Conference Sessions: Miscellaneous

Autodesk Revit Architecture Workflow FundamentalsClick to Open

Level: Basic

If you are new to Autodesk Revit Architecture software and want to get a quick hands-on overview of the recommended practices for using BIM in architecture and its associated workflows, then this is the class for you. We highlight several workflows, including conceptual design, documentation, visualization, and multidiscipline coordination. These workflows highlight the capabilities of Revit Architecture, and touch on some of the Autodesk® BIM 360™ cloud-based offerings as well. In this hands-on lab, you walk through exercises that highlight each of the major phases of design, with an emphasis on recommended workflow, while simultaneously incorporating features that are new to Revit Architecture 2014.

Developing a Custom Training Curriculum and StrategyClick to Open

Level: Basic

So you’ve been asked to get the staff trained on new software and/or procedures. Whether you plan to do it in-house or contract it out, careful planning will help ensure that the experience is positive for all parties involved. So where should you begin? Having a clear set of expectations at each stage of the effort is critical a successful outcome, but having a very clear idea of the desired overall outcome is a great place to start. There are plenty of other considerations: Should you do the training in-house or send your team to an established institution? How about an external consultant? What about training materials and learning content? Should you perform pre and post assessments of attendee’s skill level? In this session we’ll explore all of these issues and questions and more. And at the end, you will have a solid roadmap that you can adapt to your own situation, giving you the tools and strategies needed to design a successful training delivery system for your organization.

Things you didn’t know Revit could do… or maybe you just forgotClick to Open

Level: Intermediate

Over the years using a program like Revit, you develop little tricks; tidbits of useful information (like how View Range actually functions) and sometimes you are working on something else and you remember a little gem you had forgotten (like how useful a view list schedule can be). While we won’t be rivaling Lynn Allen’s 90 tips in 90 minutes (how does she do that?) we will cover quite a bit of ground. Here’s a short list: Linework tool, when to create Line Styles, what objects show above the cut, what objects show below the bottom, how to create a Family Types parameter, line based Families for fire tape lines, Decals, Filters and Browser Organization. And that’s just the stuff you can do in any release. New in this release: the new adaptive divide and repeat, View Templates, custom View Types and exporting Material libraries. Anyone count that? Still not 90? Oh well. I still guarantee that there’s something for everyone here. If you use Revit, I have a tip for you.