This session is the hands-on lab compliment of the lecture of the same name. While beneficial on it's own, this session will be enhanced greatly by attending the lecture beforehand. Administering your Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication CAMduct, Fabrication ESTmep, or Revit Fabrication database can be difficult. Even when not difficult, it can be cumbersome and time consuming. This session will cover a number of ways to accomplish a variety of things many don't know how to do at all, or how to do quickly. With multiple locations and databases, learn many of the tricks the speaker learned while managing multiple systems and migrating them into a more-centralized single database model. From back-end IT infrastructure to database management processes and best practices, learn what works and what doesn't when managing a variety of tasks.
- Learn how to rename/reorganize ITM content and fix all services quickly
- Learn how to find and eliminate stubborn connectors/seams/materials you want to delete
- Learn how multiple administrators can concurrently manage your content without stepping on each other's toes
- Learn how to implement imperial and metric in the same database
A Midwestern transplant now based in Southern California, and a veteran Autodesk University speaker, Darren Young has held a variety of positions over the last 20 years, including CAD and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) engineer, CAD administrator, and CAD/CAM systems developer. Currently, Young is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications manager for Southland Industries, one of the largest mechanical engineering and construction companies in the United States. Young manages one of the largest installations of Fabrication software licenses in the world. Young's true interest is the automation of manufacturing systems, and his experience ranges from lean manufacturing to architecture. This has led him to projects varying in scope from dress patterns to gas turbine piping. He has founded a consulting and development business, and he has been a technical editor and publication author.