It's back—and it is time to keep moving your AutoCAD MEP software to places you have never been before. This fast-paced class will cover powerful new features of AutoCAD MEP 2013 and move into maximizing your project and drawing templates. We will present an overview of new content features and cover working with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)-exported models. Come to the class so you can take a breath, get ahead of the competition, walk away with the latest version of my template—and stay supercharged!
BIM managers, CAD managers, MEP engineers, MEP designers, IT managers, and HVAC, electrical, piping, and process modelers
David is a BIM Specialist for Gannett Fleming, a multi-discipline engineering firm based in Camp Hill, PA, with 60 offices in the US and overseas. Based in the Raleigh, NC office, he provides BIM Implementation and training for the firm's engineering design software, including Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD MEP/P&ID and more. He has 27 years of experience in both the design and Autodesk VAR channel, spending 13 years working as an instructor and consultant for the Autodesk building design product line. David also worked as a training manager while in the channel, and was a member of the Autodesk ATC Advisory Board for 2009-10. He is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, and also earned the MEP Implementation Certified Expert title.
David has spoken at AU for several years, and was named the Top Speaker for both labs and lectures at AU 2011. As an author, he also contributes to 4D Technology's CADLearning training programs and has written several training manuals on Revit MEP.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
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
This class will showcase studies of innovative workflow practices that will shave time off of labor and result in up to 25% savings on material. We will show workflows with material tracking using level of development (LOD) 400 practices. We will address material procurement, handling, and shipping techniques. We will demonstrate how we train and how to implement precision cutting automation with material optimization workflows. Attendees will encounter methods of using CAD, Revit software, Navisworks software, and Total Station software in order to achieve these cost reductions. This session features AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
To work effectively, AutoCAD Civil 3D software requires all sorts of data, including Templates, Tool Palettes, Catalogs, Subassemblies, and so on. Now, add in a need for users to be more mobile. How does someone understand what this data is, maintain an updated standard set, and enable users to be mobile and work away from the office—all with the company standards in place? That’s where this class comes in. We will summarize all data required to make AutoCAD Civil 3D software simply purr. We’ll then teach you how to use Windows Batch files (no experience required) to set up a simple CAD data-syncing system between user machines and your server master copy. This will enable users to disconnect from the company network and still have AutoCAD Civil 3D software fully functional. When users log back into the network, they will automatically get any updates made to the CAD data. Sound like a pipe dream? It’s not. It’s simple and easy to set up. So, put that CAD-manager hat on and come join us! This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD MEP. AIA Approved
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 community edition of Visual Studio, together with the information presented in this class, will help anyone begin creating AutoCAD software add-ins with Visual Basic .NET programming language immediately. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Many AutoCAD software add-ins depend on a database to store relevant information. For years, databases such as Microsoft Access were used to give multiple users access to the same data. At some point, it may have become necessary to move on to a more powerful platform such as SQL Server or Oracle. Now moving to a cloud-based database such as Microsoft Azure SQL database is easy enough to demonstrate the entire process from beginning to end in a 90-minute class. Developers no longer need to wait for their IT department to create a new virtual server and install software before they can begin work on a new project. For literally pennies a day, a developer can create a new cloud-based database that is visible to anyone running their software without worrying about VPNs, firewalls, and an approval process that takes months to complete. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Clash detection is more than detecting the intersection of 2 or more objects. The Clash Detective is one of the most powerful tools in Navisworks Manage software. We will examine in detail how to solve firestop-related clashes and how to create consolidated submittals for government authorities. In a multiplatform workflow, you can use models from your preferred MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) application—like Fabrication CADmep software, AutoCAD MEP software, or Revit software—to generate a bill of material, and enable the tool to place hundreds of firestop objects automatically into your Building Information Modeling (BIM) model utilizing the Hilti plug-in for firestop. See how to quickly and easily include into your BIM model UL-Systems details; installation guidance; and X, Y, Z coordinates. Learn how to use Point Layout software to export data to a total station for easy and timesaving placement of cast-ins and sleeves on the construction site. Document the installation in the documentation system for later building operation and maintenance. This session features Navisworks Manage and AutoCAD MEP.
MEP fabrication has been a hot topic for many years. It seems only the larger companies are taking advantage of this opportunity. We are starting see fabrication appear in instructions to bidders and, in some cases, demands from owners. Could MEP fabrication work for a small or mid-size company? In this class we will discuss the fundamental elements that make a successful fabrication shop and we’ll explore the possibilities of making fabrication functional for a smaller company. We will talk about material flow, people flow, automation, equipment placement, bulk buying, material movement, cultural/behavior changes, software, Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination, effects on job-site safety, early turnover, and packaging for delivery to job sites. This will be an interactive session with plenty of time for questions during and after the presentation.
In this class we will present the process of integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) in order to manage the electrical design of a building project—what we call, “BIMelec.” We will present how different companies benefit from integrating the BIMelec process into their electrical design, and we’ll explain the workflow that enabled the realization of several electrical building projects.
In this class we will present how to define your electrical design in Revit software. We will explore the advantages of using a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model for an electrical installation, and address electrical families and connectors, electrical systems, light calculation, and documentation.
Autodesk Building Design Suite
Engineering Service Providers
Architecture & Construction Service Providers
MEP Engineering and Design
Fabrication for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction