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Vote now for your favorite Autodesk University 2019 class proposals

Kelli MarakovitsJune 10th, 2019

It seems like warm weather and Summer is only beginning, but before you know it, it'll be November and time to head out to Las Vegas for Autodesk University (AU) 2019! Planning for the big 3-day event is already underway with more than 1,100 hopeful speakers from nearly 50 countries submitting over 2,400 class proposals for consideration. Autodesk needs to take this list and select 600-700 proposals for AU 2019 and they need your help. 

Since AU is a user conference, they want to know what innovations and knowledge will help you most in the industry, so they're asking you to vote for the topics you want to see. The power rests in your hands - no pressure! 

Our experts at CADD Microsystems submitted twenty-eight proposals this year, and while we would never ask anybody to vote for our speakers, we do think we have some pretty exciting and innovative topics that Autodesk software users may find beneficial. Take a look below and if you like what you see and want to see it presented at AU, click here to vote. Voting is open through June 25.

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Our Autodesk University Proposals

Click on the title of each proposal to read the description and learning objectives for each session submitted by our team:

AutoCAD for Facilities Management: Drawing and Layer Standards

Dottie Scholnick

Floor plan drawings used for Facilities Management are unique in that they often contain information originating from many different AEC groups, all following their own standard or no standard at all. This class will review the steps you can take right away to improve the organization and content of your drawings specifically for use in Facilities Management. You will learn the process of standardization through a simple checklist format covering: AutoCAD commands that should be applied to every drawing, external reference management and layer standards unique to FM use. We will review how to use AutoCAD from the perspective of a building owner and discuss workflows related to space management and drawing updates. There are many benefits of implementing a drawing and layer standard for your FM drawings including improved efficiency and communication across the team. Drawing standardization is also an essential step when integrating with an IWMS or CAFM system.

  • Learn how to evaluate drawing settings and content.
  • Learn how to modify redundant or extraneous information.
  • Learn how to develop layer standards specific to Facilities Management tasks.
  • Learn how to apply layer standards to existing drawings.
                                            <a href="">AutoCAD for Facilities Management: Tools to Manage People, Place and Process</a>
                Dottie Scholnick

Once a floor plan drawing reaches the owner, the focus switches from design to data management and ongoing updates. There are many tools within AutoCAD that can be used for managing FM data over time to keep drawings consistent and up-to-date. This class will review the AutoCAD tools you can use to manage your data including: polyline boundaries, room numbers, space types, room assignments, occupancy, furniture, equipment and zones. Learn how to create and use Layer States to easily switch between floor plan views you create such as a Space Plan, Lighting Plan or Evacuation Plan. Discover how you can export AutoCAD data into an Excel table for analysis or for use when integrating with an IWMS system. This course will cover best practices for establishing a sustainable drawing update process, pulling from customer experience.

  • Learn how to define space, personnel and assets and add supporting data.
  • Learn how to create Layer States to easily switch between floor plan views.
  • Learn how to export space, personnel and asset data to Excel.
  • Learn best practices for establishing a sustainable drawing update process.
                                            <a href="">AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, and More Delightful Drafting Techniques</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a>

If you want to master AutoCAD, join Autodesk Expert Elite member Donnie The CAD Geek, Gladfelter as he shares a plethora of power-user tips acquired from writing six books on AutoCAD and blogging for more than a decade. Donnie will take you through a powerful collection of proven productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. From simple to advanced, you are sure to discover new ways to remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.

  • Complete common AutoCAD tasks in fewer steps.
  • Harness recently added features to improve productivity.
  • Leverage AutoCAD across platforms (desktop, web, & mobile) to improve collaboration.
  • Use secret tips AutoCAD software veterans and gurus know.
                                            <a href="">Making Your AutoCAD Work Faster (for People Who Don’t Want to Learn to Code)</a>
                <a href="">T.J. Meehan</a>

Are you an experienced AutoCAD user? Do you want to get even better and faster at it? Have you looked at other sessions about coding or customizing AutoCAD and thought they seemed too complicated? This session is for you! Learn how to do simple automation tasks to save you time and be more productive. Even though we will use LISP, this is NOT A CODING CLASS. If you can type some commends at the Command Line, we’ll use that knowledge to help you build some simple automated routines. For example, what if you could just type in 4 and you’re automatically offsetting 4” or type in ZZ and you zoom to extents and then back out 10%? You will learn many, many more of these simple tools and how you can set them all up in one or two text files to take with you the rest of your AutoCAD career.

  • Understand the simplest way to build your own routines and take them with you.
  • Learn how to create dozens of time-saving routines in AutoCAD.
  • Walk away with a library of hundreds of these routines that you can use.
  • Understand the differences between script files, LISP routines, and PGP files.
                                            <a href="">Best Practices for BIM Requirements, LOD, and Ensuring Compliant Models</a>
                <a href="">T.J. Meehan</a>

Many building owners are starting their transition to BIM and modeling. It can sometimes be challenging to know what to ask for in a model and know that you are getting one that is useful for space management, asset management, and as an as-built for renovation projects. Come see best practices for creating your own modeling standards and ensuring you are receiving valuable models efficiently. We will discuss examples of the right and wrong way to define these standards and go over tips and best practices. Then, we will discover ways you can perform quick model compliance checking.

  • Understand the importance of model requirements and how they benefit you.
  • See examples of how to best structure your requirements.
  • Learn tips and best practices.
  • See how you can quickly QC your models to ensure you are meeting requirements.
                                            <a href="">BIMspirational Quotes: The Ten Things Every Revit User Needs to Know</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Understanding the tools of building a model in Revit is critical, but many essential parts of using Revit in a BIM project workflow can get overlooked during training or even when you are working on your early projects. This session presents a series of “high-end” topics that will help you start to look at your Revit model from a more holistic point of view, and not just a series of walls, levels, and components. Collected over hundreds of hours of teaching Revit, building content, and creating project standards, and inspired by those corny “Hang In There, Baby” posters that you find in some of the most bizarre places, this collection of topics is essential for pushing your Revit model and your Revit workflow understanding to the next level.

  • Find out powerful Revit features that often get overlooked from new users and firms new to Revit.
  • Understand the Revit model from a different point of view, beyond a construction document generator.
  • Learn more about what makes your Revit model tick and ways to keep it happy.
  • Start to recognize the Revit model and where it fits into a BIM workflow.
                                            <a href="">BIM to FIM: It's More than Just Technology</a>
                <a href="">Matt Davoren</a>

As owners receive BIM & CAD deliverables as a part of new construction and renovation projects, they are finding they have islands of data just waiting to be put together. By defining their Facility Information Model (FIM), they will get a solution to embrace process change, take control of the handover process and develop a game plan for putting their Facilities Information Model to use. Understand how to request and organize the Building Information Model (BIM) data to keep it in the asset category instead of the liability bucket. Learn how to use Autodesk tools ( that are available at no charge to help you QA/QC the data in the model ensuring that this ultimately has value to you. In the end, you will understand that the technology is not the constraint in achieving BIM-based turnover into your systems, the lack of an effective process for doing that is.

  • Learn how to use the to plan for acceptance of your data deliverables.
  • How to request and organize the Building Information Model (BIM) data.
  • Learn how to use the applications to help you QA/QC the data be delivered from the model(s).
  • Discover three simple questions will help you focus your efforts on developing guidelines and turnover specifications.
                                            <a href="">Building Effective User Groups: What does it take to be successful?</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a>

Build it and they will come. Or will they? Are you a user group leader interested in building a more effective user group? Drawing from more than a decade of user group experience; this round table discussion will study what makes groups successful, what limits their success, and what resources are now available to user group leaders as part of the new Autodesk Group Network. During this conversation we’ll study where leaders of top performing groups find success planning, hosting meetings, and managing their groups. Come join the discussion to learn best practices for leading an effective user group.

  • Identify best practices of top-performing user groups.
  • Develop strategies to plan, host, and manage a successful user group.
  • Leverage resources available as part of the Autodesk Group Network.
  • Connect with fellow user group leaders on the Group Leader Hub.
                                            <a href="">COBie 101: Getting Data from Design & Construction to Operations Effectively</a>
                <a href="">T.J. Meehan</a>

Do you need to learn about the COBie data exchange standard? What is it? What is its purpose? How is it beneficial? How did it start? How it is being used/implemented by architects, engineers, contractors, and owners? We will answer all these questions as well as spend some time digging into the COBie standard, discussing some of the important details including key points you need to know in order to deliver COBie successfully. Finally, we will demonstrate some tools you can use inside of Revit to generate COBie-compliant deliverables. This session is presented by an industry expert on COBie who is the Product Manager for the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit.

  • Gain an understanding of the COBie standard and its details.
  • Discover some of the pitfalls to avoid when working with COBie.
  • Learn about how COBie is being implemented in the industry.
  • See tools that can be used to assist with delivering COBie.
                                            <a href="">Demo is Not a Phase: Sharing Ways to Effectively Use Phases in Revit</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

Revit is a powerful design and documentation tool that can greatly increase productivity for any design project, including those with phases and/or an existing building in the mix. The software has the built-in ability to accurately phase construction, even as far as including “temporary” elements. In this roundtable we will discuss strategies for approaching circumstances that are inherent in any project that includes phases and/or an existing building. Some of the topics we will discuss include the following: Best practices for modeling an existing building. Strategies for setting up a phased new construction project for long-term flexibility. Best practices for manipulating graphics in phased views, including those that contain linked models. Strategies for working with elements that don’t phase, such as rooms and areas. Using schedules with phases and showing elements from different phases.

  • Gain a variety of perspectives on modeling best practices.
  • Learn some tips and tricks on how to push Revit for a phased project.
  • Learn how various firms use phased information in their project documentation.
  • Learn strategies to successfully collaborate with outside team members on a phased project in Revit.

  Distilled Revit – Understanding what your Revit Users are Really Doing Purvi Gandhi Irwin

As architects and engineers, understanding the basics of what everyone in our industry does makes us better at our jobs. It’s the same with the technology that we use to create our documents and sell our ideas. While an architect doesn’t necessarily need to know how to perform MEP calcs, they do need to understand the basics of different types of mechanical systems and generally how electrical devices connect to each other. The same logic can be applied to Revit. A Project Manager should feel comfortable with such tasks as navigating a model, cutting sections, making 3D views, and most importantly, printing drawings! This session will provide an overview of how Revit can be used for document creation, basic visualization, and design assistance, so that you can better understand what your team is doing in the software, what they can and can’t do, some of the unique tasks associated with using Revit for creating construction documents, and what questions to ask your Revit gurus.

  • Learn the fundamental differences between 2D drafting and 3D modeling.
  • Understand how Revit is at it’s heart a database and how you can harness that information for more than simple schedules.
  • Feel confident enough to open a model and perform everyday tasks like cutting sections and printing views/sheets.
  • Understand the importance of both a BIM Manager for a firm and a Model Manager on every project.
                                            <a href="">Don’t Go It Alone: Lessons Learned from Outsourcing Your BIM Support</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

As the AEC industry has become more complex, the teams for projects have come to include a wider variety of specialized members. Just like we have consultants for engineering, lighting design, kitchen design, etc., we also need now need a BIM consultant, as the technology is the center of how we get our projects designed and constructed. In this panel discussion we will bring together a BIM consultant and a variety of design professionals to discuss both the common challenges to all disciplines and the unique ones as they relate to technology and how a BIM consultant can assist with streamlining workflows, creating content, and sharing advanced knowledge to improve a project as a whole. We will also discuss how the decision to include a BIM consultant was made, what value they brought to the team, how the cost of this services was handled, and any lessons learned for future projects.

  • Understand the value including a BIM consultant on your project teams.
  • The costs associated with adding a BIM consultant to your team and strategies for reducing the impact on your bottom line.
  • Gain an understanding of the best practices and lessons learned when outsourcing BIM assistance.
  • Learn strategies on how a BIM consultant can work together with an in-house BIM manager to improve the overall BIM experience
                                            <a href="">Finding your Way: Using Revit to Create the Best Signage Package EVER</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

Let’s face it, putting together a signage package can be tedious and requires a great attention to detail. Typically, there is a lot of repetition and you need the ability to change properties and populate these changes throughout the schedule efficiently and accurately. Revit is the perfect tool for this since it can schedule almost any element in a model in a variety of ways. This lecture will walk you through the steps to creating a cohesive, accurate signage package. Create custom families to place in your model that can be scheduled easily, including the associated room. Create schedules and associated key schedules to quickly populate information and easily update as required. Create a tag for your plans and assign types to your families. Set up your model to only see the signs on specific sheets (worksets or view filters). Create details of sign elevations utilizing detail components. Explore how to integrate signage with other disciplines.

  • How to create the families you will need, including custom generic model and tag families.
  • Learn how to set up schedules and key schedules to help streamline repetitive information.
  • Create views and set up drawings to effectively illustrate signage locations and details.
  • Create details for your sign elevations using detail components and other custom families.
                                            <a href="">From First Contact – Integrating BIM into Every Aspect of your Practice</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

More AE firms are moving toward a completely BIM based design and delivery practice. Because of the inherent complexity of the workflow, understanding how BIM can benefit a project at every stage, from initial client contact, through facilities management, is vital to the success of a project as a whole. Every BIM Execution Plan (BEP) planning guide stresses the importance of coming at the process from the desired end product backwards, but in order to do this, we as the design professionals need to ask the right questions up front, and EDUCATE our clients about BIM, to temper their expectations. Integral to this process is a codified BEP that is updated throughout the life a project to ensure that any changes along the way are agreed up and recorded for the entire project team. This session will walk you through the importance of a BEP, the major elements it should include, and strategies to keep your team on task throughout the life of a project – from first contact onward.

  • Identify the key elements to include in a BIM Execution Plan.
  • Why and how BIM can be discussed at every phase of a project, from initial client interaction, through facilities management.
  • How to sell BIM to your clients and convince them that it’s worth it.
  • Strategies for coordinating between the marketing and design arms of your firm so that everyone is on the same page
                                            <a href="">Getting Your Data Into Navisworks</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Everyone uses Navisworks for clash detection and model viewing, but Navisworks is also a great tool to collect non-graphic data and associate that data with your model elements. Opening up the applications that we can use when we think about Navisworks significantly expands the teams and users that can add information to the model as a whole. In addition to reviewing how data is collected from the source models, this session will discuss how to get that data into your model through two routes, both adapted from recent use on an actual project: SQL linking of a data source, and pushing data into elements via the Navisworks API. While this class is not a programming class, understanding of concepts related to SQL, ODBC, and programming will help. Allowing more than just modelers to inject data into the model can open a host of new opportunities for reviewing, space and facility management, and ease of data comprehension.

  • Learn how to link data from different non-model sources to a Navisworks file and the issues that might come from that
  • Find out how to limit your data and associate it with model elements
  • See how to fully embed data from an outside source into your Navis file
                                            <a href="">Generic Annotations – Fake it Until You Make It [Smart]</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

“Have you ever wanted to create a schedule in Revit for something that doesn’t need to be modeled, like door hardware or finishes? Would you like to put together a plumbing calcs graphic or a code summary that can have a few simple options for your users to choose from? With a generic annotation family, you can do all this and more by creating custom parameters within them, including calculated values. Some of the uses of Generic Annotation families include. Create a family with all the parameters needed to populate a finishes schedule and place in your project to populate a “smart” fake schedule. Place notes on in a view that can be scheduled but that don’t need to be physically attached to an object like keynotes do. Populate consultant information on your cover page in a standardized fashion. Creating a “”dummy”” toilet fixture/egress calculation chart. Scheduling door hardware set elements. And so much more!”

  • Gain a good understanding of the properties of a generic annotation family and how to use parameters within this family type.
  • Learn how to create and use note block schedules and the different ways that they can be used throughout a project.
  • Learn some best practices of organizing generic annotations within your project when used to populate schedules.
  • Learn how to nest generic annotation families within other families to add versatility to these elements.
                                            <a href="">Harnessing the “I” in BIM – Taking Schedules to the Next Level</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

Schedules are an integral part of conveying the information that is required to construct a building. With some simple formatting tricks and creative thinking, schedules can also be used to help plan out the space in a building, quantify the amount of materials used, verify if design and code requirements (space planning, egress, etc.) are being met, help to quickly standardize graphics across multiple views, control the sheets in a drawing set, and more. In this session, we will cover lesser-known features in Autodesk Revit such as calculated values, conditional formatting, and editing units. We will also cover the 4 main types of architectural schedules – and some outside the box uses for each. Find out some tips and tricks to improve graphics using view templates. The presentation will wrap up with examples of creative ways to use schedules, some building related, and some not, since, after all, Revit is a database and if you can think creatively, you can do it!

  • Understand each of the main types of schedules, their benefits & limitations, and how they can be used in innovative ways.
  • Use the various features available in schedule parameters – including calculated values, percentages, and units
  • Gain better control over the graphics of your schedules and how to combine them together when needed
  • Understand how schedules can be used for model management and design, not just as catalogs of information in the drawings
                                            <a href="">Head In the Cloud - Moving a Desktop App to the Revit Design Automation API in Forge</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

While many companies, users, and firms have built their own add-ins for Revit to improve workflows and speed up processes, there has been one key limiting factor to pushing the Revit model even farther – Revit itself. The Design Automation API for Revit is a game changer for letting other users and services leverage your Revit model through the cloud or a desktop app without needing Revit at all. This session will chronicle one team’s journey to migrate their highly successful Revit add-in to be a cloud hosted application in Forge. All the planning, the highs and the lows, will be covered and discussed, to try to help others migration smoother and easier. Future plans and ideas will also be covered as the project unfolds. While this is not a programming class, concepts related to the Revit API and Forge APIs will be discussed, but non-programmers will come away with a good understanding of what you can do with the Design Automation API for Revit and how you get there.

  • Find out what Forge and the Design Automation API for Revit are all about.
  • Learn the steps to move your Revit desktop addin to Forge.
  • Understand some of the decisions you will need to make when moving your Revit desktop addin to Forge.
  • See some possible next steps from the development team to get inspiration for your projects.
                                            <a href="">Model Checking, Classifications, and COBie: Taking Advantage of Free Tools for Revit</a>
                <a href="">T.J. Meehan</a>

The Model Checker, Classification Manager, and COBie Extension are free tools from Autodesk that help you classify, validate, and deliver data from your Revit models. With over 250,000 downloads worldwide, these BIM Interoperability Tools are now available to all in the Autodesk Desktop App. This session will give you all you need to start using these tools to quickly check your models for issues, build picklists to speed data input, and generate data deliverables from your models.

  • See how you can use them to quickly check your models for performance issues or compliance with requirements.
  • Learn how to create predetermined lists of values (picklists) to standards the data you input to your models.
  • Understand how to generate COBie compliant spreadsheets from your models.
  • Learn tips and best practices as well as additional resources for training and assistance.
                                            <a href="">Maintaining Model Standards With the Revit Model Checker and Configurator</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Keeping Revit models in compliance with production and submittal standards is essential. The free software Model Checker for Revit and Configurator were built with the single goal of confirming information within Revit parameters and the model overall. This session will show you how to build model checks to verify the data and standards in your Revit model

  • Learn how to run model checks on Revit files and how to share results with others using the Revit Model Checker.
  • Discover how to use the Model Checker Configurator to create model check files for your firm, agency, or company.
  • Understand strategies for organizing model checks for easier use throughout the design phases.
  • Find out how to leverage and manipulate model checks for your own needs for a vast library of already made check files.
                                            <a href="">Often Overlooked But So Important - Model Managers and Revit Project Success</a>
                <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

Has your firm been using Revit for a while but you’re just not seeing the increase in productivity that you thought you would? Are you finding that having staff jump in to help on deadlines isn’t really helping? Are your models getting unwieldy and unstable? Do you struggle to share your model consistently with outside team members? Is your BIM manager feeling overwhelmed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe what you need are model managers! A model manager is a member of a project team who is responsible for regular model maintenance and adherence to office-wide modeling standards. This person spends 1-2 hours per week reviewing the models for their project(s), performing cleanup, packaging the model for exchange, and insuring overall model stability. They also become the go-to person for their projects, allowing the BIM manager to focus on more office-wide endeavors. Just like a car needs regular maintenance and checkups, so does a Revit model!

  • Understand the importance of a model manager on every project.
  • Gain an understanding of the general roles and responsibilities of the position.
  • Take home strategies to help you incorporate the role of model manager into your firm.
  • Learn general best practices on keeping models happy and healthy.
                                            <a href="">Overcoming The Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a> and <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Are you a glutton for good training? Do you lust over other company’s effective education technology? Bad training programs can leave your employees full of wrath, so don’t be slothful, come check out this session that will outline the issues many companies see when building up or overhauling their own training programs. Your competitors will be green with envy when you pridefully show off your skilled employees – just don’t get greedy. This session will focus on overcoming the seven deadly sins of training and put your program on a righteous path. We’ll explore the process of defining education mission statements, align curriculum with student learning styles, and methods to reinforce learning. You will benefit from the unique experience and knowledge shared by two instructors who have built successful training programs in firms of more than 350 people, designed Autodesk Official Press curriculum, and who continue to build training programs for firms across the nation today.

  • Identify the internal and external factors affecting professional development.
  • Overcome common mistakes that limit the success of corporate training programs.
  • Establish a training mission statement, and methods for program reinforcement.
  • Build a training roadmap based on a proven framework.
                                            <a href="">The Seven Deadly Sins of CAD and BIM Management</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a> and <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Are you a glutton for the perfect CAD/BIM standard? Do you lust over other CAD/BIM managers who have the authority to get things done? Do project teams become greedy of their own standards, wrathfully rejecting the standardized and more efficient ways you pridefully implement? You need not become slothful, as this class will focus on ways to put you into the enviable position of having users who listen to you. Combining over two decades of CAD, BIM, and IT support and management experience plus years of working with numerous companies to help support their technical managers and staff, this session talks about the things nobody likes to talk about – the sins CAD and BIM managers commit while doing their jobs. What sins might you be guilty of, and what’s the path to righteous? Join this session to learn some of the common pitfalls, missteps, and misconceptions that come with the job and the how and why to avoid them.

  • Learn common missteps that CAD/BIM Managers often take.
  • Understand the importance of looking at the CAD/BIM Manager job from multiple points of view.
  • Discover strategies to avoid falling into traditional traps.
  • Find out how not to be that, support guy.
                                            <a href="">Predictable Non-Compliance: Discovering Why Users Ignore CAD/BIM Standards</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a>

Although most CAD/ Building Information Modeling (BIM) managers are responsible for creating and maintaining CAD/BIM standards, few have the authority to enforce those standards. Despite project teams insisting they could be more productive if the company had a standard, the imbalance between a CAD/BIM manager’s responsibilities and his/her authority almost always incubates a culture of noncompliance. This session will feature an open discussion on ways to achieve the seemingly impossible dream of developing a willfully used CAD/BIM standard that’s self-enforced throughout an organization. By understanding the reasons users typically ignore standards, you will learn ways to overcome the most common behaviors that lead to noncompliance, and how to develop standards designed for compliance.

  • Recognize how standards enforcement practices affect compliance.
  • Establish a CAD/BIM standardization plan designed for compliance.
  • Determine methods to develop CAD/BIM standards based on the internal constraints of an organization.
  • Establish strategies to successfully implement CAD/BIM standards without the authority to enforce their use.
                                            <a href="">Revit Dashboards the Cheap and Easy Way</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Having a dashboard for your Revit model is a great way to monitor trends, watch out for issues, and share insights about the model file with everyone in an easy to consume graphical format. In the past, dashboards were something only the big firms with the big staffs were able to create and manage. But with some free and pretty cheap tools available now, anyone can collect and share the data needed for a slick dashboard that you can share with your team. This session will cover using the Model Checker for Revit to build and generate a report that can be used to monitor model fidelity in a data visualization tool like Power BI and will discuss some best practices around that process.

  • Understand what data is good for long term tracking.
  • Discover how to use the Model Checker for Revit to collect your dashboard data.
  • Learn how a tool like PowerBI can be built into a Revit dashboard.
  • Gain insight to leverage and adapt this process for your own needs.
                                            <a href="">Validate Your Revit Data with the Model Checker and Configurator</a>
                <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

Keeping your Revit model in compliance with production and submittal standards has never been more essential. The free Autodesk Model Checker for Revit was built from the ground up with the single goal of accessing and confirming information within Revit parameters and the model overall. As a companion, the free Autodesk Model Checker Configurator for Revit lets you build your own checks with ease. This session will show you how to leverage the Configurator to structure, organize, and build your model checks to be the most effective method of running checks on your Revit models. From using the easy to use Wizard workflow to building an elaborate series of checks from scratch, you will know the ins and outs of making checks that can streamline your requirement checking process.

  • Learn how to run model checks on Revit files and how to share results with others using the Revit Model Checker.
  • Find out how to leverage and manipulate model checks for your own needs for a vast library of already made check files.
  • Discover how to use the Model Checker Configurator to create model check files for your firm, agency, or company.
  • Understand strategies for organizing model checks for easier use throughout the design phases.
                                            <a href="">A Rematch in Coordinates: Aligning Revit Projects with the Real World of Civil 3D</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a> and <a href="">Purvi Gandhi Irwin</a>

Projects typically start life in two corners; one coordinated between Revit disciplines, the other grounded by survey data in Civil 3D. With the project already underway in Revit and Civil 3D, these worlds often collide in a less than perfect way. After a tumble, it’s time to get up for a rematch in coordinates. During this rematch we’ll study how to establish shared coordinates between existing Revit and Civil 3D models. Co-presented by a Revit specialist and a Civil 3D specialist, you will gain an understanding of the expectations for each platform and how to configure them. Collectively, they’ll council you through best practices for aligning coordinates despite the less than ideal circumstances. Capitalizing on the full potential of each coordinated design model, you will also learn how BIM 360 Design can assist with the exchange of data between Revit and Civil 3D.

  • Establish shared coordinates between existing Revit and Civil 3D projects.
  • Develop strategies to overcome common mistakes when realigning projects.
  • Apply the Autodesk Shared Reference Point tool to real-world projects.
  • Leverage BIM 360 Design to seamlessly exchange data between Revit and Civil 3D.
                                            <a href="">Tiny Training: Achieving Big Results with Microlearning</a>
                <a href="">Donnie Gladfelter</a> and <a href="">Jason Kunkel</a>

From Baby Boomers to Post-Millennials (Generation Z), today’s professional workforce is more diverse than ever. This comes at a time where the diversity of the workforce is rivaled only by the sophistication of the design tools they use. Combined, the modern workplace has rapidly changed, but what about your training strategies? A plurality of today’s workforce are digital-natives; individuals who expect knowledge to be bite-sized, searchable, and available on-demand. Microlearning provides a way to reach these learners, but where do you start? How does microlearning vary from traditional learning, and what strategies are necessary to implement such a program? Join this session to learn what tools, technology, and instructional design methods are required when developing and delivering microlearning content to teams.

  • Differentiate existing training programs through microlearning.
  • Implement critical microlearning instructional and curriculum design strategies.
  • Select the tools, software, and technologies necessary to develop microlearning content.
  • Deploy microlearning content across an organization.
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