You are probably familiar with Lynn Allen's world-famous class, “60 Tips in 60 Minutes.” Let's do the same with tips geared toward the CAD managers! We'll review some tools to help diagnose and solve problems, some tips that help streamline application usage, and some tips just for you to help your users in the background. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Beginner to Intermediate CAD Managers, and administrators of AutoCAD based systems.
R.K. McSwain has worked in the civil engineering / survey industry for more than 20 years. His responsibilities have ranged from hand drafting to using the latest versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. McSwain has 20 years of experience developing applications for AutoCAD software using AutoLISP dialect, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and other languages. His specialty is in the administration of AutoCAD software-based systems, including installation, customization, and standards development. McSwain has 15 years of experience in presenting professional training seminars on AutoCAD software and AutoCAD-based applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software. As a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine, McSwain performs software and hardware reviews, and serves as Hot Tip Harry and content reviewer for the Cadalyst weekly newsletter "Tips and Tools Weekly." McSwain created CAD Panacea (http://cadpanacea.com) over 11 years ago as a resource for CAD users all over the world. He is a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite and the Autodesk Bloggers Council.
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.
The newest release of AutoCAD is here – don’t miss your chance to check out the new features first hand. Join Autodesk Technical Evangelist and Cadalyst columnist Lynn Allen as she takes you on a tour of the many AutoCAD 2018 productivity enhancements including importing PDF files as geometry and the updated user interface. Knowing Lynn - she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the AutoCAD release you are using.
CAD standards are a bone of contention for every CAD manager. For me, CAD standards are all about a single thing—productivity. It's all about decision-making. I don't want you spending time deciding what font to use or what lineweight to draw with. Those tasks don’t increase the project’s value. I want you to be able to focus on creating drawings that sell ideas to a client or help make manufacturing quicker and easier. You shouldn't need to worry about CAD standards. In this class I'll take you through the exact steps that I use to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy our company CAD standards. I'll show you how to deploy your tool palettes on the network, and how to update them from a central file. We will push as hard as we can into deploying scripts and macros from tool palettes, and cover some of the tips and hacks of tool palettes that you won't find in the help file.
If you want a plethora of power user tips then be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top secret AutoCAD features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.
Creating a fully attributed 3D model to satisfy the BIM requirements of a project has become a requirement for many projects due to the BIM Level 2 government mandate. Current BIM software is primarily focused on architectural applications and overlooks the specific requirements of complex and large-scale landscape architecture (LA) and master planning (MP) projects. The talk will outline how we developed a script for Civil 3D to add additional attributes to C3D and AutoCAD objects; Surfaces, Blocks and Solids, the challenges we faced, and how we approached them. The class will follow our workflow on a 200 ha site for a major event, where we used C3D to create a BIM model for LA, lighting, and signage elements, importing them into Navisworks for clash detection and collaboration with other disciplines, such as civil engineers and architects. We will also cover the fundamentals of what attribute data was required, the rationale behind the choices, and how we managed data drops.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
This class will cover how to create and communicate Inventor software design and manufacturing data using 3D PDF documents. We will examine the various options available in Inventor software and how those options affect the creation of 3D PDF files. We will also show how to view, measure, mark up, manipulate, and collaborate using the Adobe Reader. We will explore how to customize your 3D PDF files by creating PDF template files and forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Finally, we will show you several examples of 3D PDF files that you can use to communicate with customers, suppliers, and manufacturers. This session features Inventor Professional and AutoCAD.
Interoperability (noun: in-ter-op-er-a-bil-i-ty) is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. Inventor software provides a medium to collect, use, reuse, and exchange data of different types and from different sources. In this class, we will explore the different types of data supported by Inventor software for both import and export. We'll explore the various methods of exchange, including piggybacking on other products contained within Product Design Suite. Some of the elements examined include: DWG™ import and export; sheet metal DXF flat pattern export; AnyCAD to externally reference third-party models; PDF conversion to 2D geometry to new part within Inventor software; importation of point cloud data; to-and-from exchange in Revit software; publication to 3D PDF; sharing with A360 cloud-based collaboration service; exportation of Inventor software bill of material information for downstream applications; and importation to and from Fusion 360 software. This session features Inventor Professional, A360, and AutoCAD.
So, you have hundreds, and maybe thousands, of standard AutoCAD software drawings that represent your electrical designs, and you’re uncertain about moving to AutoCAD Electrical software because you think you’ll have to redraw all your electrical designs. Well, guess what? You don’t have to. AutoCAD Electrical software ships with conversion tools that enable you to convert the standard AutoCAD entities into smart AutoCAD Electrical content. This class will show you how to use enough of the conversion tools to get you on the right circuit to energize those individual drawings into a project that recognizes all of the drawings that represent your product. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD.
The Zhuhai Opera House project has high complexities, as there are many aspects to consider, such as curtain wall, steel structure system, auditorium, internal support structure, pipeline layout, and so on. The universality and convenience based on Revit software ensure practicability at every stage of design. And the close contact and feedback mechanism with different specialties are maintained. We aim to provide a precise visual model to various specialties by utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) system within the full lifecycle of architectural design, and construct a comprehensive information mode on the same platform, which is an initial attempt to handle large and complex architectures on the BIM system platform. This session features Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Maya. AIA Approved
As a group, we will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD to Revit Architecture so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just dive right in and take the plunge. Well maybe there are options to this “sink or swim” approach. How do you re-train your staff? Who should learn (or not learn) Revit? How can AutoCAD fit into a Revit office. This discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We will share with one another how switching to Revit has affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. Share the successes and failures which you experienced making the transition to Revit. Let's help anybody who is considering, but who has not yet made the move to Revit. Together as a group, let’s share how we all made the switch while putting some common fears and myths to rest.<br/><br/>
AU Las Vegas
AutoCAD Civil 3D
AutoCAD Map 3D
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction