July 2, 2015

BIM 360 Glue – Navisworks Interoperability

Navisworks 2016 now has the option of using cache files hosted on the Cloud. The cloud option means that aggregated files can be accessed from any location, and the “real-time” model can be queried. Autodesk applications (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks)  have a BIM 360 plugin so they can push or pull data to and from the cloud. The Navisworks tools for rendering, animation, clash detection, can be applied to the cloud-hosted models  locally so expanding the way cloud-based data can be managed, while ready access to the cloud-based model means it can be updated - to be an almost “real-time” representation of the ever changing virtual building.

In Navisworks, appending initially from the Home tab means you are working locally. Appending from the BIM 360 plug-in means you are working from the cloud. Please note that documentation added in Navisworks, such as views or review comments is only seen in Navisworks. It is not added as additional views/comments within BIM Glue. That situation is under review by Autodesk.

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Jim Cowan 
Ideate AEC Senior Application Specialist

Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after university curriculum developer, instructor and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at University of Manitoba, Jim has special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices). YouTube Channel: MrJimCowan

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July 1, 2015

Join Autodesk's Webinar and Make Better Building Decisions, Sooner with Performance Analysis

You have a Revit model, so now what? This webinar will cover how you can start to use the Building Performance Analysis workflows to analyze your Revit model and make informed design decisions. Learn best practice tips and tricks for getting started with analyzing your building’s performance in Revit.

• Understand the value of Building Performance Analysis

• Learn what analysis tools and workflows are available

• Get started with Building Performance Analysis workflows

Getting Started with Building Performance Analysis
July 16, 2015 at 11:00am-12:00pm PT
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June 30, 2015

Upcoming Revit User Groups: Real–time Project Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio

Revit User Groups: Interested in enhancing project collaboration in real–time? Join us to learn how Revu’s integrated cloud solution, Bluebeam Studio, can host virtual meetings that enable remote project partners from across the globe to collaborate online in real time. Watch us demonstrate how project teams can collaborate on the fly via Studio Sessions, where multiple users can redline a single copy of the same PDF together in real time or separately on their own time from a desktop, tablet PC or an iPad.

Pre-Presentation Lunch & Networking
            ...Provided by Ideate...
            11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

July 14th :: East Bay
Real–time Project Collaboration

with Bluebeam Studio
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Register Here!

July 15th :: San Francisco
Real–time Project Collaboration
with Bluebeam Studio
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Sutter Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Register Here!

July 16th :: Sacramento
Real–time Project Collaboration
with Bluebeam Studio
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1400 S Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Register Here!

About the Presenter

Nick Decker

Nick Decker has over five years of experience in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. As an Industry Specialist for Bluebeam Software, Nick helps companies build streamlined workflows and develop cost–saving strategies by leveraging technology to remove pain points.

Prior to his role at Bluebeam, Nick held positions in which he participated in all phases of the building lifecycle: design, estimation, scheduling, pre–construction, project management and closeout, which included pre–construction of a clean–coal plant and overseeing the closeout of a Super Bowl host site.

During his time in the field, Nick developed a passion for improving historically paper–intensive processes using digital solutions. His ability to identify promising solutions and provide effective training helped accelerate adoption timelines and learning curves, ultimately saving his clients both time and resources. Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

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June 29, 2015

eLearning - Upcoming Revit, InfraWorks, and Ideate Software Classes

Join the Ideate Tech Experts for eLearning – live online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.
7.1::Ideate Software:
Revit Auditing with Ideate Explorer for Revit
7.7::Revit 201:
Coordinating Revit Architectural Mode for Consultants
7.8::Revit 201:
Working with Materials in Revit 
7.9::Ideate Software:
Revit Project Management with Ideate BIMLink
7.10::Infrastructure 201:
Introduction to Infraworks
7.16::Ideate Software:
Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
7.17::Revit 201:
Shared Parameters and Schedules in Revit MEP

7.21::Revit 201:
Creating Custom Curtain Walls, Panels, Storefronts and Mullions

7.29::Ideate Software:
Introduction to
Ideate Sticky
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

Click here for class descriptions, times and registration link. Questions? Contact education@ideateinc.com

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