Communication is a key skill for anyone doing business in the modern world. Still, it can often be a major challenge that complicates business and stunts company growth. Join us in this roundtable session following the industry talk entitled "The Keys to Building Better Client Relationships Through Communication" in a discussion to bring out the common, everyday difficulties that thousands face. Learn how to build solid relationships and create open communications with your clients. Also, learn how to repair client relationships that may have gone awry. Whatever your title, role, or goal, this discussion can help you relate to your clients and open the communication routes that are necessary to convert clients into advocates. Join your peers to share your experiences and gain from the experiences of others as we work together to develop the communication skills that will help you build the relationships that win projects.
Any attendee involved in serving external or internal clients on a regular basis who can benefit from long-last relationships built on active communication.
Curt Moreno is the owner and editor of Kung Fu Drafter, a blog that is CAD-centric and geek peripheral. He is an active freelance content creator for clients such as the Autodesk, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard; and other corporations, large and small. He is also a member of the board of directors for Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and he’s an award-winning Autodesk University speaker. He has written and spoken on topics revolving around the CAD profession, management issues, presentation topics, and customer relations for the past 8 years, and he hopes to broaden his reach. Moreno currently lives in Houston where he is the IT Manager for a Texas-based engineering firm. He is a public speaker and trainer and enjoys spending time with his dogs. Visit his blog at www.kungfudrafter.com, follow him on Twitter at @WKFD, or search for him on Google+.
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.
PERI as supplier of the construction industry is faced with the challenges to meet the multitude of different requirements of our clients. Clients are traditional well-established construction companies , but also increasingly project managers, architects as well as building owners. The complexity of the projects to be delivered poses another challenge. These projects range from small single-family homes, big office buildings, through to complex high-rise buildings, sophisticated 3D freeform surfaces, infrastructureand industrial projects. <br/><br/>The core topic of this lecture will be how PERI meets these challenges, how it produces solutions, and, ultimately, how PERI provides its clients a broad range of services. Learn more on PERIÂ´s way of providing its clients with its best practice services, how PERI drives its strategy of process integration within its chain of suppliers, and how the BIM 360 Platform reinforces factors such as quality, time, safety, and costs on-site.
This presentation will cover the transformation of the business model of imos AG. imos AG started as a CAD/CAM software developer specialising in the furniture and woodworking industries. Today their approach is to cover the whole value chain from point of sale through to production, where web based technology is used to integrate the consumer into the information management. After introducing the specific requirements of the furniture market and the software solutions that imos AG has developed, the presentation will concentrate on the usage of Autodesk technology. The first products imos AG developed were on AutoCAD or AutoCAD OEM. Then imos AG developed their own web based technology. Today Forge is used inside a web based product configuration software. The plan is to integrate Forge into more products. The final part of the presentation will cover two customer examples where Forge technology is used to enable the information flow between consumer experience and production control.
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.
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 intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers AutoCAD 3D software veterans a chance to explore the 2D model documentation of 3D models from AutoCAD 2018 software. After creating base views and projected views from 3D solid or surface models, we'll explore sectional views. Using 3D models, we'll create full, half, offset, and aligned sectional drawing views. We'll also create circular and rectangular detail views. We will apply editing techniques of the 3D models to then update the derived drawing views. We will also explore Undocumented Auxiliary View features from 3D models. Exporting the 2D sectional drawing views into model space using the EXPORTLAYOUT command will give us true size and shape geometry to edit and annotate as needed. If you've used AutoCAD 3D software in the past to create 2D multiview drawings from 3D models, attend this class and get ready to be surprised.
Autodesk University has a history of amazing sessions given by talented speakers, and now it's your turn to join them. If you've ever wondered what it takes to become an Autodesk University speaker, then this is the panel for you. Our panelists will share their experiences and tips to let you know everything they've learned. They'll share their lessons to unveil the details, from before the call for proposals opens to what happens once you step off the stage. Learn the processes used to craft great topics, prepare class materials, and create a great presentation. This is the session that will dispel the mystery and put you on the road to becoming the next great Autodesk University speaker!
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.
This class will be full of "nuggets*" of wisdom from seasoned professionals. We will show users how to use conditional sub-assemblies to minimize the number of regions and assemblies used in corridor design. Add additional value and design information to your model by targeting 2D lines from xref layers. This class will demonstrate a workflow for corridor modeling and sheet production and maximizes the model while keeping all aspects of production in mind.<br/><br/>We will use QTO manager to assign pay items and get quantity take offs on 2D linework that historically is not counted<br/><br/>*Nuggets are those little golden things in a training session that users did not know about, or tools they did not know existed or how to use them.<br/><br/>list other nuggets:
Revit project setup is often undervalued and overlooked. Starting the life of your project off on the right foot is the most important step. So, what are all the steps that we can take to maximize our model's potential? Let's discuss all the ways to increase productivity through effective Building Information Modeling (BIM) management.
This class will go over all aspects of an integrated project delivery (IPD) / Building Information Modeling (BIM) project for health care or science projects. We'll review different methods of project delivery and effective implementation plans. During the class, we'll cover fundamentals of laser scanning for IPD/BIM projects and we'll show examples. We'll review and discuss owner agreements and lean practices that are used on the IPD projects. In regards to legal aspects, we'll discuss some information for different project scenarios.
Last year we discussed the feature changes and improvements to the tools and ancillary programs that Autodesk has included for years, but which have remained basically the same. This year we'll investigate the group's findings and add our own suggestions. The tools and features we'll discuss will include the Reference Manager, the Sheet Set Manager, the Standards Manager, eTransmit, and Fields. Additionally, we'll expand our topics to include anything that can make the CAD manager's job more efficient, whether it currently exists or not. Attendees will be expected to participate actively, as a member of the AutoCAD Product Team will be in attendance-so this is an opportunity to get the CAD manager's voice heard.