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2016.04.28

RTC Australasia 2016

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The Twelfth RTC Australasia
Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, Australia: Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th May

In less than two weeks, Architects, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Civil Engineers, BIM, CAD and Design Technology Managers, IT, Design, Construction and Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Technologists, Thought Leaders and Academics - as well as other experts within the AEC industry - will gather again at the RTC Conference – the twelfth RTC Australasia at the Crowne Plaza. And it is located in the world famous Hunter Valley, NSW.


Over the years, the RTC has become known as a unique, independent conference, covering all things of Revit and the technology and process of BIM in a "by users, for users" format. But it seems like this time will be quite a different year for the RTC Australasia and it is not just because it is no longer being called the Revit Technology Conference – being just the “RTC” from now on. This year, the RTC is also welcoming less traditional attendee groups, such as the ArchiCAD user community who will be joining via ARCHICON. In addition, two new one-day streams – one for construction planning and the other for estimating – have been added to the program for Construction Planners and Estimators - and the changes will not be limited to this.


The Conference Schedule itself will take a similar format to the former regional conferences, offering an opening plenary session and keynote address followed by multiple sessions over the 3 days. This year’s keynote speaker will be David Rendall, presenting “the Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness”. This year’s program also presents an expanding group of Australian experts, including returning as well as new speakers such as Mark Abrahams, Joe Banks, R. Robert Bell, Anthony Butler, Joachim Clauss, Mark Cronin, David Foley, Nathan Hildebrandt, Aaron Maller, Chris Price, Chris Razzell, Adam Sheather, Konrad Sobon, Paul Wintour and many more.


Another highlight is the free Revit certification examinations which will allow each examinee to attain certified professional status. This exam typically costs more than $100 – so places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The exams will be offered in collaboration with CADLearning and can be selected by topic - Architecture, MEP or Structure - during the conference. It also has been announced that the RTC competition is back again as well. The winner will receive an iPad Pro 128GB and the runner up prize will be a choice of a Flight Centre or a Red Balloon voucher, also being sponsored by CADLearning. Between the sessions, food and drinks will be served during all refreshment breaks and lunches and it will be possible to visit the trade exhibition as an integral part of the conference.


For those who need a shuttle transfer to the Crowne Plaza, the RTC has also a number of transfers on offer for delegates to get to and from the conference. These can easily be booked during the registration process: Departing from Sydney Airport, collecting passengers at Sydney Central and North Sydney before arriving at the Crowne Plaza, making the venue more accessible to those travelling from interstate or overseas. Not registered for the RTC conference yet? More information on how to register for the RTC conference or how to modify a registration to select the appropriate session for the Revit certification exams can be found on www.rtcevents.com. What are you waiting for?

2011.12.22

AUGIWorld December 2011 is Now Available!

AUGIWorld December 2011 Issue Released!

Can there be any doubt about the value of information sharing in the design industry?

Whether it’s a quick question-and-answer session with the person in the next cubicle, or following an online blogger or discussion group guru to see what they’re thinking, or reading the latest from a published author, we rely on the opinions, perspective, and insight from those we admire to help us become better producers in our own environment.

The December issue of AUGIWorld serves up plenty of perspective from industry professionals.

In "Halfway to Paperless," Bryan Thompson offers his solution for getting us beyond just talking about a paperless office and actually realizing it. Melinda Heavrin, AutoCAD Architecture expert, thoroughly discusses "Material Matters" within the product. In "Stuck in Neutral, Christopher Fugitt offers his view on AutoCAD Civil 3D and what is needed to make that product all it could be.

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Also in the December 2011 issue of AUGIWorld:

Create BIM Content with Corridor Models - in a bonus AutoCAD Civil 3D article, Francesca Maier explores an efficient way to create 3D models to coordinate with other disciplines.

Getting to the Next Level - creating a BIM environment goes far beyond implementing Revit and calling it done. Firms will need to spend money, spend time, and build a culture of embracing change, says author Todd Shackelford.

Advanced Rendering in Revit - Kyle Benedict plumbs the depths of producing presentations using tools within Revit.

Super Families: A Kit of Parts - Many Revit users find families difficult to master. Author Nicholas Kramer makes the concept easy to grasp by breaking it down into parts.

How Revit Structure Benefits the Construction Estimator - Pushing the BIM process to a total project delivery is the future, says author Sean Woods.

Archviz Rock Star - Tom Cipolla interviews Victor Erthal, formerly of Neoscape.

The True Meaning of CAM in the Industry - Scott Moyse interviews some industry veterans and others in his quest for perfection in Autodesk Inventor.

Also in this issue...
  • Heads Up – David Harrington on updates, service packs, and top known issues in Autodesk products.
     
  • Autodesk Insider - David Mills interviews Paul Sullivan, Senior PR Manager for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction at Autodesk.
     
  • Inside Track – Recent developments in Autodesk and related software, by Mark Kiker.
     
  • Wicked Tools for the BUILT Industry – The Wicked Series, by James Salmon, continues. In this installment: the BUILT industry needs to seize the opportunity to take a quantum leap forward by leveraging wicked tools.
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2011.10.04

AUGI Hotnews October 2011 Now Available

September 2011   AUGI is pleased to announce the October 2011 issue of HotNews! Read it today.

In this issue of HotNews:

Features:

* Letter from the President - 2011 October - AUGI President David Harrington brings you up to date on the latest developments in the AUGI community.

Columns

* TIPniques: Why You Should Use CAD Standards

The first in a two-part series from guest columnist Katie Miller. Anyone who thinks CAD Standards aren't important has probably never stepped into a project-in-process where standard file management or naming conventions were ignored.

* CAD Management: Dealing with a Horrible Boss

Bad boss got you down? Mark Kiker delivers these common-sense tips for dealing with the situation.

* Sponsor Spotlight: Intel Turbo Boost Takes Workstation Performance to New Heights

HP Z Workstations and Intel Turbo Boost technology provide the processing speed you need to get the job done. Find out how.

Read the October issue of HotNews Now! Click here today!

2011.07.20

AUGIWorld July 2011 -

AW201107-small-200x260 Management, organization, getting your ducks in a row… Whatever you want to call it, spending some time to think through the process of implementation before you take it on means no wasted steps, less frustration, and ensures a streamlined process.

In “Revit Implementation: Workflow Tricks,” Aaron  Maller lets his experience do the talking when it comes to Revit implementation and standardization.

AutoCAD Architecture pro Melinda Heavrin provides a blueprint for managing CAD Standards in her article “CAD Standards Management.”

Curt Moreno discusses a common sense approach to CAD Management in his article “CAD Management: Managing More than CAD.”

Visit the issue page to download the latest issue! -  Click here

Here’s what else you’ll see in this issue:

  • Managing BIM Coordination – Michael N. Smith discusses the team approach and preparation needed for solid BIM coordination through Navisworks.
  • Revit MEP / Up-front Organization – If you’ve been tagged as the office’s Revit MEP “go to” person, learn how to deliver superior file management. David Raynor offers some tips.
  • Crazy for Management – Christopher Fugitt on how management figures into everything you do in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Wrangle Your Data with Autodesk Vault – Data management, a necessary evil? Perhaps, but the key word there is “necessary.” Do it right with these tips from John Evans and Jonathan Landeros. 
  • BUILT – BIM TO FM: Procuring Integrated Services – In the latest installment of the “BUILT” series, James Salmon discusses why owners must rethink the way they procure services.
  • 3ds Max: Making the Virtual Real – Key elements for successfully integrating and managing the interrelationship of Revit, 3ds Max, and 3D Printing, from the perspective of David Munson.
  • AutoCAD MEP: Implementation, Part 2 – Beth Powell with a second article in a series. In this article, she takes on piping settings.
  • So You Want to Implement Revit? – The key to becoming a fully implemented Revit firm can be found in a single word. Let Ibrahim Hakki enlighten you.
  • Autodesk Insider: 15 Questions with Steve Bedder – Blogger, educator, technical engineer, and sports enthusiast Steve Bedder of Autodesk answers our questions about his job, colleagues, and other pursuits.
  • Heads Up! – William Troeak presents updates, service packs and top known issues from the product pages at Autodesk.com. 
  • Inside Track – Erik Lewis with more recent developments at Autodesk and related software.

Visit the issue page to download the latest issue! -  Click here

2011.07.07

AUGI HotNews July 2011 - Now Available

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Citrix-Ready Autodesk Applications - AUGI talks to Robert Vizza, Director, Global Alliances, and Rob Cornell, Senior Alliance Manager, about Citrix-ready applications from Autodesk.

Creating Door Swing Angles in Revit - Velina Mirincheva with step-by-step instructions for showing open doors and windows in 3D models.

Letter from the President - There's a lot going on within the AUGI organization and President David Harrington describes it here. AUGI HotNews is under new (internal) management, foreign language versions of HotNews are emerging, AUGI members have a presence on YouTube, and the recent Revit Technology Conference was a resounding success.

Columns

TIPniques: Easy Access to Add-ons

Autodesk's recently introduced Autodesk Exchange Apps is a marketplace for buying and selling add-ons, LISP routines, and more.

CAD Management: Seeking Good Advice

Talking to others about CAD experiences can yield a gold mine of information, but there's an art to getting the right information, from the right people, at the right time. Here are some tips.

Sponsor Spotlight: How HP Performance Advisor Helps Boost Productivity

HP Performance Advisor allows you to maximize the performance and reliability of your HP workstation so you can get the most out of your systems on a daily basis

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