The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Cadet Chapel, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a modernist architectural icon and one of Colorado’s most-photographed landmarks. Unfortunately, 5 decades of exposure has taken its toll. In advance of a major renovation, Autodesk, Inc., worked with the USAFA to capture as-built conditions and simulate the existing performance of this building. These efforts comprise a proof of concept for the application of scan-model-analyze workflows to renovation projects. In related sessions we will discover the workflows used to carry out reality capture and building-performance analysis of this project. This session will take an in-depth look at the modeling workflow, including use of alternate data sources to resolve as-built conditions, the challenges of constructing a Revit software model to serve many competing needs, and the mechanics of using Revit Server software and third-party file storage solutions to collaborate. We will also discuss lessons learned, insights gained, and best practices.
BIM managers and advanced users with BIM management responsibilities
Lieutenant Colonel Suermann is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After serving as a combat and stateside engineer, he earned his M.S. in Construction Management from Texas A&M University and subsequently taught computer courses for engineers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy. After successfully defending his dissertation and receiving his Ph.D. in Design, Construction, and Planning at the University of Florida in 2009 as the first ever Rinker Scholar, Suermann deployed to Afghanistan to oversee nearly $1B in Air Force contingency construction. Later, he served as the BIM SME, MILCON PM/Transformation Action Officer at AFCEE (now AFCEC) in San Antonio, TX. After serving as a Commander in Thule, Greenland he returned to the Academy where he was promoted to Associate Professor in January, 2015. He is currently the Construction Division Chair for the four-division Department.
Aaron is a Registered Architect, Civil/Structural Engineer-in-Training, LEED AP BD+C, and an AEC industry technology evangelist. Holding graduate degrees in architecture and engineering (M.Arch, MSCE, BSCE), Aaron has acquired widespread industry experience in architecture, engineering, and construction over the past 20 years. Aaron initiated Revit transition efforts in two design firms prior to joining an Autodesk partner, where he spent five years offering consulting, training, and support to AEC customers. A senior technical sales specialist with Autodesk, Aaron presently serves on Autodesk's Frontline team, informing and influencing AEC customers in their BIM workflow strategies and adoption.
We will describe the nitty-gritty programming details to implement a cloud-based system to analyze, visualize, and report on universal component usage. The components can be Revit software families used in Building Information Modeling (BIM) or any other kind of assets in any other kind of system. The focus is on the cloud-based database used to manage the component occurrences, either in global or project-based coordinate systems. You can make searches based on both keywords and geographical location. Models are visualized using pure WebGL, Three.js, and the Autodesk View and Data API, providing support for online viewing and model navigation. You can use the web app in any browser and on any mobile device with no need to install any additional software whatsoever. This is an advanced class for experienced programmers.
Have you ever tried to control the shape of a curved form parametrically in the Family Editor? If so, you’ve no doubt discovered that flexing them sometimes throws you a curveball. In this session we’ll explore several techniques to tame your unruly parametric curves. We’ll look at examples of circles, arcs, quarter round, half round, arches, and we’ll even check out some splines. We’ll look at both simple and compound curves. We’ll work primarily in the traditional Family Editor but most techniques apply to the massing Family Editor environment as well. We’ll explore curvature and rotation, and we’ll throw in some trigonometry for good measure. After this session, I cannot guarantee that you’ll never have another misbehaving curve in your family content, but what I can promise is that you’ll come away with several useful tools to help you tame them when curve-mischief strikes!
Als Teil der Neugestaltung des Hauptbahnhofs Salzburg wurde am Südeingang ein Bereich neu gestaltet.<br/><br/>Herzstück dieses Bereichs ist ein nierenförmiges Freiformdach.<br/><br/>Wir zeigen die Herausforderung und Herangehensweise, wie aus Splines eine Planung bis zur Führungsplanung mit einem BIM Modell möglich war.
Revit software customization via the Revit API has continued to grow in popularity over the last several years. Because of the complexity of Revit software and the extensiveness of the Revit API, new Revit software add-in developers often run into similar problems and repeatedly ask questions of the customer support or on social media and forums. This course collects many of the most-frequently asked questions and most-likely encountered problems into a single presentation. In this lecture you will see common solutions to typical problems, discover often repeated Dos and Don’ts, and learn recommended approaches to developing and structuring Revit software add-ins. For each topic we will review the mistakes or roadblocks developers typically stumble upon and show the recommended solution while illustrating the answers with useful examples you can borrow from or modify. This course assumes the working knowledge of Microsoft .NET programming and experience with the Revit software API.
This class will showcase new high-performance building design workflows from Autodesk, Inc., and their applications in the early design stages. We will explain and explore through the case study application current technology and new features in FormIt 360 software and Revit software. This class will cover processes and best practices for using conceptual analysis tools as integrated, iterative, and collaborative parts of the design process from a Design Team’s point of view. It is critical to use performance analysis tools early when aiming for high-performance design goals. New high-performance building design workflows are making analysis tools more accessible and easier to use earlier in the design process than ever before. Analysis tools can go a long way toward informing design decisions, saving time, and improving the usefulness and validity of your design.
All tech managers, CAD or BIM or IT, need to have a baseline of character and skills that drive their progress forward. We will discuss 19 key character traits that a manager needs and 7 crucial skills that with propel you to success. Learn about how your approach and demeanor can energize others. Find practical skills that you need to hone so that your team is working at peak speed. Identify and build on your strengths.
<p>Using View Filters inside of Revit software will enable you to control both the visibility and graphics of the elements included in the filter. Filters can either be created from a conditional format or from a selection set. Once filters are created, knowing how to assign them in View Templates and how to assign View Templates to views are the keys to creating standardization in your projects. Join me as we discuss both new and old features of View Filters and View Templates to control your graphics and visibility.<br>
In the “real world” most architecture and engineering projects span multiple releases of Autodesk, Inc.’s, Revit software. In many organizations a question that comes up with every new release (every year) is: Which projects should we migrate to the new version and which ones should we finish in their current version? The intent of this roundtable session is to give PICs, project managers, Building Information Modeling (BIM) managers, architects, engineers, and others who are involved in long-term Revit software projects an open forum to discuss the best ways of dealing with the Autodesk yearly release cycle. We will discuss potential benefits (i.e., added functionality, performance enhancements) weighed against possible pitfalls (i.e., hidden costs, features that don't work as expected or as they did in previous releases) and how the decision to upgrade or not has to involve the entire collaborative Project Team. We will also talk about the pros and cons of skipping specific releases.
This class will present a Revit software plug-in developed collaboratively by Stanford University and Autodesk, Inc., that enables architects and engineers to receive real-time feedback on the installed cost, lead time, and environmental impact of steel structural design options. The estimates are based on current data provided by members of the structural steel supply chain, including mills, fabricators, and erectors. The IP required to produce the estimate is stored and maintained by each party in a secure online database; information authorized for release to the designer is accessed by the Revit plug-in via web services and visualized in the context of the Building Information Modeling (BIM). We will share 2 industry case-study applications of the technology in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM); Rutherford + Chekene; and Herrick. We will discuss the business benefits and process changes required to on-board the technology for design engineers, fabricators, and erectors, and we will cover future plans for the development of the technology.
Diese Session zeigt, wie ein BIM Raumbuch (Raumblätter und Ausstattungslisten) zentral verwaltet und direkt mit dem Revit-Modell synchronisiert werden können. Damit erhalten Planer die Sicherheit, dass alle baurelevanten Rauminformationen aus dem Raumbuch (Raumfunktionen, Raumgrössen, Ausstattungen, Raumattribute, Sicherheitsbestimmungen, etc.) bereits von der ersten bis zur letzten Planungsphase eingehalten werden. Das cloudbasierte Raumbuch von dRofus wurde speziell für einen kollaborativen BIM Workflow mit Revit entwickelt und wird bereits in unzähligen BIM Projekten weltweit eingesetzt.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit software are big in design and construction, but if maintenance and asset management aren't part of the lifecycle data process, then are we really doing BIM? Or is it simply virtual design and construction? The most important component in the BIM process for maintenance and asset management is the facility model and its connection to an asset management system; it may also be the easiest element in the process to overlook. In this class we'll discuss the evolution of Denver International Airport's efforts to integrate their Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, BIM 360 software, geographic information system (GIS), and Maximo Asset Management programs to create the Holy Grail of BIM—a single source of truth for facility data.
This class will cover the use of many Autodesk, Inc., Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, such as Revit Architecture software, Revit MEP software, Revit Structure software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Navisworks software, and cloud services, including BIM 360 Glue software and BIM 360 Field software, in order to assist in the daily maintenance and operations of airports.