November 24, 2009

AU 2009 - Autodesk Impressions Classes by Ron Palma

“This year, Autodesk has selected six members of the Ideate technical team to present seven classes at AU. We are thrilled to have so many of our expert staff members invited,” says Bob Palioca, President, Ideate, Inc.

Creating a Good Impression
Your design documents provide the fuel for creating great-looking presentation drawings with Autodesk Impression. Getting superb output in the Impression rendering pipeline starts with understanding the options available to get the best input into the system. In this class, Ron Palma—the author of several “AutoCAD” and “AutoCAD for Architects” books and a frequent lecturer in Autodesk Revit workshops—will demonstrate the best ways to work with Impression and Autodesk design applications. We’ll explore topics such as document preparation, output options, and best practices for streamlining the flow from design to illustration. We’ll discuss utilities within Impression, such as Style Mapping, Block Substitution, and CAD Refresh that permit automated, iterative rendering of CAD works in progress.

Primary software: Autodesk Impression

Signature Styles and Entourage for Impression
Illustrations you use to communicate your ideas to your client carry the signature of your firm in every brush and pencil stroke they contain. In this class, Ron will show how to achieve a dynamic and personal look to your presentation illustrations. The creation of unique Autodesk Impression appearance styles, and how to create libraries of these signature styles will be covered in this class. Entourage elements such as furniture, trees, cars, and people add life to your illustrations. Methods for bringing your current image-based entourage libraries into Impression blocks, and techniques for creating a signature look for custom Impression blocks and block libraries will also be covered.

Primary software: Autodesk Impression

Presented by Ron Palma, Ideate AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Ron has over 20 years of experience in the architectural industry as a drafter, designer, lead project designer, and most recently a CAD manager implementing Autodesk Architectural Desktop for a residential design firm. His instructional background includes being an Autodesk Certified Instructor, trainer, support technician, educator at two community colleges, and a U.S. Army certified instructor. Ron is a published writer and continues to author professional technical training manuals for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture. Ron provides Revit Architecture training and support for AEC firms.

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