In the construction industry, we've found that iPads have become extremely useful. However, most of the time we give an iPad to a new user and decide they know how with very little training. In this class, we are going to discuss using a tablet such as an iPad to do the work of BIM 360 Field software and BIM 360 Glue software. First, we are going to familiarize ourselves with the programs. Then, we are going to use some of the hidden tools available with BIM 360 Field and BIM 360 Glue. For instance, we may want to put pushpins in our documentation and have those sync up between users. We would also like to explore getting viewports to sync up in both BIM 360 Field and BIM 360 Glue. Lastly, we will learn how to take pictures in dark rooms using the flashlight on the iPad. At the end of class, you'll be a more proficient user of BIM 360 Field and BIM 360 Glue.
- Learn about the process of using iPads in the field
- Learn how to perform the functions of the program by putting pushpins in the plans in BIM 360 Field
- Learn about syncing viewports between BIM 360 Field and BIM 360 Glue
- Learn how to do photography like a pro by using the flashlight with BIM 360 Field
Norm Akin is a kayak fisherman, cigar aficionado, and uber-geek. Currently he is the BIM Manager for the South Region of Hunt/AECOM and has spent 30 years using Autodesk, Inc., products. He has a varied background in construction, architecture, manufacturing, and training. Because he can coordinate all aspects of a project he works together with architects, engineers, and contractors to guarantee a successful project. In addition to his work at Hunt/AECOM he works as one of the AGC BIM trainers on a national level. Just like fishing, BIM is a passion for Norm and he is always trying to improve the process by adding new technology such as drone capture or LIDAR scanning or even designing the perfect lure. Thanks to Norm’s vast background, he can quickly identify process problems, create solutions, and instruct others within the company culture. He first taught at AU in 2006 which was his second AU to attend.