Interact with a panel of Revit software API experts to answer your questions and discuss all relevant topics of your choice. For anyone writing add-ins for Revit software, this is the perfect forum to better get to know the people who shape the APIs you work with, and explain your views, ideas, and problems face to face. Please note that prior .NET programming and Revit add-in development experience is required. This class is not suitable for beginners. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Docs, and Collaboration for Revit. AIA Approved
Experienced Revit add-in developers interested in discussing advanced API issues with Revit engineering and developer support experts
Jeremy Tammik is The Building Coder and The 3D Web Coder. He works with the Forge Partner Development Team on Autodesk, Inc., APIs and web services, providing developer support, training, conferences, presentations, and blogging on the Revit API and cloud and mobile technologies. Tammik is a prolific author, and he is passionate about cooperation and sharing. Tammik graduated with degrees in mathematics and physics. He has worked as a teacher and translator of both computer and human languages, and he worked as a C++ programmer on early graphical user interface (GUI) and multitasking projects. Tammik is fluent in 6 European languages, has 4 kids, 2 grandchildren, and is vegetarian. He loves cooking, climbing, hiking, and problem solving, and he enjoys sports, nature, literature, adventure, survival, and challenges of all kinds.
Saikat is a Senior Technical Consulting Manager with Autodesk Consulting, with a primary focus of integrations of enterprise applications with Autodesk’s Forge Platform and customizations of the Autodesk’s AEC products using the APIs. Prior to working with Autodesk Consulting, Saikat was a member of the AEC workgroup of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) team, providing evangelism, support, trainings and delivering technical presentations to the third party developers. He joined Autodesk in 2004 and has prior experience as GIS software developer and as a project architect with the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer.
Sasha Crotty joined Autodesk, Inc., in 2005 as a developer for Revit Structure software. She went on to lead the Revit Structure Development Team before switching gears into product management. As the Revit Core product manager, she is responsible for the direction and evolution of Revit's multi-disciplinary tools, performance, and the API. Sasha holds a BA in Architecture and a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MBA from Boston University. In her spare time Sasha enjoys growing miniature orchids and traveling around the world.
Mikako Harada works as an architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technical lead and Americas manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) Team at Autodesk, Inc. She provides API (Application Programming Interface) technical support to the members of Autodesk Developer Network worldwide for AEC products. Prior to joining Autodesk, she worked as a researcher for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. While at ETH, she worked with projects involving the development of web-based collaborative environment with the Swiss building industry and web-based visualization projects for business data archive systems, aiming to enlarge knowledge by providing a means of visualizing a large amount of information. Harada was also a researcher at The Engineering Design Research Center of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Scott Fahlman’s lab, and the Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Systems group at General Motors Technical Center. Her interests are in the areas of interactive techniques, optimization, and layout synthesis.
Miro has extensive combined engineering and IT background, with a Dipl.Ing.in Civil and Structural Engineering (Split, Croatia), Ph.D. in Numerical Methods in Engineering (Swansea, Wales) and 29 years’ experience in commercial engineering software design, development and customization. He's been with Autodesk for over 16 years, initially as Developer Consulting Specialist and currently as Solutions/Software Architect with Autodesk Consulting. His specialty have always been APIs for all Autodesk® AEC and BIM products, a topic on which he has conducted numerous training sessions, given many conference talks and provided direct technical support. For the last 10 years, he's been applying combined API, products, industry, methodologies and process-analyses knowledge to architecting and developing consulting solutions that extend the functionality of Autodesk BIM/AEC products and integrate them within various specific customer workflows, processes and solutions.
Angel Velez is a senior principal engineer at Autodesk, Inc. In 1992, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with BS degrees in computer science and mathematics, and he graduated from Stanford University with a master's degree in computer science in 1994. After working in the mechanical CAD industry for 5 years, he joined Charles River Software in 1999 to work on a project that eventually became known as Revit software. Since 2004, Velez has been working primarily on interoperability issues, concentrating on Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
Collaboration in construction is challenging. How can you organize the quality in data and geometry with all these different parties and models? Which software do you use to check your model: Navisworks or Solibri. An IFC workflow with Solibri provides you insights in the different clashes and the possibility to check in a rule based manner. But how do you create reports and collaborate with team members? Does Navisworks manage a more better workflow with more possibilities for everybody? With Navisworks you are free of file format. It is easy to append and update Revit, IFC, rcp or dwg files to a federated model in one single file. Checking model geometry, duplicates and data in a standardized way with Collaborea. It is the rulebased modelchecker for Naviswork. A report is no longer necessary because all the issues are visible and editable on a Cloud platform using Autodesk Forge. Checking and collaborating becomes easy and editing the models in an Autodesk workflow is simple.
When a progressive health-care client challenged an integrated project delivery team to look for opportunities to enhance collaboration and meet stringent deadlines on a new hospital project in California, the team started investigating several options to enhance coordination among the different teams' model files. After reviewing the available alternatives, and after careful consideration, the team finally selected Collaboration for Revit cloud service. Collaboration for Revit exceeded the expectations of the team members who were not only co-located at a trailer, but were also dispersed in several offices-including overseas. The team was able to work efficiently without restrictions on firewalls, which also enabled for unique workflows between the design and construction teams. In this class, we'll go over this success story while reviewing the key features of Collaboration for Revit, the selection process, setup, tips/tricks, and known limitations. Additionally, we'll look at how BIM 360 software and Collaboration for Revit were used to enhance change management.
As a group, we'll share ideas, workflows, and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD software to Revit software 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 take the plunge. Well, maybe there are options to this "sink or swim" approach. Can you afford to retrain your entire staff? Do you know who should learn (or, more important, who should not learn) Revit software? Maybe this discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We'll share how switching to Revit has affected our offices, workflows, staffing, and efficiency. We'll discuss our biggest successes and failures. We want to hear any unique idea or workflow that you've discovered to help make for a successful transition to Revit.
How can Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows reduce the disconnect between document production and design intent visualization? This discussion will focus on taking a Revit BIM model into visualization and the production effort required. We'll cover a variety of visual communication platforms, from still images to panoramic images to interactive, dynamic virtual reality (VR). This roundtable will cover methods of accurate BIM visualization as well as isolated visual efforts with respect to production time and quality.
Learn advanced skills that capitalize on the new Fabrication functionality in Revit 2018 software. Using Revit schedules, assemblies, tags, views, interference checking, and new features in Revit 2018, we can produce fabrication documentation inside the Revit software interface, which lets us fully coordinate with design consultants. We'll cover how to model using Fabrication Parts; how to convert a design model into Fabrication Parts; how to use assembly views to create spools sheets and details; how to annotate Fabrication Parts in plan view and 3D; how to coordinate with other consultants in Revit software; how new Revit 2018 features relate to Fabrication Parts; and how to import existing as-built conditions from Fabrication CADmep software into a new renovation project. This session will feature Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
In this class, we will share our experience with the rollout and increased adoption of BIM 360 Docs software within Arcadis globally. The Pilot to Enterprise program is a successful approach to developing a well-structured, flexible project foundation for all project type rollouts within BIM 360 Docs. These are Arcadis's "lighthouse" projects, and Autodesk will support Arcadis on project execution. The intention is to glean the lessons learned for a global implementation across Arcadis, and drive toward a common data environment. The Autodesk Train the Trainer program is aimed at identifying and training regional BIM 360 Docs Implementation Champions and other key users based on the guidance of the Arcadis program managers. Together with the strategy "From 12 to Many," it will touch virtually every component of our collaborative process with input and support from Autodesk Implementation Consultants in The Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Your firm signed up for the 2030 Challenge...Now what? In this presentation, BIM and Energy Specialists from Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will outline how they have implemented the AIA 2030 Challenge. In this 90-minute session we will discuss key considerations from becoming a 2030 signatory through the software and best practices implemented during reporting. We will then dive into how to investigate model analysis and provide valuable feedback to clients and design teams, including how to lower the predicted EUI while targeting the reduction goals set by the 2030 Challenge. We'll also cover the deliverables provided to project teams to ensure confidence in proposed energy saving tactics. This presentation will provide attendees the tools needed to not only implement 2030 at their firms, but to also make a difference by reducing their carbon footprint!
Advances in technology are ushering in a new era where connectivity for builders, designers and engineers are key. Technology is changing rapidly. Find out in this class how to better embrace these changes to create more value and competitive differentiation by using an evolutionary and remarkable pioneering BIM Cloud Workspace with a common data environment to herald a new connectivity-era with data at the center of every BIM project. We will look at how TBI has progressed from an age of 2D flatland, to the more advanced age of optimization of 3D digital data, to the present-day era of interoperability and collaboration in a new age of connection Learn how TBI is featuring a unique, innovative, niche cloud workspace by using cutting edge technologies like BIM 360, C4R, Revit, Microsoft Azure N-Series, NVIDIA Grid and RES ONE Workspace to design, build, make and create the future in the belief that it can always be better: more attractive, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.
Have you ever received a model and wondered what’s inside? Or questioned how the model was put together? Do you have issues with your model performance and don’t know where to start looking? We are not just talking about the geometry but the metadata and how the model has been put together. This session will look under the bonnet of the Revit model and assess the quality and suitability of the data so that a valid assessment can be made of what the model can be used for and if it is safe for you to integrate into your own data set. The session will discuss Quality Assurance and introduce a process/tool that utilizes Revit capabilities for management along with applications such as Autodesk Model Checker and Dynamo, accumulating into a report that details how compliant and suitable the model is.
Transitioning to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit software can be a complex process. Studies show that BIM workflows save time and money, but the initial training and implementation process poses a considerable cost to the firm, and office owners are concerned with the effect on project deadlines. This class will present a flexible and integral implementation process, built on adapting firm standards and workflows, and practicing from Day One on real-life design projects. As an architect, Revit teacher, and BIM implementation consultant, Yael has insights from multiple design firms, which vary in terms of project scopes, management, human resources, and prior knowledge. The class will contain examples from various case studies, pros and cons for different strategies, and aspects to consider while deciding on the path to a successful and smooth implementation process. If you're interested in convincing your firm to make the inevitable transition, come hear from experience how to create the process that is right for you.
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.
Today's 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and visualization software makes specifying a workstation a critical process. As you wrestle with the increasing demands of the Revit design platform and BIM-related applications such as 3ds Max software, Navisworks software, Rhino software, Lumion, Stingray gaming engine, and so on, you need to understand the art to make sound investments in computing hardware. This class will take a deep dive into today's advanced PC hardware so you can understand the important variables to consider when purchasing new workstations. 2017 was a watershed year for almost every aspect of computing hardware. Today's CPUs are more powerful and diverse than ever before. Advances in graphics must keep pace with the highly competitive PC gaming market, and are directly used by the Autodesk AEC portfolio. Properly optimizing your RAM subsystem is critical, and even mass storage has evolved past simply a fast solid state drive. We cover the latest hot peripherals to round out your system and review the latest buying guide.
AU Las Vegas
BIM 360 Docs
Collaboration for Revit
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction