Archive for October, 2015

Wednesday 28 October – Special BIM Event!

October 23, 2015

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
Google Map

6pm – 8pm

RSVP to Grant

Announcement; RUGwell becomes a Collaborate affiliate.

October 22, 2015

RUGwell is excited to announce that we are now participating as a Collaborate affiliate group member! RUGwell have long been of the view that BIM groups should be working together, sharing information, not operating in isolated silos (sound familiar?). Collaborate have provided that framework.

Read the CollaborateANZ Statement of Collaboration.

View the list of affiliate groups.

How will this affect us?

RUGwell is still an independent local user group, self governed by its members via an organising committee.

Affiliating with Collaborate provides us with access to resources, ideas, and hopefully speakers from the other affiliates. In return we will share information & ideas on behalf of the group.

We will always ask before speaking on your behalf.

We will never share, sell, or otherwise distribute our email list.

Special BIM Event!

October 5, 2015

This month we will be meeting at Wellington City Council for a special BIM event.

The topic at hand will be;

Collaboration with IFC.

We will kick off with some presentations around this theme, including how Wellington City Council are using IFC, and finish with a Q&A time.

We will have visiting & local experts present, so bring your curly questions.

We hope to get a good turn out from users of various software platforms, in addition to our usual Revit people. So spread the word and encourage your contacts to take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to work more effectively together.

6.00 pm Wednesday 28th October.

See you there!

(More information to follow)