Capitalize on your knowledge of 2D to create 3D models entirely in AutoCAD software. In this class you will learn how to take your ideas from concept to completion by creating and editing solid objects; creating smooth, free-form shapes using meshing tools; and using the power of surface modeling. We will look at the differences between history-based and non-history-based solids, and we'll see how models can automatically update when you modify underlying curves or parameters. You will also learn how to control selection and editing with sub-object selection filters, and you will glean valuable tips and tricks for navigating and visualizing your AutoCAD software 3D models. If you thought 3D in AutoCAD software was just too hard, think again.
AutoCAD users who want to make the leap from 2D to 3D.
David Cohn is the technical publishing manager at 4D Technologies, where he develops the CADLearning courses and eBooks for AutoCAD software and other Autodesk, Inc., products. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD software and 14 years with Revit software as a user, developer, author, and consultant. He is both an AutoCAD and Revit Certified Professional. A contributing editor to Desktop Engineering magazine, David is also the former senior editor of Cadalyst magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD software. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.
This class will cover how to create and communicate Inventor software design and manufacturing data using 3D PDF documents. We will examine the various options available in Inventor software and how those options affect the creation of 3D PDF files. We will also show how to view, measure, mark up, manipulate, and collaborate using the Adobe Reader. We will explore how to customize your 3D PDF files by creating PDF template files and forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Finally, we will show you several examples of 3D PDF files that you can use to communicate with customers, suppliers, and manufacturers. This session features Inventor Professional and AutoCAD.
Interoperability (noun: in-ter-op-er-a-bil-i-ty) is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. Inventor software provides a medium to collect, use, reuse, and exchange data of different types and from different sources. In this class, we will explore the different types of data supported by Inventor software for both import and export. We'll explore the various methods of exchange, including piggybacking on other products contained within Product Design Suite. Some of the elements examined include: DWG™ import and export; sheet metal DXF flat pattern export; AnyCAD to externally reference third-party models; PDF conversion to 2D geometry to new part within Inventor software; importation of point cloud data; to-and-from exchange in Revit software; publication to 3D PDF; sharing with A360 cloud-based collaboration service; exportation of Inventor software bill of material information for downstream applications; and importation to and from Fusion 360 software. This session features Inventor Professional, A360, and AutoCAD.
So, you have hundreds, and maybe thousands, of standard AutoCAD software drawings that represent your electrical designs, and you’re uncertain about moving to AutoCAD Electrical software because you think you’ll have to redraw all your electrical designs. Well, guess what? You don’t have to. AutoCAD Electrical software ships with conversion tools that enable you to convert the standard AutoCAD entities into smart AutoCAD Electrical content. This class will show you how to use enough of the conversion tools to get you on the right circuit to energize those individual drawings into a project that recognizes all of the drawings that represent your product. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD.
The Zhuhai Opera House project has high complexities, as there are many aspects to consider, such as curtain wall, steel structure system, auditorium, internal support structure, pipeline layout, and so on. The universality and convenience based on Revit software ensure practicability at every stage of design. And the close contact and feedback mechanism with different specialties are maintained. We aim to provide a precise visual model to various specialties by utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) system within the full lifecycle of architectural design, and construct a comprehensive information mode on the same platform, which is an initial attempt to handle large and complex architectures on the BIM system platform. This session features Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Maya. AIA Approved
As a group, we will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD to Revit Architecture so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just dive right in and take the plunge. Well maybe there are options to this “sink or swim” approach. How do you re-train your staff? Who should learn (or not learn) Revit? How can AutoCAD fit into a Revit office. This discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We will share with one another how switching to Revit has affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. Share the successes and failures which you experienced making the transition to Revit. Let's help anybody who is considering, but who has not yet made the move to Revit. Together as a group, let’s share how we all made the switch while putting some common fears and myths to rest.<br/><br/>
This class will focus on sharing workflows for integration of Revit software models into preconstruction and construction phases of self-perform work. This class will explain how to model for effective takeoff and shop drawings. We will also discuss communication foundations for training and for sharing the model throughout the project life span, and we’ll provide lessons learned/best practices for these workflows. This session features Revit and AutoCAD. AIA Approved
Are you considering a change? Is it time to make the move? Do you have the right attitude to use Revit Architecture software? Changes in staff and the way we set about doing our designs may need to be rethought. We’ll look at many of these issues and help ease your transition. If you already know how objects work in AutoCAD Architecture software, and you know how a building is put together, then you’re more than halfway home. Revit software will help you continue on your Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey, and help set you up for post-design use. Don’t merely create drawings with your CAD package—create entire building designs! This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD Architecture. AIA Approved
You’ve been using AutoCAD software to produce your drawings for some time, and you have a huge library of details. Now that you’re moving to Revit software what happens to all these details? You don’t what to just trash them, and you don’t want to recreate them in Revit software. In this class, we'll look at the next step in your transition to Revit software. We'll see how you can still use those details right in your Revit projects straight from AutoCAD software. We’ll explore how we can bring those existing details into Revit software and have them be referenced correctly in our projects just like they were created there. We’ll even look (when you have time) at how to Revitize your AutoCAD details to start building a true Revit detail library. So, if not being able to use your details is holding you back from switching to Revit software—or you're just not sure how to do it—don’t let that stop you. You don’t have to throw them out—they’re still good. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and Collaboration for Revit. AIA Approved
Capitalizing on Revit software for the field is the key to fully implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) in the construction industry. By examining some landmark projects—such the Miami All Aboard Station, Hard Rock Hollywood, and other projects—attendees will learn the importance of fully modeling outside conditions, cranes, formwork, and other construction-related activities to understand constructability and how this impacts costs and schedules. Bringing the models to the field does not stop at coordination, and by correctly modeling how work is placed and utilizing parameters, modelers can provide extremely detailed quantities and approaches to the field and estimating at a subcontractor level. This class will also demonstrate the importance of estimators getting involved in the modeling process. Back with examples from landmark projects, the course will show how a model-based takeoff methodology is more accurate and more efficient than are traditional estimation methods. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Don't get left behind. This class will peek into future technologies that will change the way you work. Join us as we share innovative new HP and NVIDIA products and technologies that span Virtual Reality (VR), 3D Printing, and 3D Scanning. In addition to our view of tomorrow, we will help you enhance Autodesk workflows today with new graphics technologies and Workstation-class hardware, and Tips & Tricks for performance optimization. You will leave this class inspired by our vision of the future, and armed with the knowledge and tools you need to work more productively today.
With 12 years on the works and operations scheduled in 2020, the Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, designed by HOK, is a prime example of Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution of a project of colossal proportions. With 1.6 million square feet, $2.6 billion budget, and several dozens of consultants working in tandem, the Design Team demonstrated the ability to devise unique BIM strategies that included the automation of repetitive processes, the remote collaboration with virtualized engines, the adoption of daily cloud-based file exchanges, the adoption of streamlined communication channels, the decentralization of the 3D coordination, the dynamic documentation of approved workflows, and the almost unrestrained disposition to adopt tools and technology to facilitate the documentation process. We will discuss in great detail the variety of BIM strategies adopted by the Design Team, the challenges faced when managing more than 100 cross-linked Revit software files, and the key lessons learned of the overall BIM process. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Early BIM workflows rarely included actual building product data and families. As our technology grows and matures it is becoming more important to move from the “Building Models” (BM) that we started with and add more and more “I” so that we take full advantage of “Building Information Modeling” (BIM). Who better to provide this information than the companies that actually manufacture the products we use in our design. Building Product Manufactures (BPM’s) were mostly left out of the BIM party during the early stages of our transition from 2D to BIM, but now they are slowly being incorporated into our models. So the question is how we best welcome them into our party to benefit the entire design build team. This class will discuss strategies, topics, and tools that help the entire design build team to realize the true power of virtual design.