How should a design surface be expressed through panels? How can the architect ensure that a facade-design intent is honored all the way through to fabrication? Learn from Building Information Modeling (BIM)-oriented and computational strategies used by Safdie Architects in the context of Revit software and the Dynamo extension. Examples are chosen from the recently completed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Project Jewel at Changi Airport (now under construction). For design surfaces that are flat, simply curved, or optimized for myriad constraints, learn how to control panel families and types in Revit software using Dynamo. We will cover methods for laying out panels, managing edge conditions, and embedding panel elements with rich data for downstream consumption. We will share how we have used computational techniques in Revit software to cut out concerns for cost and risk to fabricators by providing well-studied, straightforward design documentation. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
This session is for architects who want to learn how to automate and control facade paneling for irregular or complex surfaces within the Revit environment and for anyone else who wants inside tips on how complex paneling problems are solved.
Colin McCrone leads design technology at Safdie Architects in Boston, supporting project delivery and forward-looking research. McCrone was a subject matter expert and technical evangelist at Autodesk, Inc., for the Dynamo extension throughout its development as a beta product, and he is a founding member of the San Francisco Dynamo User Group and a current member of the Boston group. He has taught at the California College of the Arts on computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Jaron Lubin is a principal with Safdie Architects, based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Lubin is central to many of the firm’s recent speculative proposals and realized projects, seeing a variety of geographic contexts, multiple scales of work, and diverse building and urban programs. His recent assignments include proposals for the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, a new Chinese opera house in Hong Kong, and a competition entry for the National Library of Israel. Lubin was part of the competition-winning design team for the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and was stationed on site to oversee construction of the project. He is currently involved with many of the firm’s Singapore projects, including the residential high-rise tower Sky Habitat and Project Jewel, a new mixed-use complex at Singapore Changi Airport.
Learn how to take existing project information and capitalize on Autodesk, Inc., platforms; ReCap 360 Pro software; Remake software; Revit software; and Maya software—all to create and aggregate models and present information in an immersive virtual-reality setting to derive value for the overall project. The case study we’ll look at is a historically significant, high-visibility project that needed various reality-capture methods to mitigate possible risk and liability during construction. The team was able to use these requirements to drive drone flights, photogrammetric models, and laser scans. These were used to enrich the design models and create an environment to run scenarios for logistics and feasibility studies. The downstream effect will help the owner better understand the complexity and manage understanding of changes as they occur. The created environment will also aid in developing future projects that have similar challenges. This session features ReCap, Maya, and Revit. AIA Approved
Join us for a guided tour of how Black & Veatch is exploring the potential impact of virtual-reality (VR) job sites on the future of design and construction. What's a VR job site, you ask? It is a virtual version of the actual job site, including cranes and temporary works. This virtual version can take many forms, ranging from 3D meshes to spherical photography. The idea is to create and use VR job sites for planning, safety, and historical purposes because VR eliminates assumptions and risk by capturing and portraying the actual job-site conditions, not just modeled conditions. Additionally—and most fun of all—you can immerse yourself in a VR job site or future design using first-person VR. Together we will explore real examples—proofs of concepts and ideas from infrastructure projects—including power plants and water projects. But it won't be a total space odyssey—some of the ideas we will explore together are being implemented today, and with ease! This session features ReCap, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
Construction productivity is an issue in the construction industry that can be addressed with technological solutions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM)-to-field workflows with robotic total stations. Attend this session to learn how United States construction companies are utilizing Revit software with Point Layout software, BIM 360 Glue software, and the BIM 360 Layout app with Leica iCON robotic total stations to streamline office-to-field workflows that increase accuracy while cutting production time. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and Revit. AIA Approved
What if we—Autodesk, Inc.—would use our own technologies for our own needs? In this class we will show you how we applied interesting workflows involving the following software: ReCap software, Revit software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Layout software, and Point Layout to retrofit the Autodesk Paris office. After having generated a 3D model in Revit software based on point clouds reflecting existing conditions that we got from 3D scans, we made a retrofit proposal and used BIM 360 Layout software to stake out data into the field with a robotic total station. Finally, we used BIM 360 Layout capabilities to verify the as-built construction and update the model. This session features BIM 360 Layout, ReCap, and Revit. AIA Approved
A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service gives your team the ability to coordinate with live Revit software models that are always up to date. Previous workflows involved expensive IT setup and extensive project management to keep the project running smoothly. Come see how A360 Collaboration for Revit will make your next project flow easier by working in the cloud. This session features Collaboration for Revit and Revit. AIA Approved
We will explore together how to optimize a collaborative multidisciplinary platform utilizing A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service and the A360 Team hub throughout the design process. We will discuss best approaches for joint-venture projects for small or mid-size practices. The speaker will share with you expertise of 2 years, and the best approach to apprehend such difficult decisions in terms of technology implementation. A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service and A360 Team help our distributed teams to collaborate efficiently without losing our sight of the project delivery or its control throughout the entire design process. Instant messaging is possible in Revit software, awareness of presence in model is possible without leaving Revit software, and more is possible in Communicator for Revit software. This session features Collaboration for Revit, A360 Team, and Revit. AIA Approved
Airspace, air side, land side, curb side, public transport, utilities coordination, facility management, and how to use BIM to coordinate them—in as long as it takes to pass through security check! Become a part of this engaging exploration of ideas for integrated workflows applied to airport design, where multiple interdependent constraints and challenging operational requirements call for a most coordinated and well-planned design and construction. We will engage in examples and workflows that will deliver ideas to architects and engineers about how to collaborate, coordinate, and deliver the best outcomes on airport development projects! This session features InfraWorks 360, Navisworks Manage, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will cover the use of InfraWorks 360 software as a bridge modeling and design tool in the context of a wider transportation project, and we’ll explore a number of solid workflows to other bridge design and modeling products. You will learn not only how to model concrete bridges in InfraWorks 360 software, but also how to make use of the Line Girder Analysis cloud service to quickly validate the girders against different design standards and to establish the required prestressing. You will learn how to simply open up the corresponding analytical model directly in Structural Bridge Design software for further refinement and to carry out more-detailed analysis and design checks. You will learn how to open up the InfraWorks 360 model in AutoCAD Civil 3D software to carry out further refinements to the site and create alignment drawings that include the bridges. You will also learn how to create a Revit software model with a single click from the InfraWorks 360 model in order to add rebar and create structural drawings. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Revit.
Come learn why InfraWorks software has become our go-to for MOT, logistics plans, development planning, and visual animations that create a lasting impression on an audience. We will focus on the rapid model creation tools that enable us to create a virtual stage where we can communicate our project, strategy, and expertise. With the integration of model builder, creating a realistic environment is just a few clicks away—even for the novice user. Incorporating information from many different data sources, we are able to continue to enhance our model using your preferred authoring tools. InfraWorks software enables us to balance speed and level of detail all while delivering high-quality deliverables from a macro perspective. Then we publish it to A360 and begin the collaboration cycle, incorporating comments from cross-functional team members. This is why InfraWorks software has become one of the most powerful tools in our tool chest for winning work and project planning. This session features InfraWorks 360, FormIt 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
In this class, you will learn how to use InfraWorks 360 software to create a bridge design and then transfer it to Revit software to make a more parametric structural bridge. You will then use Revit software to create structural rebar drawings based on the revised design. Finally, you will transfer this information back to InfraWorks 360 software to continue your site design. Dzan Ta and Dave Young of ReproProducts will teach this class. Both are previous Autodesk University teachers. This session features InfraWorks 360, Revit, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
This class will cover the use of InfraWorks 360 software as a bridge modeling and design tool in the context of a wider transportation project, and we’ll explore a workflow to AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, and Structural Bridge Design software. You will learn how to create concrete bridges in InfraWorks 360 software and use the Line Girder Analysis cloud service to quickly validate the girders against different design standards and establish the required prestressing. You will learn how you can then simply open up the corresponding analytical model directly in Structural Bridge Design software for further refinement, as well as carry out more-detailed analysis and design checks. You will learn how to open up the InfraWorks 360 model in AutoCAD Civil 3D software to carry out further refinements to the site and create alignment drawings that include the bridges. You will also learn how you can create a Revit software model with a single click from the InfraWorks 360 model in order to add rebar and create structural drawings. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Revit.
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
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General Architecture. Engineering and Construction