Here at Cadassist we pride ourselves on our client-centred approach; providing what software users genuinely need when it comes to training. We regularly collect feedback, looking to give the ultimate training experience.
A new approach
It’s because of this feedback that we’re taking a new approach to our Revit training, with a new emphasis on job-focused, bite-size, modular learning.
We’re very conscious that our customers’ time is their greatest asset. And taking three days in a row out of the office for a training course is a long time. This is often a barrier to learning. Because this 3-day block is such a hurdle, Revit users end up relying on colleagues or tutorials or You Tube videos to get started. This often results in new users developing bad habits. Another consideration for a 2-day essentials course is there are many individuals within a firm where a 3-day course is simply overkill for what they need.
We also listened to our customers when they told us the 3-day essentials course was not delivering everything they needed to begin a Revit project. Other customers told us they were struggling to understand the best techniques for 2D detailing inside of Revit. Yet others explained there was just not enough information on best practices for collaboration.
So we have re-engineered our training to make our courses shorter and more specific, allowing users to slowly build their knowledge as they apply it. Revit users can now get just the right amount of training at just the right time to advance their project skills.
More importantly, these new courses are designed to reflect a user’s actual workflow. Instead of taking Revit’s functionality and arbitrarily separating topics into “beginner”, “intermediate” and “advanced” courses (as most Autodesk courseware providers do), our new approach groups Revit skills by job role.
Revit Architecture Courses at Cadassist
The courses in our Revit series now include:
- Revit Architecture Essentials: this shorter two-day course now appeals to a much wider audience and makes it easier for users to get started with Revit. It is a suitable starting point for any architect, technician or user who will be involved in day-to-day project work. It is also suitable for senior partners and managers who need a basic understanding of Revit in order to manage projects and engage with clients.
- Revit Architecture Stage 2 Concept Design: this new two-day course is designed specifically for design architects and anyone involved in a project’s concept design stage. It covers all the necessary skills for early stage project work such as site design, linking CAD information, curtain walling and massing studies. It also gives you the skills to test and validate your design, including space planning, solar analysis, design options and energy analysis. There was never enough time to cover all these skills in a 3-day essentials course!
- Revit Collaboration: We have separated out collaboration into a 1-day course designed for all disciplines. Being such a broad topic, it was always hard to fit collaboration into less than a full day. This new course includes an overview of the new Autodesk A360 Revit for Collaboration cloud platform.
- Revit Detailing: Also designed for all disciplines, a new 1-day course
- Revit Standards and Management: remains a 1-day course, with new content for British BIM standards
- Revit Content Creation: remains a 2-day course
- Revit for Landscape Architects: a new 2-day course
In addition we recently launched our series of Dynamo courses – the first available in the UK – including Dynamo Essentials, Dynamo Advanced Data Management and Dynamo Advanced Geometry. Since their launch in November, they have been filling up quickly and getting rave reviews.
If you’re interested in time-effective and job-focused training courses that better meet your individual needs, get in touch with our training department on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our new website
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