BILT For Interiors

While there are many many sessions with many hard decisions, We know it can be hard to pick which topics are going to be the best classes you can choose. Arguably there are many more that are good for the modern architect, but here’s our pick of sessions for you at this year’s BILT NA:


  • Efficiently Controlling Visibility with One Workset? What?! Adam Roth, Henderson Engineers Inc. Tired of troubleshooting visibility in Autodesk Revit? This class covers the use of Autodesk Revit families, shared parameters, categories, and filters with view templates to automatically control the visibility of elements in the model using a single workset.
  • Code Blue, Dr. Revit! How to Resuscitate Corrupt Revit Models, Nauman Mysorewala, GBBN Architects. How many times have we seen messages in Revit like, Elements missing, Model is Corrupt, Revit crashed. This course is designed to show you how to triage & resuscitate a corrupt Revit model. Leverage parsing Journal and SLOG files for diagnosis. Learn best practices to minimize file corruption.
  • Dynamo for Interior Design, William Carney, BSA LifeStructures. This course will show how Dynamo can be leveraged to overcome many of the challenges Interior Designers encounter while working in Revit. By capturing your design criteria in rooms Dynamo can be used to model elements and apply materials then synchronize room information as the model progresses.
  • God is in the Data (Room Data Sheets and Equipment Books: Fast, Free (mostly), and Easy), Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc. This class walks through a workflow- using nothing but Revit, Dynamo(not required), Microsoft Excel and Word to generate RDS/FEE books from a BIM export.

Day 2

  • Roundtable: Rewriting a BIM Manual? Knowing What I Know Now, Brianna Ladd, CAD Technology Center. This discussion allows attendees the opportunity to discuss methods they created when implementing BIM Standards & manuals within their companies. This will generate feedback and conversation on what could have, should have, been done differently, or things that went well.
  • SPLAT! How to Create Effective Training that Sticks, Michael Kilkelly, ArchSmarter. Learn how to create more effective technical training classes and presentations. We will take an in-depth look at Backwards Design, a learning development methodology that helps you create better learning experiences in less time
  • Visibility #$@! Storm with Revit, Richard Taylor, Ideate Software, This class will cover how to resolve some of the most confounding Revit visibility questions and how to train staff on solving it themselves.
  • Harnessing the “I” in BIM: Taking Schedules to the Next Level, Purvi Irwin, CADD Microsystems. Schedules are a powerful tool in Revit beyond just cataloging your modeled elements. Learn how to push the features of schedules to the next level, creating data within them to aid in design, make them prettier, and help you more fully harness the database side of Revit.

Day 3

  • Channeling Einstein: A General Theory of Implementation, Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D Inc. Coming up with a good idea is easy. Figuring out the right way to implement it within your organization is hard. But it doesn’t have to be! This lecture leverages years of experience implementing technologies and processes across companies to develop a method to predict how to implement… almost anything.
  • Using NoSQL to Easily Store Unlimited Data in the Cloud, Stephen Faust, Revolution Design Who will show you how to store data in the cloud. if your application needs to store large amounts of data in a DB accessible from anywhere NoSQL may be your answer.
  • Get (Day) Lit with Licaso by Lighting Analyst, Matt Kincaid, Lighting Analysts Inc. Ever wanted to know more about the complex metrics used in quantitative daylight analysis? Wondered how to make sense of annual daylight data? Take a dive into Licaso, a program designed to give you the answers for daylighting. Oh, and it talks to Revit, AutoCAD and AGi32 too.
  • The Power of Revit Lookup Tables, Ralph Schoch, Victaulic. Take your families to the next level by adding lookup tables. Learn new ways of using lookup tables to control complex families. Anyone who needs to create content will benefit by using the techniques in this class to leverage lookup tables and simplify the sometimes complex nature of making families.
  • Get the Most Out of Your Detail Components and Details, Jesse Mickle, Neumann Monson Architects. Standard firm details, keynotes, detail components with extensive parameters, and standard line types from firm standards. We’ll walk through a process that was done to set up parametric detail components that align with firm standards to quickly create intelligent details no matter the project.
  • Workshop: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing, Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman. Join an interactive discussion: Add UX design thinking to create families from a team mate’s perspective. Identify problems to resolve, generate, and evaluate potential solutions: 1)Gain insight from each other about potential user’s pain points 2)Sketch prototype families (potential solutions) 3)Trade prototypes to test for resolution of pain points identified.
  • Status of Third Party Lighting Fixture Families (A Random Sample), Matt Kincaid, Lighting Analysts Inc. Manufacturers’ preparation of lighting fixture family data for use in Autodesk’s Revit software is complex, expensive and problematic. End Users: Learn potential pitfalls of using third party families. Manufacturers: Learn appropriate construction methods for different luminaire types and see how to avoid costly mistakes

Feeling exhausted – the Gala Dinner is within close reach.

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