Archive for September, 2010

September Event – Friday Lunchtime

September 22, 2010

This Friday Lunchtime…

This is a ‘Brown Bag’ event so bring your sammies or sushi..!  The Productspec kitchen will also sponsor the event and provide delicious sweets, cookies & drinks.

24 September, doors open 12.00pm, presentations from 12.30 – 1.00pm.

I mixed all the colours
We will show you the different ways that Richard, Craig, and Greg mixed all the parametric conditions to get ‘Brown’ from August’s Family Challenge. The winner will also be anounced and rewarded.

Grant’s Kitchen
Grant will show us something he prepared earlier.  Don’t worry – Grant still cooks up Revit families and will show us his Line-Based cabinet families for speeding through those kitchen designs.

View to a Kill
James Bond takes us through exotic international locations… no, wait – wrong event..!  We will be looking at the power of View Templates at the exotically floored location of PS HQ.  Matt will show us the best practice for setting up View Templates and speed up those VG tasks.

Q&A Session
It’s not too late to send in your questions – just email Rhys to have your question answered in the open Q&A session..

15 NZIA CPD points are available

This session is sponsored by the good people at Productspec so no need to bring a crisp $5 note..!  It’s all free, so tell the techies, direct the directors here, bring your sammies, shout from the photocopier – see you there : )

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What do all the Colours make?…

September 10, 2010

For a bit of a challenge we have uploaded Rhys’s Conditional Statement Family, which you can get from our new BIMShare Box on the right hand side of the homepage.

The challenge is to take the family and edit the parameters and formulas to get the family to return “Brown” as a value.  First person to mix all the colours together and then un-mix them wins a bottle of wine or 6pack of beer of their choice.

So the first person to change those formulas and get it a working/flexing family emailed to me with the subject “I mixed all the colours…” WINS!!!

The family should return… Yellow, Blue, Red, Purple, Green, Orange and Brown.  The prize must be collected in person at the next RUG.

Good luck!

SPECIAL EVENT!!!

September 10, 2010

TODAY!!

The inaugural FRIDAY RUGWELL session…

For those of you who missed the last session or want to catch the action again we are running an hour-long lunchtime RUGWELL session this Friday.  Email Rhys to confirm your attendance.

This will be a ‘Brown Bag’ event so bring your sammies..!  The Productspec kitchen will also sponsor the event and provide delicious sweets and cookies.

Below is a reminder of the content we will be covering…

If Or And Not but…
Rhys is going to take us through those troublesome yet powerful time savers – Conditional Statements –  being the If’s, Or’s, And’s, Not’s, but not But’s..!

More Room for Schedules
Matt will walk us through the schedules again.  This time introducing concepts and schedules like Rooms in schedules and Material takeoffs that can help us organise and maintain our projects, ultimately saving you more time..!

Sheets Saver
Grant will show us the new 2011 feature that allows you to create Sheet Place Holders.  In Grant’s own words, ‘it’s fantastic, you’ll never look back!”

Q&A Session
It’s not too late to send in your questions – just email Rhys to have your question answered in the open Q&A session..

15 NZIA CPD points are available

This session is sponsored by the good people at Productspec so no need to bring a crisp $5 note..!  It’s all free, so tell the techies, direct the directors here, bring your office, shout from the photocopier – see you there : )