Members of AUGI, you'll notice that the AU class handouts are being added to the forums (must be logged in to download the files). I'm going to link to the classes, just to have a pointer directly to them.
Even if there isn't an FM track for a year of AU handouts, I'd still recommend that you check out the CAD Management and Programming coursework. Obviously, when you work on a huge scale like in CAFM, you can benefit from automation and standardization tips and tricks and code snippets.
Autodesk University 2002 - Facilities Management Track:
FM23-1: Developing a FM Automation Program for AutoCAD - A Real World Example!
Instructors: Brian M. Wildt ([email protected]) and Phil A. Leverault and Dave Espinosa-Aguilar
Class Description: In this course we\'ll show you how we developed an automation program from concept to implementation. We\'ll discuss how to get started, what things to keep in mind as the concept gets off the ground and a few problems that you may run into. We know there are many companies out there looking for ways to save time and money in their drafting departments. We want to share our experience with you and show you just what can be accomplished and maybe give you some ideas to get started with a program of your own.
FM33-1: FM Desktop™ Leveraging AutoCAD to Meet Your Facility Management Needs…
Instructor: Bob Fahlin
Class Description: Using FM Desktop™ and Autodesk® technologies to return sanity to the chaos that is facility management.
FM34-1: Facility Management Made Easy with faciliCAD
Instructor: Bill Kilp
Class Description: Needs Analysis, Existing Data Review, Software Selection, Data Input, Data Extraction, Data Management and Software Maintenance are all phases of implementing a facility management system. Each of these topics could be a class in itself. The intent of this course is to give the student a bird’s eye view of the process from the early stages of conceptual meetings, to implementation and use of the system. The main focus will be on data entry. We will discuss the minimum requirements for creating space chargeback reports to entering additional data such as employees and assets. We will cover the basic steps necessary to attach and link CAD floor plans to an external database using faciliCAD. The combination of faciliCAD and AutoDesk’s AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop or AutoCAD Map, gives the user all the tools needed to create graphic and non-graphic Space, Employee and Assets reports.