Online Training

Interested in online live and recorded training delivered right to your desktop? You've come to the right place!

Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services' Live-Rec Training is the answer. With Live-Rec Training, classes are delivered live to an audience via GoToMeeting software. Furthermore, sessions are recorded and then later distributed in various formats. If you can't attend the live session, or if you prefer to view offline on your own later, you can purchase the DVD. Sessions will even be made available for online veiwing and rental via Amazon.com's on-demand service.

Learn key skills in Autodesk AEC software with Paul F. Aubin and Live-Rec Training today!

Mastering the Family Editor Series – Complete Set

This class will introduce you to the basics of the Revit 2010 Family Editor. The Family Editor is extremely powerful but sometimes intimidating. In this five-part introduction to the Family Editor, we’ll work through the creation of Revit component Families complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is; we’ll cover that too. So whether you’ve never worked in Revit Architecture before, or have used Revit for awhile but simply avoided the Family Editor, this series will help get you acclimated to this critical and powerful aspect of using the Revit software.

Preview of Sessions 1-5

This is a five-part session. Each session in the series is avaiable on DVD – five DVDs total.
You can buy the entire set, or purchase any session individually.

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Mastering the Family Editor Series – Session 1

Mastering the Family Editor Series DVD - Session 1

Session 1 explores:

  • Introduction
  • Overall Family Concepts
  • Tutorial 1 – Simple Annotation Family
  • Room Tag Family
  • Tutorial 2 – Basic Model Family
  • Constraints, Parameters, Reference Planes, Simple Geometry

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Mastering the Family Editor Series – Session 2

Mastering the Family Editor Series DVD - Session 2

Session 2 explores:

  • Introduction
  • Review of Family Concepts
  • Tutorial 3 – Adding Complexity to a Family
  • Family Types
  • Material Parameters
  • Build a Parametric Array
  • Visibility Parameters

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Mastering the Family Editor Series – Session 3

Mastering the Family Editor Series DVD - Session 3

Session 3 explores:

  • Introduction
  • Review of Family Concepts
  • Shared Families
  • Tutorial 4 – Create and Use a Profile Family
  • Sweep
  • Swept Blend
  • Tutorial 5 – Ensure Overhead Plan Display
  • Visibility Settings
  • Symbolic Lines

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Mastering the Family Editor Series – Session 4

Mastering the Family Editor Series DVD - Session 4
Session 4 explores:

  • Introduction
  • Review of Family Concepts
  • Tutorial 6 – Adding a Flip Control
  • Shared Families
  • Formulas
  • Tutorial 7 – Create a Complex Canopy Design
  • Add Formulas to Parameters
  • IF Formulas

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Mastering the Family Editor Series – Session 5

Mastering the Family Editor Series DVD - Session 5
Session 5 explores:

  • Introduction
  • Review of Family Concepts
  • Tutorial 8 – Creating a Door Swing
  • Reference Lines
  • Anglular Parameters
  • Nesting Door Families
  • Creating a Door Swing

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Live Personalized Training

Want to schedule a training session for yourself or your office?

Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services is your source for the highest quality hands-on or lecture-style training for Revit or AutoCAD Architecture. Training sessions can be scheduled and delivered to meet your needs, schedule and budget. We offer standard curricula in a variety of formats or you can work with us to completely customize the course outline, duration and topics.

Sessions can be delivered hands-on or lecture-style. They can be face-to-face in your office or delivered remotely online using GoToMeeting software.

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Live Training

Education is the primary goal of Paul F Aubin Consulting Services. Paul has been training Architects in the use of Autodesk software for over 15 years.

Building projects grow increasingly more complex each year and requirements seem to compound as well. As a result, today’s CAD and BIM software is more powerful and complex than ever. Without a proper foundation on the basic functions and features of our tools, it is nearly impossible to be successful. The days when we could just install the software, fire it up and poke around till we had the basics down are behind us. You need to devote a proper amount of time and effort into learning the proper use of your software tools if you hope benefit in any meaningful way from them. Let Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services help!

At PFACS, the training we offer is a little different. We don’t staff a training facility; rather we bring the trainer to you. We offer both face-to-face training in your office or live web-based training offered via GoToMeeting. This means you don’t have to wait till we have filled a class. The room won’t be filled with folks from different firms with disparate goals. Training is delivered directly to you and your colleagues only in your own familiar setting. This means that class topics can always be tailored to your firm’s specific needs and current projects. You won’t have to sit through topics of no interest or use to your firm like you might in the “one size fits all” course. We go out of our way to make sure that the topics covered in the session are the ones that make sense for you and your firm.

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Fees and Schedule
All training is scheduled based on availability. Your trainer will be either Paul F. Aubin or one of the many highly qualified independent consultants working with Paul.

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