Autodesk Training Courses
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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.
This is primarily designed for those users who have AutoCAD Architecture, but have not been able to integrate it into their AutoCAD environment. The course takes a modular approach starting with the basics and moving towards the potential of creating a full building model. Topics covered include proper use of AutoCAD Architecture objects, using the display functions, managing projects with project navigator and sheet manager and creating custom objects. By the end of the course, users will have a basic understanding of how the software can be integrated into an AutoCAD-based office.
Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 as well as, hands-on exercises, how to create, edit, manage, and analyze mapping data. Note that this functionality is also included in Civil 3D so this course shows the GIS functionality of Civil 3D.
The user will be able to:
- Describe the AutoCAD Map 3D user interface
- Create and edit geometry
- Link and manage drawing-based attribute data
- Use object classification
- Establish a Geospatial Environment
- Edit Geospatial Features
- Import and export data for GIS and CAD users
- Work with raster images and DEM
- Work with source drawings
- Use source drawing queries
- Stylize Drawings and Features
Over the three day course, the user will gain experience using Map 3D 2012 software. Through a variety of instructor lead hands-on tasks, the student will use Map 3D based GIS tools to integrate drawing based and geospatial data sources. The user will learn to differentiate between the different techniques available in Map 3D 2012 and to leverage their respective strengths implementing spatial data solutions they can use in their organization. The student will learn to create, edit and extract geometries, and to compile and integrate attribute information from various data sources including database and GIS, and to prepare map products for use by GIS and CAD users.
Learn the geospatial fundamentals of AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 as well as, through hands-on exercises, how to create, edit, manage, and analyze geospatial data such as SDF or SHP files. After completing this class, users will be able to: – Establish a geospatial environment. – Edit geospatial features. – Manage geospatial features using buffers and Bulk Copy. – Use workflows to automate geospatial processes. – Use job processes to solve geospatial problems.
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.
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.
This course for new Revit Structure users covers the basics from structural modeling, detailing, preparing the analytical model for export to analysis packages and creating custom structural components. It provides a solid foundation in navigating the user interface, setting up structural projects and interfacing with architectural designs and analytical software packages. No previous CAD experience is necessary; however, basic knowledge of drafting and/or structural engineering is recommended.
Students learn a wide range of advanced topics in Revit Structure 2012, building on the concepts introduced in the Revit Structure Essentials 2013 course. Hands-on exercises teach students about detailing and detail components, rebar, families, analytical analysis, as well as how to collaborate on a design with other professionals. This course offers both imperial and metric hands-on exercises representing real-world design scenarios.
This course is for the new Revit MEP User. In this course students use Revit MEP to model Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Students learn the recommended workflows and basic skills required to navigate Revit MEP and use its tools to create, modify and analyze MEP systems. By completing this course students will be able to produce a building information model of a commercial design for mechanical and electrical systems and extract 2D drawings for construction documents. Prerequisite is the Revit Essentials course or commensurate ability in Revit.
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.
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.
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’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.
Ecotect is a leading building energy performance and sustainable design analysis tool that enables designers to assess the passive energy potential of their sites and designs. It allows them to interrogate their design models to see if the building meets the energy targets or whether there is potential for further optimization. It also allows for the creation of attractive intuitive reports that are easy to read by the design team, owners and consultants. The 2 day, hands-on, instructor-led Ecotect training course provides a solid foundation to the software and building environment issues it addresses. Topics covered include: Revit Architecture workflows, modeling in Ecotect, climate tools, solar control, shadows and sun shading, daylight analysis, thermal analysis, acoustics and comparative reporting of results. Participant’s leave with a firm grasp of how to get started using Ecotect on their projects.
Autodesk QTO is an on-screen take-off tool that enables designers and cost estimators to leverage their design models for cost estimating but provides the flexibility for cost estimates to augment design models in order to produce more complete take-offs. QTO greatly facilitates the design to estimate workflow by allowing estimators to work in intelligent 2D or 3D environments when performing take-off tasks; heavily leverage the design model for its existing quantities thus dramatically shortening time spent doing take-offs as well as mapping design formats like uniformat to estimating formats like master format. The one day introduction to QTO covers both 2D and 3D workflows. It covers model set up and import, take-off techniques, cost catalogue creation, creating take-off assemblies and generating take-off reports. It also covers the different take-off formats that QTO supports including – PDF, JPEG, DWG and DWF.
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.
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.
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.
Autodesk Navisworks Manage software is a comprehensive review solution for analysis, simulation, and coordination of project information. Multidisciplinary design data can be combined into a single integrated project model for interference management and clash detection. Navisworks Manage helps design and construction professionals anticipate and avoid potential problems before construction.
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.
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.
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).