Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools presents a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. Wrestling with the computational demands of the Revit software BIM platform—as well 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, Navisworks Manage software, Lumion software, and others—means that one needs the right knowledge to make sound investments in workstation and server hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified hardware geek to understand the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of Autodesk, Inc.'s, suite of BIM and 3D applications. Fully updated for 2015, this class will give you the scoop on the latest advancements in workstation processors, motherboards, memory, and graphics cards. This year we will pay special attention to the latest advancements in graphics technologies to meet the demands of high-end rendering, animation, and visualization across a wide variety of platforms.
BIM and IT Managers who need to build out workstations that adequately meet the demands of high-end BIM usage in their firm.
Matt Stachoni is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) / IT manager for Erdy McHenry Architecture, LLC, an architectural design firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for all training and support of the firm’s digital design efforts, as well as for all things related to IT. Previously, Matt was a senior BIM technical specialist for CADapult Ltd., an Autodesk Silver Reseller servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. There, he provided training and consultation for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) customers, focused primarily on implementing BIM using Revit software, Navisworks software, and related applications. Matt also provided specialized BIM coordination and modeling support services for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) trade contractors and construction management firms. Matt has been using Autodesk, Inc., software since 1987, and he has over 20 years of experience as a CAD and IT manager for architectural and engineering firms in Delaware; Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts. He is a contributing writer for AUGIWorld Magazine, and this is his 12th year speaking at Autodesk University.
Many owners/operators of process plants are required to use or implement specific design and engineering applications like AVEVA PDMS. Learn how workflows and third-party tools can help to overcome the challenges of data exchange between Autodesk, Inc., and non-Autodesk Plant Solutions in a multidisciplinary design environment. Learn how we can use AutoCAD Plant 3D software and Revit software to modify and enrich an existing plant design management system (PDMS) project, and how to hand over AutoCAD Plant 3D and Revit models in PDMS format, eliminating the need for remodeling. See how existing PDMS models may be brought into AutoCAD Plant 3D and Revit for work sharing. Also, see how we can convert PDMS catalogue/spec databases into AutoCAD Plant 3D to be used in projects, and how AutoCAD Plant 3D models are converted into intelligent PDMS models using the XMpLant format. Revit is often a preferred tool for architectural and structural design, and Revit models may also be converted into intelligent PDMS models. We will share sample projects and customer stories.
Checklists save lives. Surgeons and airline pilots use checklists to make sure they don’t miss important steps in surgery or during flight. Checklists may save the life of an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project as well. This class will cover key steps for getting an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project underway successfully. We’ll also look at how to set up the project directories and drawings for best practices’ use of external references and for utilizing a plant coordinate system. This in turn enables us to overcome the large coordinates issue and actually work with a state plane coordinate system (SPCS)—and far from 0,0 origin! We’ll also demonstrate checklist steps for incorporating models from other Autodesk, Inc., products such as Revit software and Advance Steel software; for successfully generating isometrics and orthographics; and for using an advanced feature in isometrics that creates these isos in the SPCS. You’ll be provided with all of these checklists as a way to retain this information and to expand on them for your AutoCAD Plant 3D software projects.
This class will cover an introduction of laser scanning, including time and cost of performing the scan; how to autoregister scans using ReCAP software; and the usage of the scan data for design assistant, construction quality control, and operation and maintenance. We will use educational, theme park, and airport projects as case studies to illustrate the benefits of using laser scanning.
This session will describe the activity developed for the retrofitting of Teatro Lirico Opera House, a XIX sec. complex building located in the heart of Milan, Italy. For the building’s particular shape and complexity, taking advantage of laser scanning, ReCap software, and Revit software was the key to delivering a model faithful to the original, for renovation activity, visualization, and facility management.
Learn how to utilize InfraWorks 360 for Conceptual master planning and visualization. This class will show you how to get started with creating a city from various data sources and how to speed up your conceptual design process. Learn how to re-use various data types from Revit, Sketchup and 3ds max (fbx,DAE), which can be used to develop multiple design proposals within a city context, whilst also using native InfraWorks 360 tools to develop roads, water & coverage areas. See how this new software can help you improve your productivity and reduce unnecessary hours on conceptual design visualization for master planning in your organisation.
The technology and tools for computational design in the built environment have never been more powerful or progressive. To complement their specific discipline knowledge, the current and next generation of designers and engineers entering the global workforce are armed with skills ranging from sketching to programming to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As buildings have grown in complexity so too has the power and ubiquity of simulation tools used by different specialist disciplines, with information and processes getting more disconnected up until data is transferred to a common format for delivery. It is time to shift focus away from data toward the spaces between the data. By extrapolating recent innovations in structural engineering processes—such as real-time feedback and gesture-based simulation using Robot Structural Analysis software—we will explore the possibilities of multidisciplinary building simulation using visual programming applications such as Dynamo software to control Revit software and other packages.
<p>For years there has been a conceptual massing part of Revit software that could enable designers to do many of the things they can do in Trimble’s SketchUp modeling program directly inside of Revit software, but this has never really caught on and designers keep returning to SketchUp for ease of use. Now with the help of FormIt software you can take your project from conceptual design all the way to construction documents with these 2 connected products without having to leave the .RVT file format. You can begin the conceptual design in FormIt software and once the design is settled continue the working drawings process inside Revit software. There is also the added benefit of being able to work in FormIt software on your iPad or any computer in a web-based version, enabling for anytime-anywhere design to happen. FormIt software also has a feature that enables real-time team collaboration on a design. This means the multiple members of a team can be simultaneously working on the same file from different locations and different FormIt platforms.<br>
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.
This lab is designed to give users hands-on experience with FormIt software. We will go step-by-step through creating geometries in FormIt, bringing geometries in from other programs, modeling them together to form a cohesive model utilizing basic and advanced tools, creating and applying materials, adding levels, reporting different object properties, grouping objects, arraying objects, running energy and daylight analyses, starting a sharing session with others, and then transitioning the model to Revit software. You will gain firsthand experience with utilizing this new and powerful toolset that can literally travel anywhere with you.
Revit software’s External Services framework enables developers to tailor the behavior of built-in Revit software features to the level that was not possible with conventional external command-based add-ins. External Services have been used as a base to support customized MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) calculations, access externally stored data, replace built-in export/import filters, and many other features in Revit software. As Revit software continues to grow there are new external services introduced with every major release, which gives developers new opportunities to provide their solutions on top of the Revit core functionality. Unfortunately, this feature has not been well adapted by the external public yet, quite possibly due to the lack of comprehensive documentation—which is exactly the gap this class will attempt to fill. We’ll explain the framework’s main ideas and clearly illustrate the most anticipated uses. We will also present a hands-on coding approach as an example of a simple MEP friction calculator.
Whether your company has a rich history with Revit software or you've recently decided to take the plunge, developing and maintaining internal training is a tall order. BuroHappold Engineering New York has developed a thorough yet practical internal training program for its offices worldwide and would like to share the outcome of the challenges that were faced along the way. With 90% of the projects in our New York office being Revit-software based, new engineers have a limited amount of time to adjust to the technology and the corresponding company standards. This demand placed an enormous amount of pressure on the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Team to create a training program that was fast, furious, and efficient. You will leave with a clear understanding of the steps necessary for ensuring that engineers are ready to hit the ground running in Revit software projects.
In this hands-on class you will learn the basics of how to use lookup tables (Revit 2015 software and above) within your families.<br/><br/>This session is full, but an alternate time is now available.<br/><br/>