A2K Technologies provides free live webinars to enhance your understanding of how technology can be best used in your industry. Recordings of these webinars are provided below. If you’d like to browse or attend our upcoming webinars, view our Events Calendar
In this webinar, we show you how Fire Protection and Sprinkler Pipe Systems are set up in Autodesk Revit MEP. We will cover: Piping parameters; Sprinkler fittings; Ways sprinkler pipes can be sized using the pipe sizing tool; Ways pipes can be manually sized and verified according to codes and standards; Using some of the in-built tools to lay out sprinkler heads according to standard codes; Understanding sprinkler fitting components and how to work with them in a project; The Generate Layout Tool and how it is applied.
When it comes to considering whether to adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM), it’s not always easy to calculate costs and gains for BIM workflows because there’s more to it than simple spending and fees. Anyone familiar with BIM will tell you that moving to an intelligent 3D-modeling workflow requires an investment. But how do you know if you’re getting your money’s worth? In this webinar, we look at the benefits and ROI implications for AutoCAD LT users to make the move to BIM with Revit LT.
Suited to Revit users with some family editing experience within all disciplines (Architecture/Structure/MEP), this webinar shows how to customise your families to achieve greatest efficiency, and includes: Arrays with one member; Creating positive and negative offsets; Positioning MEP connectors anywhere via parameters; Saving in-place and/or system families as component families - plus much more! This webinar was presented by Klaus Strohel, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
When it comes to retrofit, refurbishment or renovation projects, point clouds seem to have become the norm - not the exception - in today’s construction industry. In this webinar, we manage and explore the techniques used for preparing laser scan files for utilisation in downstream products like Revit, using Autodesk Recap™ reality capture software, part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite software solution. We cover techniques such as registering scans, clipping the point cloud, breaking the point cloud down into scan regions, exporting, and linking into Revit for modelling. This webinar was presented by Chad Smith, Consulting Technical Lead, A2K Technologies.
This webinar explains how Revit MEP lookup tables benefit the design process, and how lookup tables are used to automatically size pipe, conduit, and cable tray fittings properly. We show how lookup tables are formatted and how the Revit family references the lookup table. Users will better understand the role of lookup tables in Revit and be able to identify when best to use lookup. You’ll also see how to: - Create custom families that reference lookup tables for automated design - Use formulas with lookup tables for accurate design - Improve workflows by using lookup tables. This webinar was presented by Brendan Upton, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
In this special A2K Technologies webinar, guest presenter Samuel Macalister, BIM Senior Technical Sales Specialist at Autodesk, gives an overview of Autodesk’s BIM applications for construction workflows. We cover technical workflows, including: • Revit construction modelling • Navisworks construction logistics • Point Layout • BIM 360 Glue clash
Dynamo is a visual programming environment for BIM. It extends the parametric capabilities of Revit with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor. Uniquely, it is an open source project, which lets developers and designers extend it, not just use it. We break down the myths about Dynamo, and show practical applications to real-world projects. We give users an understanding of the power of visual scripting, plus the link between Dynamo and Revit. We also show you how to use Dynamo for simple calculations, through to creating and modifying Revit geometry programmatically. This webinar was presented by Glenn Sinclair, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
Augmented reality is new frontier in architecture and construction, but to date, has been largely unexploited despite the interesting future it presents for the industry. We take a closer look at how architects can benefit from using augmented reality today, and the application of the latest technologies including the ‘Augment’ app for mobile devices. This webinar was presented by Glenn Sinclair, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we explore the BIM-based building project lifecycle. We run through how to use your initial sketch model as the base for conceptual design, then how to use the new Autodesk Building Design Suite tools to design, analyse, present and document your project. The webinar was presented by Glenn Sinclair, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
See how Autodesk’s Infrastructure Design Suite and Infraworks 360 are used for BIM for infrastructure, and the benefits of moving to streamlined workflows. This video is especially suited to those in civil infrastructure, and is relevant to those not already using the software, as well as those already familiar with Autodesk Civil 3D, Map 3D, and/or Infrastructure Design Suite. The webinar was presented by Dean Petersen, Technical Consultant (Civil/Geospatial), A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we demonstrate design options for steel frame systems using the Revit addon, Tools 4 Revit. Learn how to model a steel part and create a shop drawing that will show all connections, openings, etc, We look at: An introduction to basic work with the steel elements for floor, wall, and roof framing systems; Modelling a typical steel floor framing project (cope of beams, insert cleat plates, etc.); Modelling steel columns and walls (sorting/coping); Modelling a roof with steel rafter/truss system; Fast documentation of steel structure projects (numbering, assemblies and shop drawing creation). This webinar was presented by Peter Harris, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies, and a live demonstration of Tools 4 Revit from AGA CAD.
Wwe focus on Autodesk’s Building Design Suite workflows for Architects and Mechanical Engineers. Part one: see some of the new features for Revit MEP 2015 of benefit to Engineers, and learn how to take Revit models into Navisworks for coordination and clash detection. Part two: l learn about the new features in Autodesk Revit 2015 for Architects. The webinar was presented by Brendan Upton, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies, and Samuel Mcalister, Senior Technical Sales Specialist – BIM, Autodesk.
In this webinar, we look at ways for Autodesk Revit users to be faster and more productive in creating concrete structures and shop drawings, using Tools 4 Revit. The original webinar was presented by Peter Harris, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies, and a demonstration of Tools 4 Revit from AGA CAD.
Join us as we take a closer look at Autodesk’s newly-released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before. This webinar was presented by A2K’s Technical Consultant, Morgan Smith.
In this video, we take a closer look at Autodesk’s newly-released Revit MEP 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before. This webinar was presented by A2K’s Technical Consultant, Brendan Upton.
We take a closer look at Autodesk’s newly-released Revit Structure 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before. This webinar was presented by A2K’s Technical Consultant, Peter Harris.
Join us as we take a closer look at Autodesk's newly-released Revit Architecture 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before.This webinar was presented by A2K's Technical Consultant, Chad Smith.
In this webinar, we take a closer look at Autodesk's newly-released AutoCAD 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before. This webinar was presented by A2K's Technical Consultant, John McAteer.
In this webinar, we present the highlights of the changes to Autodesk’s products in the 2015 release, the improvements they bring to productivity, and how that can change the way you do business. The webinar was presented by A2K’s Chief Technical Officer, Shane Morris, and ANZ Consulting Manager, Sean Twomey.
In this webinar, we give an overview of additional products within Autodesk Building Design Suite and what they do, plus the tools in the suite you might not be using. This webinar was presented by Glenn Sinclair, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we look at the fundamentals of creating roading corridors. This is aimed at new users of Civil3D, or those who have not recently built a corridor. We look at preconditions for making a corridor, assemblies and sub-assemblies, corridor widening, cogo point output and some of the corridor ribbon functionality. The webinar was presented by Dean Petersen, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
This webinar demonstrates the Timeliner toolset within the Navisworks Manage software package. Learn how to create links to object properties files and scheduling files in external databases and also how to create construction simulations of a project model by associating tasks straight to the 3D geometry. The webinar was presented by Brendan Upton, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
Revit is a BIM (Building Information Modelling) tool used for creating models of buildings in 3 dimensions. In this video, we give you a number of expert ways to streamline the way you use Revit and work on projects. Webinar originally presented by A2K's Technical Consultant, Glenn Sinclair.
This webinar provides an overview of BIM 360 Field for General Contractors, Sub Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Developers and Facility Owners. BIM 360 Field combines mobile technologies and BIM at the point of construction. Data can be easily accessed and captured in the field, and then used for management and reporting via a web interface. Direct integration with Revit and Navisworks means collected data can seamlessly tie back into models.
This webinar provides information on Design Content - one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest online content libraries, which provides models and materials for Autodesk software (AutoCAD, Revit, and 3ds Max). We look at how to access accurate product models, stay up to date on the latest trends, design changes and product enhancements, share your best work with industry colleagues, and access a library of related online training.
Presented by Autodesk’s Samuel Mcalister, BIM Architect – Senior Technical Sales Specialist ANZ, this webinar provides an overview of Building Design Suite Premium. It focuses on three key products that enhance and add to productivity of Revit and AutoCAD – Showcase, 3ds Max Design, and Navisworks Simulate. Learn how to use the functionality in the suite, including lighting analysis, schedule and costing, and construction animation, to win work.
This webinar provides an overview on Autodesk Showcase to facilitate decision making by effectively communicating your design ideas. It explores the most useful features on Autodesk Showcase, included in Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate, and looks at Environment, Visual Styles and Live Material.
This webinar provides an overview of blackbox22, a comprehensive software solution designed to automate and speed up the As-Design As-Construct (ADAC) process. Learn how blackbox22 provides tailored ‘as constructed’ specifications, simple and intuitive data input, consistency and accuracy, error detection, in-built quality control, and customised functionalities for individual council requirements.
Railings and fences on sloped surfaces can be tricky to model. With the use of Adaptive Components as elements, and Massing as a framework, this modelling process can be made much less intensive. This webinar demonstrates making a very simple steel railing as an Adaptive Component, and the placement process in the project through the use of the Massing tools. We then examine another example of using the same technique to create a fence on a sloped site.
This webinar explores the benefits of the Revit LT for those currently using only the 2D functionality in AutoCAD. Topics considered include documentation, change management, publishing and presentation, and how AutoCAD and Revit LT compare in these areas. The functionality of different tools in Revit LT are also demonstrated.
In this webinar for manufacturers, we show you how to create efficiencies using Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical. Topics covered include Schematic design, Standardisation, Importing your own symbols, Panel Layout design, Single line diagrams, BOM reports, PLC design. This webinar was presented by James Tennent, Technical Consulting Lead, A2K Technologies.
In this webinar for Inventor users, we show you how to create efficiencies using Autodesk Vault. Topics covered include Copy design, Renumbering, Data standardisation and validation, Find, Find related, Nastran InCAD integration. This webinar was presented by James Tennent, Technical Consulting Lead, A2K Technologies.
See how how to increase productivity by automating designs, using the power of rules-based design with iLogic within Autodesk Inventor. iLogic is a great Autodesk tool to automate Inventor parts and assemblies. You don’t need to be a developer to use iLogic - you only need to know how to use Inventor. We also look at Autodesk’s Configurator 360, a cloud-based solution that allows 3D models of products to be shared via web or mobile.
Inventor users now have new FEA capabilities available to optimise and develop designs. Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to accurately simulate real-world behaviour with advanced mechanical, dynamics, and thermal analysis using an industry-recognised finite element analysis (FEA) solver. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD is a general purpose FEA solver used for analysing linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components. The solver works with Nastran-compatible pre- and post-processors and offers real-time results and changes in solution parameters. This webinar was presented by Niall Smyth, Senior Technical Consultant (Manufacturing), A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we focus on the benefits of using A2K Technologies’ Design Content. The Design Content library provides access to 2D and 3D building information models for Australian and New Zealand products.This includes manufacturer-specific and generic libraries suitable for architects, engineers (all disciplines), designers and specialist consultants/contractors. Suitable for manufacturers and users of Revit, Autocad and ArchiCAD alike, the webinar looks at why the number of manufacturers joining Design Content continues to grow, and the manufacturer-specific and generic content available in the library. This webinar was presented by Eldad Asoulin, Consulting Technical Lead, A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we demonstrate the BIM-MEPAUS template, what it contains, and how to use it. The BIM-MEPAUS template and content reduces your time and cost overheads in Revit template customisation and content development, improves project coordination, provides standardisation of representation. This webinar was presented by Brendan Upton, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
See how easy it is to use the Knauf Plasterboard Wall System Selection Tool for Revit. This tool was developed by A2K Technologies' Design Content as a Revit add-on. Manufacturers interested in having their own Revit selection tool can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In this webinar, we take a closer look at Autodesk’s newly-released Inventor 2015: see the new tools and workflows than can enhance your productivity, tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services, and how it can bring greater value to your business than ever before. This webinar was presented by A2K’s Technical Consultant, Sheldon Elsmore-Cary.
In this webinar, we present the highlights of the changes to Autodesk's products in the 2015 release, the improvements they bring to productivity, and how that can change the way you do business. The webinar was presented by A2K's Chief Technical Officer, Shane Morris, and ANZ Consulting Manager, Sean Twomey.
The Vault family of products helps design, engineering, and manufacturing workgroups manage the digital prototyping process.In this webinar, the second of a two-part series, we show how to master Users and Groups; Creating Labels; Automatic File Naming; Change Order Management; Web Client Interface; and Bill of Materials. This webinar was presented by Niall Smyth, Manufacturing Technical Consultant at A2K Technologies.
This webinar is the first of a two-part series, and provides an overview of the basics, revisions, categories and lifecycles of Vault Professional. It was presented by Niall Smyth, Manufacturing Technical Consultant at A2K Technologies. Niall is a qualified mechanical engineer and has over 10 years' experience of working in industries ranging from petro chemical, automotive, aeronautical and defence industries.
Learn how to build flexible assemblies that are controlled by a single part using a master sketching technique, and design mechanisms using 2D sketch blocks before converting into solid models. Understand how to use solid body modelling to quickly modify late assembly design changes and accelerate the time to complete designs.
Learn how to use routed systems environments within Inventor to create cable and harness designs, as well as adding tube and pipe runs to a digital prototype. See how to maintain design intent and reduce errors by importing wire lists directly from Autodesk Electrical software or other schematic design applications. And find out how you can design pipe runs, rigid tubing and flexible hoses into a model and provide accurate manufacturing documentation.
This webinar covers ways in which Autodesk Product Design Suite can help you automate repetitive tasks in order to reduce the time taken in the design and customisation process. See how best in class companies add value through automation and adding rules into their designs. Workflows that leverage the technology available in the Product Design Suite are highlighted, as are tips to reduce tedious design tasks through automation techniques.
Inventor continues its improvements mostly in the Assembly environment, and some key upgrades in the Part and Drawing environments. 2014 version also has improved interoperability with Revit. See new and improved tools in Inventor 2014, including the new Joint Constraint tool, Constraint Management Rubber-banding tool, Symmetry Constraints, Assembly Performance, Sketch Design with new SLOT commands, and the Self-Intersecting Sweep capability.
Highly regarded industrial equipment companies simulate their products digitally to help create competitive advantage. Learn how to best integrate software to the Simulation workflow in Industrial Design, including Mechanical, CFD, Inventor Professional FEA, and Inventor Professional Dynamic Simulation. Predict industrial machinery performance and improve its reliability through simulation reducing the need for physical prototypes and machine.
In this webinar, watch as A2K’s Niall Smyth demonstrates top tips for using Autodesk Inventor. Further increase your knowledge on Inventor and learn how to modify drawing templates for Australian Standards, customise parts for use in design accelerators, customise project and file settings and find out how the most successful companies use Inventor.
We look at how to combine subdivision roads into one corridor, using Autodesk Civil 3D. Suitable for beginner to intermediate roading and subdivision engineers, this webinar provides a recap of how the Intersection tool works. We cover: Corridor edits; Control of offset alignments; Surface creation; Tips and tricks for the Intersection tool. This webinar was presented by Dean Peterson, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
Due to popular demand, we've remastered and published this series of previously-archived AutoCAD Civil 3D webinar recordings from 2009 - 2013 - presented by A2K Technologies. Note that some of the features may now be different in the latest version of this software.
This webinar demonstrates how engineering teams can validate internal flow performance early in the design process, using Autodesk Simulation CFD. Presenter Niall Smyth also covers how to solve critical flow-related design challenges to reduce design verification cost and testing time.
Presented by Brendan Upton, this webinar discusses the power of embedded schedules within Revit and how to capture live engineering data from the model for checking and validating. Areas covered include advanced room and space schedules, embedding additional information to the parent schedule, shared parameters added to schedules, calculated values, conditional formatting, data rich schedules for space airflow validation and lighting load checks.
Intended for intermediate users of Civil3D, this webinar covers manual construction of cul-de-sac corridors. We look at corridor creation OFF the road centerline, use of dummy surfaces to project grades, corridor widening and Elevation adjustment, and some of the common pitfalls to look out for. This webinar was presented by Dean Petersen, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies.
Based on field-proven technology assets recently acquired from Savoy Computing Services, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2014 enables engineers, designers and planners working on transportation or site design projects to predictably evaluate vehicle movements. Presented by Morgan Smith, Technical Consultant at A2K Technologies, this webinar provides an overview of Vehicle Tracking and how you can quickly and easily explore design options.
Civil 3D has been the civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modelling workflows. See the new and improved tools in Civil 3D 2014, including enhancements to pressure pipe networks, data shortcut enhancements, extract solids from corridors and target through xrefs, sliced solids display in section views, and interoperability between Civil 3D 2014 and Civil 3D 2013.
Presented by Sean Twomey, ANZ Consulting Manager at A2K Technologies, this webinar shows how Recap Photo can be used for more than just buildings. See roads/roundabouts for building point clouds to supplement survey data in creating new designs, photography tips/tricks, examples of point clouds formed from Recap for roads, the process for building a roundabout on a 5 way intersection from a Recap Photo Survey, and visualisation benefits and Augmented Reality.
Autodesk Subscription is the most cost-effective way to stay to up-to-date, but significant changes to Subscription in 2015 will affect all customers. As of 31 January, 2015, Autodesk licenses NOT on Subscription are no longer be eligible for an upgrade regardless of version. This could mean costly repurchasing in the future. And if you are on Subscription, you need to know about the retirement of the Subscription Centre on 31 March, 2015. In this webinar, we step through the changes, how to determine the right type of Subscription for your needs, and the benefits of being an Autodesk Subscription customer with A2K Technologies. We cover: - Maintenance Subscription vs Desktop Subscription - Cloud Service Subscription, changes and inclusions to Autodesk A360 - Benefits of Subscription from Autodesk and A2K Technologies - Changes to Upgrade Policy - Changes to Education Licensing - Changes to Desktop Subscription term options - Subscription Centre retirement, and how to set up the new Autodesk Account - Plus much more, including useful links. This webinar was presented by Kristen O’Loughlin, Customer Service Team Leader, A2K Technologies.
In this webinar, we cover the basics of the Oasys Mail Manager, a Microsoft Outlook email plug-in that helps you by organising and streamlining email workflows. The Mail Manager Search tools provide extremely fast and powerful functionality to allow you to find old emails very quickly. You can simply install the plug-in to Microsoft Outlook and you’re up and running. There are no complex installation processes. As well as looking at a range of efficiency benefits of using Oasys, we demonstrate two key features: the efficient email filing tool and the fast, flexible search tool. This webinar was introduced by Shane Morris, CTO, A2K Technologies, with a special presentation by Steven Manners, Business Development Manager & Channel Manager, ARUP – Oasys.
Autodesk Subscription offers the most convenient, modern and flexible way to purchase and access the software and services that you need to grow your business. In this webinar, we present the highlights of the new Autodesk Subscription choices, and how to determine the right Subscription to power the way you work. The webinar will be presented by A2K’s Customer Services Manager, Rebecca Hersant.
See new and improved tools in AutoCAD 2014, including drawing commands such as ARC, PLINE, FILLET and CHAMFER, management tools such as Layer Merging and Xref Management, integration of Autodesk 360, new ‘live” map data with a new geographical location tool, and more 3D scan cloud file formats. Learn how to create stunning 3D designs, speed documentation, and connect with the cloud to collaborate on designs and access them from your mobile device.
Presented by Morgan Smith, Technical Consultant at A2K Technologies, this webinar explores AutoCAD best practices, and many useful tips and tricks about AutoCAD drafting tools and AutoCAD units. Learn answers to common questions such as why do objects scale themselves and how do you convert drawing units from one to another?
On 8 May 2013 Adobe announced the biggest update in the history of Adobe Creative Cloud, with new features across the entire CC product range. This webinar provides an update on the Adobe creative strategy, the Creative Cloud product offering, new features added into some of the creative apps including Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Cloud Roadmap.
Adobe Creative Cloud for teams gives your company access to the new CC product range, services for publishing apps and websites, collaboration features, and more. In this webinar Adobe dispels some myths that IT and procurement have about CC. Gain a quick overview of CC, advice about IT deployment with the CC packager, admin console and how to add or manage users.
A2K Technologies provides a comprehensive set of complementary products, personalised services and expertise designed to accelerate your business. From specialised courses relevant to BIM compliance and drawing production, to customised software development and consulting services, and access to the largest local online content library.
This webinar provides an overview of Autodesk Subscription Centre tab by tab. We step through the most relevant tools for you, including Autodesk 360 downloads, training, contract administration, technical support, and subscription help. We also cover the change to delivery preference for the new release and how to order media for all future releases.
The A2K Technologies team resolves hundreds of support questions every month. Watch this webinar to understand key issues before they occur in your office. Presenter Kent Watson, Senior Technical Consultant, at A2K Technologies explores the more frequent issues we see in Support, and solutions to resolve them.
This webinar is aimed at IT Managers and CAD Managers, and provides an overview of network licensing requirements for client machines and servers, cascading licensing of suites in a mixed product environment, controlling license usage with options files, user rights and permissions, Autodesk Cloud services and port exceptions, Plant SQL projects, Revit Server, and Vault server and Vault Collaboration AEC.