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The traditional print publishing industry requires long production cycles before any book or publication can see print. This situation has become more acute for authors like myself who publish books on annual software releases. I hope to use this blog to publish information, updates, addenda, ruminations, and other "mid-cycle" missives. I hope you enjoy it.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Book is here!


After a VERY long wait this cycle, I am happy to announce that today I received my copy of The Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit Architecture 2011.

This is the 2011 edition of my Revit Architecture book: Paul F. Aubin's Mastering Revit Architecture 2010. This year we have re-branded this and other books under the new banner of "The Aubin Academy Master Series."  This was done for a few reasons. First, there was already (and has been for some time) another title called "Mastering Revit Architecture." It is by another publisher and by different authors. So part of the re-branding is an attempt to eliminate some of the confusion caused by having two different books with essentially the same title. The other reason for the switch is to help group all of my books (4 titles this year) under a single banner.

Here is a photo of the actual book! Now I really do believe that it has published because I am holding it in my hands!

To give you a sneak peak at some of what you can expect to find in its pages please visit some of the previous posts like these which include excerpts from the topics in the book on making custom elevation tags:
Elevation Tags Part 1
Elevation Tags Part 2

And this excerpt that details the process of setting up shared coordinates in a Revit project.
Excerpt for Chapter 6.

Book Dataset
The book no longer includes a CD/DVD. You download the dataset online.
You can find the complete dataset for the book here.
This is on a page hosted by the publisher. To see the complete book page on CengageBrain (the publisher's site), click here.

The other three books in the Aubin Academy Master Series are:

The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2011 (co-authored with Darryl McClellan, Martin Schmid and Gregg Stanley) - Due October 27
The Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit MEP 2011 (co-authored with Darryl McClellan, Martin Schmid and Gregg Stanley) - Due in December


And don't forget my Revit Architecture Essentials Training at lynda.com.

Friday, September 24, 2010

VICO Software is hiring

VICO Software is fast growing company offering 4D and 5D solutions to the AECO industry. And, they are hiring! VICO is actively recruiting Project Engineers in both northern and southern California. Please read through the job description.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autodesk University Schedules

Hello:

I hope that you will all make the trip to Las Vegas this year for Autodesk University 2010. I am speaking at 6 classes total this year! Three where I am the primary speaker and three where I am co-speaking with others. I will be teaching two sessions with my MEP co-authors - Gregg, Martin and Darryl. and another with my longtime friend and collaborator Matt Dillon. Each of these guys is a top notch AU speaker as well and they have been speaking for years both individually and separately. I have included all of our schedules here in a handy chart in case you are looking for good classes to attend. Thanks and again, hope to see you there!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2011

It has been an interesting summer. The exciting news is that all of my books are rebranded this year as the "Aubin Academy Master Series" - Exciting! This includes AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Revit Architecture and new this year: Revit MEP! (need to get that one finished, but more on that later).

The disappointing news is that we have experienced delays at the publisher and all the rebranded books are LATE. Arrgggg. Well, to try to soften the blow a little, I am going to post some sample chapters. Let's start with a sample from the new edition of the AutoCAD MEP book. You can find the complete text of Chapter 6 here.

Please enjoy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Custom Revit Elevation Tags - Part 2

Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to this post. In a post a couple weeks ago, I shared the steps to create a custom elevation tag with a PDF excerpt from the soon to be published Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit Architecture 2011. (Sorry the book is slow to store shelves. I am assured by the publisher that it will be here soon...)

Meanwhile, here is the second part of the tutorial on creating and adding custom elevation tags in Revit Architecture 2011. This part of the tutorial is from Chapter 4 in the new book. The previously posted excerpt was from Chapter 10. (In the book, I show you first how to load a pre-built tag that I provide in Chapter 4, and then how to build it yourself later in Chapter 10).

You can find a PDF with the steps here.

If you did not build the tag, the previous post explaining how to do so, or you can simply download the completed Revit file here.

I hope you find this post helpful. Have fun creating your new elevation tags!