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2016.05.13

RTC Australasia 2016

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The Twelfth RTC Australasia: Thursday 12 May – Saturday 14 May 2016

Not being completely over yet, but the twelfth RTC Australasia at the Crowne Plaza can already be described as a great event again. Having attended numerous sessions to meet some of the world's top instructors and industry experts while being able to network and share ideas with an international community - accomplishing the free Revit certification examinations in between - just make this conference unique.

Keynote Speaker: This year’s keynote speaker was David Rendall, presenting The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness. David Rendall has spoken to audiences around the world and has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. Believing that amplifying people’s weaknesses is crucial for their success, he encourages them to do the same. In fact, people’s weakness is actually the best clue to their strengths. As a result, people should find out how maximizing their “freak factor” can transform their life, work, and relationships:

“What makes us weird also makes us wonderful. What makes us weak also makes us strong.”

Speakers and the Glorious Gadgets: Usually a project is not only about modelling as documentation is also playing a big role. Katja Gard – Revit Manager at the Buchan Group – was speaking about this in her session: Documentation…Documentation. She outlined a typical workflow by dividing it into four simple steps: Pre-model, model set-up, working model(s) and documentation. While outlining the pro and cons of the strategy itself, she also reminds the audience that the human factor will always be important. Harlan Brumm - Autodesk’s Revit Product Manager for Architecture and Construction – presented the latest advances in Revit and its companion building products. These included i.e. new functions for railings which can now be hosted on shaped edited floors, roofs and on the top of walls, the introduction of depth cueing which allows users to add depth to their elevations and sections as well as a new text editor and layout engine. Also tags have been improved, allowing to calculate values and improvements to leaders to document a model more individually. One of the last speakers today was Dominik Holzer – owner of AEC Connect and author of the book: The BIM Manager’s Handbook. His presentation: You are a BIM Manager – Really? outlined the cornerstones of management activities associated with BIM as most BIM managers seem to be insufficiently trained in management – definitely one of the most interesting presentations today. As always the glorious gadgets session was again one of the highlights during the RTC event. This year, Chris Needham presented new gadgets such as the mushroom death suit, flyboard, aeromobile, metallic glass, a drone defender and much more.

LAB Sessions: Like the years before, the lab sessions have also been part of this year’s RTC again, offering class and gallery seating. Especially Dynamo as the visual programming extension for Autodesk Revit has been discussed quite often during these lab sessions. For example, Jason Howden – CEO and Director at RVT Tools - presented the String Theory – Dynamo for Absolute Beginners and a follow up lab session, getting people started with leveraging the power of Dynamo. Stephen Taskin – Studio Design Technology Manager at Woods Bagot – identified useful applications of Dynamo programming to increase efficiency on projects as part of his lab session: Dozen Practical Uses of Dynamo. Following these lab sessions, Konrad Sobon - the creator of Mantis Shrimp and Bumblebee plug-ins and Project BIM Specialist at Grimshaw – presented: Mantis Shrimp - Interop for Grasshopper and Dynamo and a second session called: Bumblebee - An Interop for Excel and Dynamo. Mantis Shrimp is a Dynamo (Revit) and Grasshopper (Rhino) interoperability project which allows users to read Rhino's native file type while Bumblebee can be used as an Excel and Dynamo interoperability plugin that vastly improves Dynamo’s ability to read and write Excel files.

Looking at all these possibilities and new developments that have been presented throughout the event and during the lab sessions, it is quite obvious that design technology is rapidly transforming how architects and engineers are working today.

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?

2013.06.18

RTC North America 2013

Just four weeks from now, Revit experts from all over the globe will gather to discuss, present, train, share, argue and enjoy the lively camaraderie of the some of the best BIM technology adopters around. Join other AUGI members and tap into the Revit and BIM knowledge that will be shared at the third annual Revit Technology Conference North America (RTC NA) in Vancouver, Canada - Thursday through Saturday, July 11-13,2013.

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RTC is a unique, independent conference covering all things Revit and the technology and process of BIM in a "by users, for users" format. Established in Australia since 2005, the RTC team is proud to offer its third event in North America.

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Keynote speaker Lee Crockett, an award winning designer, artist and co-author of best-selling books, kicks things off Thursday morning with three days of solid teaching, interactive discussions and hands on labs - all lead by over 60 of the most notable names in the industry - this is not to be missed. All that with plenty of time to meet and talk with your peers!

A regular fixture is our competition, with great prizes, that is judged by all those that attend. There are opportunities to show off your project work for these four categories: Integration, Innovation, Presentation and Documentation. CLICK for more information.

AUGI is a Gold Sponsor for RTC 2013 and attending are many members and a few officers as well. Haven't made up your mind yet? You can still join the fun!!

Online Registration closes on July 5th but you can still show up and register on-site when registration opens at the venue on July 10th and 11th.

You can tweet and follow the conference action on Twitter (@RTCNA) via hashtag: #RTCNA You can review what happened on Twitter at the RTC in Auckland, search for tweets using hashtag #RTCAUS You can check out RTC on Facebook, Linked In and the RTC Blog Visit RTC on Linked In if that's where you hang out too!

2012.03.19

Attend an Autodesk Virtual Event and Lead the Way with Better Design

Join your fellow users for a free Autodesk Virtual Event and see how the latest Autodesk software can help you lead the way in bringing your ideas to life and transforming your business.

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Lead the way with the latest Autodesk® software releases. Our solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Prototyping, and Digital Entertainment Creation can help you gain greater production efficiencies, save time, stay within budget, and solve even the most complex production challenges. And now you can hear straight from Autodesk executives — including Lynn Allen, Technical Evangelist — and learn more about the latest AutoCAD® software, Autodesk Design Suites, and more.

This is an event you won't want to miss.

Date: March 29, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT to 1:00 p.m. PT

Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. PT - attend one or attend all. Autodesk experts will be available until 1:00 p.m. PT for live online Q & A.

Autodesk newly enhanced Design Suites help you design, visualize, simulate, and innovate - so you can win new business and achieve better results in every phase of the project lifecycle.

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2011.12.08

AUGI HotNews December 2011 is Available Now

 

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

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In this issue of HotNews:

AUGI Presents Wish List 2011 to Autodesk Execs - The AUGI Wish List Top 10 for AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Autodesk Inventor, and AutoCAD Civil 3D were presented to Autodesk Executives as part of the AUGI Annual Meeting.

AUGI Top DAUG Competition at AU2011 - AUGI's Top DAUG competition at AU2011 was expanded to include more products and by extension more AUGI members. Read more about the winners and the t-shirt design.

Features:

* President's Letter - 2011 December - It was one knowledge-enhancing, career-building event after another at AU 2011. From a special breakfast "thank you" to AUGI volunteers, to the Annual Meeting, Beer Bust, and the crowning of the 2011 Top DAUG, AU 2011 was a memorable event for AUGI members.

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* TIPniques: Dr. Who and the CAD Manager Part 1

Get a better idea of how long it really takes to design, layout, detail, and check. Patrick Hughes shows you how in the first part of a two-part series.

* CAD Management: Is Your Workspace Killing Productivity?

Is Your Workspace Killing Productivity? When it comes to office ergonomics, the trend is the wide open spaces. Mark Kiker offers some tips for making it work better for everyone.

* Sponsor Spotlight: HP Technology on Display at Autodesk University

Visitors to HP's AU booth got to disassemble a workstation, laugh and learn, and catch some flying money. Here's the recap.

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

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