Autodesk University 2010 Classes

Kean's post on AU 2010 classes yesterday reminded me that I might mention my upcoming classes here as well. The catalogues of both physical and virtual classes have been posted to the AU website:

AU 2010 classes

My classes are the following:

Optimal Use of New Autodesk Revit 2011 Programming Features

This class teaches everything you need to know about the new Revit 2011 programming features and how to use them, with many code examples, making use of all new API features in all types of Revit add-ins. We also present the one and only complete overview of all new Revit 2011 SDK samples. Special attention is paid to Idling, the most exciting and unique new event of all, with examples of powerful uses of this unique possibility to synchronize your Revit add-in with external data sources and applications.

Exactly What You Want and Faster:
Autodesk Revit 2011 Programming Optimization

This class goes one step beyond the optimal use of the new programming features. It performs some in-depth analysis and benchmarking of the many different ways to use the most fundamental access to Revit database elements: the filtered element collector. This class covers techniques to efficiently extract elements and information from a Revit model. The new collector framework introduced in the 2011 release includes much more flexibility than before. Along with the flexibility comes some complexity. We demonstrate the best approaches for common element gathering tasks, discuss the new filters including logical and inverted aspects, show how the iteration framework can be used with Microsoft® .NET LINQ, discuss regeneration topics, and share a few auto-join performance tips.

All Systems Go in Autodesk Revit MEP Programming

This class discusses the possibilities and optimal use of the Revit API to create, analyze, and modify Revit MEP models programmatically. It addresses all MEP domains including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. It discusses all MEP model components such as mechanical and electrical systems, ducts, pipes, fittings, connectors, and the new cable trays, conduits, and panel schedules. Topics include in-depth analysis and traversal of systems, automatic splitting of parts, obstruction avoidance, routing automation, and conduit and cable tray layout. We will discuss the standard Revit MEP SDK sample applications, as well as custom ones to convert pipes to conduits; layout of cable tray elements and fittings; display of electrical system hierarchies in a tree view; and automatically calculate, size, and report performance of an HVAC system that is based on room requirements.

As an 'Unconference', this session is actually not a lecture or class at all, but rather a discussion group co-led with Martin Schmid to share and discuss Revit MEP application development experiences among peers. I am very excited to see how this one goes, and also how Martin will juggle his many commitments to fit this one in!

I am very much looking forward to these sessions and hope to see you in Vegas!

Until then, lots to prepare, as usual...

By the time you read this, I will have left on yet another vacation, this time northwards, to go sailing along the coast of Norway and Sweden, from Stavanger to Göteborg. That will be the last one for a while, I promise!