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.
Anybody who has not yet,
or recently made the transition to Revit Architecture from AutoCAD
Mr. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 and has had his own Architectural Firm in Tucson, Arizona for over 26 years. He has been using Revit Architecture® for over 11 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group (SARUG). Mr. Shell is certified by Autodesk in Revit Architecture 2014. He has presented at Autodesk University (AU) and at the University of Arizona. He presented at the 'Revit: Best of the West' conference and at Pima Community College. He is an on-going Revit & BIM consultant to the Walt Disney Imagineering Group, and was voted top 10 at all three Revit Technology Conferences in North America. He will be presenting at the upcoming RTC in Australia, the RTC in Europe, the Central States BIM Workshop in Omaha, NB, and the two newly announced BIM Workshops in California. In addition to his practice and lecturing, he is serving as the Chairman for the City of Tucson's Board of Adjustment Design Review Board & Variances
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.
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.