Posts Tagged ‘RUG’

Merry Christmas from RUGwell

December 1, 2015

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.

 

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)

Wednesday 22nd July Event

July 21, 2015

This months meeting is at Productspec

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

19 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington
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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

First presentation:
The Productspec team will demonstrate the brand new Revit families for the MonkeyToe Systems range of roof access, plant mounting, barrier and personal protection systems.

Second Presentation:
Dynamo 101
By Chris Welch – Productspec
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit
A must-know for all Revit users! Chris will introduce us to the basics of Dynamo node-based programming, with the goal of providing a foundation of knowledge that will allow us to get started with creating our own simple dynamo tools and take advantage of the thriving Dynamo community.

Case Study: Parametric Cocoon
Following the Dynamo presentation, Chris will highlight the possibilities of node-based programming by breaking down the process of designing, documenting and CNC fabricating Productspec’s crazy BuildNZ exhibition stand using Revit, Rhino, & Grasshopper.

Note, the actual 6m x 3m parametric cocoon will also be on display at the Productspec studio.

Third Presentation:
RTC Round up
Cherry & Kevin from NDY will share their experiences from this years Revit Technology Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Sponsor:
Many thanks to Productspec and MonkeyToe Systems who are kindly hosting and sponsoring this event

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

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Revit Sundial

September 4, 2014

As mentioned at last months event, Revit-on-the-cloud is now available for beta testing.

You can sign up here; http://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/revit-sundial

If anyone would like to voulenteer, it would be good to get some feedback for the group at an upcoming meeting.

Wednesday 27th August Event

August 26, 2014

Please join us for RUGwell August meeting at Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

First presentation:
Curtain wall tips & tricks – Greg Burr DGSE
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit & LT
Greg will demonstrate some different ways he has used curtain walls on recent projects, including a few tips and tricks he’s come up with

Second Presentation:
Clash detection strategies – Kevin Thickett NDY
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit
Kevin will demonstrate setting up and running clash detection in Navisworks, and explain why a structured approach is needed.

Followed by:
Questions, answers, tips and tricks
Come armed with any questions you have or quick tips you want to share. We will do our best to share the Revit love.

Sponsor: Many thanks to Designgroup Stapleton Elliott who are kindly hosting and sponsoring this event.

 

Wed 27 August 2014

@ Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

Level 3, CMC Building 89 Courtenay Place

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

 

23rd July event

July 20, 2014

This month we have a great door prize up for grabs from our main sponsor Ke Kelit. Make sure you bring a business card to drop into the hat.

First presentation:
Ke Kelit Piping Systems content & Lookup Tables
Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit
Matthew Pettengell will show off the new Ke Kelit Piping Content availible at Productspec and explain how Lookup Tables work in Revit.

 

Second Presentation:
Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Wrap-up
Suitable for all levels of expertise
For those who couldn’t make it to Australia for this years conference, Craig Burke from Beca, will give us a run down of what we missed out on.

 

Followed by:
How to get Wellington Area Site & Terrain Information
Suitable for all levels of expertise Full Revit and LT
Grant from Caduceus will show you how to use the Koordinates.co.nz web site to get site contours and boundary information to create toposurfaces and boundary lines. A lot of this information is free!

 

Sponsor:
Many thanks to to Productspec for hosting this meeting in their new offices.
And to Ke Kelit for providing the drinks, nibbles and Door Prize.

 

Wed 23 July 2014
@ Producspec
19 Edward St, Wellington
(Tucked in behind the buildings on the corner of Manners & Victoria St)
Google Map

5.30pm – for a 6pm start
(Please do not arrive before 5:30)
Finishing at 7:30pm

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

June 25th Event

June 23, 2014

This month we are back at GHD’s fantastic staff room

First presentation:

A Revit novice’s view on BIM and Prefab

Suitable for all levels of expertise

Guy Shaw, from Energy Architecture NZ Ltd, shares his experiences as a Revit rookie working on new prefab projects in Queenstown.

For comparison, he will also share one of his UK prefab projects where BIM wasn’t utilized.

Followed by:

Whats new in Revit 2015

Suitable for all levels of expertise

Several mini presentations from those in the know about Architecture, Structural & MEP, with plenty of pearls for you to take away. If you have already taken the plunge into 2015, we will be happy to have your input as well. I’m sure a lively discussion will follow.

Sponsor: Many thanks to GHD for providing the venue and refreshments for this months meeting. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Wed 25 June 2014

@ GHD Level 1 Grant Thornton House 215 Lambton Quay

(that’s the newly refurbished ANZ building with Nespresso on the corner)

5.30pm – for a 6pm start (Please do not arrive before 5:30) Finishing at 7:30pm

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there. Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

28th May Event

May 21, 2014

Sponsor:
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
@BECA
Level 7
Aorangi House
85 Molesworth Street
Thorndon
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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

30th April Event

April 21, 2014

Please note: This meeting has been rescheduled to the last Wednesday of the month so that everyone can enjoy the holidays and still get their monthly dose of Revit inculcation.

Wed 30 April 2014
Ground Floor, 1 The Terrace (behind Wishbone)
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5.30pm – for a 6pm start
Finishing at 7:30pm

RSVP to Grant

First presentation:
Using colour fill plans for Revit MEP design verification.
Kevin Thickett – NDY

Second Presentation:
Revit Schedules
Cherry from NDY will show us how to create an office phone list using Revit & other scheduling tips

Followed by:
NZ BIM Handbook Discussion
RUGwell committee
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has released handbook for industry comment.
It can be downloaded here.
Please take the time to download and read it. The RUGwell committee would like to collect and submit comments on behalf of the group.
The final submission will be posted publicly on the RUGwell blog.

Sponsor:
Many thanks to Norman Disney & Young for hosting and sponsoring the event.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant Taylor, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick

26th February 2014 Event

February 21, 2014

Please join us for the first RUGwell meeting of 2014 at GHD’s new
offices

What better place to kick off RUGwell for the year than at GHD’s shiny
new offices in what must be the best staff cafe in town.

Main presentation:

Oculus Rift Virtual
Reality – by Matt Cantwell

Take a virtual tour of GHD’s new offices, while you are in GHD’s new offices,
with the Oculus Rift head set.

Matt will be our tour guide and explain how it all works.

(we may have a queue for this one)

Followed by:

Project Case Study – TBC (find out on the night!)

RUGwell committee general business

Plenty of time to ask questions and get answers

Sponsor:

Many thanks to GHD for providing the venue and refreshments
for this months meeting.

Wed 26 February 2014

@ GHD

Level 1
Grant Thornton House
215 Lambton Quay
(that’s the newly refurbished ANZ building with Nespresso on the corner)

5.30pm – for a 6pm
start

(Please do not arrive before 5:30)

Finishing at 7:30pm

RSVP to Grant

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Grant
Taylor
, Kevin Thickett & Michael Warwick