Discover how Collaboration for Revit can be implemented
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Learn how to implement a standard and workable workflow
The demanding pace in the design industry for faster collaboration with outside consultants, and the need to provide multiple resources from different office locations, is making it necessary to find quicker and more-efficient solutions to resolve those demands. With 180 Collaboration for Revit licenses in place, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture has taken its design workflow to a different level. Hear about the company's workflow from the initial Building Information Modeling (BIM) kick-off meeting, to the daily unexpected glitches with Collaboration for Revit-and what is required on each of the firm's projects.
With over 20 years of experience in the design industry, Glen Hines is the BIM & Technical Operations Manager at McMillan Pazdan Smith, a 250-person firm, located in 6 offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, our team undertook the task of capturing and generating the existing condition of a building in downtown Toronto, Canada. This project was a commercial building that included a parkade, mechanical spaces, office areas, and retail space. It required over 1,100 scans, or 7 trillion points of data, to capture all spaces needed for redesign and as-built modeling. This Revit project required LOD 200 modeling process for architecture, structure, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection. Using Revit software, ReCap software, and Collaboration for Revit cloud service we were able to move from raw scan data to a Revit model efficiently. Other challenges were management of large data sets and collaboration between team members in different geographical locations. We'll show you how we planned and executed this project, and let you know what lessons we learned.
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 dig into Revit software with tips and tricks from the low-hanging fruit (symbols, text, and standards) and things to consider (metric, Imperial or soft metric, geographies, and so on). We'll look at using note block content for abbreviation lists and schedules, processing diagrams using custom families, and keynoting. We'll cover assemblies codes, what view templates are and how to use them effectively for consistency from templates forward, sample practices for view naming and browser management in anticipation of exports, and ways of managing work sets in local and linked files to help speed up your system by simply organizing data. We'll also look at how work sets track through links, schema for management, best practices on file sizes, and how to push those limits and possibly a few Dynamo Scripts to assist in management and setups of projects.
Brown University School of Engineering is a true IPD (integrated project delivery) project in the United States. BuroHappold Engineering and KieranTimberlake, along with Shawmut Design and Construction and their trade partners, created a plan that would involve complete live collaboration between all parties utilizing Collaboration for Revit cloud service. This involved all parties working in a live model environment while developing their design. Trade partners would be simultaneously coordinating all building systems in preparation for construction. Developing a seamless transition from design to construction model was an opportunity. The team was able to design in Revit software while creating content that was ready for fabrication. The process continued through construction using BIM 360 Glue software for final conflict resolution and then onto BIM Field 360 software, ensuring coordinated installation of all services. You will learn best practices and optimum setup enabling smooth movement of data from team to team and platform to platform for all project scales.
Collaboration is the key to project success. Waste and inefficiency is expected in the transition of information from design team to trade partners. In this class, we'll share our experience of moving the fabrication drawings left into the design phase using a unified workflow on a traditional design-build project. With this workflow, we minimize the waste in transition and create a more efficient and leaner process. We'll identify the advantages of a unified workflow in the design phase and how it benefits the project team and the owner. We'll also review the process and software used to achieve this collaboration-we used Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 Team software as the collaboration platform for the project, in conjunction with BIM 360 Glue software for coordination and design review during the construction document phase. We'll share our feedback and lessons learned, along with any tips and work-arounds to help with the use of Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team) for interdisciplinary collaboration.
This class will discuss the benefits of capturing existing conditions using laser scanners on a very large retail project. We will discuss the integration of point cloud data within the intelligent model in Revit software. You will learn how to utilize laser scan data across various components within the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection (Revit software, Navisworks software, ReCap software). This class will also discuss data collection of building equipment using BIM 360 Field software to connect project stakeholders located across different offices.
The best part about Dynamo Player is that you can create custom on-the-go tools to address unique project goals. Design, production, and even Building Information Modeling (BIM) cleanup tasks can be accomplished with efficiency, elegance, and grace. This hands-on workshop will explore strategies and tactics for creating bespoke Dynamo scripts for Dynamo Player Extension for Revit software. From real-world scenarios to the latest software features, this session is for you if you are ready to be "Winning in Revit with Dynamo Player!"
In this class, we'll understand how to use Dynamo software to perform daily activities from a Mechanical and Electrical contractor point of view-starting from simple parameters mirroring and going to more-advanced techniques, including the use of Python scripting. The requirement of a LOD400 model for 34 kilometers of tunnel can be quite complex if you don't choose the right way. Starting from a simple Microsoft Excel file with the tunnel alignment, you'll be able to create a fully detailed design, including all the information useful for the facilities management system. Dynamo is the key when you've got to place thousands of elements based on rules and algorithms. This is a real-world applications in one of the most iconic rail projects in the Middle East