Having worked to introduce and expand Revit software into many different offices, I have often found there is a “soft spot” for the introduction, made up of individuals wanting to learn and use Revit software. There is also a typical progression into different phases of projects, usually starting with design development, which is typically regarded as “appropriate” for Revit software. While getting this initial implementation is important, it is trickier to increase the use of Revit software by other staff less willing to give up their tools, either in early stages of design or in the more technical later stages. I have developed a variety of presentations, workshops, and strategies that have helped to increase Revit software use throughout the office and throughout project stages. This also provides the additional benefit of increasing everyone's capabilities in our central building design and development software, and it creates an environment of sharing and creation.
BIM Directors and Managers who are struggling with leadership and staff to achieve a greater use of Revit and BIM
Mark Schmieding works in Chicago as a licensed architect/designer and consultant in digital design. He received his Bachelor in Architecture degree from The University of Kansas, and he spent years studying and working in Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. Over the last several years, Schmieding’s design work has ranged from high-end residential and retail interiors to large-scale commercial towers. In addition to leading interior, architecture, and planning design teams with an emphasis on an integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, he has provided training, implementation, and hands-on project assistance for many small, medium-sized, and large firms. Schmieding’s diverse experience within architectural firms, as well as his longtime history with BIM from the original Revit Technology Corporation, is a true testament to his mastery of digital design. Schmieding is currently director of BIM applications at Goettsch Partners, an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective with offices in Chicago, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.
Many projects, much return! Corgan has made a large investment in Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team)-and it's paid off! Many of the firm's partners are working together to simultaneously access data while maintaining firm individuality and capitalizing on connections to their corporate infrastructure. This proposal will discuss Corgan's use of BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit on many projects, including Los Angeles International Airport's Midfield Satellite Concourse, work at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, multiple data-center projects, and smaller corporate office building renovations-with a focus on staff management, model management, and consultant management. We'll cover why we chose BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit, how we set up BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit, how we structure the models in the cloud, how to execute large and small projects in the cloud, and what the benefits are of multiple-office collaboration.
Collaboration for Revit cloud service has fundamentally changed the way the architecture, engineering, and construction industry works on complex projects that require collaborative workflows. This class will focus on explaining the concept of Collaboration for Revit. We'll demonstrate the fundamentals of using collaborative workflows using Collaboration for Revit, and illustrate how multiple stakeholders can work on the same model in the cloud. My co-speaker-the national Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager of a large architectural firm-will explain how their company used Collaboration for Revit to deliver complex projects on time and on budget using real collaboration on the firm's Revit models.
Is your Revit model corrupt or causing crashes? Is the team unable to work and is losing productivity? Increase your team's efficiency by gaining expertise for diagnosing the root cause of the issue-whether it's the model, the user, or the computer-and resolve the issue fast. This involves understanding various error messages, recognizing different types of data corruption and their sources, repairing or recovering corrupt Revit models, and learning best practices to minimize file corruption. We'll go over analyzing the computer when Revit crashes or the model gets corrupted. You'll gain a better understanding of the Revit backup procedures, as well as how to locate and restore the most current backup model. We'll arm you with the knowledge and the tools required to analyze and identify issues using the journal files and slog files. Finally, we'll review best practices for reducing the incidence of model corruption.
Showcasing the 100,000m2 University hospital of Stavanger we will introduce new workflows in Revit for the seamless design of cross discipline modular and prefabricated components. The Scandinavian hospital proposes a giant lego-like assembly in its construction and tests currently unreleased Revit functionalities which have enabled the efficient control and development of the prefabrication strategy parallel to the overall project design. <br/><br/>We will present an interdisciplinary BIM workflow for the drawing and analysis of prefabricated components and show new techniques in data management which have allowed us to monitor component changes, identify deviations, and align project outputs with the information demands of the building industry. This class will also demonstrate how this methodology can be applicable to schools, hotels and other repetitive or prefabricated projects.
As campus managers and cities look to embrace the Internet of Things, many are finding that while they have lots of data, managing this data so it can be used in a meaningful way is proving more difficult. Our session will explore how BIM can be used as a vehicle by campus managers and cities to capture, store, and disseminate multiple levels of data (e.g., building, social, environmental, government, economic) as well as generate additional benefits. We will look at how a 3D model can be created in Revit / InfraWorks and populated with data from many sources (e.g., sensors, real-time traffic information, social forums etc.) which can then be accessed by managers, governments, and citizens using tablets, apps, dashboards, and software such as BIM 360 Field. We will also discuss the benefits that can be generated including better decision making, easier benchmarking, improved performance, greater connectivity, and enhanced community engagement.
This class will cover guidelines, best practices, and workflows to capitalize on the time spent modeling in Revit software. Attendees will learn how to generate various types of visualizations that will lead up to rendering in the cloud, and then how to use them for virtual reality (VR). They will learn best practices on proper modeling techniques, workflows, and some of the tools available in the cloud render service. Topics covered will include the various types of visualization available, A360 rendering (what it is and why use it with Revit), what it takes to get a great render, best practices for loadable and system families, light fixture use, setting up scenes, materials overview, preparation of the view, render settings, cloud tools, benefits, and tips and tricks.
This class will show you how to get the most out of Revit software's powerful graphic features, incorporating all of the newest features in Revit. You'll gain valuable tips, tricks, and time-proven techniques to make your drawings look great. You'll learn to enhance non-rendered presentations with "out of the box" advanced graphic techniques, as well as how to visually improve trees, plants, and people used in Revit for all non-rendered views. You'll learn more about adding photo backgrounds to presentations and renderings using a unique overlay approach, adding fully controllable color or photo backgrounds behind multiple views-and you'll get tips for improving interior and exterior rendered views. Finally, you'll learn how to use "old-world hand-drafting" techniques to add visual clarity that helps your construction documents communicate seamlessly. Learn how to use surface shading, profiling, transparency, and toning techniques to create beautiful and clear drawings.
Are you considering a change? Is it time to make a move? Do you have the attitude necessary to use Revit Architecture software? Changes in staff and the way we set about doing our designs may need to be reconsidered. We'll look at many of these issues with the aim of easing your transition. If you already know how objects work in AutoCAD Architecture software and you know how a building is put together, then you're more than halfway home. Revit software will help you continue on your Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey and set yourself up for postdesign use. Don't merely create drawings with your CAD package-create entire building designs.
Adaptive components and advanced mass-modelling tools have been implemented in Revit since 2009 but are still ignored by many architectural practices assuming that Revit is a mere BIM tool for the detailed design phase. In this class, you will experience the potential of Revit for practical early stage design through a real case study: the A1 building in the new Baoshan Park in Shanghai, the landmark of the whole urban development. We will go through the design process used to manage the design of the complex shape and of the advanced façade. You will learn how we managed the design merely inside the Revit environment with massing, divided surfaces, surface patterns, and adaptive components. You will then learn how the same model could be created using Dynamo visual programming. Finally, you will experience how to create enhanced curtain panels with embedded sun-shading using Dynamo and Radiance. This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Python, and Revit.
This session will cover collaboration between architects and design visualization specialists within the Live Design network. Once a Revit software user generates an Autodesk Revit LIVE project, any design visualization specialist can jump in and take that project to another level. Using knowledge from 3ds Max software and the Stingray game engine, let’s see how we can easily add dynamic content to create an immersive presentation. Game engine technologies can really enhance the design visualization process—it’s all about real-time storytelling! This hands-on lab will give an overview of the power of each software system when they’re combined. During the lab, we will go from Revit software, to Autodesk Revit LIVE software, to Stingray game engine, then finally close the loop and send the project back into Autodesk Revit LIVE. This session features Autodesk Stingray, Autodesk Revit LIVE, and 3ds Max.
Calling all architects! Want to add more than basic railings for your monumental stair in Revit software? This class is for you. Custom railing paneling can be fun to design but challenging to model, even with a good fundamental knowledge of Revit software's railing systems. In this session, you will learn to create the custom parts you need and put them together in an accurately modeled railing that will look great in 3D and still be easy to document in your drawings. We'll also cover some shortcuts and ways to avoid common issues throughout the process. At the end of the class, you'll be able to take home all sample files and family templates for your own use. Prerequisites for this course include a working knowledge of railing systems in Revit, as well as some experience with the family editor. It is highly recommended that attendees watch AR18637 "Handrail Hacks" using Autodesk University online prior to the class to ensure maximum benefit.
This roundtable discussion will focus on how Collaboration for Revit cloud service changes the way we collaborate on delivering a building design. We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls with this platform. In addition, we'll compare Collaboration for Revit with other platforms to learn why it stands out. We'll learn whether Collaboration for Revit defines a new standard of how we work as a team.