Monday, 18 March 2019

LRUG 20th March 2019 Meeting

INVITES Sent out 18th March 
email Alan if you are registered and have not received 

ISO19650 - Carl Collins

A run through of the new BIM standards and what it means to the construction industry by someone from the construction industry and who was part of the writing process of both the 1192 series and the new ISO 19650 series

Alec Milton – Excitech DOCS

Document and Drawing Management Solution for Architects, Engineers and Design Professionals in the Construction Sector.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

LRUG meeting 16th January 2019

INVITES Sent out 14th January at 8:55 
email Alan if you are registered and have not received 

Presentation 1Kinship Product Demonstration

Successful Revit adoption requires having quality tools to manage content, track your projects and team, and analyze your data. But what if you could get all of that functionality from just one tool?

Kinship is a cloud-based solution for managing all your content, projects and teams working in Revit. Designed with a focus on simplicity, speed and integration, Kinship aims to intelligently solve the many day-to-day workflow and monitoring challenges that come with running projects in Revit. 

Launched commercially in 2017, Kinship is being used enterprise-wide at major UK firms such as BuroHappold, Foster + Partners, BDP and Allies & Morrison. Founder Jose Fandos will provide a detailed demonstration of Kinship's features and benefits to show how it can help AEC firms get the most out of Revit.

Presentation 2 Kinship Customer Showcase: Allies & Morrison

As a follow-up to the Kinship product demonstration, hear from a current Kinship customer about how the tool helps them manage their Revit projects and gain valuable insights for improving their work. 

Matt Olsen, BIM Lead at Allies & Morrison, will share a view into how the firm is using Kinship to monitor and improve their content usage, project performance and team activity. Matt will show how the firm not only uses Kinship's built-in features to facilitate workflows and ensure effective outcomes, but also how they leverage the availability of their Kinship data in external tools to develop custom reports and get additional insights. 

The presentation will be an opportunity to see firsthand the type of impact that Kinship can have on running successful projects in Revit.

Monday, 17 September 2018

LRUG Meeting Wednesday 19th September

LRUG September Meeting we have Tim Waldock and Frank Schuyer (and his team) both flying in to the UK for this one

Presentation 1 – Verifi3D

Real-time validation of life safety standards. Verifi3D, owned by Xinaps, is a cloud platform which empowers professionals in the Virtual Design & Construction industry to streamline the compliance process with accessibility and fire safety standards.

Our passion is to foster digital transformation across the AEC industry. Traditional approaches need to be replaced by the digitized, more accurate and reliable methods of working with building data.

About Xinaps
Founded in 2015, Xinaps is a forward-thinking team of 9 professionals that creates smart model validation tools within design software because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized.

Xinaps joined YES!Delft in 2016, the leading tech incubator in Europe. YES!Delft has successfully built more than 160 companies so far and every day continues to focus on building tomorrow’s leading firms.

Presentation 2 – How to Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content by Tim Waldock (RevitCat)

A brief study of some tricks and tips to use the Conceptual Massing Tools to create Revit families or models comprising NURBS double-curved surfaces.  This is something that many people struggle with, particularly when Revit gives the warning 'Cannot Create Form . . . .'  This is a shortened version of presentations given at BILT ANZ 2018 and BILT NA 2017.  The preliminary parts of the original presentation are available on the RevitCat blog, and will not be covered here.

Tim Waldock is a Revit Consultant based in Sydney, Australia;  Has previously worked as CAD/BIM Manager in various architectural offices in London, Singapore and Sydney.  Tim writes the RevitCat blog:

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

18th July Meeting 2018

Invites will be sent out on Monday 16th July 2018 to all those on the invite list 


Enscape Best Practices from Around the World -  Phil Read of Read | Thomas LLC


Enscape is a plugin for Revit, Rhino and SketchUp that allows anyone to quickly and easily explore and present their design in a live, beautiful and natural looking real-time VR environment as you design - no exporting required. This inspiring session will present tips, tricks and best practices from around the world and across multiple industries: Buildings, Engineering, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Industrial Design, Media / Entertainment and more. 


Phil is 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. ReadThomas has been working with the Enscape team and customers since the summer of 2015.

When not traveling, you're likely to find Phil driving around Charlotte in his restored 1960 Triumph TR3A.

2nd presentation 


Tideway are constructing a tunnel from Acton in West London to Abbey Mills in the east. When complete the tunnel will help eliminate more than 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage entering the tidal River Thames every year. The tunnel is part of a wider programme of improvement works by Thames Water, called the London Tideway Improvements. With the Thames Tideway Tunnel in place the system will discharge only 4 times in a typical year. When completed, alongside the Lee Tunnel it will have a storage capacity of 1.6m cubic metres, the equivalent of 600 Olympic-size swimming pools. This presentation highlights the innovative work some of Tideway’s Tier 1 Contractors are undertaking using BIM to develop Health & Safety awareness.


David is the BIM Manager at Tideway responsible for the delivery of BIM data by their Tier 1 Contractors. David has over 30 years experience in the AEC industry. Some past achievements include being one of the founding partners of ArcDox, the first specialist BIM consultancy practice in Ireland, and a founder of Revit Users Ireland Group (RUIG). 

His role at Tideway is to provide coordination and development of the BIM functions and processes for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, and coordinate and manage the linkages between CAD, GIS, Document Control and other information sources associated with the Contractors.

Monday, 14 May 2018

May 16th Meeting Is ON

OK The presenters who were going to be at the 16th May meeting let us down but Michael Bartyzel managed to get some last minute stand ins which is why the invites are a day later than usual as we didn't really want to cancel again - So grab those tickets for Wednesdays Meeting. Invites have been sent out at 7:15 this morning 15th May


1.     How to train your team in Dynamo

2.     What’s new in Revit 2019

The following emails Bounced and these people have been taken off the Invite List 

Adam Wildon
Bogdan Darydor
Chris Priestley
Darren Quigley
Fabio Roberti
Graham Stewart
Hugh Gallagher
Johathan O'Conner
Matteo Cominetti
Thorsten Stathus 

The following person was Blocked - Anthony Grieveson 

And there was one request to Unsubscribe. 

All the above have been removed from the invite list, more than likely those who were Bounced have moved company and have not sent in new contact details. 

Monday, 19 March 2018

No March Meeting

It has not been possible to arrange a meeting for this Wednesday, the next meeting is scheduled to take place on the Wednesday 16th May 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

January 17th Meeting

Invites were sent out 15th January - don't use Linked-in email me at if you have not received your invite - Only one invite bounced this time and that was Steven Holmes who is or was working for Fosters & Partners and has been taken of the invite list that still stands at 290 members.

Presentations are

Carl Collins - Blockchain in construction.
Jose Fandos – The Best Use Cases of Global Parameters in Projects

Offers to present are very welcome as we are running low


All 60 tickets gone in less than 48 hours - there is a waitlist function activated so if you find you can not attend please log into Eventbrite and release your ticket so someone on the waiting list can attend

Thursday, 9 November 2017

November Meeting

Has been cancelled as it was difficult to find two presenters who were not busy because they are playing catchup after attending AU2017. The next meeting will be in January 2018, so have a great Christmas and we will see you all next year.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Bounced and Undelivered Invites

The following people have been removed from the invite list as the email either bounced or was reported as undelivered by Eventbrite

James Moores
Ken Hutt
Robert Hunter
Kanishka Perera
Mathew Trewin
Matt Sexton
Sam Evans
Svetlana Paskova

If you have moved companies please email me and let me know what your new email address is so that you are on the invite list for the next meeting. We bob around the 300 registered members on the invite list between those we loose and new members each meeting.

Last meeting was the 42nd meeting since LRUG was formed

Friday, 22 September 2017

September Meeting 2017

September meeting 27th September 2017 - invites will be sent out on the 22nd September 2017

Hide & Seek with Revit Elements - Richard W Taylor of Ideate Software

Revit software gives you a dizzying array of sophisticated options to display or hide elements within the Building Information Model that are based on intelligent parameters or properties of the element or view settings. Every element has a category, phase, discipline, or workset that can impact whether that element displays within a selected view. In addition, scope boxes, crop regions, and view ranges may also impact the display of Revit model or annotation elements. And, view templates and many view settings can also drive element visibility. In fact, there are at least 50 different ways to hide an element in Revit.

Learn about Ideate Software’s powerful arsenal of forensic tools that will help you understand why an element doesn’t display as expected, and how to fix the issue.

About the Presenter:

Richard W. Taylor, Assoc. AIA, Technical Evangelist at Ideate Software has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience, and was part of the original development team for Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this presentation, attendees will be able to…

  • Learn how to fix a visibility issue when a Revit object is outside of the View Range setting.
  • Learn how to fix a visibility issue when a Revit object is outside of an annotation or model crop view setting.
  • Gain an understanding of how element and view Phase settings can impact element visibility.
  • Learn how discipline settings on the element and within the view can impact element visibility.

How good is your Revit model? - Lewis Wenman & Lewis Courtnell of Bouygues UK 

Class Summary: Assessing the model, does it meet with EIR and BEP requirements? We will discuss QA & a process/tool that reports how compliant and suitable the model is.

Learning objectives:

·         How to examine the model and assess if the fundamental modelling methodology of the software has been adopted.
·         How to check the model for optimum performance and prepare it for issuance providing a Quality Assurance process.
·         How to utilise Revit’s capabilities for management along with applications such as Autodesk Model Checker and Dynamo.
·         Produce a report that details how compliant and suitable the model is.
·         BIM Managers, Information Managers, Model Coordinators,

Description of talk:

·         Have you ever received a model and wondered what’s inside?
·         Questioned how the model was put together?
·         Have issues with your model performance and don’t know where to start looking.
·         We are not just talking about the geometry but the Metadata and how the model has been put together. The session will look under the bonnet of the Revit model and assess the quality and suitability of the data so that a valid assessment can be made of what the model can be used for and if it is safe for you to integrate into your own data set.
·         The session will discuss Quality Assurance & introduce a process/tool that utilizes Revit capabilities for management along with applications Autodesk Model Checker and Dynamo, accumulating into a report that details how compliant and suitable the model is.

LRUG would like to thank excitech for sponsoring the Beer and Pizza during the networking time between presentations   

Friday, 11 August 2017

LRUG August 2017 Meeting - NEW VENUE

Invites to the August meeting that is to be held at Turner & Townsend offices on the 16th August 2017 were sent out on the 11th August 2017 at 10:15, if you have not received an invite then please check your spam folder, if it's not there please email me to check that you are still on the list.

Shaun Farrell - Associate Director, Technology Turner & Townsend

Presenting “What we look for in Revit when assuring models”
  • Have you ever wondered what model assurance means, what benefits it brings and what does the process and output look like? Well the Turner & Townsend BIM team will share their experiences and lessons learned with you to answer that question
Ossian Whiley of Whiley + Blake

An intro to VR, A Revit to Unreal Workflow
  • Whiley + Blake uses the latest real-time rendering and interactive technologies to enhance traditional visualisation processes and output. Prior to a live demo of some bespoke applications using the HTC Vive, our presentation for the London Revit User Group will introduce the immersive media spectrum and outline our goto workflow when optimising Revit models for game engine consumption. 
The Following Members have been removed from the invite list as the invite sent in August has bounced or was undeliverable

Antonio Contegiacomo
Aurelie de Boissieu
Dave Lee
Aleksandra Debowska-Cieszynska
Ralph Pullinger
Decio Ferreira
Michael Forrest
Jamie Gwilliam
Dan Hoogeveen
Clive Hunt
David Kenny
Fran Parkins
Eimhin Rafferty
Peter Read
Gary Scott
Andy Staples

If you see your name above please email me with your new contact details