Join this ad-hoc, informal panel discussion with Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep™, Autodesk® Fabrication ESTmep™, and Autodesk® Fabrication CAMduct™ experts from some of the most successful and largest mechanical contractors in the United States. You get a chance to ask questions, see answers, listen to guidance and advice and learn tips and tricks from some of the industry's power users.
Users of Autodesk Fabrication software who want to learn from the best power users around.
A Midwestern transplant now based in Southern California, veteran Autodesk University speaker Darren Young has held a variety of positions over the last 20 years, such as CAD/CAM engineer, CAD administrator, and CAD/CAM systems developer. Currently Darren is the Systems Integration Manager for Southland Industries, one of the largest mechanical engineering an d construction companies in the United States. Darren manages the largest installation of Autodesk Fabrication licenses in the world. While Darren's true interest is the automation of manufacturing systems, his experience ranges from manufacturing to architecture, and this has led him to projects varying in scope from dress patterns to gas turbine piping. He founded a consulting and development business, has been technical editor and publication author.
Aaron Lawson is a Constructability Engineer for Morrow Meadows, Inc in San Diego and has 20 years experience in the electrical industry. He has been active in developing BIM workflow specifically for the Electrical applications, including contributing to the BIMforum LOD Specification. With experience as a manager for CAD detailers and electrical fabrication, his recent focus has been on customizing Autodesk's Fabrication CADmep software for use in transfering Electrical design layouts from Coordination directly to Pre-Fabrication.
Dave Pikey is the Director for Technology Integration for The Hill Group, a $220m+ Chicago-based organization engaged in construction, maintenance and operation of building systems - all with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. David joined Hill in 1998 as a design engineer and has directed modeling, estimating, and fabrication technology for the company since 2004.Currently, David serves as a member of the Chicago BIM-IPD Group and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Digital Practice Research Group. He is also a frequent industry guest speaker sharing his experience on leveraging technology in a collaborative environment to deliver a better product in the construction process.David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Purdue University.
Andy Robins is the software development manager for the Autodesk Fabrication products. Prior to the MAP Software acquisition Andy played a major role in the product development of the renowned CAD-Duct and CADmep+ (now Autodesk Fabrication CADmep) AutoCAD-based applications, taking its development from a '2D Lisp' based program to a full 3D c++ ObjectARX application.Beginning his tenure in 1990, Andy has over 20 years' experience in software development in the MEP sector, being heavily involved in the development of the whole MAP Software product line focused on fabrication from the onset and helping end users generate the greatest value out of their software packages.
Many users can use Autodesk Fabrication products as well as set up and maintain their Autodesk Fabrication database. But do you know how to migrate from an old MAP (pre-Autodesk) installation to a new version? How do you migrate or load configurations from release to release? Can you deploy and manage your database across multiple locations? How do you tie in your new shop equipment to the database without bringing a consultant on-site? What is the difference between a profile and configuration? Can you keep spoolers from stepping on each other's toes? If you've ever wanted to understand more about how the database is structured and how it works, this is the perfect class for you.