit is the Founder and President of Integrated Structural Concepts (ISC) based in Phoenix, AZ. ISC combines structural engineering with BIM and IPD to provide an integrated design-build solution for the multifamily wood frame market. With the early adoption of BIM, ISC continues to integrate technology with real world construction techniques, such as post tension foundation design, wall panel detailing, truss design and turn-key foundation and framing installation. His background in general contracting/homebuilding and long career in the multifamily component manufacturing industry provided a unique perspective on how wood frame projects are traditionally designed and constructed. Mr. Blissit’s vision for the multifamily industry is to create dynamic teams that use BIM to streamline the design and construction process, while eliminating risks for owners.
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.
Do you use different standards? Do you misplace drawings? Do you still open drawings one at a time? Do you print drawings one at a time? Do you manually update the index sheet on a drawing package when a drawing name changes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this class is for you. The Project Navigator in AutoCAD Architecture software is your ultimate document management tool. AutoCAD Architecture software has all of your project information, including level info, in an organized and accessible structure. You can create a template file to eliminate the chance for error and populate data throughout the project. In this class we will set up a design project using a template, organize the sheets, and publish the entire set to PDF when complete. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to take your existing company title blocks and create a template to use on your projects, increasing your productivity and efficiency. This session features AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP. AIA Approved
This class will be an introduction to the Object Modeling Framework API, which is a powerful extension of AutoCAD software’s ObjectARX API, and is the backbone for products like AutoCAD Architecture software, AutoCAD MEP software, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software. To begin with, we will introduce AutoCAD software’s ObjectARX API to set the platform for product customization using API. Subsequently, the class will cover some important theoretical concepts in the Object Modeling Framework API, which will be supported by ready-to-demo sample applications. In addition, the class will cover a step-by-step demo for developing a new Object Modeling Framework application to demonstrate creation of custom objects and related features. The class will focus on educating the attendees about how to use the Object Modeling Framework API to automate and simplify their day-to-day design activities. The demo samples chosen will be relevant to industry-specific workflows as supported in AutoCAD Architecture software and AutoCAD MEP software. The class will also cover information about managed version (.NET) of the Object Modeling Framework API and overall API documentation that is available. This session features AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP. AIA Approved
Revizto, a Virtual Design and Construction Manager’s dream and a project team’s tool of choice they once didn’t know they could live without! Instantly convert your model to be able to coordinate in real-time in virtual reality. Next provide instant feedback and a seamless connection between, Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD models using Revizto Issue Tracker. Lastly, provide your client with a model T-up for augmented reality so they can use it for years to come. After a 25 minute overview of Revizto 4.3 we will hear from 2 of our surprise guests. Our guests have worked on some of the most innovative projects in the country and will share their Revizto workflows and best practices.
As a group, we will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD to Revit Architecture so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just dive right in and take the plunge. Well maybe there are options to this “sink or swim” approach. How do you re-train your staff? Who should learn (or not learn) Revit? How can AutoCAD fit into a Revit office. This discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We will share with one another how switching to Revit has affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. Share the successes and failures which you experienced making the transition to Revit. Let's help anybody who is considering, but who has not yet made the move to Revit. Together as a group, let’s share how we all made the switch while putting some common fears and myths to rest.<br/><br/>
Are you considering a change? Is it time to make the move? Do you have the right attitude to use Revit Architecture software? Changes in staff and the way we set about doing our designs may need to be rethought. We’ll look at many of these issues and help ease your transition. If you already know how objects work in AutoCAD Architecture software, and you know how a building is put together, then you’re more than halfway home. Revit software will help you continue on your Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey, and help set you up for post-design use. Don’t merely create drawings with your CAD package—create entire building designs! This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD Architecture. AIA Approved
Think you have a large-scale project? This class will show how to use Factory Design Suite software to plan, design, and build manufacturing spaces in excess of 1-million square footage. Learn how to set up a project for multiple users to interact with, how to capitalize on laser scan data, how to import/export building information from Revit software, and techniques for achieving required product performance on large data sets.
Imagine a new construction—a house, a room, a building, anything. It will most certainly have walls, and of different types. While internal walls help divide up space, external walls must be weatherproof to withstand the test of time. Architects, site workers, and construction managers need to visualize these different styles of walls in designs and documentation. Such variations in styles are a norm not only in walls, but also in other objects such as stairs, windows, doors, ducts, and so on. How does one keep track of these various styles in different drawings and projects? As the scale of construction increases, so does the complexity. Our class introduces the concept of the Styles Browser Palette in AutoCAD Architecture software (Building Design Suite software, AutoCAD MEP) through live demonstration and examples. We’ll establish the productivity gains achievable (2x/3x or more, based on object type) while consolidating, visualizing, and applying styles to objects using the Styles Browser Palette versus without it.
Have you imagined how powerful attributes and fields can be in your design process? Learn how to add intelligence to your design data using fields and attributes. You will learn how to define and redefine attributes, using fields with text/Mtext and attributes. See how quickly you can use fields to extract properties of elements and combine them with formulas for complex calculations. You will also learn how to extract attribute/fields from the design data and output as AutoCAD software Table or export as a Microsoft Excel or database file.
With so many different software systems installed with Factory Design Suite software, it’s hard for a user to know where to start. This class will show you the entire workflow of Factory Design Suite software, including the use of different software systems that are installed on your machine. We will discuss how to use the Autodesk 360 cloud services to quickly get the 2D layout data from the sales engineer who is at a client site, and provide him with a completed 3D layout with the Factory Design Suite software that is in sync with the 2D layout. We will discuss Revit software interoperability in detail as to how it will enable the factory buildings to be utilized in Inventor software for a flawless completion of factory layouts from concept to completion.
Are you looking at implementing Factory Design Suite at your company? Maybe you are in the process of implementing Factory Design Suite, or you tried to implement Factory Design Suite and had some issues. With all of the variables to consider like how many employees will need access, will some need to access while traveling, shared content, creating content, templates, drawing/project properties, etc. it can be overwhelming. This class will allow you to see how others have implemented the Factory Design Suite software, and will give best practices from companies using Factory Design Suite who have implemented it successfully.
<p>We will share ideas and techniques to help make for a less painful transition from Autodesk AutoCAD® to Revit Architecture® so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just dive right in and take the plunge. Well maybe there are options to this “sink or swim” approach. Can you afford to re-train your entire staff? Do you know who should learn (or more importantly, who should not learn) Revit? Well maybe this discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We will share with one another how switching to Revit as affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. We will discuss our biggest successes and failures. We want to hear about any unique ideas or work flows which you have discovered to help make for a successful transition to Revit. Together as a group, let’s share how we all made the switch while putting some common fears and myths to rest.<br>