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Monday, March 22, 2010

Webcast 3/24/10 1 PM EST dODDS and ENDS: 2D or not 2D? That's the Question.

Source: http://doddsandends.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/2d-or-not-2d-thats-the-question.html


With all this talk about construction-based 3D modeling going on, it seems that the reality of 2D in our everyday workflow gets ignored. Ever wonder which parts of a project to continue to draw in 2D and which parts are best left to 3D modeling? Well, here's your chance: On Wednesday, March 24, Autodesk will host a webcast about how to take advantage of your exisiting 2D design tools as you ramp up to using a 3D building information modeling processes.
3-19-2010-REvit2Dto3D

I will be answering Q&A in the background, but Kevin Durham will present how to move from 2D to 3D using AutoCAD and Revit Architecture. Fun will be had by all.
Join us! Register here: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/oc/offer/form?siteID=123112&id=14608980

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Durham
To register for this webcast, simply fill out the form below.
Description:
BIM isn’t the future anymore—it’s the present—and the firms who started implementing BIM in the past couple of years have a head start on those who are still deciding whether to or how to implement it. Implementing BIM doesn’t just mean installing software—it’s a process that optimizes information, people, and processes. At its core is the generation of 3D models rich with detailed building information, but 3D modeling doesn’t magically solve all the issues involved in successfully—and cost-effectively—delivering a project.
We may live in a 3D world, but 2D designs and workflows are often still the reality. When is it more effective to keep components of a building in 2D and when is it best to retrace them in 3D? How can mastering both 2D and 3D processes in your project delivery possibly help reduce your risk? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this one-hour webcast with Autodesk Construction expert, Kevin Durham.
In this webcast, Kevin will demonstrate:
  • Examples of building elements that benefit from 2D treatment, even in a BIM process
  • How to use AutoCAD® as an important component of the BIM process
  • How to retrace 2D designs in 3D with Autodesk Revit Architecture
  • How to coordinate both 2D and 3D design information for whole project review
  • How to leverage 2D and 3D information to deliver your projects more cost- and time-effectively
It’s the “I” in BIM (Information) that can catapult your productivity by improving collaboration across project teams and help you demonstrate competitive value to your owner clients. Whether that information is in 2D or 3D, we’ll show you how to maximize your investment in 2D design and 3D BIM software to help you improve collaboration and coordination, waste less time and materials, and ultimately offer you a competitive business advantage.

Date and Time:   2010-Mar-24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Pacific Daylight Time
Deadline:   2010-Mar-23
Location:   Online
Hosted By:   Autodesk, Inc.

Click here to register

Source:  dODDS and ENDS: 2D or not 2D? That's the Question.


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