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.
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
Have you ever wondered why managing your AutoCAD Electrical software libraries has to be so difficult? What about your catalog database? Over the course of this class, you will learn how to capitalize on Vault software to manage your libraries, your process of creating and editing your library symbols, and much more. We will also discuss the new SQL method of managing your catalog. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and Vault Professional.
If you are using AutoCAD Electrical software and love it, but you’ve been dreaming of getting your entire electrical project done in seconds—dream no more. This is the class for you. We are going to take a deep dive into the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility and show you how to manipulate it to automate the creation of all of your schematic drawings, not just the PLC drawings! Join this class and take your AutoCAD Electrical skills to the next level! This session features AutoCAD Electrical.
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 get the most out of your time in AutoCAD Electrical software. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a wild ride! This session features AutoCAD Electrical.
Modern substation control systems use many intelligent devices that often have multiple communications paths to be managed. Do your protection and control engineers design this or do you have a dedicated telecom team? What software is used for that design? How are your workflows coordinated? Join us and discuss these and more topics related to the use of telecommunications circuits within (and between) electrical substations.
In this presentation we will discuss how to store and manage standard parts (devices) into a library, and how to store standard configurations of those parts into a catalog of controlled circuits in Vault Professional software. We will also talk about how to apply your custom/company standard support files and configuration files, and how to set up for all needed environments. We will also detail various methods for developing a standard workflow for content control and for accessing the latest released content. We'll look at how to hone in on the most effective methodology using AutoCAD Electrical software in a Vault Professional software environment. We’ll place emphasis on a detailed step-by-step presentation approach, and we will allot time for questions and answers so that you will find the presentation useful, regardless of experience with AutoCAD Electrical software and Vault Professional software.
So you have hundreds, and maybe thousands, of standard AutoCAD software drawings that represent your electrical designs, and you are uncertain about moving to AutoCAD Electrical software because you think you will 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 and energize those individual drawings into a project that recognizes all of the drawings that represent your product.
In this roundtable session we will discuss how electrical designs are transitioning into the Digital Prototyping world using AutoCAD Electrical software and Inventor software. What is required for a smooth transition? What functionality is required? What makes 2D-to-3D workflows valuable? What types are simulation are available? How valuable is simulation? Come and discuss these topics and how Product Design Suite software can help you and your peers.
Have you ever wanted to utilize the 3D power of Inventor software with the intelligence of AutoCAD Electrical software for substation protection and control panel layouts? Tracing connections from the panel in the control house to the cable tray and then out to the equipment in the yard can be a very tedious process when you don’t have really good visualization tools. With AutoCAD Electrical software and Inventor software integration, users now have the ability to produce the panel layout in the substation control house in 3D.