In this roundtable session we discuss switching from AutoCAD® to Revit®. Come and share how you have made the switch to Revit and how it affected your office and staffing. What were your biggest successes and failures? Have a unique idea? Let's explore this complex issue together.
Steven C. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982, and has had his own architectural firm in Tucson, Arizona for over 24 years. He has been using Revit Architecture® exclusively for over 10 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group. Mr. Shell is certified by Autodesk in Revit Architecture 2013, and chairs monthly SARUG meetings. He has presented at Autodesk University (AU) for the past 2 years and lectured at the University of Arizona's College of Architecture. He has presented at Pima College and was a speaker at 3 Revit Technology Conferences (RTC-NA), where his class was voted one of the top 10. In addition to his practice and teaching Revit, he currently serves as the Chair for the City of Tucson's Board of Adjustment where he previously served as chairperson for 8 years, as well as serving 10 years on the City's Design Review Board and Sign Code Advisory & Appeals Board prior.
Do you use AutoCAD software for your building design and documentation? Have you resisted the move to Revit®-based software because it's too different from AutoCAD? Do you have valuable data in DWG™ format that you don't want to lose? Do you think Building Information Modeling (BIM) is too complicated? Do you work exclusively in 2 dimensions, with no need for 3D? Is your time and budget tight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join me, a dedicated AutoCAD evangelist, on my journey to BIM enlightenment.
One cannot sail happily and safely without mastery of navigation coordinates, and the same holds true for any Revit-based software user who works on projects with a multitude of linked models. This class blows away the fog covering coordinate systems in Revit and offers clarity so you can sail your way through the roughest of seas. We drill through all the means of controlling shared coordinates and lift the curtain of abstraction through rich, visual aids. Learn to properly rig your projects and linked files for perfectly-shared positioning and master the concepts behind survey and project base points. Following this class you will no longer have to rely on the Coast Guard for rescue and assistance and will garner the bravado of a true captain of the seas!
Now, now, children, let's all play nice together. Remind you of your childhood? Yeah, mine too. But what we're talking about is architects and civil engineers playing together, specifically when it comes to coordinating Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D data on the same project. This class is directed at both Revit and Civil 3D software users. That's right, architects and civil engineers in the same room. We work in both Revit and Civil 3D, showing you proper importing and exporting of data, so it lands in the correct place automatically. We teach you how to ask for the correct data, as well as a good understanding of one another's software. We cover how to create good topo in Revit, and how that compares to topos in Civil 3D. The tools for smooth collaboration exist in both Revit and Civil 3D, and there's just a communication breakdown preventing truly streamlined BIM workflow between the 2 disciplines. So join us and take your projects to the next level.
FM:Systems® Building Information Modeling (BIM) integration software enables architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), and facilities professionals to connect Revit®-based software models to a cloud-based system to help them manage space, plan maintenance, and more. This class explores the opportunity for AEC professionals and building owners and operators to partner on a BIM lifecycle approach to managing facilities. We demonstrate how to create and maintain a live bidirectional integration between Revit software and the FM:BIM cloud-based system. We explore how AEC professionals can work more closely with building owners to develop BIM guidelines, workflows, and methods of integrating Revit models into a full BIM lifecycle. Finally, we discuss setting up a model in Revit, including defining rooms, spaces, and assets and publishing facility plans from Revit into FM:BIM.