Archive for the ‘Education’ Category


The Avatech Channel

January 20, 2011

Tired of watching CSI reruns or political sparring between FOX & CNN?  Well I attended one of Avatech’s web casts, struck up a connection and discovered they have a boat load of  webcasts that you can access at:  Of course it might not be as entertaining but it will definitely expand your technical horizons.

Happy Viewing


BIM Apps

January 17, 2011

A new BIM Blog link has been added to our Revit Blog list dealing specifically with BIM Apps related to Autodesk software products.  Check it out at:




January 3, 2011

Nice “How To Use” clip here on Keynoting.


Purge Unused – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

December 31, 2010

The Good: How the Purge Unused Works in Revit 
The Bad: What can go wrong, fortunately this was a training session.
The Ugly: What happens after the Boss finds out you did the My Bad above.

This operation will allow you to perform a surgical strike to remove unwanted Revit items that don’t utilize the typically operations for removing like dimension string types.

I would highly recommend leaving this operation to the Revit Manager.

Fair Warning


Revit Dimensions Explained

December 31, 2010

No need to reinvent the Revit Dimension here, get the full explanation.

Strung Out


Virtual AU2010

November 10, 2010

Those who are not attending Autodesk University 2010 should note that you get a free pass of Virtual Autodesk University with your Autodesk Subscription.
If you are not on Subscription you should find someone who is attending AU2010 and beg, plead or steal one of their 4 free passes they have available.

AU Virtual Standard Pass – Available to any AU member

  • Provides access to a limited selection of virtual classes and product clinics with live interactive Q&A.
  • Real-time keynote viewing.
  • Insider interviews from the Las Vegas conference, roundtable discussions, industry news, interviews, and real-time networking with colleagues.
  • Cost: Free! You just need an AU Online account. Register and enjoy all the benefits of membership.

AU Virtual Premier Pass – Full access for only US$139

  • Everything included with the Standard Pass.
  • More than 200 additional classes, product clinics, and keynotes in English, Portuguese, and Spanish during the live event.
  • Access to 350+ on-demand classes from AU 2010 after the event.
  • Cost: Only US $139. Free if you are an Autodesk Subscription customer or a member of the Autodesk Student Community.

And, everyone registered for AU 2010 in Las Vegas—the physical event— automatically gets Premier-level access and four (4) more free AU Virtual Premier Passes to share with colleagues.

Once you have your pass in hand (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx) go here to register.  The pass will be entered as the Registration Promo Code. Each pass is good for one registration.



2011 Revit Technology Conference – USA

August 27, 2010

The 2011 Revit Technology Conference – USA will be held at The Hyatt Huntington Beach, Thursday – Saturday, 23 – 25 June 2011. This Conference is much like a User Group Meeting on Steroids.  Organized by Users for Users the information provided at these conferences is targeted to solve problems, address efficiencies and help with production as it relates to BIM related technologies with specific emphasis on Revit.

To find out more check out the RTC Newsletter.

Enjoy Carl