Paul is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series titles and Revit video training for lynda.com. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit® and AutoCAD® Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul’s involvement in the architectural profession spans over 20 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University for many years and has also spoken at the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) in both the US and Australia. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is based in Chicago and is an associate member of the AIA.

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Paul’s Teaching Schedule

Thursday, August 15
9:10am – 10:20am
Revit Quick-Start Introduction w/ Carla Edwards (Lab)
If you are new to Revit® or need to brush up on the basics, this class is for you. Using Revit® is more than just learning how to draw walls, doors and windows. Sure those are important features, but you must understand how projects in Revit® “tick.” We’ll start with a high-level overview of the Revit® project structure and workflow. We’ll look at creating and managing views and strategies for setting up your basic building model. Learn how to manipulate elements in the model accurately with temporary and permanent dimensions and end the quick overview with a look at schedules and printing sheets.

Thursday, August 15
12:30pm – 1:40pm
Revit Inside: Revit Architecture for the Interior Designer
Wondering if the “Revit-olution” and Building Information Modeling have anything to offer interior design firms? Well, wonder no more. The answer is yes! In this session we will explore how you can use Revit Architecture to help you explore, create, and document an interior design project. Part “case study” and part “how to,” this session will walk through a space designed by an interior designer and realized in Revit Architecture. We will learn how to build basic elements in Revit® like walls, doors and glass partitions. We will explore incorporating design sketches and DWG files into the workflow. We’ll take a brief look at Design Options, Color Fill plans, Area calculations, Perspective views, Walkthroughs, detailed Schedules, Material lists and more! Ninety-minutes isn’t much time, so grab a seat and let’s get started.

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Friday, August 16
10:30am – 11:40am
Throwing Your Family a Curve (Lab)
Wondering if the “Revit-olution” and Building Information Modeling have anything to offer interior design firms? Well, wonder no more. The answer is yes! In this session we will explore how you can use Revit Architecture to help you explore, create, and document an interior design project. Part “case study” and part “how to,” this session will walk through a space designed by an interior designer and realized in Revit Architecture. We will learn how to build basic elements in Revit® like walls, doors and glass partitions. We will explore incorporating design sketches and DWG files into the workflow. We’ll take a brief look at Design Options, Color Fill plans, Area calculations, Perspective views, Walkthroughs, detailed Schedules, Material lists and more! Ninety-minutes isn’t much time, so grab a seat and let’s get started.

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Friday, August 16
12:30pm – 1:40pm
Make a Strong Finish! Revit Interiors and Finishes
Sure Revit® can do walls, doors and even furniture…but what about finishes? If you are responsible for interior design and have tried using Revit to produce finish plans or interior elevations, you may have come up a little short. Sure Revit® has Materials and yes, we are in a BIM world, but material and “finish” are not the same thing, and modeling is not always the answer. In this class, we will explore how far we can push our Revit® model and learn what to do when modeling proves impractical. Want to make detailed finish plans? Want to call out multiple finishes on the same elevation or detail complex floor tile patterns complete with quantities? Revit® can do all of this, just maybe not exactly the way you would expect. If you are stalling on giving Revit a try because you assumed it did not do much for interiors, think again. Come to this class and see how Revit® can help you make a strong finish (plan)!

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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.

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