Help Pick the Revit Classes for AU 2017!

This year, Autodesk is asking for your help choosing the classes you want to see at Autodesk University Las Vegas.

Our CADLearning team has put together an exciting lineup of class proposals, including these sessions for Revit users (click on each link to read more about the class):

Get actionable advice to improve your productivity, workflows, and BIM implementation program by voting for these classes now.

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Voting closes June 16

30 Revit Productivity Enhancements You’ve Missed!

Do you want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your Revit functionality? Over the past few years, there have been two or more releases of Revit each year. There is the main release sometime around April, then beginning in 2015, there were “R2″ releases, and then in 2017, it changed to “point” or “dot” releases with 2017.1 and 2017.2. Were you able to sit down and look through all the new features? How are you informed about what the new features are and how they work? In the midst of your busy workday, you may have missed quite a bit of information about all these updates, like how to harness the power of scripting with Dynamo Player! In this session, we will cover 30 of the most recent Revit updates, and you’ll learn specifics on how you can use them right away. Join us and make an impact on your day-to-day workflows!

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Meeting BIM Challenges Using Revit

Look at the challenges of BIM today and how Revit can be implemented into the process by voting for this class. In the AEC world today, it seems that everything revolves around BIM. There are numerous ideas of what BIM actually is, and several people are “doing” BIM in various ways. BIM is actually becoming more of a business model, rather than just a design method. However, most firms cannot shut down for a couple months while they implement BIM. Everyone has to start somewhere right? This session is great for people looking to switch from AutoCAD to Revit in order to implement BIM into their firm. There are a few things to focus on when implementing Revit: creating project standards, adding information to models, and developing design presentation standards. In this session, we will take a detailed look at each one.

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Advance Steel and Revit – A Seamless Workflow

To end the disconnect between the BIM and the steel fabrication drawings, give this class a thumbs-up. In this class, you will learn how to leverage Autodesk Advance Steel to import Revit structural steel models, and then use bi-directional synchronization tools to compare and coordinate changes between the Advance Steel and Revit models, ensuring that both are always up to date. You will also see how to add parametric connections between structural members and quickly produce fabrication and erection drawings and generate NC files.

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An Open Discussion on Current MEP Workflows in Revit

If you would like to participate in a discussion about MEP workflows in Revit, give this class a thumbs-up. As engineers, we typically have a certain way we like things to be done. But Revit has an exact way things must be done. Often, those two ways are not the same. While most people agree that using Revit as part of the BIM process is the way to go, we still face challenges with some of these strict program workflows. For example, maybe it’s automating parameters and getting systems to calculate properly, or getting circuits to behave the way you want them to. The good news is that there have been several improvements to the MEP tools in Revit over the past few years. And with the development of Dynamo, MEP design in Revit has made some major leaps forward. In this session, we will discuss the current pitfalls and issues with MEP workflows inside of Revit. Then we can focus on solutions or workarounds to improve productivity. It’s always great to be able to discuss your problems with other people who struggle with the same things. Let’s talk about these ideas and share our solutions.

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Integrating Water Elements into Architectural Renderings Using Particle Flow and Dynamics

Learn how to implement 3ds Max Particle Flow for architectural use by giving this class a thumbs-up.Many architectural structures incorporate a water feature as a prominent visual component of the structure. This class takes you through the process of creating animated water fountains and tranquil waterfalls that can be found in a variety of landscapes. You will learn how to simulate water flow using dynamics to affect the motion of the particles. This class will step through the process of building a particle flow from beginning to end using the dynamics capabilities built into the Particle Flow Particle system.

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