It seems like architects jumped on board with Revit®-based software from the beginning because it helps them produce more detailed designs and really doesn't add a lot of additional work. However, engineers have traditionally avoided the switch from AutoCAD® to Revit. In this roundtable, we will discuss the benefits of using Revit from both the architectural and engineering point of view. Architects can explain why engineers need to use Revit and engineers can defend sticking with AutoCAD. Construction managers can also weigh in on why it helps when the engineer produces a 3D model.
Jason Boehning is the Revit Subject Matter Expert at 4D Technologies and authors Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit LT courses. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009, Jason helped implement Revit into the design process at an engineering firm in Houston, TX. He was later promoted to BIM Manager and increased productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling using Revit. He also served as the 2011 President of the Houston Chapter of the US International Building Performance Simulation Association. In 2012, Jason decided to make a career of teaching building professionals how to use Revit and joined 4D Technologies in development of their CADLearning® products, helping create affordable training for Autodesk software. He has also spoken at Autodesk University, RTC North America and is an Revit Architecture Certified Professional.
So is it you or your add-in that's serious? Both? Then this class is for you. You learn how to wrap your own domain-specific logic around the Revit API while managing database transactions and sub-transactions along the way. We discuss strategies for handling changes to your add-in that are likely to occur over time including modifying and upgrading data structures and Revit families. I share some successes and failures from my own experience and things you need to consider so your add-in doesn't get eaten alive once it ventures into the wild. We also briefly touch on several other topics including geometry parsing, view-specific versus view-independent API functionality, error handling, and licensing your add-in. Attendees should have a basic understanding of the Revit API and C# or Visual Basic® programming concepts.
Parameters and the valuable data they contain make up one of the more powerful functions at the core of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit-based software products. In this class, we cover parameters and their many uses in Revit in detail. This information is of special interest to MEP engineers and users who will learn how working with parameters in Revit MEP affects project workflow, construction documentation, and the transfer of valuable data.