If you listened to all the grand predictions a decade ago, you’d think the only thing we’d be doing is modeling everything in 3D. But that reality hasn’t come to pass. The CAD manager and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager have to know how to get everything to play nice, capitalizing on the power of BIM tools while making sure the 2D work that’s still required is completed correctly. This course will take a look at key settings and work methods, beginning with a comparison of national CAD versus BIM standards. Next, we’ll examine tips for making CAD files such as templates work better in a BIM environment, and then move into sharing files both ways—correctly. The last item examines how to alter the CAD interface to follow BIM tasks, making it easier to move back and forth easily between the applications. Taking this information-packed course will help you maintain your 2D sanity while moving the Design Team forward with today’s 3D modeling tools—so sign up early and often.
- Compare National CAD Standards with National BIM Standards
- Discover key setups for CAD and BIM templates for smooth sharing
- Learn how to import and export guidelines for 2D and 3D files—both ways!
- Learn how to alter the AutoCAD CUI to better emulate the BIM environment
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.