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Darren Young

FB2513: Autodesk Fabrication Experts Panel

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Take with them many years worth of Autodesk Fabrication software knowledge in a short time
  • Immediately solve those troublesome problems they and other users struggle with
  • Better understand why things are set up as they are
  • Meet and network with other Autodesk Fabrication users with similar needs

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Users of Autodesk Fabrication software who want to learn from the best power users around.

Speakers

Speakers

Darren Young

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.

Scott Hendricks

Scott Hendricks worked 27 years in the mechanical contracting field. He taught users on three continents and four countries the use of the Autodesk Fabrication products.

Aaron Lawson

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

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

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.

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Tags

Published

  • 2013
  • FB2513
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication Products

Industries

  • Architecture Services
  • Engineering Services Providers
  • Construction Services

Topics

  • Fabrication for Architecture
  • Engineering
  • and Construction