Years ago I began exploring the possibilities of creating the classical orders of architecture in Revit software. Parametric families are the cornerstones of Revit software, and this project presented an ideal way to push Family Editor to its limits. Challenges were many, but there were plenty of successes as well. This session is part case study (of the journey I took from the original idea all the way to the publication of a book) and part tutorial (to show the 'nuts and bolts' of how we built the software families), all demonstrated directly in Revit software. In this session I'll talk about scaling, content reuse, profiles, moldings, formulas, nested components, and complex forms in both the traditional and adaptive component Family Editors. I'll show the final successful versions and a few not-so-successful earlier versions as well. If you're interested in historic architecture and/or classical form, or you just like pushing Family Editor to extremes, then this session is sure to please.
Building Design Professionals,
modelers and makers
Paul Aubin is the author of many Revit software books, including the widely acclaimed Aubin Academy Mastering Series, the all-new Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software, and the Revit training videos at www.lynda.com/paulaubin. Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing implementation, training, and support services for Revit Architecture software. Paul's involvement in the architectural profession spans 25 years, with experience in design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching, and training. He's an active member of the Autodesk, Inc., user community, as well as a top-rated repeat speaker at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference, Building Information Modeling (BIM) workshops, and the University of Minnesota. His diverse experience in architectural firms as a CAD manager and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and he lives in Chicago with his wife and 3 children. Contact Paul at www.paulaubin.com.
Description: A hands-on overview on how to create stunning interactive product design and architecture visualization with Unity. The session will start with the import of data from AutoCAD and Revit, use Image Based Lighting, real time Global Illumination and physically based shaders to convert this to a realistic environment. The presentation will also cover how to optimize the powerful features in Unity to push your content on mobile devices.
We will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from Autodesk AutoCAD® to Revit Architecture® . You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just dive right in. But can you afford to re-train your entire staff? And do you know who should learn, or more importantly, who should not learn, Revit? There are options to the sink or swim approach, and this discussion will help answer your questions and address your fears. Together as a group, we will share how we have made the switch. We will all share with one another how switching to Revit has affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. We will discuss our biggest successes and failures and any unique ideas or workflows we have discovered that help in making a successful transition to Revit. And we will share our personal experience, knowledge and advice with anyone who is considering Revit, but has not yet made the move.