Learn about the legal issues presented by 3DP/AM and the historic and established analyses of legal theory
Discover how 3DP/AM can actually present new opportunities that make products and ideas safer and more reliable
Share your experiences and knowledge with your trade industry groups and regulators
Learn how to focus on your partner contracts and business relationships now to define the roles for the future
There are numerous intellectual property, products liability, regulatory, insurance, and contractual issues that 3D printing and additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) create. This will be a panel discussion between actual manufacturers, designers, lawyers, and consumers coming together to discuss the process, the issues, the new chain of commerce, the benefits, and the concerns presented by the new world of 3DP/AM.
Design, Quality Assurance and Safety Engineers, Risk Managers and In House, CFOs and GCs
Patrick Comerford is a seasoned litigator and counselor with broad experience representing commercial airlines, industrial manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and insurers in all aspects of litigation. He formed the Advanced Manufacturing Practice Group at McCarter & English, LLP. He has been a leader in the additive manufacturing/3D printing legal field as a speaker, author, and advisor since 2011. He counseled software clients through the implementation of the country’s first 3D scan / 3D print kiosk service for a major national retailer. Patrick is a member of the Committee on Additive Manufacturing for the American Society for Testing and Materials. He has presented on legal issues surrounding additive manufacturing / 3D printing for International Trademark Association; American Bar Association; Autodesk, Inc.; Stratasys, Ltd.; Santa Clara Law Review; GSMI Professional Conferences; Carnegie Mellon University; and University of Connecticut. And he will be presenting at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium at University of Texas at Austin in August 2015.
As a designer you need to perform on the fast track. What would you do if you had a very intuitive user-friendly interface? If you need or want a simplified high-performance workflow at several project phases, this session is for you. We’re going to see together how technology has impacted design in a big way. We will see FormIt software in action during client meetings or being used for highly collaborative communication with others internally or externally. You will learn about different approaches and best practices for using FormIt software as an early part of your design processes. At the end of this session you’ll be able to craft a successful plan for design goals.
This class is intended for structural engineers/technicians and contractors who struggle with the on-time delivery of accurate structural analysis results. It's a daily challenge for structural engineers to make the right decisions on structural geometry based on limited project data. Being competitive in structural design means early delivery of building construction documentation. In this session you will learn how to perform early-stage analysis on your structural models in Revit in order to define the right foundation design. You will discover how to detect structural problems in your predesign stage of your Building Information Modeling (BIM) process using cloud analysis in Revit with the Structural Analysis toolkit. Find out how to share your analysis conclusions with the other stakeholders of the project. Finally, we will evaluate the predesign decisions with comprehensive detailed analysis of your structural model in Robot Structural Analysis.
On every type of project, the adoption of a transparent and easy-to-apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow is the key to success. This also helps reduce the risk of errors and it provides huge productivity ratio improvements while making the design and engineering processes more efficient. To reach this objective, the engineer and the technicians, using Revit Structure software, need tools capable of automating 3D rebar generation (including semi-automated detailed drawings and schedules), but with the ability to make design-driven decisions for the reinforced concrete members in real time. In this class you will learn how GRAITEC’s Revit-software-based 3D rebar design tools deliver real benefits by consolidating design decisions based on local codes to accurately create 3D rebar in Revit software on the fly with localized families. These tools also produce automatic reinforcement drawings and schedules, published to the cloud or through Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform ready for fabrication by the rebar manufacturer.
This class is a case study on the integration of Revit by a small to mid-sized engineering firm working in building construction. The class will explore the implementation of Revit by delving into a few BIM projects. The study will show that Revit is not restricted to large projects; rather it is well suited to the “everyday” buildings, such as housing, schools, offices, and more. The focus is on experiences the firm had along the way from CAD to BIM such as detailing, coordination, and standardization. Those experiences are lessons that will increase any firm’s proficiency using Revit without sacrificing production. The class will also show the collaboration between architectural and engineering companies on multi-disciplinary Revit projects. In the end, we hope to show architects and engineers of any sized company for any sized project how to integrate Revit into project delivery and how new technologies such as Autodesk A360 will further increase the efficiency of the BIM.
The reinforced concrete industry needs to find an easy-to-apply and complete Building Information Modeling (BIM)-ready fabrication workflow to link together the engineers, contractors, and fabricators. The objective is to streamline the BIM workflow to make this communication possible and provide huge productivity and safety ratio improvements. Come and see how GRAITEC’s 3D rebar design tools and Revit software and Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform can help you produce 3D rebar ready for fabrication, as well as enable collaboration—including drawings, bar schedules, and quantities, published to the Autodesk 360 cloud system.
What if 3 kids in a garage wanted to start a car company? Is it possible? We believe so. And we're documenting the first research project that will prove it. Visit the Hackrod Pit Stop to get a behind the scenes look at the team, workflow and process to create the first car in history designed and engineered using cloud-based AI, and exported with the full potential of Advanced Manufacturing. A real-world example of the intersection between the Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Digital Manufacturing. <br/><br/>Hackrod Defined: AN INFINITELY HACKABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLE, MADE POSSIBLE BY ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, DIGITAL DESIGN, AND CROWD COLLABORATION. THE HOT ROD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.
Are you wondering where to begin with the View and Data API? Does your firm currently use a myriad of software systems for conceptual design and marketing proposals? Do you need to collaborate with multiple stakeholders virtually anytime and anywhere? If so, this session is for you. During this hands-on lab we will dig into the tools and explore tips and techniques that will enable you to get up and running with the View and Data API. Basic programming knowledge is required, but web-programming skills are not required. By the end of the lab you will have implemented your first View and Data web application and web server.
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.
A year ago Autodesk, Inc., released a wonderful tool to assist designers to collaborate among distributed teams. Many of us have searched for quite a long time for ways in which to collaborate efficiently on Revit software models without loosing our sight of the design process. Many of us also invested great efforts to make it simple to our end users. In this class we will try to demonstrate some best practices utilizing Autodesk 360 Collaboration for Revit, a recent addition to the Autodesk 360 cloud services. We will use a live project, and we will examine closely the benefits all architecture and engineering firms can gain by its use in a highly collaborative environment. We dreamed about it, Autodesk did it. We will also look into is companion cloud service Autodesk 360 Team and how both of them are well integrated to each other. Independent from any platform (desktop, tablet, or smartphone), gain access to data and unify people around the same project.
This hands-on lab class will start out by teaching you how to navigate the A360 Team hub and what all the parts are. Then we will teach you how to create a project and add both 2D and 3D data to that project. Once you have uploaded your 2D and 3D data, we can take a look at how to use the Large Model Viewer to view over 100 file types. You can isolate parts as well as turn different parts of the model on and off. We will go over how to invite others to your project and how to share files with them. This includes public and private file sharing. You will leave this lab knowing how to create and edit projects; share files; and collaborate with teams, clients, and customers.
It's raining design and the cloud is changing everything, from the way we communicate to the way we design. While it’s important to make things, how and where we store our creations is just as important. This roundtable will discuss inventive workflows that multiple users from many firms are exploring. We will explore everything from cloud-based, whole-building energy analysis to getting that perfect render—and everything in between. With these faster tools, design happens collaboratively, and we will share our experiences using these tools. From covering the basics to exploring solar radiation analysis, everything is on the table. How we collaborate today will be completely different in less than a year. We’ll also talk about collaboration between design professionals for a minute. We need to effectively convey ideas, designs, and content effortlessly between offices. This session is all about that transfer of data in an effective way to help enliven the design process instead of dampen it.
As BIM adoption expands globally, we will see more firms start to work together with distributed team across geographies. This trend is driving teams to search for new ways to collaborate more effectively.