The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting its annual conference on architecture and design in Las Vegas from June 6-8. Planning to attend? You’re invited to visit Autodesk at AIA booth #5535 at the Expo Center. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to when visiting us at AIA this year.
Connect your teams to accelerate project delivery
The Autodesk booth will give architects the opportunity to learn how BIM collaboration in the cloud can help their teams improve productivity, reduce rework, and accelerate project delivery. BIM 360 Design enables teams to collaborate in real-time on Revit models from anywhere, exchange design data in an intuitive manner within and across teams, and connect design and construction data across the project lifecycle.
Stop by to see how BIM 360 Design eliminates the need for uploads, downloads, or long sync times to a local server. Visitors will get to experience a software demonstration and learn more about Autodesk’s efficient solutions for project delivery.
Explore generative design
In keeping with our emphasis on improving productivity, Autodesk will give AIA attendees a chance to experience generative design. Generative design empowers architects to quickly explore, evaluate, and optimize their designs using automation. This approach also allows users to easily explore additional possibilities the designer may have not previously considered.
Using Revit software, BIM delivers powerful computing capabilities to improve productivity and empower architects to concentrate on what they do best—design.
Autodesk used generative design for its own office in the MaRS Innovation District of Toronto. We factored in employee preferences related to work style, interconnectivity, neighborhoods, and amenities. Generative design then allowed designers to evaluate 10,000 different design options before arriving at one that had the best tradeoffs for all stakeholders.
Please swing by the Autodesk booth at AIA to explore the possibilities yourself. We’ll be featuring an installation that demonstrates the power of generative design. You can also join the generative design community and sign up for Beta notifications on Project Refinery, Autodesk’s solution to generative design. Learn more about generative design.
Discover the power of immersive experiences
Immersive experiences help designers visualize space and material in the early phases of the design process. Autodesk 3ds Max offers architects the opportunity to learn a new workflow with 3ds Max.
Autodesk 3ds Max will be the focus of a special workshop, “Revit to 3ds Max.” Chico Membreno, Autodesk product owner for 3ds Max, will collaborate with architect King Tang on this class. Membreno was a practicing architect for nearly 10 years and has more than 20 years of experience in the AEC industry. He understands the special challenges industry professionals face and will share solutions.
“Attending this session will expose you to a variety of visualization and analysis techniques available in Revit and 3ds Max,” Membreno says. “You will learn how to prepare your BIM models for rendering, energy analysis, and quick VR experiences—and hopefully inspire you to try some of these techniques on your own, back at the office.”
Attendees will also be able to view a live demonstration of the project so they can experience an immersive environment. Sign up for the lecture-demonstration to learn more about how you can make the most of immersive experiences into the design phase.
Get to know PlanGrid
You’re also invited to visit PlanGrid, a provider of construction productivity software, at AIA booth #8520. Autodesk’s recent acquisition of PlanGrid will deliver even tighter integration of workflows and data between Autodesk Revit, BIM 360, and PlanGrid’s software.
PlanGrid recently released a Revit plugin — PlanGrid BIM Viewer — that will enable even greater efficiencies on AEC projects. Now that PlanGrid is a part of Autodesk, working with both systems will become even easier, thanks to increased data sharing, as well as greater productivity and predictability in final outputs. This is an important step, moving architects toward complete digitization of the design and construction process, which benefits the entire AEC ecosystem.
Meet Autodesk at AIA
These are just a few of the experiences Autodesk has in store for AIA attendees this year. Visit us at AIA booth #5535 to find out how you can leverage the latest technology to bring your architecture firm into the future. Our staff is looking forward to meeting you and sharing more information, demos, and giveaways.