We are keeping our fingers crossed that this will become a reality and give Speedway Blvd. a new look while bringing back the past.
What a nice way to cap off this year!
Autodesk University 2015 Speaker Award winners:
Switching from AutoCAD to Revit — A Discussion about Various Approaches & Work Flows
Best Hands-on Lab
A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Let the Good Times Flow: Advanced Workflow Behaviors
Best Instructional Demo
More Practical Dynamo: Practical Uses for Dynamo Within Revit
Rookie of the Year (Best Newbie!)
Lars Eid Nielsen
Case Study: The Use of InfraWorks and the IDS for a Hydropower Project in Norway
Give it up for this group!
(For Speakers & Presenters, AU is the “World Series” of Conferences & Events with over 650 classes offered and over 13,000 class reviews!)
I just received the Top Rated Speaker award for the Mountain States BIM Workshop which was recently held in Phoenix, AZ and sponsored by US Cad.
I was told that both of my classes received perfect scores for both content and presentation. Thank you to everyone who took my classes and thank you US Cad!
See you all next year!
I just returned from the 4th (and last) BIM Workshop sponsored by US Cad this year which was held in Paradise (Hawaii)!
This last event, like the 3 which proceeded it, were really fun and wonderful opportunities to learn, meet new friends and reconnect with old friends.
BIM Workshops have been going on now for 4 years and will be happening again in 2016 where US Cad will be adding some additional workshops.
I just wanted to thank all of the sponsors, hosts and attendees for making this year’s series of workshops a huge success!
Thank you and see you all in 2016!
Today is the kick off of the first of 4 Revit & BIM (Building Information Model) conference to be held this year to be held in Omaha, Anaheim, Phoenix and Hawaii.
This first conference, referred to as the “Central States” conference is in Omaha, Nebraska once again, which is where it was born thanks to Carla Edwards (now with US Cad). I am here presenting along with an amazing group of fellow presenters (and legends…..). We are looking forward to hearing presentations from each other, as well as learning from regional and local professionals who are also here to present over these next couple of days.
If you are here attending the conference, please make a point to walk up and introduce yourself! Let’s make it ‘personal’…..
This will be fun
This year’s Revit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C. was about as good as it gets!!!!
Although the host city, people, presenters and classes were amazing, meeting the two “Founding Fathers” of Revit was over the top!
Revit was originally the Revit Technology Corporation, which was originally called Charles River Software. Irwin Jungreis and Leonid Raiz started the company to solve what they thought was an absence of a parametric modelling platform for architecture.
Not only did we get to meet Leonid and Irwin, but we also were able to meet most of the original employees and Architects who started it all. In the beginning, many of us used to call Revit, at any hour, so that we could speak to our Revit Architect and figure out some problem we were having. Finally being able to put a face and a smile with the voice on the phone was so cool! Thank you Steve & Dave, who were my support Architects. In addition, most of the original developers & Architects were there included Marty, David C., Matt J., Harry, Phil, along with Scott D., and Scott B. and a few others I wasn’t able to meet. How cool is that! Thank you Jim Balding and Wesley Benn, along with entire RTC Events Staff and Committee Members for putting on one of the very best RTC events ever!
The original “Revit Rock Starts”…..
I recently had two amazing things happen to me as we started out this new year.
“Top Speaker Award for RTC-Europe” First, while I was at a ‘pre-AU’ party with some really great friends in the Lounge of the Mandalay Bay listening to some really good Rock & Blues……the Founder, along with the American Committee Chairman of the Revit Technology Conferences held up his iPhone to show me that I had received the “Top Rated Speaker” award for the RTC-Europe which was just held in Dublin, Ireland. He then showed me that my second class I presented was the next highest rated class! Considering all of the amazing speakers who presented in Europe, that was quite an honor! Thank you!
“RPC Star of the AEC” Secondly, while attending AU this year, I was invited to a party hosted by Randall Stevens, founder and president of ArchVision, who created and sells RPC images & materials for our renderings. Jim Balding introduced me to Randall a few years ago while presenting at the RTC-Vancouver asking me to show him what I had done to his people and tree RPC’s. He wanted to know more about how I did it, and more importantly, why. If you have attended one of my Graphics Classes, you will know how I modified his RPC’s for all of my non-rendered views rather than using them only for finished renderings, which is what Randall originally intended his content to be used for. (ArchVision’s ‘place holders’ in non-rendered views are merely that….little paper cut out type markers to show you where the entourage is and was never intended as a finished product.) I pulled out a thumb drive and handed it to him and told him that he could have all of my families in order to fully understand how I did what I did. He gave me a very weird look, like “are you kidding!?” and then shook my hand and thanked me. Well, a couple of years later….. At this year’s AU, he showed me his new “Entourage Workshop” which is a beta version of my some of my ideas and techniques. As a thank you, Randall turned me into an RPC! You can now download me and use me in your own renderings! (A bit ‘project specific though….LOL) Very humbling, yet, very cool! Thank you Randall!