The process of building detailed energy models with results that attain the levels of accuracy required by utility incentive and green certification programs is typically tedious and convoluted. In response, Autodesk has implemented new energy analysis features for Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2013 and Autodesk® Green Building Studio® software that alleviate some of the difficult and time-consuming aspects of energy modeling for both existing buildings and new construction projects. Using an energy model created to simulate the energy performance of the Autodesk San Rafael, California, headquarters, this class will walk you through the detailed energy modeling process and show you how to use these new features to save time and increase your productivity.
Energy analysts, commissioning agents, and mechanical engineers who are pursuing utility incentives and green certifications for their projects
One of the most difficult aspects of performing energy analysis on existing building projects is calibrating the simulated results from the energy model to the building's actual energy use. Accurate calibration depends on utility billing data or trended performance data from the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) being properly integrated into the energy model. To the novice, this process can easily double the modeling effort, killing a project’s budget. In the first part of this session, you will learn how to build a simplified energy model in Autodesk® Vasari Beta 1.0 software and calibrate the model to monthly utility data in Autodesk® Green Building Studio® web-based software. The second half of the class will cover how to calibrate the simulated results of the DOE2 energy model to the actual building’s energy performance as captured by a properly configured BEMS system. Both of these strategies will be covered in a case study on the Autodesk headquarters building in San Rafael, CA.
This class presents 3 unique case studies that show how forward-thinking building owners are taking advantage of a retro-BIM workflow to capture a wide range of information about their existing facilities that they can use to make them more sustainable. To demonstrate this process across different scales and types of projects, we will discuss the 6,000,000-square-foot BIM Implementation Project at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Chinatown Community Development Center’s 1204 Mason St. Facility (a 20,000-square-foot building consisting of low-income housing and small commercial business spaces). Finally, we will explore an energy-driven retrofit on Autodesk corporate headquarters in San Rafael, CA by the newly formed Autodesk Business Integration & Sustainability Initiative Group. The goal of this first project by the group is to test the recently developed energy optimization workflows and define a protocol for energy consumption reductions that will scale to the Autodesk global real estate portfolio.
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.
SAIC is providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a $225 million design-build project to create a renewal energy plant in Plainfield, Connecticut. This case study will showcase how we took full advantage of a large number of technologies such as Autodesk® Revit® software, the AutoCAD® Revit® family of suites, and Intergraph® CADWorx® in the office to come up with a state-of-the-art complex industrial design. Next, we pushed the envelope by deploying a complete virtual design and construction (VDC) and mobile technology environment in the field to manage the tight construction schedule. Join members of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology team to discuss the workflow of managing Revit software models and imports and exports of the industrial models and to find out what software (including apps) enabled us to use BIM in the field on our most prestigious and critical design-build project in the organization.
You may already have an edition of Autodesk® Building Design Suite or may be considering the upgrade to a suite. The challenge is not the decision, but rather how you are going to get everybody in the organization up to speed with what they need to do within your project workflow and how to appropriately and effectively use the tools. Join us in this class as we discuss the latest innovation in workflow documentation, live training, and help desk assistance that is providing organizations with an edge in successfully implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM). Learn how firms are taking full advantage of all the tools in Autodesk Building Design Suite and maximizing their return on their BIM technology investments.
After many years of having a successful Autodesk University class on AUGI tips and tricks featuring AutoCAD® software, we are updating and bringing it back Autodesk Revit software style. Pulling from AUGI (Autodesk User Group International) forums, magazines, and other publications, this class will show you how others are using Revit—and you will be amazed! This tips and tricks class will cover a wealth of topics. Find out about wall cleanups, other uses for rails, scheduling options, and pre-existing legends, and get some family counseling as well. AUGI users are some of the best in their fields, and they love to share their knowledge. If you have not already joined AUGI, you will find out how you can get plugged into this incredible source of information.
Collaboration between multiple offices and firms is a growing topic. In this class, we will look at how IMAGINiT Clarity helps to extend Autodesk Revit Server software and to connect people with projects. We will cover a full run-through of the process from security to task automation.
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.
The Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) VE plug-ins for Autodesk Revit software enable direct translation of models for performance analysis within any of the tools from Integrated Environmental Solutions: VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits, VE-Gaia, and VE-Pro. This class will provide useful hints and tips on how to export geometry from Revit into the IES Virtual Environment using the Revit into IES plug-in. Discover how the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow can use this plug-in for detailed energy modeling and gather expert advice on rooms and volumes computation, modeling a "room inside a room," columns, problem wall conditions, and much more. To take advantage of this advanced workflow between the platforms, the Revit model must be properly prepared for analysis. Like any type of analysis, the usefulness and accuracy of the results depend greatly on the quality of the inputs. Companies such as CBT Architects have achieved high levels of success in importing Revit models into IES VE. Discover how you too can achieve this.
We share work all the time, but with Autodesk® Revit® software we also have to learn how the software enables us to interact and integrate the work we all do in a new and different way. Revit introduces new language and rules. Most of all, it makes us think differently about what we mean when we define what is your stuff and my stuff. This class will tackle the language and rules. It will give you a better grasp of what is involved as well as give you greater confidence.
Laser scanning and point clouds are hot topics, and in this class we will cover what laser scanning is and show the full working details. Next, we will show what point clouds provide to you, managing expectations and following the data workflow from capture (start) to use (finish). Finally, we will show where you can take advantage of this capability, using multiple Autodesk® products.
Working in a CAD environment has turned our industry into individual islands of disconnected interoperability for each discipline. When working in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment, teams are reintroduced, promoting a collaborative workflow. However, this requires a great deal of trust between consultants and their deliverables. Setting up the model, preparing a plan for the project at the initial state, and defining guidelines for the project workflow will ease tension, improve communication, and encourage a multidiscipline alliance.