Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Project Storm - Structural analysis in the Autodesk Cloud

Autodesk have released Project Storm in the Labs.

Project Storm for Autodesk Revit Structure is a technology preview that provides cloud-based structural analysis to structural engineers as a part of the BIM process. With Project Storm, engineers and designers can extend design models from Revit Structure to the cloud for structural analysis from directly within Revit Structure.

Results can then be visualized and explored within Revit Structure and disruptions to workflows are minimized by performing analysis in the cloud as users continue to design.

Read more on the Autodesk Labs blog here.

Revit Light - Project Spark

Autodesk have released a Revit LT – ‘Project spark’ - via Autodesk Labs.

Unfortunateley I missed the bloggers webinar as I was on a plane en route to New Zealand.

Project Spark is essentially Revit without the functions listed below.

You cannot open a Revit file using Project spark – you can only link.

You can create families in project spark but they cannot be used in Revit – and vice versa.

there is no point me recreating the wheel, David Light has covered this quite nicely in his blog

It’s worth a look.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

AUGIuk Revit Camp - Call for Speakers

1st February 2012 – London Venue

Call for Speakers

AUGIuk are hosting a one Day Revit Camp comprising 75min classes covering Revit Core, Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP. The format of classes will be that similar to Autodesk University and also used in the AUGIuk Design Academy.

If you are interested in speaking at the AUGIuk Revit Camp, you're invited to submit a proposal by 30th October 2011. We welcome submissions from experienced presenters or those with industry knowledge in either the Core Revit product or one of the Revit Vertical products.

Please submit a proposal to the Chairman of AUGIuk Paul Oakley via email at:-

Class Proposal Guidelines for AUGIuk Revit Camp

Classes should help differentiate AUGIuk Revit Camp from other ATC or similar training that are available. Classes should be focused on specific aspects of the software and classes must not be a product demo. Attendees are seeking classes that will help them overcome practical design and workflow challenges in their day-to-day work.

AUGIuk Revit Camp offers attendees a unique opportunity to learn new ways to streamline processes using Autodesk solutions.

What to Include in Your Proposal:-

•Class Outline
•Speaker biography
What Makes a Proposal Successful?
A good proposal should successful focus on one or all of the following elements:

•State-of-the-art tools, tips, and techniques that represent best Revit practices in the various disciplines.
•Personal and team productivity-boosting solutions for common day-to-day tasks and issues faced by attendees.
•Specific methods to improve concept-to-completion cycles: workflow, collaboration, productivity, and overall efficiency.
•Business considerations and strategies for evaluating, adopting, and maintaining new technologies.
Many attendees are requesting more classes that cover advanced topics. We therefore invite proposals with more challenging content that will engage and benefit "power users"; that is, professionals with five or more years of industry experience.

A sample AU proposal which shows the type of sessions we are looking for:

Real World Problems - Real World Revit® Solutions: Model Management
1.5 hr. Class Skill Level: Intermediate

Target Audience/Who Should Attend

Intermediate-level users of Revit
Using real-world solutions as examples from real-world Revit® problems, this class will introduce core concepts for successful Revit model management. See why the proper setup and use of the correct template is a critical first step to a successful Revit project. Learn how to intelligently manage data between several disciplines and still maintain modelling accuracy. Explore the principles of file linking, exchanging data between linked files, and coordinating building locations, and how to avoid and resolve conflicts between building systems and design teams by strategizing work division between Revit models (or within a single model). See why your production quality is only as good as your IT strategic goals, and how your PC specifications may affect the bottom line on a project.

Class Objectives

After attending this class, you will be able to:
Outline a strategy for maintaining a good template file
Manage template setup for both internal Revit data management and traditional analog production requirements
Develop a workflow strategy for projects with multiple models
Determine appropriate multidisciplinary work environment: linked vs. singular model
Communicate effectively on key IT issues and effective strategies that relate to managing Revit models