Being an AutoCAD® Architecture or AutoCAD® MEP user is like being a younger sibling of a over-achieving brother or sister. However, we've got some tricks up our sleeves and AutoCAD has some tools and features that the Revit® world doesn't have yet. In this hands-on lab, we cover tips for creating and maximizing projects using AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, or plain AutoCAD for MEP design; key features for AutoCAD MEP users that aren't available in Revit MEP; using MEP models for energy analysis and other external applications; and creating custom content quickly for 3D projects. Join us for this information-filled class that helps you be competitive in the BIM world, featuring the longest-tenured MEP modeling product in the Autodesk lineup. And get your hands on some of my tools to help you get started.
- List key components and features to use in a Project Navigator-based project
- Describe key platform-specific features and workflows available in AutoCAD MEP
- Make full use of MEP models for external analysis applications, such as Autodesk® Green Building Studio®, Project Vasari, and more
- Apply tips for creating and managing custom AutoCAD MEP block-based and parametric content
David Butts is an Autodesk Expert Elite Team member and Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for Gannett Fleming with over 30 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction field. He is responsible for implementation, training, BIM project support, and management for engineering design applications, including Revit, AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks software, and more. He was an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) training manager and application engineer for an Autodesk Reseller for 13 years, providing implementation and training services across the United States, and serving as a subject matter expert for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Building Design Solutions. He has design experience for a variety of project types, and he was an Autodesk University top-rated speaker for labs and lectures in 2011 and 2016. He authored training videos for 4D Technologies through the 2018 product cycle, and he presents BIM topics for other industry associations annually.