Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a Dynamic Block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks.
Anyone who wants to increase efficiency by reducing the size of their block library.
Tracy Chadwick serves as coordinator and instructor for the Computer Drafting Technology program at Hutchinson Community College (HCC) in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, including those on engineering graphics, AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software. Prior to his role in the Associate Degree program, Chadwick served as the manager and instructor of HCC’s Autodesk Authorized Training Center from 2001. In 2007, Autodesk, Inc., recognized Chadwick with the North America Award for Distinguished Performance in AutoCAD Software Training. Chadwick holds professional certifications for AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software, and he is an Autodesk Certified Instructor for AutoCAD.
Have you ever had a dream, idea, or passion to inspire change in your organization? Innovation and hackathons seem to be all the rage these days-they're all over the Internet as ways to transform your business. This industry talk will discuss how a stodgy Midwestern EPCM (engineering, procurement, and construction management) organization took the leap of faith with a first hackathon in 2014, going on to make the hackathon an annual event. Additionally, we'll review how we launched an innovation platform for every employee to participate in ideation, project definition, business development, and execution stages throughout the entire year, and how this program is now launching into regular hackathon sessions at each office in the organization. We will also discuss innovation tools and practices, including Adobe's Kickbox Canvas, Autodesk's LUMIAMI, and Wild/World analyzer.
Do you want to use the Autodesk cloud tools, but also need to continue to use your existing desktop tools? Finally there's a cloud solution that acknowledges your need to bridge your current tools with new solutions in the cloud. Come and learn how to bridge your desktop world with the cloud, using a tool that's so simple, you'll think it's magic. Introducing Autodesk Drive software, the virtual file system that connects to the Autodesk cloud.
This class is designed to articulate the workflow of creating a topographic survey model within AutoCAD Civil 3D software by using scanner-generated point clouds (Trimble SX10) processed within InfraWorks software. Initially, we will import our point cloud into InfraWorks where it will be analyzed, processed, and filtered. We will then export data from InfraWorks and import it within AutoCAD Civil 3D for additional processing. Once in AutoCAD Civil 3D, we will process data again to create a topographic survey model. To demonstrate this workflow, we'll focus on an actual project containing a retaining wall (75 feet long x 20 feet high) in need of replacement. In this instance, our team decided to supplement a traditional (total station) topographic survey with scanner-generated point clouds to save on field time, and also to promote the safety of our survey crew.
Learn how to effectively convert a point cloud file that comes from laser scanning into an accurate 2D/3D Revit as-built model that complies with construction industry standards using Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and AutoCAD software. We'll demonstrate a real case study of one of the biggest construction projects in the Middle East. Learn which different Autodesk tools we used in our workflow that already have been implemented in multiple real projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by FalconViz. This class will help you build an effective and reliable workflow for converting scanned data to an as-built, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) model.
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.
Whether you're part of a distributed team or an individual, the cloud offers many benefits: Access to your apps and data from anywhere on any device, unlimited hardware scalability, the ability to collaborate with anyone and best of all pay only for what you use. Join us for this session to learn how Frame helps engineers and architects unlock the power of the cloud to boost collaboration and productivity for Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor and any other Windows application.
This presentation will go over the initial planning and execution stages of a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-driven project to create a new 2-lane tunnel under Thimble Shoal Channel in Virginia. When complete, the new tunnel will carry 2 lanes of traffic southbound and the existing tunnel will carry 2 lanes of traffic northbound. The project design is quite a challenge, as it's meant to connect to an existing highway and tunnel system in such a way as not to disturb the flow of traffic during construction. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, Navisworks software, and additional Autodesk software, we were able maximize our use of the model data, not just for construction documents, but also for analysis. Coordination of not just the design data, but also the various teams and interests on the project, were integral to making it successful.
This class will teach the basics of establishing distribution systems in Revit software using criteria-based equipment selection via the LayoutFAST plug-in. We'll look at how we can easily insert real-world equipment families into a Revit model, and how to establish distribution systems. We'll also cover the importance of circuit data within a model, and how we can use that data for design decisions and efficient project completion.
This class will focus on how to create precast (PC) shop drawings and fabrication models within Revit software. Fabrication will be carried out using drawings, data created, and data extracted from live-model elements. As such, a very high level of detail and efficient data management is critical to the success of a PC project. Additionally, since rework and changes to the model can be destructive to the quality and efficiency of modeling, we'll discuss project workflows that minimize these risks. We'll show the general framework of the fabrication model, including the use of Revit parts and assemblies. We'll discuss strategies for intelligent family creation of connection families that will facilitate the erection and piece drawing creation processes. We'll also discuss how data can be extracted to support the production, delivery, and erection processes. Finally, we'll demonstrate the use of third-party tools by PTAC, AGACAD, and GRAITEC that can be used to enhance model authoring.
This course will cover effective practices for project managers, architects, engineers, and designers working on Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects for all areas of architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems. Learn how AutoCAD software and Revit software have altered the traditional design workflows and processes, and discover how to manage the disruptive changes. The course will cover pre-project planning, as well as deal with project content and understanding what tools can really help a project's bottom line. We'll also review key CAD and BIM standards, and explore where Revit software alters typical project tasks for higher levels of development. The course is well suited for the first-time manager and experienced user. If you're ready for an energetic, fast-paced class that packs in a lot of information, then sign up early and often.
With Building Information Modeling (BIM), data now has the means to coalesce, become information, and be analyzed as never before. Data granularity and its volume achieved around BIM open the doors for the creation of a Google-like virtual model-based browser for the built environment. We utilize the combined design, construction, and operation know-how of TAV Construction and TAV Airports, based on innovative tools and technologies created for the built environment industry. Based on the success of the BIM-FM integration at the Medina Airport, we are expanding the use of BIM as a means to improve the operations of their investments. This effort has become a case study for us and for the industry in which several challenges have been addressed, opening the way for future possibilities. Using BIM as a platform to integrate existing digital infrastructure-such as computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and BMS/BAS software-enables better analytics, performance for operations, energy management, sustainability, business, and more.