AU 2018 Live Stream

Watch select AU 2018 sessions live right here, including Tuesday's General Session and a special Oxford-style debate on the role of computational design in space planning.

Sessions are in Pacific Time.

WATCH RECORDED LIVE STREAM SESSIONS

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday November 13, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Is Computational Design Good for Space Planning? A Panel Debate.

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Aubrey Tucker
What is space generation and how long has it been around? This panel will speak to an emerging technology that may radically change the way architects and planners think about space. This is a new tool waiting to be harnessed by those willing to explore. Scripts are the barriers, but they’re becoming easier to do thanks to visual editors like Dynamo. This panel will go over the conceptual and historic uses of space-generating tools, as well as look at the current approaches and limitations. But most importantly, this panel will debate whether or not generative design will ever work for space planning. There will be audience voting before and at the end, in the style of NPR's Intelligence Squared.

 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Dynamo for Schematic Design: Use Dynamo in Early Design to Enhance Your Deliverables

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Samantha Bernstein
This class will describe how BuroHappold is using Dynamo with Revit to revolutionize their concept and schematic design phases. Visual programming has allowed us to use iterative design to show the influence of minute architectural changes to our MEP design. This allows us to communicate quickly, effectively, and visually with the entire project team. Automated zoning diagrams for heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical loads, and fire rating were generated iteratively. Additionally, Dynamo-powered automated calculations were utilized for plumbing pipe sizing, storm riser sizing, roof drain placement, and pressurization. We have also used the schematic level Revit model to accomplish space planning for risers and MERs. The utilization of Dynamo for Revit in early design has allowed us to deliver a faster, smarter, more creative, and better communicated building. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the limitless possibilities for Dynamo in early phases of design.
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10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

AU General Session

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Andrew Anagnost
Autodesk President and CEO Andrew Anagnost will share his perspective on automation, the changing nature of work, and how technology can unlock opportunities to do more, better, with less negative impact on the world. Andrew will be joined by Autodesk CTO Scott Borduin and Director of Robotics Erin Bradner, Autodesk customers, and Author of Imagine It Forward and former GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock.

 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

A Match Made in Coordinates: Bringing Revit, Civil 3D, and InfraWorks Together at Last

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Donnie Gladfelter
Many building site projects live in 2 worlds: everything inside the building, and everything outside the building. The 2 worlds only come together after an excessive amount of swearing, and hours of unnecessary time spent. But does it have to be that way? Absolutely not! Coordinating Revit software and Civil 3D software doesn’t require a degree in nuclear physics, and this session will show you how. Co-presented by a Revit specialist and a Civil 3D specialist, you will gain an understanding of the expectations for each platform and how to configure them. With coordinated model locations in place, we will define effective practices for exchanging data between Revit software and Civil 3D software. Capitalizing on the full potential of each coordinated design model, you will learn how to assemble your project in the context of its surroundings using InfraWorks software, and generate a virtual reality (VR) scene.
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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Building Your BIM Standards: Essential Elements for Revit Workflows

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Johnny Fortune
Authoring and implementing BIM (Building Information Modeling) standards can be tedious and difficult. Where do you even start? This class will present data collected from standards and guidelines of various entities, such as corporations, academia, local and federal government, and national and international groups. We’ll identify commonalities from each of the standards and compile them to produce data that you can use to develop and implement BIM standards that work for you. The session will delve even deeper to identify Revit software-specific content needed for BIM standards. The class will help make clear distinctions between standards and guidelines, as well as identify topics that don’t need to be standardized. The class will focus on standards development for a holistic BIM workflow within Revit, and provide essentials for integrating workflow with AutoCAD software and Navisworks software.
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Creating Automated Documentation with Dynamo

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Drew Jarvis
Dynamo can help you save time and money by streamlining the laborious tasks involved in documentation set creation. During this session, we will look at how you can create custom graphical column schedules, electrical fire-alarm schematics, and custom area schedules—all from model geometry. We will also investigate view and sheet creation graphs that will ensure that you and you company can concentrate on creating the best design without having to sweat it on the documentation of that design.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2018
Wednesday November 14, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Laser-Scanning Workflows for Construction Sites: Reality Capture, Modeling, and BIM

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Jacob Raskin
Have you ever found yourself working on an architecture, engineering, and construction project with incomplete information about the existing conditions around which you will install new work? In this class, we will explore laser-scanning reality capture workflows that bring honest and accurate measurements to the drafting and coordination tables. This class will focus on needs for implementing laser scanning on your jobsite. We will look at the setup, challenges, and time requirements of using laser scanners on jobsites. Then we will look at postprocessing techniques where raw data is transformed into a coherent point cloud. Next, we will explore the combination point cloud / photo collection product via ReCap software. Last, we will see how to pull the point cloud into design software like Revit software and AutoCAD software for modeling purposes, and how to overlay the point cloud onto 3D models of building elements through Navisworks software and ReCap software (We will review the ReCap software capability to represent models within the photosphere view).

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

BIM Coordination: Run the Job, Don't Let the Job Run You

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Jonathan Hill
In this class, we will focus on best practices for performing successful BIM (Building Information Modeling) coordination. We will identify some of the challenges from a general contractor’s point of view and the importance of why the general contractor should lead the coordination effort. In the class, we will go over our coordination process from kick off to coordination drawings. We will give examples of BIM execution plans, and other documents needed when starting coordination. We will briefly open Navisworks software to take a look at how we set up our projects and clashes. We will also take a look at some other coordination options, and why we chose Navisworks as ours. Along the way we will provide some tips to help keep coordination on track and on budget.
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Generative Design and General Motors: The Future of Automotive Vehicle Structures

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Andy Harris
Autodesk Advanced Consulting and General Motors are working in collaboration on the future of design to create important new vehicles. The application of generative design is a key part of this engagement, and in this class, we will explore the application of this technology. We will look at the evolution of the design from conception to manufacturing and some of the wider considerations in the design approach. An overview of the broader generative-design application will be shared, as well as a deep dive into a generative-designed component. We will cover the streamlined workflow utilizing Fusion 360 software, generative design, and Netfabb software to achieve design for additive manufacturing. The methodologies and design approaches will be presented by representatives from Advanced Consulting and General Motors. There will also be some GM-manufactured artifacts to see. Our aim is that attendees leave with a familiarity with the generative-design process and how industry is applying this to real problems.

 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Architecture, Engineering, & Construction Keynote

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Whether you're an architect, engineer, or contractor, join us to learn how Autodesk and leaders across AEC are using today’s tools to design and build better, smarter, and with more project insight.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Design and Manufacturing Keynote

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Steve Hooper
Autodesk industry and product leaders will demonstrate how our products will help you convergence design and manufacturing.

 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Getting Productive with Plan Production Tools in Civil 3D

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Sam Lucido
Working with large sites and long roadways can be a challenging design task. Setting up sheets, checking the scales, and consistently creating viewports with content that flows through the design are all part of the project. With the plan production tools in Civil 3D software, you can automate the process of creating these types of sheets quickly. We will explore how to use these tools to create multiple plan sheets, plan and profile sheets, and sections on multiple layouts, which ties it all together in a sheet set ready for publishing your deliverable. Let’s get productive and learn how to optimize the production of final plans and profile drawings.
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be rebroadcast on Thursday, November 15 at 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time.
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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Taking It to the Next Level: Drawing Automation with Inventor

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Thomas Fitzgerald
We've all heard it before: "You can't automate drawings with iLogic." Well, we’re here to tell you that you can! In this instructional demo, you will learn the basic techniques of developing the logic required to automate 2D drawings with iLogic and the Inventor API. From creating views, adding dimensions and balloons, and working with sketched symbols and even parts lists, this demo will shed an abundant amount of light on how to develop your drawing automation, as well as what to avoid to ensure a robust and stable automation project.
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Art—and Science—of Transitions in Civil 3D

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George Nicloy
Civil 3D software provides many mechanisms for controlling the design of a corridor. A challenge in how to transition designs over large areas can be solved in several ways, depending on the need and environment of the project. This session will look at options, from those that are easy to innovative, to those that get your design to go right where you need it.
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Thursday, November 14, 2018
Thursday November 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Workflows to Successfully Implement BIM 360 Ops and Capitalize on BIM Visualization

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Mike Zeppieri
The Innovative Construction Solutions (ICS) Team at Skanska USA Building recently implemented BIM 360 Ops software for one of Skanska's commercial development clients to facility manage a newly constructed luxury condominium residential tower in Boston, Massachusetts. This particular client also requested model visualization to complement the mobile-first work order management capabilities of BIM 360 Ops, and required that the ICS Team partner with Autodesk to develop an API integration between BIM 360 Ops and its existing tenant concierge software platform. In this class, ICS Team members who worked on this project will share the lessons they learned and the workflow they developed using Revit software, Navisworks software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Field software, and BIM 360 Ops.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Autodesk Plus Esri: Data at the Center

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John Sayre
Come learn how integrating ArcGIS location data can better support your design workflows.
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civil 3D Caffeinated Grading

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David Garrigues
If you really want to step up your grading game, then this is the class for you. We will be uncovering some of the most creative ways to grade your site that you haven’t seen before. We designed our proven workflows to remain flexible over the lifecycle of a project, despite the inevitable changes that occur during the design process. The first half of the presentation will cover corridors from feature lines. While this may seem basic, we will share several tricks that can dramatically reduce the time needed to produce a highly detailed site. The latter half of the class will take things to the next level, so please try to keep up. We will demonstrate how to utilize profiles generated from a plane surface to produce our site. Most attendees may be unfamiliar with this, but we are confident you will want to go back to your room to replicate it immediately after you leave this demo. This is a highly energized class, so come prepared to be caffeinated.
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

REPLAY: Getting Productive with Plan Production Tools in Civil 3D

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Sam Lucido
Working with large sites and long roadways can be a challenging design task. Setting up sheets, checking the scales, and consistently creating viewports with content that flows through the design are all part of the project. With the plan production tools in Civil 3D software, you can automate the process of creating these types of sheets quickly. We will explore how to use these tools to create multiple plan sheets, plan and profile sheets, and sections on multiple layouts, which ties it all together in a sheet set ready for publishing your deliverable. Let’s get productive and learn how to optimize the production of final plans and profile drawings.
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Verify! Verify! Verify! Virtual BIM Coordination for Construction.

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Katelyn Lewis
Ever wonder what a BIM Coordinator does during construction? What is the purpose of a BIM Coordinator? How do we help the life cycle of a building before it is built? Virtual BIM coordination plays a huge role in improving construction and collaboration. This presentation will explore the process and workflow of a BIM Coordinator before, during, and after construction. Our team’s established methods not only help construction teams with issues before they ever happen on the jobsite, but for everyone involved with the life of the project. Learn how to utilize BIM coordination to its fullest while we explain the processes used with BIM 360 Glue, Revit, AutoCAD, Dynamo, and more. We will show how these processes and workflows will reduce labor hours and material costs, resulting in increased profitability and minimizing exposure to safety hazards common in our industry.
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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Beyond Preconstruction: VR and BIM 360 Empowering Collaboration in a Global Company

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Kelsey Stein
This class will demonstrate how Skanska is capitalizing on virtual reality (VR) to foster collaboration and communication between design, preconstruction, and operations in one of the world’s largest construction companies. The class will provide specific examples, including international coordination between Skanska USA and Skanska Sweden, external collaboration between the architect and the construction manager, and internal collaboration within preconstruction service groups, such as scheduling and estimating. We will also discuss benefits and best practices. These include the benefits of a templatized, data-centered approach that enables the user to create immersive experiences for any platform.

 

 

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