In today’s competitive landscape it can be hard to find the time or the budget to keep up with the current technology. But what if there were inexpensive tools that were easy to use and could solve your problems with project communication and design? This session will look at the tools that are available to the small firm, as well as at the workflows that can streamline and take advantage of those tools. We will focus on how we can take advantage of these tools to be more competitive, provide additional services for new revenue streams, and pull currently outsourced workflows back in-house. With tools and services at your disposal like Revit LT software, Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform, and 123D software, you really can do things that were only possible before with the budget of a larger firm.
Small firms looking to make the jump to BIM and utilize technology to offer more services and be more competitive.
Peter is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microdesk, specializing in assisting organizations with implementing BIM processes and understanding and implementing new and upcoming technologies to enhance coordination, and differentiate skills and offerings from competitors.
This has included working with national AECO firms providing on-site assistance, integrating BIM into their design processes, custom training and content, and leading the process of creating standards and workflows, as well as utilizing VR, cloud/ mobile tools, and UAV’s to stay at the forefront of the industry.
Prior to joining Microdesk, Peter worked at design firms working on residential, institutional, liturgical and commercial projects. He has managed projects throughout all phases including CD’s, field surveys, code and product research, specs, and presenting to approval boards. Finished projects include several laboratory/research buildings, residences, libraries, and movie theaters.
Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This session will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, we will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit software for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this class will teach you the basics of the family editor in a simple step-by-step fashion. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to all of the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)<br/><br/>This session features Revit Architecture, Revit, and Revit LT. AIA Approved
Explore the various components to protecting intellectual property using virtual desktop infrastructure. Learn about tiered security zones and today's technology tools that enhance the capability of securing proprietary CAD/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) data in a virtual desktop infrastructure environment.