The introduction of cost-effective, high-quality 3D printers is giving designers and engineers the ability to print prototypes right in their offices when they need them. The implementation of 3D printing into a design environment is becoming a reality for more and more design professionals. This course will explore the process behind developing an in-house 3D printing capability and what the cost/benefits are of doing so. Additionally, with the 3D printer landscape in constant flux, what are the benefits and drawbacks of the different technologies for model production? What materials are out? We will look at choosing a printer that fits your budget and needs, and, once you settle on a printer, what it takes to maintain it. This course will look at real-world examples and enable an interactive discussion of how you can use 3D printing in your office.
This class is for design professionals interested in how to incorporate 3D printing into their existing work environment.
Steven Schain studied at Rochester Institute of Technology for film and animation, and he attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Entrepreneurship program in 2011. In 1990 he founded Spectralight Images, LLC, to produce 3D animation. He moved to Orlando, Florida, in 1990, and soon after began teaching 3D at Seminole State College of Florida. In 1997 he opened Gallery 611, and in 2000 he formed the Orlando Visual Artists League, remaining as president until 2004. In 1998 he became a training specialist for Autodesk, Inc., and he has contributed to Autodesk's certified courseware for 9 releases of 3ds Max software. He was a co-developer of the Autodesk Certified Instructor Program and of 3ds Max software’s fundamental standards. Now he develops 3ds Max and Maya software training courseware for CADLearning's online training, and he has continued teaching end users, companies, Autodesk University attendees, and others. Past trainees include The Walt Disney Company, Guess, and the United States Army. Spectra3D Technologies evolved out of Spectralight Images to provide 3D printer sales and support, and to offer an array of 3D printers, design services, and training.
Do you want to use the Autodesk cloud tools, but also need to continue to use your existing desktop tools? Finally there's a cloud solution that acknowledges your need to bridge your current tools with new solutions in the cloud. Come and learn how to bridge your desktop world with the cloud, using a tool that's so simple, you'll think it's magic. Introducing Autodesk Drive software, the virtual file system that connects to the Autodesk cloud.
This class will cover how we used InfraWorks software in conjunction with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, and Inventor software to carry out the concept design for an innovative new transportation system in the United Arab Emirates. You will learn how we used reality capture methods such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to produce digital terrain and surface models from photos, and how we mapped the existing road layout and topography using laser scans as well as ground-penetrating radar for underground utilities to construct a digital model of the proposed system alignment in InfraWorks. It will also cover how the information was brought in using other Autodesk products, such as ReCap for the point cloud capture, AutoCAD Civil 3D for the utilities, and Inventor to create parametric bridge objects for use in InfraWorks as the unique support structure for the transportation system. Also, we'll demonstrate how we were able to bring all the above together to provide the client with the assurance that the system would work and fit the site aesthetics with confidence.
Construction site layout plans are integral to Construction management and involve placing and sizing site equipment and temporary structures.<br/><br/>While Infraworks supports 3D objects, there is no support for generic parametric 3D objects. This meant NCC had to model separate objects for each variation of size which is impractical. NCC worked with Autodesk on a solution that provides parametric objects, modelled in Inventor and resizable in Infraworks.<br/><br/>The new workflow reduces NCC process times by about 15%, but more importantly, it offers several new tools to create 3D models using a variety of 2D/3D data and to visualise, simulate, communicate and gather comments.It shows existing conditions to visualise complexity during site layout planning.It also provides a simple interface and easy access to predefined objects, which is crucial for implementing this solution across NCC.<br/><br/>In this class, NCC will share their experience of creating construction site layout plans using Infraworks.
Dynamic shifts have emerged in the digital realm of building design and physical methods of off-site fabrication. Buildings are increasingly manufactured/assembled rather than constructed/crafted. This class will present these digital procedures for modelling buildings in Revit whilst simultaneously assembling and managing your building components through Dynamo and into Inventor for fabrication. This entails navigating a hierarchy of linked/nested Revit models, families, and formulas; aligning the design BIM with detailed fabrication models in Inventor. Dynamo will be applied as a tool to automate, annotate, and design the building layout with assembled components. Orchestrate the building model, drawing sets, and work instructions in Revit alongside Dynamo to lay out building components, visualise building data, component relationships, and simultaneously assemble Revit components for building site context, component assembly in factory layout, and final modules in transportation.
This class will discuss the details on how to select the right CPU, GPU, Memory and storage for optimal performance. We will review the latest technology available in workstation hardware as well as benchmarks and specific recommendations for Autodesk products. How to justify the right workstation for your engineering team including ROI will be discussed.<br/>The Dell Precision Optimizer, a tool that helps user maintain, analyze and optimize Dell workstations, will be introduced.
Whether you're part of a distributed team or an individual, the cloud offers many benefits: Access to your apps and data from anywhere on any device, unlimited hardware scalability, the ability to collaborate with anyone and best of all pay only for what you use. Join us for this session to learn how Frame helps engineers and architects unlock the power of the cloud to boost collaboration and productivity for Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor and any other Windows application.
This course will cover effective practices for project managers, architects, engineers, and designers working on Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects for all areas of architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems. Learn how AutoCAD software and Revit software have altered the traditional design workflows and processes, and discover how to manage the disruptive changes. The course will cover pre-project planning, as well as deal with project content and understanding what tools can really help a project's bottom line. We'll also review key CAD and BIM standards, and explore where Revit software alters typical project tasks for higher levels of development. The course is well suited for the first-time manager and experienced user. If you're ready for an energetic, fast-paced class that packs in a lot of information, then sign up early and often.
This class will touch on the engineering/design practice of tolerancing parts/drawings using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). The practice has been used in the manufacturing industry for generations, but people tend to shy away from it due to the confusion and rumors that surround it. This class will discuss what GD&T really is and how it can greatly help in making your designs more accurate-and, in turn, save on production waste by way of rejection of far fewer parts that are actually within tolerance.
This presentation will focus on the newly developed Topology Optimization technology now being used in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software and also found in Autodesk Nastran standalone, Fusion 360 Ultimate software, Inventor Simulation software, and Dreamcatcher software. We will begin with an introduction of how Topology Optimization works, and then we'll focus on the Autodesk Nastran In-CAD interface for Topology Optimization. We will perform several examples that will include how to produce designs with minimized mass and maximized stiffness that comply with various design and manufacturing constraints. Examples will include minimized mass with stress and compliance design constraints and various manufacturing constraints such as additive and subtractive with symmetry. We will show a complete workflow that includes importing optimized .STL geometry and building a verification analysis model.
Join the Autodesk Generative Design team to discuss the future of Generative Design. In this class, participants will interact with AGD leaders to shape the future of Generative Design. Participants will be presented with high level thinking about Autodesk's vision of Generative Design and interact with the AGD team to help shape the future of the technology and workflows. Participants will be guided through strategic thinking exercises, problem identification, and workflow definitions for the future of design.
You don't have to be a high-end graphic designer to generate quality images or videos with the Autodesk Product Design Collection. When it comes to rendering, most people think that 3ds Max software is the only way to go. But the Product Design Collection has many other tools that produce quality renderings. In this class, we'll discuss the simpler approaches to generating amazing images, videos, and even a little virtual reality-with Inventor Studio software and Navisworks software.
Are you a glutton for good training? Do you lust over other company's effective education technology? Bad training programs can leave your employees full of wrath, so don't be slothful-come check out this session that will outline the issues many companies see when building up or overhauling their own training programs. Your competitors will be green with envy when you show off your skilled employees-just don't get greedy. This session will focus on overcoming the 7 deadly sins of training, and putting your program on a righteous path. We'll explore the process of defining education mission statements, aligning curriculum with student learning styles, and reinforcing learning at every corner through specific methods. You will benefit from the unique experience and knowledge shared by 2 instructors who have built successful training programs in firms of more than 350 people, designed Autodesk Official Press curriculum, and continue to build training programs for firms across the nation today.