Schedule

General Sessions

Getting the most out of One AutoCAD (Plus Tips & Tricks)
Presenter: Lynn Allen
Who should attend this session: Managers, Engineers, Designers
The newest release of AutoCAD is here – don’t miss your chance to check out the new features first hand.  Join Global Technology Evangelist and Cadalyst video tip master Lynn Allen as she takes you on a tour of the top AutoCAD 2019 productivity enhancements including the new Drawing Compare and Named Views features.  She’ll also expose you to the new specialized industry toolsets that take you one step closer to BIM and Digital Prototyping with thousands of objects built right into the product.  Knowing Lynn – she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the AutoCAD release you are using.

The “No Authority” CAD Manager
Presenter: 
Robert Green
Who should attend this session:
 CAD and technology managers, Power users functioning as CAD manager
Many CAD / Building Information Modeling (BIM) managers have little to no direct managerial authority over the staffers they support, yet they’re still expected to get results. To make things worse, many times these managers are also engineers, architects, or designers working under severe time constraints while expected to remain billable. In this session we’ll present strategies for interaction with users and project managers that can help you persuade people to comply with key CAD/BIM management directives such as standards, file storage, training, and interdepartmental coordination even though you have no real authority to do so. And as we investigate these strategies we’ll also present ways you can work to gain real authority as a CAD manager over time. Even if you do have some authority today, you’re sure to pickup some great tips in this session.

Key learning:

  • How to gain more respect and attention from peer users
  • How to establish more credibility with project managers
  • How to leverage support duties to gain control of standards
  • How to persuade users to follow procedures
  • How to work toward gaining authority

Software being covered: Class applies to all software.

Quality Control for CAD Managers
Presenter: Robert Green
Who should attend this session: CAD and technology managers, Power users functioning as CAD manager
CAD managers are often tasked with maintaining and enforcing CAD standards yet there is very little awareness of how CAD standards can impact quality control.  Simply put, CAD managers need to think of how they can use their normal maintenance, standards and support activities to become engines of quality improvement.  In this session we’ll examine leading quality management concepts including Deming theory, Andon chords, and Kaizen process controls in a way that is applicable to CAD users and managers alike.  Along the way special emphasis will be placed on how you can use these concepts to advance your career as you help your company build a leaner, meaner, faster and more profitable CAD environment via a deliberative process of quality control. Be ready to challenge the way you think about CAD management in this thought provoking session.

Key learning:

  • How to deliver quality improvements via CAD standards
  • How to sell the concept of quality improvement to users
  • How to quantify quality improvement results
  • How to speak to senior managers about CAD quality
  • Become conversant in quality control theory

Software being covered: Class applies to all software.

AutoCAD Blocks: Data Extraction and other Tips & Tricks
Presenter:
Jim Swain
Who should attend this session:
Current AutoCAD Users
In this session we will go through adding attributes to existing blocks, and update a “block heavy” drawing. From there we will extract selected data into a table and a spreadsheet. We will go through how to update the information as blocks change and new information is added.

And to make all of this even more useful we will create a block library and tool palette for these blocks.

Key learning:

  • How to add attributes to existing blocks.
  • Methods to create and leverage block libraries.
  • How to use the AutoCAD data extraction tools.

Software being covered: AutoCAD

Understanding Autodesk Account
Presenter:
Darin Green
Who should attend this session:
CAD Users, CAD Admins, BIM Coordinators, IT Professionals
There’s been many changes over the past few years that involve your ability to get your software, licenses, serial numbers, updates, etc. This class is an open discussion to get your feedback and questions. We will answer all of your questions and concerns in this session from everything from installation of products and updates, to where are my serial numbers.

Key learning:

  • Downloading your products and choosing the right download options.
  • Where and how to generate license files.
  • Control who has access to your products and who should be CM and SC for your organization.

Software being covered: Autodesk Account Website (Chrome Browser)

Controlling your Licenses through an Options File
Presenter:
Darin Green
Who should attend this session:
CAD Admins, BIM Coordinators, IT Professionals
Understanding the benefits of using option files to control license usage. Get the full potential of your license usage!

Key learning:

  • Prevent users from utilizing multiple licenses when launching 2 or 3 different applications.
  • Control licenses based on project needs.
  • Prevent users from borrowing all of your licenses. Ensure a minimum number of licenses always available on the network.
  • Get your licenses back in the pool if machines are idle for x number of minutes.

Software being covered: Notepad, OptBuilder2.0D

 For AEC & Infrastructure

Making the Move to BIM
Presenter: Lynn Allen
Who should attend this session: Managers, Engineers, Designers
So many AEC firms are making the move to Building Information Modeling – but is it the right decision for you?  Join Lynn Allen as she discusses the advantages of moving to BIM on both a business and personal level along with some suggestions on kick-starting a successful BIM roll-out.  Consider how implementing BIM in your firm can keep you ahead of the design technology curve and win more proposals – today and tomorrow! And learn about the solutions that make up BIM 360.

Make MEP in Revit Dynamite with Dynamo
Presenter:
Bill Knittle
Who should attend this session: Architects, Engineers, Contractors
Dynamo for Revit accesses the rich database of the current project through the Revit API (application programming interface) to allow non-programmers access to tools to create practical solutions for Revit’s weaknesses. This course will explore a real-world dilemma to collect data from a particular set of Devices and push it to their associated Electrical Circuits for scheduling.

Key learning:

  • Discuss the Dilemma
  • Create the Graph
  • Enter the data
  • Run the Graph

Software being covered: Revit 2018

Bridging Design and Construction with BIM 360 Glue
Presenter:
Bill Knittle
Who should attend this session: Architects, Engineers, Contractors
BIM 360 Glue is a cloud-service that provides designers and contractors with a central location to collaborate on models as a means to rapidly resolve coordination issues.

Key learning:

  • Discuss the Three Applications for Glue
  • Glue Models from Revit or AutoCAD
  • Explore Glue’s Tools
  • Address Clash Pinpoints in Revit
  • Leverage BIM 360 Glue in Navisworks
  • Leverage the Mobile iPad App

Software being covered: Revit 2018, Navisworks 2018, BIM 360 Glue

Introduction to BIM 360 Docs
Presenter:
Bill Knittle
Who should attend this session: Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Blue Beam Users, Plan Grid Users
BIM 360 Docs is a Document Management cloud-service that allows construction teams to centralize all 2D plans, 3D models, and other project-related documents. Whether in the office or in the field, members can gain access to the project site.

Key learning:

  • Create a BIM 360 Docs Project and Membership
  • Create File Folders and Set Permissions
  • Publish, Share, and Review Documents
  • Explore Compare, Markup, Measure, RFI, and Issue Tools
  • Generate Links and Reports
  • Smart Device Apps

Software being covered: BIM 360 Docs

BIM Execution Planning
Presenter:
Rick Carter
Who should attend this session: BIM Managers, BIM Coordinators, Architects, Engineers, Contractors
This session will cover BIM Execution Planning, with a concentration on the planning aspect of BIM.  Bringing awareness to BIM X Planning can support workflows, assist project teams, plan for well-organized projects and define accountability. We will touch on all aspects BIM X Planning from the why’s to the how’s and the who’s, but most importantly how it affects you!

Key learning:

  • Explanation of why BIM X Planning is necessary
  • Defining how BIM X Planning is used
  • Understanding LOD (Level of Development or Level of Detail)
  • Contractual Implications

Software being covered: General BIM Applications, Revit, BIM 360, Navisworks

Reality Capture…Physical to Digital…Self-performing & ROI  
Presenter:
Clair Vander Zwaag
Who should attend this session: Managers, Engineers, Designers
See the latest Reality Capture applications, workflow and solutions including BLK360.  Thinking about self-performing or creating your own reality capture team.  Consider ROI & Value while implementing internally or with new customers/markets.

Visualizing Infrastructure Projects using the AEC Collection
Presenter: 
Kevin Spear
Who should attend this session: Managers, Engineers, Designers
During this session we will demonstrate how the AEC Collection can be used to create compelling visualizations of an Infrastructure design.  These assets can then be leveraged at public meetings to help drive support and approval for a project.  The session will begin by transferring a detailed design from Civil 3D to InfraWorks.  Realistic materials and site “furniture” will then be added.  Custom 3D content will also be created to further enhance the model.  Finally, several visualization techniques will be explored including still images, animations, and low cost virtual reality.

Software being covered: AEC Collection

Making Custom Parts for Civil 3D and Infraworks
Presenter:
Kevin Spear, PE
Who should attend this session: Civil 3D and Infraworks Users focused on Pipe Design
Introducing the not so new Infrastructure Parts Editor. With this tool, you can build your specific manholes, inlets, and culverts for Civil 3D or Infraworks gravity networks. You will build custom parts far quicker and cleaner than you ever did with Part Builder. We will take these parts and expand their functionality with Inventor and the Infrastructure Part Shape Utilities. Finally, we will add sizes and bring the parts into Civil 3D and Infraworks!

Key learning:

  • Discover the Infrastructure Parts Editor
  • Discover Inventor and the Infrastructure Part Shape Utilities
  • Learn workflow to use custom parts in Civil 3D & Infraworks

Software being covered: Civil 3D 2018.1, Infraworks 2018.1, Inventor 2018

From Point Cloud to Topo with the AEC Collection
Presenter:
Kevin Spear, PE
Who should attend this session: Surveyors and Engineers seeking to build topography from point cloud data
Raw point cloud data of a given environment is very easy to obtain. What do we do with it now? With the AEC Collection, we have several applications that can work with the data in various stages of a project. We will use Recap to index, clean and region the data. We will then utilize the point cloud tools in Infraworks to create a Surface. Finally, In Civil 3D, we can instantly consume any Infraworks model information.

Key learning:

  • Discern the different point cloud formats
  • Understand the point cloud tools in Infraworks
    • Extract Linear Features
    • Extract Model Features
    • Generate Terrain
  • Gain insight to using Infraworks data in Civil 3D

Software being covered: Recap, Infraworks, Civil 3D

A Practical Guide to GIS in Civil 3D
Presenter: Rick Ellis
If you are a Civil 3D user being asked to provide data to your GIS department, if you are being asked to use GIS data as background data for your designs, or if you think GIS is a four letter word; this class will answer this all too common question, “Why should I care about GIS?” You will learn to import GIS data not only as AutoCAD objects, but also directly as Civil 3D objects like Surfaces and Pipe Networks that leverage the existing database information. Once that data is in Civil 3D we will explore ways to leverage it with labeling tools and other display techniques. This popular class has won awards at Autodesk University, don’t miss your chance to learn how the GIS tools in Civil 3D can make you more productive by automating common everyday tasks.

Software being covered: Civil 3D

Get the Sheet out of here! Plan production for jobs due yesterday
Presenter: 
Rick Ellis
Who should attend this session: Project Engineers, Designers and Drafters who need to get projects printed and submitted quickly
Over the years that I’ve taught the various infrastructure products from Autodesk, most are not familiar with the different tools to generate plans quickly. AutoCAD includes the Sheet Set Manager at the core level to address basic sheet creation and title block data administration. Map 3D includes the MapBook tool to generate plans that require a grid arrangement. Lastly, Civil 3D has Plan tools that create Plan sheets, Profile sheets, Section sheets and any combination.

Key learning:

  • Understand the Sheet Set Manager built into AutoCAD
  • Introduce the MapBook tool for sites that do not fit on one sheet
  • Review the core Civil 3D Plan Production tools as well as the improvements which can create Plan over Plan or Profile over Profile sheets
  • Learn how to setup a template for each tool

Software being covered: AutoCAD, Map 3D, Civil 3D

Bringing VR to your BIM process
Presenter:  Ralph Schoch, Victaulic
Who should attend this session:
Architects, Engineers, and Contractors
How is Technology changing the AEC industry?  We cover the advantages bringing in Virtual Reality (VR) and how it can bring your team and firm to the next level.  We review all the lessons learned and shortcuts to getting setup.  We also review the technology we are implementing and which ones are worth watching.

Key learning:

  • Learn the steps to get VR setup
  • Learn hardware requirements
  • Learn tips when working with your IT
  • Learn what software add-ins are available
  • Learn what additional technologies are set to change the industry

Software being covered: Revit, Revizto, Enscape, Autodesk Live

Revit……You can make an app for that!
Presenter:  Robert Lehman, Eastern Exterior Walls
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
In this class you will learn to create your first Revit app from scratch. Whether you have programming experience, Revit experience, or neither I will show you all the basic information you’ll need to get started. Learn what the Revit API is, and the tools you need to use it. There are many opportunities to automate and simplify your workflows within Revit to enhance your daily work. If you’ve ever been using Revit and said to yourself “I wish Revit could do that” then this is the class for you. Some knowledge of Revit and programming languages is helpful, but not required.

For Manufacturing

Leverage the power of the cloud and Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle to accelerate your products to market faster
Presenter:  
Darren Hartenstine 
Who should attend this session: 
Managers, Engineers, Designers
Ship your products on time! Eliminate the errors and heroic efforts it takes to get your products out the door.   Optimize and accelerate your manufacturing business and product development processes by leveraging the power of the cloud with Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle.

Software being covered: Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle

Using Fusion Lifecycle and Vault to Manage Engineering Change across the Organization
Presenter:  
Rodney Coffey 
Who should attend this session: 
Managers, Engineers, Designers
This session will explore using Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle together to manage critical design data such as Items & BOMs, Projects through the Change Management process. We will show how closely integrating the PDM and PLM business systems from Autodesk can make not only your engineering group but your entire organization more successful. Discussion will cover the difference between PDM and PLM and the importance of these business systems in your organization. We will end with a demonstration of the packaged integration offering from Razorleaf that enables these tools to work together.

Software being covered: Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle

What’s New in Vault 2019
Presenter: 
John Kavusak and Mark Lancaster
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
This session will cover the new enhancements in the 2019 release of Vault and the 2018.1 and 2018.2 version of Vault 2018 as well. Sign up and learn how you can create your own custom roles, share and sync your Vault data (in cloud) with others outside of your organization. Other enhancements for auto-loader and customer requested enhancements will be covered.

Key learning:

  • Create custom roles
  • Share and sync data
  • Customer requested enhancements
  • Job server changes
  • PDF output changes

Software being covered: Autodesk Vault

A Cloud Connect Inventor
Presenter: 
Loren Welch, Autodesk
Who should attend this session: 
Inventor users, engineering managers and those interested in leveraging the Autodesk cloud platform
The Inventor team is continually looking at ways to connect to the Autodesk cloud to provide users real value beyond their desktop. This session will cover many of the Inventor cloud connected initiatives and how they can be leveraged as part of your evolving communication, collaboration, design and manufacturing workflows.

Key learning:

  • Understanding of Inventor’s cloud connected functionality and workflows
  • Learn what new subscription benefits are available to Inventor and Product Design and Manufacturing Collection subscribers
  • A chance to interact with Autodesk product management

Software being covered: Inventor, Autodesk Drive, Fusion 360, Fusion Team, Autodesk Viewer & Forge, Product Design and Manufacturing Collection

Coming Soon – A look at the Inventor Roadmap
Presenter: 
Loren Welch, Autodesk
Who should attend this session:
Anyone interested in seeing where the Inventor team is investing in for future product development.
This session will cover the Inventor roadmap and product strategy. Come and get a firsthand look and what the Inventor team is working on for upcoming releases.

Key learning:

  • Understand what is coming in Autodesk Inventor
  • See the Inventor strategy and understand long term investments in the product
  • A chance to interact with Autodesk product management

Software being covered: Inventor and Product Design and Manufacturing Collection

Sheet Metal Fabrication: What are Your Options with PDMC Nesting Utility and TruNEST?
Presenter:
Dylan MacLean
Who should attend this session: Anyone who is cutting parts from sheet or roll stock with lasers, cutters, punches, routers, or other CNC equipment
In today’s manufacturing environment, there are a number of ways to do things – nesting and fabrication are no different. Autodesk has two ways to handle this: the Nesting Utility in the Product Design and Manufacturing Collection and TruNEST. In this session, we’ll go over what each can do and the differences between the two strategies. We’ll cover basic nesting and fabrication strategies in PDMC Nesting Utility and then look into what’s possible with a configurable solution like TruNEST.

Migrating from AutoCAD to AutoCAD Electrical
Presenter:
Todd Schmoock
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
Attend this session to learn why AutoCAD Electrical is a better solution than using standard AutoCAD for documenting electrical controls. Even without fully implementing AutoCAD Electrical the time savings can be 25% over standard AutoCAD. AutoCAD Electrical was created for the controls industry, but is being used in several other industries today. These industries include circuit board design, and the utilities industry. Come to this class to see why!

Key learning:

  • Understand why AutoCAD Electrical is a better choice than AutoCAD for efficient schematic design.
  • Discover how projects and the linked drawings can improve productivity.
  • Learn how reports generated from the projects can save you time.

Software being covered: AutoCAD Electrical

Are you on the Fence with Reports in AutoCAD Electrical? Try User Post and Customize them!
Presenter:
Todd Schmoock & James Johnson
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
AutoCAD® Electrical can create reports from drawings in a project using the standard report tools, and a feature rarely used called User Post which allows you to add customization without being a programmer. This data can then be exported to file formats, printed directly, or placed in the drawings. Additionally, you could use customization for extended formats with some basic programming skills. Attend this class to learn how to create standard report, reports using the User Post, and custom AutoCAD Electrical reports using Visual Studio 2015.

Key learning:

  • Standard Electrical Reports
  • Custom Electrical Reports using User Post
  • Introduction to Customization using Visual Studio 2015

Software being covered: AutoCAD Electrical

ABC’s of Inventor Materials and Appearances
Presenter:
Mark Lancaster
Who should attend this session:
Engineers, Designers
Description:
Do you need to define your own materials within Autodesk Inventor? What about custom appearances, do you need to create them or modify existing ones? Or perhaps you simply opened an Inventor part file and the incorrect appearance/color is showing. Learn the ABC’s of Inventor’s materials and appearances.

Key learning:

  • Find out what’s provided within Inventor
  • Creating your own library
  • Learn how to make your own appearances from scratch
  • Create your own materials
  • Maintaining your materials and appearances

Software being covered: Autodesk Inventor/Inventor Professional 2019

Become a Movie Director for Your Inventor Models with Inventor Studio
Presenter:
Mark Lancaster
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
Have you ever been asked by your sales or marketing team to provide sale presentations or renderings of your Inventor models? Do you need to automate (drive) more than a single constraint within your model? Inventor Studio has been around for numerous releases and I believe its environment is under-used.

Key learning:

  • What is Inventor studio?
  • Defining the environment
  • Drive additional constraints and animating your model
  • Render and publish your artwork

Software being covered: Autodesk Inventor/Inventor Professional 2019

Inventor Presentation Environment – What’s it all about?
Presenter:
Mark Lancaster
Who should attend this session:
Managers, Engineers, Designers
CAD drawings of your assemblies may not always convey the correct message to your engineering/production team or even your end customer.  Perhaps you have been task to create an installation manual.  Anyhow, take your assembly documentation to the next level by using the Inventor Presentation Environment.

Key learning:

  • Learn what Inventor Presentation Environment can do for you
  • Create storyboards and snapshots
  • Make and publish presentations along with animations
  • Define assembly drawings using your presentation model

Software being covered: Autodesk Inventor/Inventor Professional 2019

Designing Smarter: Equipment Layout with Inventor and AutoCAD
Presenter:
Jim Swain
Who should attend this session:
Production and Material Handling Equipment Designers
In this session we will look at new tools and workflows in Inventor that help system integrators, machine designers, really anyone who wants to work with 2D AutoCAD, Inventor and other 3D models.

Key learning:

  • Learn how to use AnyCAD in a production environment
  • Understand the differences between referencing and converting models.
  • Understand the differences between using AutoCAD 2D designs in sketches and AnyCAD.
  • Functionality in ReCAP to model existing equipment

Software being covered: AutoCAD, Inventor, ReCAP

Fusion 360 Sheet Metal
Presenter:
Dave Breiner
Who should attend this session:
Anyone looking to utilize Fusion 360 Sheet Metal
In this session we will look take a quick tour of features in Fusion 360 Sheet Metal.

Key learning:

  • Get a great first look at Fusion sheet metal
  • See the benefits of using an integrated solution

Software being covered: Fusion 360

Content Center vs. iLogic
Presenter:
Dave Breiner
Who should attend this session:
Anyone looking to expand the versatility of parts from Content Center
We will take a look at the differences between Content Center Parts and iLogic parts. See how many variations can be combined into a single iLogic part configuration and the huge advantage of maintaining control over the iProperties of the part.

Key learning:

  • See the versatility of iLogic
  • Discover the ease in making an iLogic part
  • Have the freedom of creating or setting any iProperty within a part

Software being covered: Inventor iLogic

What’s New in Inventor 2019
Presenter:
Bob Reid
Who should attend this session:
Anyone using Inventor
There are a lot of new features in Inventor 2019. Join us as we take a look at these and how they fit within your workflow.

Software being covered: Inventor 2019

The 2018 Transformation of Additive Manufacturing:  How HP & Desktop Metal Are Igniting the Next Industrial Revolution
Presenter:
Thomas Farnan, Desktop Metal Product Manager for Cimquest
Who should attend this session:
Manufacturers, engineers, designers, machinists, product developers, artists, architects, radiologists, medical field, molders, CAD users
In recent years, advancements in additive manufacturing and materials science have made it possible to build stronger parts with greater complexity and at faster speeds. Due to this enhanced throughput, 3D printing has become a viable solution for mid to high volume production.

Cimquest will present two technologies on the forefront of this revolution and provide details on their processes and industry applications, with real-world use cases and a materials roadmap..

Key learning:

  • Overview of HP Multi Jet Fusion platform and how it can make production quality parts at greater speeds and at lower costs per part than other systems.
  • Details on the various HP materials available including PA12, PA12 Glass Bead and PA11. As well as the road-map for four other materials coming out this year.
  • The process behind the Desktop Metal Studio Solution, the first office-friendly metal 3D printer.
  • Info on Desktop Metal Production system, how it delivers the speed, quality, and cost-per-part needed to compete with traditional manufacturing processes.
  • See how to design for additive manufacturing to reduce COGS and improve part performance.

Software being covered: Autodesk Netfabb

 

 

 

 

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