I had a good time at RTC back in 2016, it was awesome to catch up with the usual BIM crew and see what they are all up to. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post in more detail about a few things I learned this time around… but for now, here are my 2016 presentations for you to check out.

My keynote presentation slides (why BIM is broken and how to fix it…)

My Dynamo presentation slides:

And the Revizto session that I ran with Michael Clothier:

Presentation and handout resources (including Dynamo dataset) are available in the folder here:

RTC AUS 2016 is imminent! What are you looking forward to? I’m excited to connect with some Dynamo pros, and talk all about BIM process improvement.

Here’s what I’m talking about at RTC (this is a concise teaser only) …

  • Keynote Sponsor Address: BIM is Broken, but we can fix it!
  • Session 1.3: See a tested and proven issue tracking and resolution workflow for BIM
    (I’m running this session with Virtual Built Director and Creator of BIM Bicycle, Michael Clothier)
  • Session 2.2: How to use Dynamo productively every single day…

I even get a little badge:


Paul Aubin has posted his RTC files for download.  In this package is a ‘Detailing Sandbox’ RVT file that includes a pretty comprehensive Wall Section that is annotated using Keynotes.  There is also folders with content related to Coordinates and to Finishes.

To quote:
For those of you who attended my sessions at RTC Australia, I mentioned that I would be posting the dataset files from those classes. I am not sure when the RTC folks will publish them to their site, but I thought I would get them posted here in the meantime. …

RTC Dataset Files | Paul F. Aubin

Here are some other links to RTC files for download:

Revit for Planning RTC USA files for download

Revit Conceptual Massing on a REAL Project (via Revit Futures)

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

Watch this page – pretty soon, the Australian and New Zealand Revit Standards (ANZRS) will be available for download…

The ANZRS document pack is not yet available for download. It will be made available within 2 weeks subsequent to its launch at the 2011 Australasian Revit Technology Conference, 26-28 May at Jupiters Gold Coast. Please come to the launch and/or revisit this page after that time.

Download the Pack! | anzrs:

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: