If you attended either RTC AUS or RTC USA this year, you can download content from BOTH conferences.  Awesome!

“We are pleased to offer the downloading of materials for both the Australasian and North American conference programs to attendees of either conference.

Materials can be downloaded from the respective websites – RTC 2011 Australasia and RTC 2011 North America using the following passwords…”

via email

Here are some direct links to the materials pages:
RTC AUS 2011

RTC USA 2011

If you attended, check your inbox for the passwords!!

I attended RTCAUS (the Revit Technology Conference Australasia) about 3 weeks ago, so I can write with a certain level of confidence in regard to the RTC 2011 team and the general level of quality of RTC speakers.

Personally, I really enjoyed the experience.  I found that it was inspiring, challenging, and a great opportunity to connect with the real professionals in our field.

However, let’s say you are sitting there, somewhere in the USA (or the world), wondering if you should devote the time and money needed to attend RTCUSA 2011.  Here are my top 4 reasons that you should attend:

  1. To be inspired
    A number of the sessions will really encourage you to think outside the box, and will show what Revit is truly capable of.  Perhaps you won’t instantly begin using all of these techniques, but that moment where you go “I didn’t know Revit could do that” or “I never thought of doing things that way” is something truly valuable.  It will help to open your mind to future possibilities for you and your firm.  For example, I really enjoyed the sessions Designing in Revit Using Parametric Formulas and Revit’s Top Model: Conceptual Massing World – and both of these sessions are also being presented at RTCUSA.
  2. To gain Practical Knowledge and learn Best Practices
    Some of the sessions will be geared towards helping you solve some of the technical issues you have been facing with Revit implementation and Revit use generally.  What I really mean is that you will learn methods that you will be able to implement quite quickly, and thus you will begin to see a direct return on the investment of attending the Conference.  Things like Labs sessions, Case Studies, and other sessions with a very practical focus should provide you with tips, workflows and guidance that you may have been seeking for some time.
  3. To meet The People
    By ‘The People’ I mean persons from all of the key areas in our industry – including professionals who are using RAC, RST and RMEP on large and interesting projects.  You will be able to meet key Autodesk personnel, resellers, and other people who are probably in the same boat that you are in.  The benefits of such networking should not be minimized.  Could it lead to a partnership that will give your firm a real edge?  Will you connect with someone who will inspire you?  Will it lead to a new and exciting opportunity for you and / or your firm?
  4. For the Free Stuff
    What kind of free stuff?  Well, there are handouts galore, which you will be able to access electronically and ultimately add to your company library.  There is the ‘goodie bag’ that you will receive when you first arrive – but I won’t tell you what you might expect to find in there 🙂  There is the food, coffee, drink, cakes and all of that stuff.  And depending on how generous the speakers are…there might even be more…

Don’t just say ‘No’.  Give it some serious thought.  Have a look at the Schedule.  Go on, have a look…

 To Register and find out more information, click here

It is smaller than Autodesk University and has a much more intimate feel, but it is every bit as informative… The RTC committee pays attention to many small details which give the conference a very personal feel.

…in just four short weeks I get to participate again; this time in RTC USA! If you haven’t signed up yet, please consider coming out to Huntington Beach, CA this June for an information packed three days with many of the industry’s best known Revit experts.

From Paul’s blog –
RTC Austrailia | Paul F. Aubin:

Interoperability, parametric formulas, film and stage and conceptual massing – needless to say, I am extremely excited about my Friday Schedule choices!  A summary of the items is shown below:

Designing in Revit Using Parametric Formulas

with Tim Waldock
A demonstration on the mind boggling task of using Parametric Formulas in families AND ensuring it works! Amongst other topics, this session will look at space planning & iterative facade design (without relying on API), as well as more simple regulation compliance. It will include practical use of several new Revit 2012 features, including the changes to parameters, formulas & adaptive components.
Preview of RTC2011 presentation by Tim Waldock at:
This example is shows using adaptive components (new Revit 2012 feature) and the “Reactor Pattern” principle to examine facade design.
Key Learning Objectives

  1. Pushing the boundaries of Revit as a design tool
  2. Learning about complex formulas in Revit
  3. Applying complex formulas as parametrics in Revit families
Revit for Film & Stage

with  Phil Read
This needs no introduction!

Software Interoperability on Multi Disciplinary Projects – A Structural Perspective

with  Christopher Pynn
Finding the right solution to a problem is something that Arup as a firm has prided itself on for many years. This is no different when it comes to software interoperability between Revit and other platforms. As a firm believer that choosing the right tool for the job is key to delivering a successful project this presentation will give you an overview on how Arup applies varying techniques to sharing data across multiple platforms and multiple disciplines.

Beyond Buildings: Masterplanning with Revit Architecture

with Michelle Leonard 
This class will look beyond the singular building and look at how to use Revit to design Masterplans, It will cover how to get the most out of your modelling, to generate quick schemes that can be manipulated easily, and how this information is best presented to clients.
Key Learning Objectives

  1. Understand opportunities of using Revit to complete masterplanning projects
  2. Understand techniques for managing multiple buildings within one file
  3. Learn how to make use of smart geometry, define an area and let equations do the work for you.
Case Study – Multi Disciplinary SuperClinic Project 

with Ceilidh Higgins 
This presentation will demonstrate some of the specific tasks for which Revit was used including: use of the building model for sunshading analysis, heating and cooling loads, design checking schedules with conditional formatiting used to size and balance air terminals and flex ducts, use of area schedules for checking actual versus briefed areas, scheduling of fixtures, furniture and finishes.
The presentation will also discuss project setup and standards, challenges and benefits of working within an integrated model plus a look into moving the model into a 4D environment.
Key Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of different uses of revit across a complete project including architecturre/interiors, engineering and ESD
  2. Tips and tricks for working in a multi disciplinary model
  3. Understanding of modelling for 4D

Revit’s Top Model – Conceptual Massing World 

with Stephen Taskin  
Welcome to the fashionable world of Conceptual Massing and how the tools in Revit provide the environment to create the complex geometry that is impossible to create using more traditional methods
Key Learning Objectives

  1. Develop complex designs with conceptual massing tools
  2. Understand the principles of pattern based panels and adaptive components
  3. Understand the principles of reporting parameters in the massing environment
  4. Analysis and creation of complex forms and structures

RTC AUS 2011 – you can still register here 

RTC USA is also coming up fast! It will run from Thursday – Saturday, 23 – 25 June 2011. If you want to keep up with latest trends and best practices associated with Revit, you should seriously consider attending. 

Go to this page to learn more and to register for RTC USA 2011

Don’t be left behind…