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My first Autodesk convention
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:34:59 AM »
I just got back from attending Midwest University (Autodesk). The classes were not very advanced topics at all (I walked out of a few) but what I did gain from the classes and talking with others was that I am on the right track and ahead of many of my counterparts in the area (it felt weird playing down my abilities and knowledge but I did it and managed to keep my mouth shut most of the time). I have never had formal training and never attended one of these conventions before; from the conversations I had and from the classes I can see that I and my co-workers are in better shape then a lot of people in other firms. After being here less then a year I am quite proud of what we have.

I would like to write up some topics for us to discuss.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 09:48:50 AM »
I just got back from attending Midwest University (Autodesk). The classes were not very advanced topics at all (I walked out of a few) but what I did gain from the classes and talking with others was that I am on the right track and ahead of many of my counterparts in the area (it felt weird playing down my abilities and knowledge but I did it and managed to keep my mouth shut most of the time). I have never had formal training and never attended one of these conventions before; from the conversations I had and from the classes I can see that I and my co-workers are in better shape then a lot of people in other firms. After being here less then a year I am quite proud of what we have.

I would like to write up some topics for us to discuss.

You will find a similar lack of 'advanced' an in some instances 'intermediate' topics even @ AU.
At least that was my experience.  And then when there were classes I was interested in, there was much overlap that made it near impossible to attend
the ones I was interested in.

Good to hear you guys are on the front of the wave.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »
Would love to hear more. 

From the  Midwest University website, I haven't found the cost. For the sake of sounding rude, How much? And was it worth it?
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 09:56:10 AM »
I think it was $500 per person. Was it worth it? I, myself, wouldn't pay that much but I was sent by my company.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 12:17:37 PM »
I have heard RTC is for the advanced Revit users. Some people I know have been to them and the info they come back with is advanced from what I can tell. There should be many of the old RTC material lingering around the web I'm sure if you care to search.

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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 12:23:57 PM »
Sounds interesting, what's RTC?
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 01:38:09 PM »
Revit Technology Conference:
http://www.rtcevents.com/index.php

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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 10:25:29 AM »
I have heard RTC is for the advanced Revit users. Some people I know have been to them and the info they come back with is advanced from what I can tell. There should be many of the old RTC material lingering around the web I'm sure if you care to search.

Great tip!

I've been trying to navigate through the page (I dont think they could have made the website any harder to navigate) looking for some schedules and papers. From what little I did find, that looks more up my alley. If you find/have any RTC material feel free to toss it my way. :)
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 10:45:00 AM »
I have heard RTC is for the advanced Revit users. Some people I know have been to them and the info they come back with is advanced from what I can tell. There should be many of the old RTC material lingering around the web I'm sure if you care to search.

Great tip!

I've been trying to navigate through the page (I dont think they could have made the website any harder to navigate) looking for some schedules and papers. From what little I did find, that looks more up my alley. If you find/have any RTC material feel free to toss it my way. :)
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 11:35:42 AM »
good find mjfarrell, although those look pretty old. I believe the last few RTCs have been praised the most.

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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 12:38:30 PM »
Nice! Thanks mjfarrell.

I am noticing that too rvhwlc.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 01:24:31 PM »
Nice! Thanks mjfarrell.

I am noticing that too rvhwlc.

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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 02:53:27 PM »
I don't use Revit   :cry2:  but is something like that out there for AutoCAD or Inventor out there? (I expect I am the idiot who missed the boat.)
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 03:05:27 PM »
I don't use Revit   :cry2:  but is something like that out there for AutoCAD or Inventor out there? (I expect I am the idiot who missed the boat.)
probably

what topics are you interested specifically?
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 05:00:13 PM »
I don't use Revit   :cry2:  but is something like that out there for AutoCAD or Inventor out there? (I expect I am the idiot who missed the boat.)
probably

what topics are you interested specifically?

Blocks or iParts for Mechanical (not HVAC), hydraulic and/or chemical systems and anything else I can find.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 09:46:12 AM »
OK then....Get Back to work!

Seriously, what I found helped me discover more about Inventor
was building something I knew a little about...I modeled a Bicycle
mostly complete.
I learned the value of using assemblies (think blocks) to keep the individual part(s)
models smaller and easier to navigate.
I was just getting into the i-Logic/i-Parts when my position in South Africa turned into
a bit of a hectic nightmare.
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2015, 09:59:53 AM »
Oh yes and thank you. I am going through it in my spare time. (When I find it.) I use assemblies all the time. They have great application here. iParts of some of our stuff would be useful. I sounded wrong, I didn't mean but thanks anyway, I meant there was no way to get through that fast BUT I wanted to thank you for those links.  :-)
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Re: My first Autodesk convention
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2015, 10:14:06 AM »
Oh yes and thank you. I am going through it in my spare time. (When I find it.) I use assemblies all the time. They have great application here. iParts of some of our stuff would be useful. I sounded wrong, I didn't mean but thanks anyway, I meant there was no way to get through that fast BUT I wanted to thank you for those links.  :-)

No worries...I take very little 'personally' this is the internet and some things are not conveyed as easily as speaking
face to face, or even on the phone. 
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