Tag Archive | AU 2011

My top 3 AU 2011 classes

45 Revit tips in 45 minutes

This class will be a fun and upbeat binge of random Revit platform tips. Everyone loves to learn something new, regardless of how small that something is, and even the most veteran of Revit users never stop learning. The tips covered will range from very small and simple to some that will require a bit more explanation. While this is primarily a Revit platform class, I will also try to put a couple of Revit Architecture, Structure, and MEP tips into the mix.

Key Learning

  • List at least 5 things you previously didn’t know
  • Improve your workflow
  • Show off to your work colleagues by showing them something they didn’t know

Revit rendering tips

This class will cover a multitude of topics related to creating renderings in Revit. Class highlights include using Design Options to manage “props” for rendering, using a future phase to quickly create a “chip board” type rendering, and employing transfer project standards to load different color schemes for materials. The class also covers how to use Remote Desktop to utilize idle computers when producing multiple still images, how to use Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) photometric files to get more realistic results.

Key Learning

  • Create a custom material library
  • Use the Section Box to create interesting renderings of building sections in perspective
  • Set the project location and true north to get accurate daylight

Creating parametric components in Revit

The key to mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Revit MEP, or Revit Structure is the ability to create intelligent, parametric families for your content libraries. It is not as easy as simply building a 3D model. This class will show you how to use the modeling tools in the Revit Family Editor, as well as the process of creating intelligent parameters to properly control their dimensions, behavior, and visibility. Additionally, you will learn how to make sure that your families “play nice” with other elements in your model.

Key Learning

  • Work with nested families
  • Select the correct family template for appropriate component behavior and categorization
  • Work with parameters to control model geometry 

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Did You Miss This Year’s General Session?

Waves of disruption are headed for everyone, but designers and business leaders can ride even the biggest wave with the right mindset and the right skill sets…and it can be an exhilarating ride. Watch the AU 2011 General Session and find out how.

AU Virtual Classes Have Moved

AU Virtual classes are now available from the Online Classes tab on the AU website. Members can access all AU Virtual class recordings, handouts, and other materials from there.

Speakers: View Your Class Evaluations

AU 2011 Las Vegas speakers can view their class evaluations in the Speaker Resource Center. Don’t delay—the Speaker Resouce Center will close on January 31, 2012. The class evaluation process is different for AU Virtual speakers; your class evaluations will be emailed to you soon. 

Start Planning Now for Autodesk University 2012

Join your peers from around the world at Autodesk University 2012. Introduce yourself to new products, people, and techniques at the premier conference and exhibition for Autodesk product users. This year’s conference returns to theMandalay Bay Hotel, November 27–29, 2012.

Interested in Speaking at AU 2012?

It’s never too early to start thinking about speaking at AU 2012. If you would like to teach a class next year, sign up to be notified when the AU 2012 Call for Proposals launches in March. If you submitted a proposal for AU 2011, we have your information on file and there is no need to sign up. We’ll notify you automatically.