Working for an AECO+ Company is like being in a committed relationship. As such, there are lots of ups and downs. Almost Everyone at one time or other wonders what it would be like to leave their firm and work somewhere else. When should that time be? Are your coworkers difficult to work with? Are you burned out from working long hours? Do you enjoy what you are doing? Does it have meaning? What about your boss? Are they making your life easier or harder? Do you want to advance, and your firm or co-workers are holding you back? Do you feel you are just getting paid too little? Is it really your firm or is it you that needs to change? How are all these questions affected by Covid? This class will discuss these questions and many more. This session will be designed so that the attendees will be given, and even encouraged, to give feedback and join in the discussion. So, bring your thoughts and complaints and your comments about your workplace and let’s dive right in!
Model Properties and Data Exchange API are recent addition to Forge family. They allow us to access design data in more controlled manner, such as by filtering, searching and comparing models between versions. Instead of sending the entire model, you can select only the portion that your collaborator needs. Together with Model Derivatives and Design Automation API, we now have more options to access design data. However, can you tell which one to use for your specific needs? Do you know differences among those APIs? In this session, we will introduce you to two new recently added APIs: Model Properties and Data Exchange API. We will then compare various options we have to access design data. We will show the examples of use cases, and discuss potential application areas that were not possible till now.
While scanning technology is nothing new, improvements in its ease of use are expanding its applications. Using a Leica BLK360 scanner, two designers without prior survey or scanning experience captured a large portion of a wastewater treatment plant’s tunnels and connected facilities in four days, in preparation for a design project. New piping is to be installed in these existing facilities, which are already crowded with piping and equipment—a common scenario in similar long-established facilities. A rough routing drafted in Revit software was added to Navisworks software, along with the point-cloud files, enabling direct interference checks between the two without converting the point cloud to a model. Attendees will discover the detailed workflow they should apply to use this technology, and learn how it was used on this project in Ohio.
When designing new products, it’s easy to focus on new technologies and futuristic forms, overlooking cultural heritage. This talk will explore how to take advantage of new innovative tools for designing, making, using, and connecting products, while maintaining a strong connection with the user’s cultural identity. An example of this process is Checho, a voice-controlled smart home hub that plays music, answers questions, and performs multiple tasks in and around the home, similar to Amazon Echo and Google Home. What makes Checho unique is its relation to Latinx culture. It’s made out of solid wood and accentuated with traditional Guatemalan fabric, which conceals its high-tech internal components. Checho was designed with Autodesk Fusion 360 software and fabricated via computer numerical control (CNC) milling, reinforcing the concept of using advanced tools without compromising traditional cultural identity. For more details on Checho, visit: https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/spotlights/checho-traditional-smart-hub
In this class a panel of experts from Autodesk, Inc., product support will share tips and tricks to help you become more productive, and also answer questions from the audience about real-time problems. This smaller roundtable format will give attendees more of a chance to describe problems they face day to day, and receive advice from the speakers as well as other attendees. We will set up a computer in the class with AutoCAD 2016 software for any attendees who need to demonstrate their problems. Panel experts will include members of the Technical Support, QA, and Licensing Teams.
Join us for a networking lunch and learn session. Witness lethal hybrid performance and flexibility for Autodesk Workflows. Today, Mobile workstations are 100% more powerful than they were only 4 years ago at many Autodesk product design workflows. Maybe you thought it wasn't worthwhile upgrading your existing system yet, after all, a faster workstation doesn't make you a better engineer or designer. But with todays Intel Core HX hybrid Mobile Workstations, you will be measurably passively more productive. Autodesk Expert Elite Neil Cross along with Dell demonstrate the incredible flexibility and blistering performance of current generation Mobile Workstations with Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, come and witness what's possible and have your questions answered in this lunch & learn special.
Join us for a networking lunch and learn session. As Revit users and AEC Technologists, we naturally design, create and share. While the software used is not the focus, it is definitely part of the process. In addition to this consideration, we need to have access to the hardware to design, create and share. In this presentation, we will take a look at a Revit plugin author’s typical workflow and how the right hardware can make or break your workflow.
Come and learn how one civil group managed to successfully migrate up to BIM 360 software and operate effectively with its Revit counterparts. We'll cover lessons learned along the way and how we overcame obstacles to achieve quality work, improving speed and efficiency utilizing Civil 3D 2021 software, Desktop Connector, BIM 360, and a few talented individuals. Topics to be discussed include: 1) Creating 3D pipe networks that interoperate with Revit models in BIM 360 Model Coordination; 2) Using innovative workflows to create utility models with assumed depths; 3) Managing data shortcuts in the cloud to produce extremely clean models for clash detection; 4) Utilizing BIM 360 Document Management software to track and manage quality reviews; 5) Learning virtually with a team on a daily basis and demonstrating world-class communication skills; 6) Combining all geolocated models in Navisworks software with LIDAR files of downtown Toronto.
Precast structures are a prime example of why Building Information Modeling (BIM) is so crucial to engineering professionals. In a typical precast project, there are hundreds of pieces and parts that need to be tracked, ordered on time, and assembled correctly. Revit software offers the perfect medium to do that; however, Revit software by itself cannot yet perform a complete structural analysis and design, but offers some tools to help in doing so. In this class, we will explore the process of creating an analytical model of a typical precast residential building, exporting and running the structural analysis in Robot Structural Analysis software, and then transferring the reinforcing back to Revit software. Revit software and Robot Structural Analysis software are not specifically tailored to tackle all things precast, but the .NET framework and the Dynamo extension make it easier to streamline workflows. We will also look at how to use Dynamo to automate precast drafting and design. This session features Robot Structural Analysis and Revit. AIA Approved
So we’ve already created our shell and modeled our critical systems; now what? Time to add details and use sections to keep track of the minute internals that are easily overlooked. A section lets architects create vertical slices of a complex system to view through surrounding structures. This class will walk through the workflows involving section and elevation views that can be used to improve productivity and reduce errors in building design. We’ll create section and elevation views, and then progress to a live preview of the modifications we make. We’ll then introduce subdivisions to our sections to add visual depth or zoom out as needed. We’ll use the Styles Editor to update our sections and elevations graphically based on set rules. We’ll also learn how to automatically update section/elevation views automatically on drawing open. Finally, we’ll add chutzpah to our drawing with materials, and see how we can automatically apply fill patterns to our designs.
Products and their user interfaces are moving closer together. Nearly every device on the market is equipped with a digital display or touchscreen, and companies are focusing on interactive product experience, gesture control, and entertainment-while products themselves enhance or completely change functionality. Learn how Autodesk's tools for modeling, user experience, and visualization can be connected in the product-development lifecycle to provide the designer, engineer, and decision maker with a more realistic and immersive way to experience the product.
The class will go over basic file maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. It will cover how to recover a drawing that has become corrupt using Audit, Purge, -Purge, and Recover. It will address the importance of a CER report and why it needs to be sent in and what to do after it’s been sent over. It will cover different troubleshooting solutions for printing. Finally, we’ll close with lag within the Windows environment itself.
AIA CES Even with the enhancements of building information modeling (BIM) workflows, the estimators have struggled to take off quantities accurately due to the lack of "information" in the BIM data. Add to that the complexity of combining 3D takeoffs with 2D drawings, and the estimators have a never-ending nightmare. The result is either not winning the job, or winning with not much profit. This is where Autodesk Takeoff-the cloud-based 2D and 3D quantity takeoff (QTO) tool from Autodesk Construction Cloud-is proving to be a gamechanger. With the industry-leading, automated, 3D takeoff capabilities combined with easy-to-use 2D takeoff tools, Autodesk Takeoff allows estimators to generate accurate bids and win more jobs. This class will focus on showing the capabilities of the connected takeoff process using the BIM data hosted on the Autodesk Construction Cloud project. You'll learn about the automated 3D takeoffs and how to combine them with the customizable 2D takeoffs to generate accurate bids. You'll also learn how to review changes in design and update your takeoffs.