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Rabi Sidawi
Rabi Sidawi
Since 1988 Rabi Sidawi, AIA practiced architecture in Los Angeles, Honolulu and Atlanta. Rabi is a registered Architect and a senior AEC solutions consultant at Applied Software. In his current role, he provides AEC project planning/implementation, trains AEC professionals on (BIM) applications including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Navisworks, InfraWorks 360, A360 Collaboration for Revit, and Autodesk Sustainable Design Solutions. Autodesk recognized Rabi as having received the highest ratings from students for instructor performance. He was named (ATC) Instructor of the Year for 2007. In 2009 he received the North America award for distinguished performance in Revit Architecture. Currently, Rabi Sidawi holds an Adjunct Professor position in the Graduate Program in Construction Management at the New School of Architecture & Design, and at Stevens Institute of Technology.



  • B. Arch, M. Arch, M.A.
  • Senior AEC Solutions Consultant
  • 25+ Years of AEC Experience
  • Repeat speaker at AU, RTC and AIA events
  • Published author


Autodesk Certifications:

  • Building Specialist - Technical Sales
  • Revit Implementation Certified Expert
  • Consultative Methodology Certification
  • Structural Specialization

Hilti Plug-in v1.3 for Autodesk Products

The Hilti plug-in for Autodesk is an add-in for several Autodesk applications that allow AEC professionals to populate Building Information Models with appropriate firestop components through automated clash detection and product selection. Well-suited for Revit, AutoCAD MEP, Fabrication CADmep, and Navisworks Manage, the Hilti plug-in makes firestop easier than ever. During this webinar, we’ll highlight new features in the recent v1.3 update, including: New qualification browser, Automatic qualification, and Overall performance enhancements.

Autodesk software give industrial robots eyes, ears and real-time intelligence

The classic industrial robot is a deaf, dumb and blind arm deployed to carry out repetitive tasks reliably. Now, companies such as Autodesk Inc. are developing peripheral vision systems and software which allows robots to work closely with humans in factories and workshops. (video by Matt Gottschalk, David Nicholson) (Source: Bloomberg)