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Autodesk Revit for Beginners

Date: January 8, 2018

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th January 2018

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Coventry University

This is a two day course that is a practical introduction to the basic elements of this  3D BIM development software. The course is delivered in a computer lab and all delegates will have access to a computer running Autodesk Revit software for the duration of the course. Participants will gain practical hands on knowledge of the essential elements of this software package and will be given simple training exercises and examples to complete as part of the course.

Who Should Attend

No previous REVIT experience is necessary.  The course is aimed at  who are just starting with Revit software or those who want to learn its essential elements.

Autodesk Revit is also the market leading software tool for all BIM applications and will be of interest to anyone specialising in this area.

Day One:

Why Revit is not like AutoCAD, an introduction to REVIT and BIM

The Revit Interface

The Revit Skeleton – Levels and Grids

From System families to type families

Creating a simple house – Part 1

House Pt 2 - Walls, Floors Doors and Windows – Adding and modifying Type Families

Setting up a sheet and adding content.

Day Two

Sections, View range and scope boxes

Adding Rooms and Furniture

View options and Templates

Stairs and Railings

Call outs and 2D details

Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch.

This workshop is funded by ERDF and is free to SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire - eligibility will be checked and confirmed at registration.

Pitching Your Business Idea

Date: January 18, 2018

Thursday 18th January 2018

8.30 am - 4.00 pm

Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry

CUE Business Solutions is offering a series of bespoke workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the workshops are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If you have an innovative Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business or you have been trading less than 12 months please see whether our FREE Marketing workshop would help you.

Workshop content:

In this session we cover the practical elements to pitching your idea to potential customers or investors. In the first section we cover the elements of what should be included in a pitch and an introduction, through examples, to pitch decks - a powerful tool in generating interest in your business idea. The second half of the session will be highly interactive and provide opportunities to practice your business idea presentations.

What you will get out of it

  • Understanding the different types of pitching, a written pitch, a sales pitch and a pitch for investment
  • The elements of a successful pitch
  • What to say (and what not to say)
  • The key elements to get across in your pitch
  • How to pitch, confidently, one-to-one or one-to-many
  • Tips and techniques to keep your audience interested
  • How to prepare, and use, brief notes

If you really want to move forward with your approach to pitching your business idea this highly interactive workshop is for you.

You are asked to arrive promptly at 8.15 for an 8.30am start. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Eligibility criteria exist and will be covered during the registration process.

Marketing Your New Business

Date: February 20, 2018

Tuesday 20th February 2018

8.30 am - 4.00 pm

Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry

CUE Business Solutions is offering a series of bespoke workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the workshops are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If you have an innovative Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business or you have been trading less than 12 months please see whether our FREE Marketing workshop would help you.

If you really want to move forward with your marketing approach this highly interactive workshop is for you.

Workshop content:

  • What’s marketing all about?
  • A research-based approach
  • Segment – how to group people together?
  • Target – who to go for?
  • Positioning – branding and the marketing mix to suit your business and your target customers
  • Making it happen

You will leave this session feeling informed, enthused and motivated to develop a marketing plan to get your business out there. The session will start by looking at what you need to know and how to find it out. Then you’ll profile and select your ideal customers. Once you’ve identified these we’ll review your offering from their perspective to ensure it is attractive to them and will reach them. You’ll leave the session with a plan as to the next steps to make it happen.

You are asked to arrive promptly at 8.15 for an 8.30am start. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Eligibility criteria exist and will be covered during the registration process.