With apologies to the 1963 classic movie, this class is based on the dying words of a Revit software tips and tricks thief. His last words help spark a class full of users on a mad journey to figure out how to get Revit to work for them in the MEP world. The adventure starts by figuring out the secrets of MEP project and family templates to help start the project out the right way, then moves into clues about custom content and parameters in families. The users then rush into a web of information about customizing views and view templates that shows the way to a clearly documented job, and they reach the finish line with ways to get more out of the model. Learn about the treasure before anyone else, with one of Dr. Shots' cohorts and latest creations—and win more work with Revit!
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 28 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 for Revit MEP.
When Revit software first hit the market, users thought the best place for it would be in the architect world, doing simple, cookie-cutter buildings. Who would have thought that it could turn out to be a powerful modeler for non-traditional buildings, such as process plants, water treatment plants, or wastewater treatment plants. In this class, we discuss how the MEP tools in Revit benefit these types of jobs; how to work with your content providers to get the best representation possible; how to get more value from BIM models in other products, such as Autodesk® Simulation-based software; and how to position the BIM model to your client and their contractor. Learn what it takes to be competitive in this market with Revit as your primary modeling tool, and do it efficiently.