Perhaps you have heard that stairs and railings in Autodesk Revit 2013 software have gotten some significant new features. It's true! Stairs and railings sport many new features in this release. In this class, we will focus on a few new areas that should have an immediate positive effect on your stair and railing modeling workflow. Many commercial buildings include overlapping stairs, such as overlapping egress stairs. Using the new component-based stair, we will explore how we can now create an overlapping stair. Revit 2013 gives us ways to achieve such a stair without the common workarounds. With the new railing features, we can create handrails that include parametric railing extensions. Furthermore, handrails can now have true supports and returns (not balusters masquerading as supports). Stairs and railings are likely to remain an active area of development in future Revit releases, but don't let this stop you from exploring the many exciting possibilities that Revit 2013 presents right now.
Architects, interior designers, building designers, CAD/BIM managers, drafters, and detailers
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series titles and Revit video training for lynda.com. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit® and AutoCAD® Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul’s involvement in the architectural profession spans over 20 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University for many years and has also spoken at the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) in both the US and Australia. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is based in Chicago and is an associate member of the AIA.
In this class, we will discuss recent Autodesk Consulting projects with a focus on two new utilities that we are using to help customers. First, we will present the functionality of the COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) Toolkit for Autodesk® Revit® software. COBie is a United States-originated data standard for exchange of building systems information between designers, construction firms, and building owners. The format for delivering construction handover data is a predefined spreadsheet file with specific worksheets, many of which can be populated directly from a Revit intelligent model. The standard has recently been adopted by the United Kingdom and tested on pilot projects using the evolving Revit COBie Toolkit. Next, we will discuss BIM Coordinator. This technology preview, available from Autodesk Labs, assists project team members with building and site grids in Revit and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software to effectively organize the project data in shared or related coordinates. This utility is essential for spatial collaboration across disciplines.
Autodesk Navisworks software isn't just for contractors. Architects are seeing the value of using Navisworks during design as a coordination tool. Get a firsthand look from an architect and Building Information Modeling (BIM) service provider on how to use Navisworks for phasing studies and learn the value of using Navisworks early in the design process for owners and architects. We will show a case study from Florida on how local governments used the design model for tenant phasing, and site logistics in design. We will describe how architects use clash detection for design coordination, discuss what not to model, and explain the difference between what is modeled in design versus construction for coordination. We will give best practices and tips and tricks on how to make Navisworks work for you.
Entre las características que incorporan las versiones recientes de AutoCAD® destacan las "superficies de subdivisión" también conocidas como entidades MESH. Estas entidades son de especial interés ya que sus propiedades se exponen en el clásico formato de las listas de entidad. Por ello, podemos usar nuestro viejo conocido, el AutoLISP clásico, para crearlas y modificarlas. Calculando las coordenadas de sus vértices a partir de distintas fórmulas matemáticas podemos crear una variedad ilimitada de formas tridimensionales. Suavizando estas mallas, convirtiéndolas a superficies y a sólidos y empleando las distintas herramientas disponibles para la edición de superficies y sólidos podemos explorar un vasto universo de formas 3D, que importadas como masas a Autodesk® Revit® pueden ser la base para el desarrollo de nuevos conceptos de diseño.
We have all built family content over the years. Some of us are proud of what we have built and have every right to be. Some of us, on the other hand, have built content we wish we could take back and never show to anyone. This class will answer any of your family questions and will strive to not only answer the question but provide a background to the answer. No "yes" or "no" answers here. Expect dissertations for an answer. Expect to learn. Be warned—this class will not cover the basics of family creation. You are expected to know how to build a family when you walk in the door.
You have succeeded with producing great models with Autodesk Revit software. You have built well coordinated plans, elevations, sections, and schedules. How do you move to the next level and take full advantage of the model for even greater efficiency in your design and documentation process? This class will review the concepts, processes, and tools in Revit 2013 to efficiently design and document building enclosures and curtain walls. These techniques apply to similar parts throughout your project. Topics will include 2D drafting in drafting views, 2D detail components overlaid on plan and section details of the live model, and embedding 2D detail in curtain wall panels. Building enclosure details from large-scale projects will be used to illustrate the concepts and process.
Organizations can achieve great efficiencies by using Autodesk Revit software to create intelligent models for facility management. However, organizations looking to do so face a daunting number of questions to answer: What standards have to be in place before the project starts? What is the cost of lifecycle Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the expected return? What is the correct level of detail for the model? Who originates the data and what is the information flow? How do you survey data on existing buildings? How do you check the accuracy? And, how do you search across hundreds of models in a campus to obtain practicable business results? To find the answers, this class reviews the challenges, solutions, and outcomes of 3 real-world projects that used Revit models and ARCHIBUS® for facility management: a 200,000-square-foot new construction project at a Fortune 500 company, a 1,000,000-square-foot renovation at a U.S. University, and a portion of a 2,600,000-square-meter survey of a Chinese University serving 55,000 students.
Using project examples, this class will address the use of multiple software applications as a workflow, dealing with multiple clients and users—all of whom are collaborating and coordinating on large-scale buildings in one complex. The class will cover how we implemented Building Information Modeling (BIM) from 3D through 6D for design, coordination, simulation, estimating, and facilities management. We will discuss techniques used by the team to streamline the design process, program settings we used to facilitate BIM use in the construction phase, 4D simulations, visualization of building interfaces, BIM-integrated estimating processes and procedures, and BIM-integrated facilities management.
Today clients expect to be "wowed." This means that you as a designer need to find ways to do more with your work and help your audience or clients better understand your designs and intentions. Generating compelling, interactive 3D in presentations is a way to really engage and help clients and stakeholders visualize spaces and designs, and in turn help you win more work. We'll use real-life project examples to show you how to effectively integrate a workflow that takes advantage of your existing Autodesk® Revit or AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software models to create an interactive walkthrough that is as easy and smooth to navigate as a modern video game and can be used for client, real estate, or town board presentations. We will discuss some of the challenges that designers may encounter when getting started, but how ultimately, anyone can take advantage of technology to produce professional presentations that can help build more business. Learn about available options for gaming engines to get the most value from your project intelligent models.
This class is designed to present the next level of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and big data for owner’s lifecycle operations. The presentation will introduce a truly cloud-based, 24x7 hosted, collaboration web service born from best practices in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry and focused on the owner’s lifecycle operations at an enterprise-level. The class will foster an understanding of the next generation of globally accessible, concurrent "big BIM data" and collaboratively flexible and infinitely scalable metadata schemas. The class will showcase past and present projects where this cloud-based collaboration has been used to illustrate how communication and problem-solving on complex projects can be improved for project responsiveness, quality control, access to the most up-to-date data, and overall project cost and schedule.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a powerful, integrated process when it is strategically implemented. However, in the architecture industry, workflows are often fragmented and fail to realize the full potential of BIM. In the programming stage, architects use different methods of gathering and capturing program data, which usually do not allow for transfer, reuse, or viewing from a BIM tool like Autodesk® Revit® software. This segmented process creates inefficiencies and presents control and accuracy issues. How can we overcome this? Join us to learn how to revolutionize the BIM process in your firm by taking full advantage of innovative technologies to optimize workflows, streamline information, and integrate program data. Bill Allen of HDR will present a case study analysis to explore how strategies discussed in this class resulted in proven time savings and quantifiable profit increases.
As you migrate to Autodesk Revit software from AutoCAD software, there are always questions about how to make Revit output look like drawings produced by AutoCAD. While Revit works differently than AutoCAD, there are also ways of configuring Revit to replicate some of the interface standards of AutoCAD. This class will look at ways of modifying Revit line weights, line patterns, line patterns, fill (hatch) patterns, materials, object styles, and units to help with the transition to Revit. We will also look at migrating AutoCAD details into Revit and controlling AutoCAD line weights for AutoCAD linework that is linked into Revit. Since there are some standards that will need to change with implementing Revit, this class will help you understand some of those items that should change.