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Vegas, Baby! Vegas! – AU 2015

This is a re-post of a Blog I did for work, which is posted on the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog here.


It’s that time of year again, everything is pumpkin spiced, all the stores are talking about Black Friday, and all you can think about is what Santa is going to bring you this year………you know because you have been soooo good.

Well I would like to remind you of an event that happens after you have had your fill of turkey and shopping, but before the big man in the red suit comes, Autodesk University – AU for short.

AU is that magical time of year when you and 10,000 of your closest Autodesk-loving friends come together in Las Vegas for 3 days and nights of non-stop fun. Okay so it’s not all fun, there is some serious learning that goes on too, with a ton of great sessions to learn about all things Autodesk from some of the brightest minds in their fields. Of course before you can partake in all the learning and fun you need to first get to AU. Well don’t worry Autodesk has you covered with all the info you will need to show your boss all of the value of going to Autodesk University. Head over to the AU website and look for the “Convince Your Boss” section, everything you need is there, including a conference benefits worksheet, talking points, and even a sample letter you can download and personalize for your manger. Heck they even have an email your boss template that is all filled out for you with costs and everything!

Now that you have got the okay from your boss to attend AU 2015 on Dec. 1st – 3rd at the Venetian in Las Vegas, you will need to select classes. There are always so many choices, of course the longer you wait the less choices (but even then still lots of great options). All of the disciplines and fields are represented at AU from education to media and entertainment, manufacturing and product design as well as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). If you are interested in AEC, and in particular Revit and early conceptual design might I suggested a class for you? Why don’t you check out Session “AS9579 – Revit + FormIt = Bye Bye SketchUp”. The session is offered on Thursday Dec. 3rd from 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Delfino 4104 Level 4.

Here is some more info on what the class is about:

  • Topic: Revit + FormIt = Bye Bye SketchUp!
  • Class Summary: For years there has been a conceptual massing part of Revit that would allow designers to do many of the things they can do in SketchUp inside of Revit directly, but this has never really caught on and designers keep returning to SketchUp for ease of use. Now with the help of FormIt you can take your project from conceptual design all the way to construction documents with these two connected products without having to leave the .RVT file format. You can begin the conceptual design in FormIt and once the design is settled continue the working drawings process inside Revit. There is also the added benefit of being able to work on FormIt on your iPad or on any computer in a web based version, this allows for anytime anywhere design to happen. FormIt also has a feature that allows real time team collaboration on a design. This means the multiple members of a team can be simultaneously working on the same file from different locations, and different FormIt platforms.
  • Class Length: 60 Minutes
  • Class Type: Instructional Demo
  • Instructor: Carl Storms – Senior Applications Expert, IMAGINiT Technologies (yup its me!)

Hope to see you all there!


P.S. If you haven’t seen “Swingers” yet it is a MUST SEE before you head to Vegas, Baby! Vegas!



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