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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AU 2011 - Let the Frenzy Begin

Autodesk University 2011 registration is now open!  I am registered and ready to go.  From what I hear classes are filling up fast.  Lynn Allen twittered yesterday that over 1200 had signed up after the first few hours aftter registration had open.  Here is the link to register for the event.

Autodesk University 2011

I will be presenting again this year.  This year I am co-presenting with Rabi Sidawi , a co-worker of mine at Applied Software.  I am excited about the class we have put together.  It will focus on working with Systems inside of Revit Architecture.  We will look at how Revit has both the Uniformat and the Master-Format Assembly codes built into the program and how users can take advantage of using them in all phases of the project.  Here are the details on our class:

Class ID: AB2485

Title: All Systems Go with Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012

Description: Asking an architect to create systems inside of Revit is like asking him or her to speak a foreign language. BIM encompasses the whole building into the design process, so why do we still think about and process our designs one element at a time? Design intent, code constraints, functional requirements, and aesthetic proportions are some of the factors contributing to the building systems hierarchy integration and performance. Creating systems is an everyday task for MEP engineers when modeling inside of Revit MEP. Just like MEP systems, architectural and structural systems are now more interconnected than ever before. Curtain systems, beam systems, and furniture systems are few examples of building systems that capture design intent and streamline productivity. This class is an in-depth quest for order, systems hierarchy integration, and efficiency in a design environment. As BIM continues to evolve, we need to evolve our thinking process and begin designing with systems as opposed to single elements.