Late last night Dezi and myself received emails that our abstracts were accepted by the RTC committee and we will both be teaching one lab and one lecture style sessions. Since we both love RTC we were excited and now get to start working on our handouts. I have listed our sessions below. If you haven’t already signed up for RTC I would hurry there aren’t many spots left.
“Family Lab: Cuts with Voids” as a 60 Minute LAB in the Structure stream, Intermediate level.
- With the release of Revit 2012 we were gifted an option to allow families to be cut by other families. This seemingly small feature creates many possibilities for increasing the precision and accuracy of our Revit Structure models. This lab will share examples of how this feature can be utilized in a structural beam family to create a beam pocket, in a precast spandrel panel with a sloped top, and in embed plates that need to cut more than one element. Following the examples, the lab will go step-by-step through how to create one of the aforementioned examples
“Integrating Revit Structure with Analytical Software” as a 75 Minute Presentation in the Structure stream, Intermediate level.
- When it comes to analytical software there are numerous options in which software to use, and how exactly to utilize that software with a Revit model. This session will cover when Revit models should be exported to analytical packages, how best to prepare a Revit model for use in an analysis software and will be a comprehensive overview of the different analytical software options, including RISA, RAM, Fastrak, etabs and Revit Storm. We will compare and contrast the different software packages and look at benefits, drawbacks, similarities and differences among them. This session will be an balanced look at these software packages from the perspective of the end user
“Detail Management in Multi-Building Projetcs” as a 75 Minute Lab in the Architecture stream, All Levels (Forums etc.) level.
- Working on campus projects, strip malls or any type of multi-building project inevitably brings up the discussion of how to manage the details. Often a major driving factor in choosing how to manage the details depends on if all of the buildings will be included in one set of construction documents, or if each building will be a separate set of documents. Based on the project and which of the two previously mentioned approaches is selected, there are a number of strategies that can be implemented within Revit to help streamline the construction document process. This class will cover a few scenarios of multi-building projects and will discuss which approach to detail management may be the most appropriate. In addition the session will reveal and discuss the pros and cons to each approach such that the attendees will be able to apply the most appropriate strategy to their own multi-building projects.
“Navisworks for the Designers and Engineers” as a 60 Minute LAB in the CCFM (Construction, Coordination, Facility Management) stream, All Levels (Forums etc.) level.
- Navisworks is commonly used to check for interferences and collisions, however, this software can also be leveraged as a powerful marketing tool. This session will demonstrate how to expand the applications of the Navisworks software. In order to use Navisworks for marketing one must first understand processes such as using search sets for up to date selections and using the consistency out of Revit to expedite the use of search sets. Once this is achieved, the building may then be quickly and easily displayed in many different ways and animated using timeliner, both of which can be useful marketing tools. This session will discuss all of these items and will share an actual project where these Navisworks procedures and tools were utilized for marketing purposes.