If you are suffering “Autodesk University Excitement Fade”, maybe my tweets about the AU Extension in Australia might help get you back in the mood for learnin’…
Here it is – my little collection of AU2012 goodies. Images, videos, cool quotes (and don’t forget the tweets!) – everything from the last couple of weeks that I thought was worth posting is here. Enjoy!
To open up to as large an audience as possible, there’s no NDA – Autodesk Labs is wide-open to the public
#AU2012 Why Autodesk has a Labs – It is Alive in the Lab
AU Virtual 2012
Most of my experience with AU2012 was either through Virtual or Twitter. Having viewed a few sessions, here are some things I found interesting:
The Reality of the Cloud – “you can’t protect what you don’t have line of sight” to
Class catalog preview at:
And if you want to try downloading some videos from AU Virtual (scroll down to EDIT2):
How to download videos from AU2012 and AUTV without a download link ( RTMP FLV from ooyala )
Everyone is a designer
Class Ratings by #ukbimcrew
Revit 2014 features discussed
I also attended the AEC Futures session today to give us a preview of what’s coming in Revit 2014. Unfortunately we are under NDA for that, so I’ll not be giving anything away. I eagerly await the forthcoming release.
AU Wrap Up
Looks interesting… some more info at:
BIMopedia Online – Benjamin Malone
Models can be uploaded from Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD you name it – with synchornised results far more accurate than what we are acheiving at the moment. We have been promised a fully interoperable and extremely accurate product to product exchange. Sounds very exciting, and about time too. This promises to be the first truly open BIM platform…
Well to my surprise I get a email from one of my Revit users asking why objects are not showing up!
Didn’t think this would happen with Revit! (how naive!).
So we will now evaluate a new pdf driver!
Anyone else ever had this issue with pdf’s?
We are testing a couple projects using Revit Server and have had a couple error messages stating that “This Operation could not be Completed”, after asking around at AU I found out that there appears to be a known issue between Riverbed and Revit Server (wish I had known about it earlier…). anyway apparently the guys at Riverbed are working on a solution, in the mean time I have to look for a work around!
The Revit Jedi: AU and Known and Unknow Issues.
Autodesk Expert Elite program launched at AU
AutodeskCare, Many are called, but few are chosen. Have you met…
Aaron Maller @Twiceroadsfool
@lukeyjohnson @62TV175 @BigBadBIM @RobertYori @lonniecumpton
I have a 1.2GB file, runs on 8GB. Have a 200mb file that requires 12GB.
Jason Rostar @jrostar
Note: Students are dirt cheap existing condition modelers via @BrianSkripac
I’m sure many of you are very experienced Photoshop users, so I won’t bore you with too much detail. There are just two things I wanted to mention:
- If you have a photo that was taken in less-than-perfect light, try the Image – Adjustments – Shadow/Highlight tool. Some experimentation with this adjustment can yield very good results.
- One principle of Architectural Photography is that of Straight Verticals. If you have an image that has warped verticals due to perspective, you can use the Filter – Distort – Lens Correction tool in Photoshop.
Here is an example:
For more photography and composition principles, check out AB4061 Is That a Photograph? Architectural Photography for 3D Rendering.
Most of you know who Paul Aubin is. You can download his Autodesk University Datasets, Papers, Epub files and Videos all at this link:
This was Paul’s teaching schedule at AU2011:
Tuesday, November 29
MP4483 – Ask the Experts, Autodesk® Revit® MEP (Panel Discussion)
Wednesday, November 30
MP4636 – Ask the Experts, AutoCAD® MEP (Panel Discussion)
AB3744 – Detailing in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture (Lecture)
AB3737-L – Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Hands-on Lab)
Thursday, December 1
AB3733 – The Autodesk® Revit® Theory of Relativity: Understanding Shared Coordinates (Lecture)
The Autodesk® Revit® Worksets Workshop (Hands-on Lab, Co-Presenting with Matt Dillon)
AB3737-L – Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Hands-on Lab, Repeat)
I recently viewed the class 45 Autodesk® Revit® Tips in 45 Minutes (Smith, Chad) on AU Virtual. It was an excellent class. Here are two things that I learnt:
You can Tab BETWEEN elements – in other words, select one wall in a chain of walls, then highlight another wall in the chain and press Tab. Only those walls in-between the two will be selected!
Pre-select when Filtering – before making a Filter, select an element first. Then go View – Filters – click on the ‘New Filter’ icon. The Category of the element that you select is automatically pre-selected for the new Filter!
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