Central States Revit Workshop

The Revit Users Group of Omaha Nebraska (RUGON) hosted the second annual Central States Revit Workshop.  The event is a low-cost, high quality Revit focused training workshop, and as always the event was fantastic. The event features top quality speakers and presentations on a wide variety of Revit topics including a 1/2 day session focused on BIM for owners to help educate owners on the advantages of using a BIM based approach on their projects.

Conference Sessions

Revit Families: Step-by-Step Advanced ConceptsClick to Open

Level: Advanced

The power and potential of the Autodesk Revit Family Editor is vast, and 90 minutes just doesn’t do it justice. Dispensing with the basics, this hands-on lab jumps right into the deep end of the pool. (If you need to brush up on the basics, video recordings of many Family Editor basics are posted on my website for all attendees.) In this hands-on lab, we explore advanced parameters and the use of formulas to drive the geometry. Whether you are new to the Family Editor or just want to use its more advanced features, this lab gives you the tools to begin making more advanced family content. We explore formulas, family type parameters, materials, and even dabble in some trigonomic functions. So be sure to buckle your seat belt. You are in for an exciting ride!

Taming Parametric Curves in Revit Family EditorClick to Open

Level: Intermediate

Just announced: This session was voted “Top-Rated” at Autodesk University 2022. Learn more here.

Have you ever tried to control the shape of a curved form parametrically in the Family Editor? If so, you’ve no doubt discovered that flexing them sometimes throws you a curveball. In this session we’ll explore several techniques to tame your unruly parametric curves. We’ll look at examples of circles, arcs, quarter round, half round, arches, and we’ll even check out some splines. We’ll look at both simple and compound curves. We’ll work primarily in the traditional Family Editor but most techniques apply to the massing Family Editor environment as well. We’ll explore curvature and rotation, and we’ll throw in some trigonometry for good measure. After this session, I cannot guarantee that you’ll never have another misbehaving curve in your family content, but what I can promise is that you’ll come away with several useful tools to help you tame them when curve-mischief strikes!

Make a Strong Finish! Revit Interiors and FinishesClick to Open

Level: Basic

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)!

Revit For Interiors: Essential SkillsClick to Open

Level: Basic

Are you an interior designer thinking about using Revit? If so, wait no longer. Revit is a terrific tool for interior design. In this session, we’ll explore some of the essential skills you will need to begin. We’ll look at creating Revit models and setting up grids. We’ll add walls, doors and FFE. Place rooms and load them up with useful data and then use that data to help build schedules, create color fill plans, finish plans and quickly place room tags. And of course we’ll talk about importing CAD files too. Wrap it up with some export options and when you leave here you will be ready to begin your first Revit interiors project. If you are already using Revit for interiors, there will be some tips for you too, but this class is aimed at those just getting started. Wait no more! See for yourself what Revit has to offer.