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Autodesk Training Courses


Introduction to AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT

This course is for the new AutoCAD user. It provides a solid foundation in drawing and editing fundamentals, drawing automation techniques, viewing, layers, and dimensioning. You will gain the skills and proficiency you need to produce quality production drawings. Pre-requisites are only a basic understanding of Windows and a drafting and/or design background.

AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials

This hands-on foundation-level course covers the essentials of Autodesk Civil 3D. Your instructor will teach you how to work with point data in AutoCAD Civil 3D, how to create and analyze a surface, how to develop a site, how to model roads and corridors, and how to import and export data. This course is designed to teach essential AutoCAD Civil 3D concepts and applications over a three-day period.

Revit Architecture Essentials

In this introduction to Revit Architecture, Pacific Alliance leverages our extensive Revit implementation experience to help users become capable with the software as quickly and seamlessly as possible. The first day consists of an overview of the software and introduction to key terms and concepts. The second and third days cover conceptual design with massing, the use of Revit’s wide range of components, and project setup strategy. Students learn both the modeling and the documentation capabilities of Revit through extensive use of walls, editing functions, dimensioning and annotation. In addition, the utilization of Revit’s method of detailing is covered. By the end of the 3 days, the student will have the skills to work on a real world project in Revit from building design through construction documentation. Part of day 3 can be customized to your specific project needs.

125 – Revit Architecture Collaboration Tools

Revit Architecture is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, which can be used by more than one person working on a new project. This is an important feature in collaboration within a project, between projects, and with other users, firms, and disciplines. The objective of the Revit Architecture 2013 Collaboration Tools training guide is to enable students who have a basic knowledge of Revit to increase their productivity while working with other people on a team, either in the same firm or with other firms, and while working with Revit files or other CAD files.

Revit Architecture BIM Management

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. Revit Architecture is a powerful BIM program that supports the ability to coordinate, update, and share design data with team members throughout the design, construction, and management phases of a building’s life. A key component in managing the BIM process is to establish a company foundation for different types of projects by creating standard templates and custom elements. Having this in place makes the process of any new project flow smoothly and efficiently. The objective of the Revit Architecture 2013 BIM Management course is to enable students who have worked with Revit to expand their knowledge in setting up office standards with templates that include annotation styles, preset views, sheets, and schedules, as well as creating custom element types and families.

Revit Architecture Conceptual Design & Visualization

As architects and designers start a project, they frequently think about the overall massing of a building or the area of the footprint. This guide, using Revit Architecture’s powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) engine, covers tools for creating mass elements that can be modified into many shapes. Students then apply walls, roofs, and floors applied to the mass elements.

Revit Architecture Site & Structural Design

Revit Architecture’s main purpose is to design buildings, walls, doors, floors, roofs, and stairs. However, architects also frequently need to add site and structural information. This course covers the elements and tools in Revit Architecture that are used to create topographic surfaces for site work and to add structural elements.

MicroStation Foundation

The MicroStation Foundation course is for new users of MicroStation software; no previous experience with MicroStation or any other CAD or GIS package is required, although the student is expected to be computer literate. Experienced users will find this material useful as a reference and a primer to the parts of MicroStation unfamiliar to them. Lessons and hands-on labs are included on the following 2D topics MicroStation Overview, Interface Tool, Element Creation, Drawing Aids, Element Manipulation, Precision Drawing, Text Placement, Reference Files, Symbolization and Plotting.

132 – MicroStation Advanced

The MicroStation Advanced course focuses on more advanced tools and capabilities to customize and configure their environment to maximize productivity and accuracy. The student is expected to have successfully completed the Foundation course (or equivalent) and have some experience in applying that knowledge in their work environment. Lessons and hands-on labs are included on the following topics: Foundation Review, Sheet Models, Coordinate Systems, Working with Data, Configuration, Customization, Raster Manager, Publishing, and Macro Programming.

MicroStation 3D Intro

The MicroStation 3D Introduction workshop covers the first principles and techniques of creating 3D designs. Labs are supplemented with a basic example from the participant’s own environment. The student is expected to have successfully completed the Foundation course (or equivalent) and have some experience in applying that knowledge in their work environment. Topics include 3D Design File Creation, The Design Cube, View Orientation, Standard Coordinate Systems,  Auxiliary Coordinate Systems, Display Depth, Active Depth, Precision Input, 3D Cursor Buttons, 3D Specific Elements, Element Projection and Revolution, Viewing in Perspective and Rendering.

Essential AIMS/MapGuide Open Source

Participants will understand and develop web GIS sites using AIMS and MapGuide Open Source. The course focuses on map authoring using the MapGuide Studio component, and also includes software installation and configuration, basic operation of the application suite, working with various GIS/CAD data sources, inclusion of both vector and raster data, database configuration and interaction, map publishing with MapGuide Server  and an introduction to customization options. Course materials include a course guide and sample dataset with step-by-step instructions to create and publish maps. After attending this course, users will be able to build and administer a simple MapGuide-enabled Web site.

iVAULT Administrator Workshop

This Pacific Alliance Technologies workshop is conducted in our Vancouver training facility and brings together iVAULT site administrators to provide a structured approach to iVAULT site configuration. Students cover a selection of the following topics, based on their requirements MapGuide Installation & Optimization, Maestro or MG Studio map authoring, SQL language primer, iVAULT Configuration, Scheduled Batch Processes, and Site Specific Considerations.

Over the duration of this one-day workshop, participants will work on a sample iVAULT site.

 iVAULT Administrator Training

This course brings together iVAULT site administrators to provide a structured approach to iVAULT site configuration, including concepts and practical work with MapGuide and SQL Server database. Additional modules for ArcGIS and Google iVAULT versions are in development. The training is 90% hands-on using a small generic dataset, so participants will not get bogged down with unfamiliar data and workflows (and so it can be delivered to people from multiple organizations at once).

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