Below you will find materials used in lectures and labs during 2011 Autodesk University.

AB3728-L – The Autodesk® Revit® Worksets Workshop

Most projects require the efforts of many individuals. If you are working in Revit, one of the first things you need to learn about is Revit worksharing. Worksharing enables multiple users to make edits to a single central file and coordinate those changes across the entire project team. The trouble is that worksharing can be complicated. There is lots of terminology to learn and special procedures to follow. To make matters worse, you can’t really learn about worksharing effectively on your own—you need a team. This is where the Worksets workshop comes in. In this hands-on lab, we will break into teams, create our local files and learn how to work together in a live worksharing project. You will learn to make changes, synchronize with central, reload latest and relinquish. We will also look at all the new 2012 goodies. You will learn best practices for working together in Revit and how to avoid common pitfalls. If you are new to Revit and worksharing, this lab will be just what you need to get up and running quickly.

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AB3744 – Detailing in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture

Part of creating a successful building information model is knowing what to build into the model and what to leave out of the model. When learning Revit, many users have a tendency to “over model.” What is often not clear, is that Revit offers a powerful suite of detailing tools. This class will explore the process of extracting views from your model and then detailing them within Revit. You will learn about model views and drafting views. You will gain understanding on when to model, when to draft, and when to import graphics from other CAD programs. We will cover detail components, drafting elements, symbolic lines, text, annotation and keynotes. If you have been told the myth that you can’t do construction documents in Revit Architecture, then join us in this session of “myth busting” as we explore the complete detailing process in Revit Architecture.

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AB3737-L – Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction

Maybe you know how powerful the Revit Family Editor is, but until now you have avoided it or been intimidated by it. Wait no more! This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of the Revit Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that the Family Editor is extremely powerful and can actually be great fun! In this short introduction to the Family Editor, you will create a Revit component Family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we will cover that too. So whether you have never worked in Revit Architecture before, or have used Revit for awhile but simply avoided the Family Editor, come to this lab and learn the basics of the editor in the best way possible—hands-on!

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AB3733 – The Autodesk® Revit® Theory of Relativity: Understanding Shared Coordinates

If you are new to Revit, and particularly if you are coming to Revit with an AutoCAD® background, the approach Revit takes to coordinates, positioning and origin points can be a little baffling. On the surface, it appears that Revit simply does not have a “zero” point, or any way to input precise coordinates. As with many things, appearances are not always what they seem. Revit does indeed have an origin and the ability to input with precision. The trick is that in Revit, coordinates, movements and measurements are always relative to something else. In this class, we will explore the “Revit theory of relativity” (AKA “Shared Coordinates). You will learn how to set up Shared Coordinates, link files with Shared Coordinates, and maintain the relationship as the project progresses. If you have let your AutoCAD experience ruin you or have just not been able to get your head around Revit coordinates, this session is here to help! You should have familiarity with Revit essentials.

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Videos – (From AB3737-L – Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction)

Family000.wmv – 2.8MB
Family101.wmv – 33.6MB
Family102.wmv – 30.2MB
Family103.wmv – 55.5MB
Family104.wmv – 48MB
Family105.wmv – 26.6MB
Family201.wmv – 43MB
Family301.wmv – 41.9MB
Family302.wmv – 19MB
Family303.wmv – 48.6MB
Family301.wmv – 59MB

The Consultant

Paul F. Aubin has been providing training, implementation and support services to architects and other AEC industry professionals for over twenty years.

Specializing in Revit Architecture, Paul is committed to helping clients achieve success in their software implementation. Paul offers a variety of Revit services from essentials training to specialized implementation assistance and hands-on project team coaching and collaboration.

The Author

Paul F. Aubin is an accomplished author of several books and training videos on Autodesk building industry software such as Revit and related BIM software tools and procedures.Paul’s books and videos are tutorial based and emphasize proven best practices. With several years’ experience in architectural practice, Paul focuses heavily on the process of using the software to create architecture and perform architectural tasks. Since his first book: Mastering Autodesk® Architectural Desktop, published in 2002, Paul’s books have received abundant praise and remain brisk sellers in the BIM, CAD and Drafting markets. You can see his latest offerings here.