Archive for May, 2014

New Zealand BIM Handbook

May 23, 2014

As discussed last meeting albeit a little late.

Here is a link to the draft handbook;

And here is a link to comments on behalf of the group;


Please comment support, disagreement, or additional notes.

Currently the content is almost entirely mine. If there isn’t support from the wider group I’ll simply submit it under my own name.






28th May Event

May 21, 2014

Many thanks to BECA for hosting and sponsoring the event.

First Presentation:
Bracing Families and Schedules for Revit and Revit LT users
Suitable for Beginners to Intermediate
Scott from Graphic Dimensions Ltd will show you how to setup a simple bracing component family with some custom parameters added for use in your models whether you have full version Revit or Revit LT and then create a schedule to capture the bracing information using those families that come under the provisions of NZS:3604 Light Timber Framed Construction.
No 3rd party plug-in’s required!

Second Presentation:
Project Case Study – McKays to Peka
Suitable for anyone interested in Revit & BIM
Our Hosts BECA will present their work on the McKays to Peka Peka project which has some large Revit models and includes a number of disciplines.

Followed by:
Point Clouds Followup – Back in Revit
Suitable for anyone interested in Revit & BIM
Kevin Lux from Tennent + Brown Architects has got the point cloud scan generated from our March meeting at the lecture theater and put it back into the original Revit Model.
This should open up an interesting discussion about as-built models.

Wed 28 May 2014
Level 7
Aorangi House
85 Molesworth Street
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5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Finishing at 7:30pm
Please do not arrive before 5:30

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick