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Archive for July, 2010

Blaine Grantham @ AU 2010

29 Jul

Titan AEC‘s very own Blaine Grantham has been invited to speak at this year’s Autodesk University at Mandalay Bay.  Mr. Grantham will be speaking about AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and AutoCAD MEP 2011 and the Display System.  This topic is an advanced topic within AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP 2011.  This topic has stumped several users who are trying to implement AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.  When he spoke about this topic last time, he had a packed house in two sessions.  If you are attending Autodesk University and are currently using AutoCAD Architecture and/or AutoCAD MEP in your firm, I would highly recommend attending this session.

The name of the session is, “Display This: Implementing Display Systems in AutoCAD Architecture”.  This hands-on lab will help further your understanding of Display Systems in AutoCAD Architecture by providing detailed instructions for their creation and management, and by developing Display Systems based on a typical project setup and workflow.

 

Mastering Revit Architecture

24 Jul

Mastering Revit Architecture 2011 CoverA big THANK YOU goes out to our friends at Sybex/Wiley for sending me a copy of this book.  I have used previous editions of this book for my Arch 223 class at Cerritos College and for our clients who ask, “What book do you recommend?”  I was very impressed with the writing team and I was hoping to see them publish the 2011 edition.  But Wiley went in another direction.

This 2011 edition has a new writing team and as a result the book was completely revamped; I’m equally impressed….again!  I’ve known Read & Vandezande through my dealings running a previous company.  These guys are down to earth and it’s as real as it gets with them.  There are several self-proclaimed “Revit Rockstars” in this business, but honestly this writing team are the TRUE Revit Rockstars.

This book covers Revit Architecture from their professional experiences running various projects. This book covers many aspects beyond design.  The guys also explore other topics such as Revit for Construction, Revit for Fabrication, Revit & Virtualization, Revit for Film & Stage, and Revit and Cloud Computing.  These topics will definitely have an impact on our business.

These guys know what they’re talking about.  This is the must have book for Revit Architecture 2011.  I plan to use this book as one of the textbooks for my class.  I have already recommended this book as a reference book to several of my clients that we work with at Titan AEC.   Architecture and Engineering Firms should add this to their library.  We already have!  Click HERE to go to Amazon to purchase the book.

 
 

Revit MEP 2011 – Update 1

15 Jul

Autodesk released Update #1 for Revit MEP 2011.  It is available to users who have purchased a valid license for AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2011, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that appears during installation.  Just like Revit MEP 2010, this update will utilize “service pack” technology similar to AutoCAD based products.

As you can tell from the splash screen.  You do not have to decipher the build number to determine if the update has been applied to your installation of Revit MEP.  You can download the list of improvements in this update HERE.

 

Revit Architecture 2011 – Update 1

12 Jul

Revit Architecture 2011 Update #1

Autodesk released Update #1 for Revit Architecture 2011.  It is available to users who have purchased a valid license for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2011 or AutoCAD Revit Architecture Visualization Suite 2011, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that appears during installation.  Just like Revit Architecture 2010, this update will utilize “service pack” technology similar to AutoCAD based products.

As you can tell from the splash screen.  You do not have to decipher the build number to determine if the update has been applied to your installation of Revit Architecture.  You can download the list of improvements in this update HERE.