With apologies to the 1963 classic movie, this class is based on the dying words of a Revit software tips and tricks thief. His last words help spark a class full of users on a mad journey to figure out how to get Revit to work for them in the MEP world. The adventure starts by figuring out the secrets of MEP project and family templates to help start the project out the right way, then moves into clues about custom content and parameters in families. The users then rush into a web of information about customizing views and view templates that shows the way to a clearly documented job, and they reach the finish line with ways to get more out of the model. Learn about the treasure before anyone else, with one of Dr. Shots' cohorts and latest creations—and win more work with Revit!
- Customize family and project templates for maximum productivity
- Set up custom families and associated parameters and assess when to use project- versus family-based parameters
- Use new view template features and create custom views for nontraditional layouts
- Get more out of your model than paper documents, and use the model with other products such as Autodesk® Simulation® CFD, Fusion 360™, and more
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.