Being an AutoCAD® Architecture or AutoCAD® MEP user is like being a younger sibling of a over-achieving brother or sister. However, we've got some tricks up our sleeves and AutoCAD has some tools and features that the Revit® world doesn't have yet. In this hands-on lab, we cover tips for creating and maximizing projects using AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, or plain AutoCAD for MEP design; key features for AutoCAD MEP users that aren't available in Revit MEP; using MEP models for energy analysis and other external applications; and creating custom content quickly for 3D projects. Join us for this information-filled class that helps you be competitive in the BIM world, featuring the longest-tenured MEP modeling product in the Autodesk lineup. And get your hands on some of my tools to help you get started.
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 firms and organizations initially transition to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, they are frequently overwhelmed by decisions and the impacts to their business that BIM requires. This class helps you determine what resources to dedicate to each stage of the building design process in an architectural BIM practice and which decisions are critical to make versus those that can be put off until later. We also discuss the various tools found in Building Design Suite and how they can be integrated into your workflow to allow your data to be migrated from one phase of the design process to the next. Stop getting lost in unnecessary minutiae and start making BIM work for you.