Autodesk, Inc.'s, cloud services change names more often than some people change their socks. As such, these services can be rather confusing. Despite their malleable call signs, these cloud tools can have dramatic impacts on your workflow. We will focus on 2 specific services in this class, namely the Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform and the AutoCAD 360 web app. We will look at the history of these services as well as their feature sets, creating and utilizing accounts and where these services can impact your workflow.
Jim LaPier is the owner of IMPACT Designs, LLC, a consulting firm based in Maryland. Jim has worked with AutoCAD software for 16 years in varying disciplines, including commercial and residential architectural design, mechanical engineering, materials handling, and telecommunications. He is skilled in customization, efficiency, and speed, and he is adept in information technology. He also worked as a genius at an Apple Inc. Retail Store, becoming a certified Apple technician. Jim combines paper-and-pencil drafting knowledge with his love of advanced technology, both Mac and PC-based. Jim currently travels around the country giving workshops and classes on AutoCAD for Mac software and using Apple computers in today's design offices.
Let’s take a look at some of the new tools available for collaboration around AutoCAD software, AutoCAD software-based technology, AutoCAD LT software, and even Inventor software. When you are finished with this class, you will know when to do a quick share of a file using the new Share and Design View tool. You will also get a better understanding about syncing your files and customization from AutoCAD software to the cloud while using the new and improved A360 Drive. We will finish up by taking a look at the new very powerful viewer that’s built into A360 Drive. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
Take your CAD projects on the go with the A360 Drive cloud platform and AutoCAD 360 software—the browser-based version of AutoCAD software. This course will show you how to set up your desktop installation of AutoCAD software to work with A360 Drive, and view and edit designs on the fly and in the field from a tablet or smartphone. You will learn how to access the tools from any mobile browser, sync your files across devices, upload files on the go, and edit drawings from a mobile browser—or sync them back to the desktop for closer inspection. This session features AutoCAD, A360, and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
This intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers AutoCAD 3D software veterans a chance to explore the 2D model documentation of 3D models from AutoCAD 2017 software. After creating base views and projected views from 3D solid or surface models, we’ll explore sectional views. Using 3D models, we will create full, half, offset, and aligned sectional drawing views. We will create circular and rectangular detail views. We will explore editing techniques of the 3D models and update the derived drawing views. We will also explore undocumented Auxiliary View features. If you used AutoCAD 3D software in the past to create 2D multiview drawings from 3D models, attend this class and get ready to be surprised. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD 360, and AutoCAD Mechanical.
This class will focus on the AutoCAD 360 mobile app, its unique position in the AutoCAD software network, its feature set, and workflows to improve efficiency both in and outside the office. We will explore how to use AutoCAD 360 to expand away from the traditional desktop by using the latest tablet and smartphone technology to access, draft, review, and edit drawings anytime, anywhere. This hands-on workshop will assist you in kick-starting your journey from using desktop-based AutoCAD software onto the AutoCAD 360 mobile app by capitalizing on the capabilities of the A360 cloud-based services. We will deep-dive into AutoCAD 360 software’s powerful tools and capabilities, and look at some tips and tricks to integrate the app into your day-to-day work routine. This session is relevant to all mobile users—iOS, Android, and Windows 10. Transition from the old days of pen and paper and start drafting with a swish of your finger! This session features AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
With the introduction of the Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, an incredibly useful tool just got even better. Using Autodesk, Inc., apps like AutoCAD 360 software and SketchBook Mobile software, you can truly update the tracing paper and rolled-drawings workflows of the past. With the Apple iPad Pro, we can mark up prints, open and edit our design files natively, bring a new level of interactivity to our clients, and even trace and sketch over our designs like we do now. Whether you want to take field measurements, draw new or revised designs over existing ones, or enhance your construction management services, the Apple iPad should definitely find a place in your bag of tricks. This session features AutoCAD 360, A360, and SketchBook Pro. AIA Approved
Windows Universal Platform is redefining product experience on cross-platform devices by blurring the device dependencies, and enabling the user to run the same product across all Windows 10-supported devices. This enabled us to explore new possibilities for AutoCAD software drawing experiences on futuristic devices like HoloLens, Surface Hub, Continuum, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In this session, we will showcase our explorations: How AutoCAD software can change the future of making things by breaking boundaries of conventional desktop software. How small devices (Phone with Continuum) are carrying AutoCAD 360 web app and getting transformed to desktop experience just by connecting any size of the display. We’ll cover virtual-reality CAD exploration, where 3D reality mixes with 2D virtual shapes for a fast, powerful, and accurate visualization. No prerequisite required, as we are exploring new ways to use and work with AutoCAD software drawings. This session features AutoCAD 360 and AutoCAD. AIA Approved
With more than 22 million downloads, customers around the world are using AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app to create DWG™ technology, measure objects, and have general access to essential drawings, wherever the job takes them. Grab this opportunity and register to learn about the advantages of adding AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app to your tool belt to complete your day-to-day tasks more efficiently than ever before. In this class we will discuss how customers are using AutoCAD 360, as well as share valuable tips to better ensure you’re using AutoCAD 360 to its full potential. Additionally, we will highlight what's new in AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app, and look at the exciting plans for next year. This session features AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD LT for Mac. AIA Approved
The ConTechTrio—JBKnowledge CEO James Benham, Consultant Rob McKinney, and BIM Services Consultant Josh Bone—will present ideas on how tech can mitigate risk on construction projects. They will discuss how the latest apps, hardware, and enterprise software for the construction industry are evolving to reduce project risk and increase data security. Data security should be of paramount importance to every construction firm, although most builders aren’t sure where to start. From executives to administrators, today’s business professionals find themselves contemplating the vulnerability of their data in the cloud, on the job site, and on mobile devices. The ConTechTrio will highlight the risks of cloud technology then identify the resources and best practices to manage those risks with both trusted and emerging technology. Learn the basics of converting construction processes to the cloud, and how to secure proprietary project data along the way. This session features BIM 360 Docs and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
This talk will demonstrate a streamlined geographic information system (GIS) / mapping workflow developed by CaseIntel Corporation and Autodesk, Inc., for electric utilities to support a highly automated design, build, operate, and maintain workflow. This process uses AutoCAD 360 web app, ReCap software, and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) scanning in the field; AutoCAD Map 3D software and CaseIntel NetGIS for electric utility mapping; InfraWorks 360 software and Infrastructure Map Server software for visualization; and AutoCAD Utility Design software for designing new services.
AutoCAD 2016 software introduces an entirely new rendering engine. Do you want to create professional-looking renderings? Learn how to convert your 3D AutoCAD software models into finished, photorealistic renderings using tools already built into AutoCAD software. In this class you will learn how to use AutoCAD software’s lighting, material, and rendering tools to place and control lights, add and adjust materials and textures, and control the surrounding model environment to produce eye-catching images. We will also see how to take real-world objects and quickly create custom materials and produce reusable models of light fixtures that behave like real-world lights. You will also learn how to capitalize on Autodesk 360 software’s cloud-based rendering service to create beautiful renderings quickly and easily, and even produce rendered animations entirely inside AutoCAD software.
In today’s competitive landscape it can be hard to find the time or the budget to keep up with the current technology. But what if there were inexpensive tools that were easy to use and could solve your problems with project communication and design? This session will look at the tools that are available to the small firm, as well as at the workflows that can streamline and take advantage of those tools. We will focus on how we can take advantage of these tools to be more competitive, provide additional services for new revenue streams, and pull currently outsourced workflows back in-house. With tools and services at your disposal like Revit LT software, Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform, and 123D software, you really can do things that were only possible before with the budget of a larger firm.
Simulation for Fusion 360 brings powerful simulation tools to every designer and engineer. Now you can make the right design decisions, improve your product functionality, and identify critical areas in your design. In this class you will discover how to setup simulation, create loads and supports, analyze results, and share it on the cloud. You will learn how to analyze your model using Linear Static Stress and Modal analysis.