Autodesk University
Lecture    FB2938
Design to Fabrication: Design, Validate, and Fabricate Anything Between Revit and Inventor
William Spier
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Description

As a design-to-fabrication subject matter expert (SME), I get requests twice a week on average from around the world, asking if and how Revit-based software and Inventor software work together, with the most challenging workflow being curtain wall design, fabrication, and installation. In the 2014 release of these products, Autodesk has added technology that vastly improves that workflow. We look at how to use Revit and Inventor together, regardless of which product the design starts in, and we cover all the ways that you can fabricate from either of these products while sharing data back and forth along the way to validate and/or change design intent. We use real-life situations in class as examples, including curtain wall design and concrete formwork, and I encourage participants to bring their own challenges to class for us to tackle together.

Key Learnings

  • Use Revit for fabrication and Inventor for translating Inventor files for Revit consumption
  • Repurpose Revit for direct CNC fabrication, and use Inventor to consume Revit files
  • Master all the ways Revit and Inventor can work together to share and translate design data for validation
  • Design and/or fabricate directly in and/or from either Revit or Inventor

Speakers

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William is an MEP and Design to Fabrication SME (Subject Matter Expert) with Autodesk. He got his start as a plumbing designer with a consulting engineering firm in Seattle, where he worked on a high-end, national department store chain account. During his nineteen years in the industry, he has gained experience power and lighting design, HVAC, architectural & energy design, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and design to fabrication solutions across numerous disciplines. William has worked in several disciplines within the AEC industry, including O&M design work on a major pharmaceutical account for Johnson Controls, Inc., as well as plumbing and piping design coordination for a major mechanical contractor in Kansas City where he also currently resides with his wife Wendy and their five children (and now one granddaughter!).
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