Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Just to clear a few things up….

The London Revit User Group, is just that, and LRUG registered member get tickets on a first come first served basis  

We ask that new people wanting to attend ask to register and join the group before adding them to any event, usually after existing members have had adequate time to apply for tickets..

The General Data Protection Regulations GDPR apply to User Groups and Clubs, thus we have guidance re the GDPR and request that anyone requesting membership of the group so they receive future invites, send a statement with their information that will be held on a spreadsheet/database to create the mailing list.

Registration for Mail List and Invite List

To register please email alan@lrug.co.uk Please state in your email that

 “I have read the LRUG Privacy Policy & Subject Access Request Policy and I agree to them.”

Name (First, Last)

Job Title

Company Name If you have moved companies please let me know what your last company was or your old email address so that I can remove the old email address off the database to keep it up to date. 

Email Address If different than the one used to send the request

This information may well be contained within your standard signature used for emails.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

LRUG Wednesday 15th February 2023 - Meeting


Below are details of the two talks for the first in-person meeting after the pandemic to be held on Wednesday 15th of February. This will be a combination of a physical and Teams meeting. It is sponsored by Kinship and we have two presentations.

The usual beers and pizzas will be served and we will have a new venue at the Lower Ground Floor level in our office at 17 Newman Steet. The event will start at 6pm, so registration from 5:30pm.

If you want to attend in-person the Eventbrite invitations will be sent out on Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th February at 9am. They have now changed eventbrite and only 250 email invitations can be sent out per day and we have 500 people on the mailing list. 

As usual tickets based on a first come first served basis will be issued. There will be a waiting list, so if you grab a ticket and find you cannot attend surrender your ticket by logging into Eventbrite. 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 340 525 804 481

Passcode: 28W4K7


Download Teams | Join on the web

Join with a video conferencing device teams@vc.burohappold.com

Video Conference ID: 128 909 240 8


Alternate VTC instructions Or call in (audio only) +44 20 7660 8311,,984502223#   United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 984 502 223#


Speaker: Oliver Thomas

Design Technology Manager at BIG


BIM @ BIG – The journey going from small to big, and how to re-saddle your BIM horse on the way


Olly will in this talk take us on the journey of BIM at BIG over the years, and how it’s been to re-saddle the whole BIM setup along the way, in a fast-paced design firm like BIG. Olly will be sharing some of the thoughts, steps & developments that were done to make this as smooth as possible, as well as some insights into the wider setup at BIG.


Speaker:  Gary Sprague

Co-Founder and CEO at Kinship


All in the family: Kinship and content management at scale


Gary will talk about who Kinship are and their experience with Revit and content, how Kinship got started, key approaches to good content management, what Kinship offers today and what’s coming.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

April 2022 LRUG Meeting?

LRUG Meeting Tonight Tuesday 19th April,

Unfortunately, Mike Bartyzel has gone down with Covid and thus the physical meeting has been cancelled. However the Microsoft Teams meeting will go on. 

I have sent emails to the 25 people that managed to get tickets.

The presentations will be made by Steve Deadman the UK/EMEA Customer Success Manager of Ideate Software on the topic of Revit parameters, review how and when to use shared versus project parameters, discuss some of the newer Revit features related to parameters including:

- Global parameters

- Project-shared and family-shared parameters in key schedules

- New parameters unit types. 

Then Jose Fandos on What's New in Revit 2023

Link for Microsoft Teams for LRUG meeting Kick off at 6pm 

 Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

 Join with a video conferencing device teams@vc.burohappold.com

 Video Conference ID: 122 906 448 2

 Alternate VTC instructions

 Or call in (audio only) +44 20 7660 8311,,287058275#   United Kingdom, London

 Phone Conference ID: 287 058 275# 

Monday, 18 October 2021

20th October 2021 - LRUG Meeting

 Microsoft - Teams Meeting starting at 6pm 

1.      Revit Sheet and View Management:  Revit 2022.1 and Ideate Software – Richard Taylor

Revit Sheet and View management is difficult and time-consuming.  Revit has introduced some new workflows around this process within Revit 2022.1 in addition to features that have been around for years.  We will showcase those features but also talk about some workflows that are enhanced by Ideate Software solutions targeted at managing Revit Sheets and Views.

2.      Fire Safety Act and Associated Changes to Deliverables Expected – Carl Collins

A look at the direction of travel for information deliverables in light of the Building safety Act and what is likely to be expected by the new Building Safety Regulator. Also, a quick run through of activity in tis area and how it may affect construction, not just for higher risk developments.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device


Video Conference ID: 127 938 003 0

Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3443 9773,,538317084#   United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 538 317 084#

Find a local number | Reset PIN

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

June 2021 LRUG Meeting

Microsoft - Teams Meeting starting at 6pm 

Presentation 1 – What’s new in Revit 2022

The last few releases of Revit have been a bit underwhelming. Has AutoDesk delivered this time being under pressure of the industry Open Letter?

Find out yourself in the presentation by Paul Grimston from Symetri.

Presentation 2 – What’s new in Enscape 2021 by Phil Read

Coming back for the third time and eagerly awaited new presentation from always entertaining Phil Read with the following features:

Brief Intro 5min.

*Real-Time Plugin (Revit, SketchUp, etc)

*Fast, inexpensive, easy to use

* Pursuit to Construction


Release v3.0 Overview 10 min

* Unified UI Across All Supported Design Apps

* Offline Assets / Custom Assets

* Hundreds of New Assets


Best Practices 20 min.

* Lighting / Self Illumination

* Material / Image Origins

* Animated Textures

* Asset Linking



Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device


Video Conference ID: 127 788 980 4

Alternate VTC dialing instructions

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3443 9773,,514884768#   United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 514 884 768#

Find a local number | Reset PIN 

Monday, 15 February 2021

March 2021 LRUG Meeting


It's been a year since we have had a meeting, and realistically it's still going to be some time until we can have meetings as we used too. 

A decision has been made to hold a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams the two presenters  will be:- 

Shaun Farrell/Michael Bartyzel – BIM 360 Journey of Discovery and Necessity in Covid Times,Jose Fandos – BIM Management in Extreme Remote Conditions


 Microsoft Teams meeting starting at 6pm on Wednesday 17th March 2021

Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device teams@vc.burohappold.com

Video Conference ID: 124 450 419 6

Alternate VTC dialing instructions Or call in (audio only)

 +44 20 3443 9773,,811123826#   United Kingdom, London


Thursday, 12 March 2020

March 2020 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus the March meeting of LRUG has been Cancelled, hopefully by May things will have improved and we can once again meet up.   

Monday, 11 November 2019

November 2019 LRUG Meeting

We could not get the room for Wednesday and with AU coming fast the meeting will now take place on Thursday 14th November with two Presentations and for the first time in 10 years we are going to try and live stream the presentations there will be no gap between the presentations which will be between 6:00 – 8:00 and Beer & Pizza for those attending will be after and for those of you watching from home get pizza delivered and a couple of beers nearby.

UPDATE - Invites sent 12/11/2019 at 8:30 so if you have not received one, check your junk and spam folders and if still not there please let Alan know 

Link for the GoToWebinar access:

Why Tracking Issues - BIM Track

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think issue tracking software? Clashes? And probably: “But I handle them all in Navisworks, it’s fine...”
Have you ever noticed when someone says they are fine, they usually mean the complete opposite?

In this session, we’re going to look at some of the problems with tackling coordination the traditional way. We’ll also see what else besides clashes can be resolved with a centralized BIM coordination communications platform.

We will also have a look at the latest BIM Track updates with V.P. Sales & Marketing, Christian Proulx.

A Brief History of Digital Engineering by Carl Collins - Head Of Digital Engineering CIBSE  A presentation in association with SDE (Society of Digital Engineering).

The journey through history that has brought us to this point of digital construction maturity. What milestones were along the way and which giant’s shoulders are we standing on? Finishing with a look to the future, whatever that will be.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

September LRUG Meeting

11th September 2019

Title: Advanced Quality Control for Your Revit Project with Ideate StyleManager

Synopsis: Even in the best-case scenario, costs associated with time spent reprinting construction documents due to poor graphic quality or visibility issues can be substantial. At our September meeting we will learn how to identify the source of each non-standard Revit style so that it can be carefully removed, renamed or merged into your BIM standards with Ideate StyleManager. This session will focus on best practices for managing Object Styles, Line Styles, Line Patterns and Fill Patterns within your Revit projects, templates or family files. We will also discuss purging tips and tricks useful for any Revit user.

LRUG is pleased to welcome back Glynnis Patterson, Director of Ideate Software - a software development company focused on creating solutions to enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design. Glynnis is a registered architect in the US, a top-rated BiLT speaker, and has over 20 years of experience working with and developing solutions for architects, engineers, and general contractors around the world.

Title: BIM 360 - Pros & Cons - Jose Fandos  

Monday, 20 May 2019

July Meeting is Early

The July Meeting is going to be a week early on the 10th July as we have a visiting presenter Tim Waldock returning to the UK and once again offering to present.

INVITE UPDATE Invites were supposed to be out at 9:00am on Monday the 1st July, there was a problem with Eventbrite and CSV files when meant that only 345 invites from the 451 Invite list were filtering into the programme. So invites have gone in two batched one around 9:45 and the other around 11:30 after Alan had been playing with the database to find out why. If you still have not received an invite then please let alan@lrug.co.uk know. 

Title "Computational Design 100% in Revit - No Dynamo, No Add-ins"

Presented By Tim Waldock Revit Consultant Revitcat

Tim has devised a way to use Revit as more of a design tool, which lets designer play around with models using sliders to vary parameters - all without using any add-ins or Dynamo.It uses Global Parameters and Adaptive components, so it will show some of the benefits of those seldom used tools, but should appeal to any Reviteer who does not have time to learn Dynamo.

Feedback from the last time Tim presented at LRUG

Time after time I look at the proposed talks and wonder if I should attend and time after time I come away with a smile on my face and lightness of step - and it's not just because of the beer! Last night was no exception - I had a bloody good laugh! 

Seriously though, thanks very much for organising these events - I look forward to many more.

Title "BMoM - Sustainable Interop at Scale"

Presented By Rob May - Director BuroHappold 

Find out how the BHoM (Building and Habitats object Model) can help transfer information between Revit and Grasshopper/Excel/Dynamo?VR for model generation, manipulation and Management. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

50th LRUG Meeting 19th June 2019

Please make sure that you are registered on the LRUG Invite list, tickets for this event will go out at 9:00am on the 10th June 2019. If you want to register please read the Registration Tab and ensure you send the GDPR Statement as requested.  

Tickets will be on a first come first served basis and there are 419 people registered on the invite list as of the 17th May so I'm sure there will be a waiting list for this meeting. So if you get a ticket and find you can't attend please cancel your ticket by logging into Eventbrite / my tickets / current orders / view order / cancel order, then the next person on the waiting list if we are over the venue capacity will get the ticket. 

"What's In Your Template" - Kieren Porter 

Followed by Beer & Pizza then 

Title: An Overview and Best Practices for Using Revit and Enscape

Recent advances in graphics processing allows anyone to go from Revit to real-time in practically real time with just one click. Let’s focus on three key areas in Revit: lighting, materials and graphics (as well as a few yet uncommon tips and tricks)

By the end of this presentation you’ll be able to create compelling virtual presentations that save time, look beautiful and dramatically improve decision making with design teams, consultants and clients.

LRUG is pleased to welcome back Phil Read the co-founder of Read | Thomas - a BIM/VDC consulting company focused on connecting designers, builders and owners through cross-discipline technology integration. He has over 20 years experience in Architecture and Engineering including 18 years implementing Autodesk Revit: the world's only fully integrated platform for the parametric design of buildings and infrastructure.