Randy Brunette joined Autodesk, Inc., as an electrical subject matter expert. Randy’s duties include helping channel partners and customers through mentoring and understanding their business issues and finding solutions that solve their challenges. Randy has been in the design field using Autodesk products for over 30 years, with experience across multiple segments of the manufacturing industry. He has been in an application engineer role for 21 years. Prior to joining Autodesk, Randy was the sole proprietor of a consulting business specializing in AutoCAD Electrical software, traveling in North America and Europe providing consulting services. Randy is a top-rated speaker at Autodesk Universities, Technical Academies, and seminars. He has authored AutoCAD Electrical software training manuals, videos, and other materials.
Gaurav Sachdeva is product manager for AutoCAD Architecture software, AutoCAD MEP software, and AutoCAD Mechanical software. An MPhil in computer science from University of Cambridge and an MBA from Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), Gaurav has regularly spoken at entrepreneurial summits. An artist and a musician on the right side of his brain, he is keenly interested in design and has driven the next-generation strategy and execution of an array of successful products.
On your mark, get set-GO! Back by popular demand, this fast-paced class will keep you on your toes with brand-new, rapid-fire tips and tricks and all-time favorites to help you get the most out of your time in AutoCAD Electrical software. So hold on tight, it's going to be a wild ride!
This class will be all about programmable logic controls (PLCs), including standalone, fixed, and parametric styles of PLCs. This extravaganza of popular PLC properties will include discussion of the different types of PLCs available in AutoCAD Electrical software, the building of custom PLCs, some tips and hints, and, if we have time, customization of the Spreadsheet to PLC file.
Are you responsible for all things electrical in your galaxy? If so, this class is for you. We'll cover all aspects of guarding your AutoCAD Electrical implementation. We'll cover symbol and database management, environment configuration, templates, standards, and best practices. We'll discuss planning out an implementation and upgrades. We are Groot!!
Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a dynamic block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks.
Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a Dynamic Block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks.
Writing AutoLISP code is one thing; troubleshooting it and restoring the system "back to normal" when crashes occur while troubleshooting can be a headache. Take this class and take away your headaches. Learn how to quickly get things back to normal. Learn how to use lists to your advantage-I mean, LISP does stand for List Processing! Learn how to create your own error routine to set things back the way they were before your fancy new program crashed and burned. Crashing and burning is part of the process of getting a new timesaving routine off the ground-this class will make those crashes less painful. This session will feature AutoCAD software and is AIA approved.
You can use AutoLISP programming language to very effectively manage AutoCAD-software-based products, although the way to do so isn't always obvious. The trick lies in using AutoLISP to control the command vocabulary while eliminating the need for cumbersome profile-based control of plotting, palettes, and device configuration pathing. We'll discuss how to create, delete, and redefine commands; load external executables; load CUIx and workspaces; control system and registry variables; and make your custom functions better behaved by using ERROR functions and declaring a global variable list for network-wide control. Along the way, we'll explore useful VL/VLR functions and code security. We'll present a sample network environment for context, and provide sample files for download after the class. If you've ever wanted to know more about how AutoLISP can help you manage your AutoCAD software tools, you don't want to miss this class.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
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.
Tired of clicking through the same paths several times a day just to get to default directories? Do you want to help yourself and others store files in the proper directories? This class is for you. We will discuss the WD.ENV and WD_M files used to initiate the AutoCAD Electrical software environment and provide default paths for various commands. We will also touch on templates and shared environments.
This is a class for people who are unfamiliar with AutoCAD Electrical software. We will give an overview of the functionality and the efficiency AutoCAD Electrical software provides for electrical controls design. We will lightly cover the Project Manager, basic schematic creation, panel layouts, and reporting tools. If you are new to AutoCAD Electrical software, or just getting started, this class will be a good place to start! This session features AutoCAD Electrical.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivers value by providing an underpinning for the creation, aggregation, and exchange of models and corresponding intelligent structured data. The availability of powerful solutions in the BIM standard, both on-premise and in the cloud, creates a challenge and, hence, opportunity to implement a scalable integration architecture in the enterprise. While BIM Tools has largely focused on design and construction phases of assets, it also has important applications across entire lifecycles of assets, and is therefore a key enabler of improving asset management. This class will attempt to showcase technology best practices in TOGAF Enterprise architecture to help customers realize the vision of the business stakeholders to connect BIM data with other asset information and also make it available to the entire enterprise and beyond, including their suppliers and end customers. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved