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AUGI CAD Camps are one-day regional training and networking events held around North America, and David is a regular member of the national instructor team (see the schedule of upcoming events at which David will be speaking).

See the CAD Camp website for additional information.

Here you'll find some of the handouts from courses David is teaching or has recently taught.

Revit 2010: May the Force Be With You: Revit Tips and Tricks

Do you want to become a Revit master? In this fun and informative class, you’ll learn a host of Revit tips and tricks that you can take home and use every day. Learn how to make your drawings look exactly the way you want, quickly create custom tags, share coordinates, adjust the appearance and structure of walls without having to create new wall types, create sloped walls and other sophisticated shapes, and more. Whether you’re new to Revit or a seasoned veteran, you’ll learn something new, guaranteed to make you even more productive

Get the course handout 391KB (PDF)
Get the data files 180KB (ZIP containing the RFA file)

Revit 2010: Raising the Roof: Creating Roofs in Revit

Roofs are one of the most complex architectural elements to model, but with Revit you can create just about any type of roof. This class will explore the best methods for creating various types of roofs using all the tools in Revit. We’ll look at complex roofs with varying pitch, offset plate heights, ridge and valley control, dormers, flat roofs, and more. You’ll also learn how to create roofs with varying thickness using shape editing tools. Whether you design residential or commercial buildings, you’ll learn new techniques you can immediately put to use in Revit.

Get the course handout 1638KB (PDF)

Revit 2010: Collaborating Across Disciplines with Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure

Are you ready to take the next step and use building information modeling to share data across the entire design team? The need for sharing data across design disciplines has become increasingly critical. In this class, we'll look at how the Revit platform facilitates collaboration and coordination among architects and engineers. You'll learn how to link project files between Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and Revit MEP, coordinate work between disciplines, identify and correct interferences, and use Revit's revision tracking to keep track of changes.

Get the course handout 3312KB (PDF)

AutoCAD 2010: 3D Design from Concept to Completion in AutoCAD

AutoCAD has evolved considerably over recent years to become a powerful 3D design application. In this class, you'll explore new and enhanced AutoCAD functionality that enables you to apply your existing 2D AutoCAD experience to the visual world of 3D modeling. Learn how to take your design ideas from concept to completion by creating and editing solid primitive objects. Create smooth, free-form shapes with new mesh tools. Control selection and editing with sub-object selection filters and 3D gizmos. In addition to exploring these basic 3D tools, you'll learn valuable tips and tricks for navigating and visualizing your AutoCAD model. If you thought 3D in AutoCAD was just too hard, think again.

Get the course handout 3800KB (PDF)

AutoCAD 2010: Back to Flat: Producing 2D Output from 3D Models

Modeling in 3D is fine, but eventually, you need to produce 2D drawings. In this class, you’ll learn about tools in AutoCAD® that let you quickly take 3D models and represent them in 2D to create orthographic, section, and detail views. Discover which methods let you quickly update your 2D views when the 3D model changes. We’ll look at each tool and consider the pros and cons of each to develop best-practices suited to your particular needs. Don’t draw it twice; leverage the power of 3D to create your 2D drawings.

Get the course handout 1550KB (PDF)
Get the data files 262KB (ZIP)

AutoCAD 2009: Annotation Scaling: Making Drawings Smarter with Intelligent Text

Do you find it confusing that you draw everything full size in AutoCAD, but when it comes to text and annotations, you've got to think about the scale at which the drawings will eventually be plotted? Well, worry no more. The new Annotation Scaling functionality in AutoCAD 2008 lets you create text, dimensions, hatch patterns, blocks, and other annotation objects that automatically change their size and placement to match the scale of the viewport. See how easy it is to apply annotation properties and create annotative styles. The new annotation scaling tools can save you hours of time previously spent calculating scale factors and creating, editing and managing drawing annotations at multiple scales.

Get the course handout 2051KB

Autodesk Design Review 2009: Project Drawing and File Collaboration Made Easy

Do you need to exchange drawings and collaborate with others who don't use AutoCAD? Creating and tracking revisions on projects is a daunting task. In this session, you'll learn how to publish AutoCAD drawings as multi-sheet DWF files and the collaborate using Autodesk Design Review. We'll cover creating DWF files; using Autodesk Design Review to view, measure, and mark up those DWF files; and then use AutoCAD's Markup Set Manager to view and respond to those markups in a seamless collaboration process. Forget all that red-lined paper. Now you can track and manage your mark-ups electronically.

Get the course handout 1421KB
Watch the webcast (Recorded at Autodesk University 2007)

Revit 2008: Working Together: BIM-based Project Collaboration

Collaboration between project teams can be overwhelming. Building project teams consist of architects, engineers, consultants, owners, and contractors. How do they all work together? This session looks at data exchange between members of the design/construction team. We’ll investigate how team members can collaborate using the entire family of Autodesk Revit software—Architecture, Structure, and MEP—as well as using other Autodesk software tools.

Get the course handout 2598KB

Revit 2008: Get All Your Details Done in Revit

Who said you can't produce details in Revit? This class will provide those people wrong! We will look at creating details directly in Revit and how to use details in Revit that were originally created in AutoCAD or ADT. Then you'll learn how to add details to a set of Revit documents so that Revit can automatically manage all of the callouts and detail references to create a completely coordinated set of construction documents. We'll also learn how to put the details in the details, with a look at Revit's dimensioning and keynoting capabilities.

Get the course handout 470KB

AutoCAD 2008: Keep It Inside AutoCAD - Data Extraction Direct to AutoCAD Tables

AutoCAD has never had an easy solution for creating tables for use as parts lists, bills of materials, and schedules. The method has always been a laboriously manual method of extracting attribute data to an external file and then importing it back into AutoCAD. Not anymore. In this session, you will learn how to use new tools to add fields and extract block attributes as well as dynamic block properties directly to an AutoCAD table. Once create, those tables will automatically update when changes occur.

Get the course handout 1478KB
Watch the webcast (Recorded at CAD Camp Toronto 2008)

Revit 2008: Raising the Roof: Creating Roofs in Revit

Roofs are one of the most complex architectural elements to model, but with Revit, you can create just about any type of roof. This class will explore the best methods for creating roofs using all of the tools in Revit. We'll explore complex roofs with varying pitch, offset plate heights, ridge and valley control, dormers, flat roofs, and more. We'll also look at the new variable thickness settings and shape editing tools for slabs, roofs, and floors. Whether you do primarily residential or commercial buildings, you'll learn how to model roofs in Revit.

Get the course handout 809KB
Watch the Webcast (Recorded at Seattle Revit User Group)


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