June 22nd Event

June 22, 2016 by
Please join us at Productspec for this months meeting
Hear about what happened at RTC last month, Learn what Revit’s new Global Parameters are capable of and find out what Structural guys really do with Revit.
Also, thanks to Productspec, RTV Tools and Caduceus for supplying the refreshments

First presentation:
RTC Wrap-up

By Kevin ThickettWSP Group
Suitable for all Revit users.
The Revit Technology Conference Australasia (commonly known as RTC) was held in May. It is recognized as the best Revit event to attend and many of our members did just that. Kevin was one of them and he will share some of his insights.

Second Presentation:
Revit Structure

Clinton Maulder – NURB
Suitable for experienced users, Full Revit
Clinton will run through some of the interesting families he has created to deal with structural connections and specialist seismic solutions.

Third Presentation:
Global Parameters

Grant TaylorCaduceus
Suitable for all levels of experience, Full Revit (Sorry – Revit LT doesn’t have this feature)
Lots of people indicated last month that they would like to know what Global Parameters are all about and the potentially substantial effect they could have on their projects. So lets take a look at what they can do.

Wed 22 June 2016
@ Productspec
19 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington
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5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Please do not arrive before5:30
Finishing at 7:30pm
If you arrive late and can’t get in, TXT Grant on 021 677784

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

Revit 2017 – New Features

May 27, 2016 by

Another excellent turnout for RUGwell on Wednesday. Thanks so much for the great presentations from Mel@Jasmax & Gavin@Archaus and also for Jasmax Wellington for hosting.

We also had a good robust discussion on Revit 2017, new features, and especially what to look out for if you intend to upgrade projects and templates.

You can access the powerpoint presentation from the links below. Feel free to use in for your own in-house update training but remember that it is only an overview and is by no means complete (after 50 slides you have to stop!)

Download  Powerpoint
Download  PDF

Cheers,

Grant

May 25th Event

May 23, 2016 by

This months meeting is at Jasmax Wellington office.

We hope you can make it along for another dose of Revit enlightenment.

First presentation:
Revit Content Management
by Melanie Tristram – Jasmax
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit
Mel will show us what they know about managing Revit content using the UNIFI plugin

Second Presentation:
BIM in Middle Earth

Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit and Revit LT
by Gavin Urquhart – ArcHaus Architects
Based on Gavin’s presentation at RTC Washington last year, he will run through how he used Revit and Rhino to create unique, coordinated design models on the Hobbit films and the permanent film set/tourist attraction at Hobbiton in Matamata.

Third Presentation:
Revit 2017 – Whats New
by Grant Taylor – Caduceus Systems Ltd
Suitable for all Revit & Revit LT users
No sales rah rah here, just an honest look at what’s new, what’s changed and the gotcha’s.
Everyone is encouraged to share their experience and insights with 2017 as well.

Sponsor:
Many thanks to Jasmax for hosting and sponsoring this event

Wed 25 May 2016
@ Jasmax
Level 1, Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay
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5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Please do not arrive before 5:30
Finishing at 7:30pm
If you arrive late and can’t get in, TXT Grant on 021 677784

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

 

Autodesk Licensing & Product Changes

April 28, 2016 by

Following this months event, we were asked for Scotts presentation on this topic.

It can be downloaded using the following link;

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1J2kk3deShOeF9HRlI4SzN4ejg

 

FAB!

 

April 27th Event

April 27, 2016 by

This months meeting is at Stephenson & Turner Wellington.

We hope you can make it along for another dose of Revit enlightenment.

First presentation:
Lighting Design Process
by Pontus Hammarback – S&T
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit and Revit LT
Learn about S&T’s integrated lighting design process in Revit that fulfills the diverse needs of architects, engineers and clients.

Second Presentation:
Schedules, Notes & Transmittals

Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit and Revit LT
by Michael Warwick – MAW Design
Of course in a Revit model you can schedule anything, even things that aren’t in the model. Michael will demonstrate some more unusual examples of using schedules as never intended.

Third Presentation:
Autodesk Subscription Update
by Scott Sellars – GDL
Suitable for all Revit & Revit LT users
Get your head around the key changes to Autodesk subscription and maintenance plans

Sponsor:
Many thanks to S&T for hosting and sponsoring this event

Wed 27 April 2016
@ Stephenson & Turner
Level 2, 158 Victoria Street
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5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Please do not arrive before 5:30
Finishing at 7:30pm
If you arrive late and can’t get in, TXT Michael on 021 802 850

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

We’re starting this month!

March 17, 2016 by

BIM.well

Born out of the successful BIM focused meetings held by RUGwell last year, BIM.well is a new group formed to accommodate people interested in BIM no matter what industry segment they are in or what software they use.

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Wednesday 24th February Event

February 23, 2016 by

Please join us at Productspec to kick off the RUGwell New Year.
It’s time to start your monthly dose of Revit insight. We have some great presentations that will be of interest to everyone from expert to novice. Looking forward to seeing you there.

First presentation:
BIM Interoperability

By Chris Welch – Productspec
Suitable for experienced Revit users, Full Revit
Chris will demo some novel tools developed to make use of the GBXML file format, as well as discussing the BIM interoperability web service Flux.io and how to integrate it with Revit.

Second Presentation:
Revit Phasing & Phase Mapping

Kevin Thickett – WSP Group
Suitable for all levels of experience, Full Revit and Revit LT
Phases are one of the really powerful features of Revit – if you know how to use them. Kevin will give some practical do’s and don’ts to help you get the best out of this feature

Third Presentation:
Cloud Rendering – Tips for creating renderings to Wow your Clients

Grant Taylor – Caduceus
Suitable for all levels of experience, Full Revit and Revit LT
Autodesk Cloud Rendering has come of age. Grant will show you how to get the biggest bang for your buck and spend less time doing it.

Sponsor:
Many thanks to Productspec who are kindly hosting this event
and
RTV Tools for sponsoring the refreshments

Wed 24 February 2016
@ Productspec
19 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington
Google Map

5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Please do not arrive before 5:30
Finishing at 7:30pm
If you arrive late and can’t get in, TXT Grant on 021 677784

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

Merry Christmas from RUGwell

December 1, 2015 by

Our final meeting of the year is now behind us. Thanks again to ProductSpec for once again putting on a fitting end of year break up.

Thanks also to our speakers;

Jason Howden for a very interesting and inspiring Christchurch Justice Precinct case study, its good to know what can be achieved here and now.

Michael Warwick for an equally interesting and very useful presentation about Revit data corruption.

Micheal presentation was based on this document;

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-What-causes-data-corruption.html

It was great to see some new faces, especially MEPers, do come back for more next year!

Venues.

Special thanks to our eight host venues this year ,who not only provided use of their facilities, but also provided snacks and refreshments, keeping RUGwell free for everyone.

This year we met at;

Wellington City Council (twice)

GHD

Stephenson & Turner

Aurecon

Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

Norman Disney & Young

BECA

Productspec (twice)

We have at least one new venue in the pipeline for next year, so get in early if you want to host!

Speakers.

Thank you very much to those who took the time effort and risk to share your expertise and experiences. Without you there would be no RUGwell (sorry I don’t have a comprehensive list of this years speakers).

We are always keen to hear a new perspective on things Revit and BIM. So if you’d like to boost your industry reputation and practice your technical presentation skills in a low impact environment, feel free to volunteer.

There is no level of experience requirement as we like to have presentations aimed at various levels, and your RUGwell committee is happy to help out with topic suggestions from our list.

Merry Christmas.

We hope you get you projects finished in time, have a safe and relaxing break, and return to work invigorated for a 2016 packed with BIM awesomeness.

Keep an eye on the blog as there may be a few posts between now and our first meeting of 2016 in February.

 

Wednesday 25th November Event

November 25, 2015 by

Please join us at Productspec for some great presentations and a bit of seasonal cheer.

This is the last meeting for the year, and tradition dictates (we have been around long enough to have traditions!) that we see in the festive season in style.

Wed 25 November 2015
@ Productspec
19 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington
Google Map

5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Please do not arrive before 5:30
Finishing at 7:30pm
If you arrive late and can’t get in, TXT Grant on 021 677784

RSVP to Grant

First presentation:
Building on Shakey Ground – BIM on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

By Jason Howden – WAM
Suitable for all levels of experience, Full Revit and Revit LT
An overview how Warren and Mahoney together with Fletcher construction are leveraging BIM in the construction of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services building.- not to be missed!
Jason is one of the original Rugwellers and our first chairperson and it is great to have him back in his old stomping ground.

Second Presentation:
Improper Arguments with Revit

Michael Warwick – Stephenson & Turner
Suitable for all levels of experience, Full Revit and Revit LT
File corruption, Revit crashes, what causes them and how to reduce problems.

Sponsor:
Many thanks to Productspec who are kindly hosting this event

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

Wednesday 28 October – Special BIM Event!

October 23, 2015 by

This month we will be meeting at Wellington City Council to take part in a special BIM event.

Collaboration with IFC

This event is for anyone in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries who can benefit from sharing BIM data between different software applications, especially between ArchiCAD and Revit.
First presentation:

Collaboration and OpenBIM

Mark Horrocks Cadimage Group

Mark is the Collaboration Specialist at Cadimage Group and spends a fair amount of his time getting customers to collaborate well in Australia and New Zealand.  As we move more into BIM and general 3D modelling this collaboration is moving away from traditional DWG and PDF and moving into IFC.  IFC is an open standard file format that allows different authoring platforms to share 3D geometry and other object related meta data.  Through IFC and the Open BIM concept customers can send and receive each other’s 3D models and design and modify their buildings accordingly.

Mark will briefly show us some of these concepts, plus some tricks learnt along the way, plus some real-life industry projects using various collaboration techniques.

Second Presentation:


ArchiCAD to Revit for WCC data extraction

Max from WCC and Alex from Caduceus Systems Ltd
This is part three of the series of presentations Wellington City Council has been giving about getting BIM data into their Asset Management System.
Early jobs used only Revit models, this presentation is how they work with ArchiCAD models.
Max and Alex will go through some of their projects discussing how they made their decisions and then how they made the software do what they needed.

General Discussion / Question and Answers
IFC translation can be handled in many ways, all with varying results. The technology is also constantly evolving. Pros and cons abound.
There will be quite a bit of expert knowledge in the room so in the best traditions of user groups, feel free to ask your questions or perhaps provide a few answers.

See you there!

Wed 28 October 2015
@ Wellington City Council
Public Library, 65 Victoria St

On entering Library foyer, turn left to lifts.
Take lift to Mezzanine floor.
On exiting lifts turn right to meeting room.
Any concerns, give Max a call on
0210233 5042
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6pm – 8pm

RSVP to Grant


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