Sunday 18 September 2016

Wednesday 21st September meeting

Carl Collins - CIBSE 

Quick, five minute overview of the work CIBSE are doing in and around BIM and Digital Engineering  

Peter Williams - Lumion UK and IE Sales Manager - Bringing your Revit models to life with Lumion

    An introduction to Lumion
    Who Uses Lumion and Why
    Live Demonstration of Revit Lumion Workflow
    Finished Examples

Jose Fandos - Buro Happold / Andekan LLC

    How to set up the project session

When the emails with the invites were sent out by Eventbrite the following people emails bounced and they have been removed from the invite list. Remember to let me know if you move company or change your email address

Alessandro Maccioni

Yazhe Li
Julian Jameson
Mike Judd
Meegan Gower

There were a few more bounces but those people have contacted me when they didn't receive the invite and provided new email addresses and the list has been updated.

There are currently 331 people on the invite list. 

There also appears to be a glitch in the Eventbrite system as I have three members who are on the list but for some reason Eventbrite does not process them and they don't appear on the Eventbrite transmission log?

Friday 15 July 2016

Meeting 20th July 2016

The two presentation for July are BIM related and are:-

        Oporo - BIM Enabled Facilities Management - Daniel Mofakam 

        BIM Hawk - Free Database and app from CIBSE - Carl Collins

Invites have been sent to the 263 registered members on the invite list at 9:15 on Friday 15th July 2016. As always one ticket per registered member on a first come first served basis.

I didn't receive my Invite to the LRUG meeting?
  1. First are you actually on the invite list?
  2. Check your spam filter and Junk mail, some firewalls will hold back emails.
  3. Have you moved company and changed email address?. Don't forget my balls are made of flesh and not crystal!, if you don't tell me then I don't know. So if you move company send me your new email address, and I will update the list so you get an invite to the next meeting.
  4. If you are on the list, I will check the eventbrite transmission log and if it's there then, it's lost in Cyberspace somewhere and if there is still room I will send you a manual ticket.
  5. Change your email where the protection is not so great like a Hotmail email account.  

If you get a ticket and then need cancel the Eventbrite ticket to attend the LRUG Meeting?

What you need to do is log 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.

Friday 6 May 2016

LRUG Meeting 18th May 2016

The eventbrite invitations for this meeting have been sent out

Session 1 - Using Revit Case Study - Tim Lane of Brooks Architects

Session 2 - Families Session 2 - Jose Fandos

Please note that this meeting will be taking place in the old venue no 71 and not 17 which is down a little and on the opposite side of the street.

Thursday 17 March 2016

UK Dynamo Users Group Formed

At last nights LRUG meeting Mike Turpin announced that following a series of conversations on Twitter in January 2016 the UK Dynamo User Group was born. Still very much in its infancy the group is looking to set up two meeting groups, one in London (South) and one in Manchester (North). The fist South Meeting kick off tonight. To find out more Visit the UKDUG Website

The North group has been set up with a main focus on the Manchester area but also with the idea of moving around the region if suitable venues can be found.

The North group is managed by:
Jon Frost
Kevin Fielding
David Wood
Brendan Cassidy
The South group has begun life in London and the intention is to launch here as a base for the first few events to become an established forum for Dynamo in this area.
The South group is managed by:
Mike Turpin
Aaron Perry
Martin Coyne
Mike Hudson

The Group are hoping that once the first North and South groups are set up and running then other groups might also like to form under the same structure. If you would like to organise another group please contact them.

Hopefully we can encourage some of their members to present a beginner guide to Dynamo at LRUG in the future.

Saturday 27 February 2016

LRUG Meeting 16th March 2016

The eventbrite invitations for this meeting were sent out Friday 11th March 2016 @ 9am there was a glitch with eventbrite and they were resent at 9:30am. All tickets have now gone and the waiting list still has two people waiting so... If you have a ticket and find you can't come please see How To Cancel Your eventbrite ticket  and release your ticket for them to pick up. 

Session 1 - What Annoys Me About Revit

1. Carl Collins - elementa consulting - Global Parameters
2. Kieren Porter - Patel Taylor - TBA
3. Paul Oakley - BRE - Basic Missing Functionality
4. Rui Gavina *-  SE2P - CAD Export & Element Join
5. Eimhin Rafferty - Watkins Gray International LLP  - A Few Things
6. Michael Hudson - Flanagan Lawrence Limited - Making a List TBA 
7  Mike Turpin - Capita Properties & Infrastructure - .TBA
* Note Rui Gavina is currently working in Portugal and can not attend in person, but he is going to produce a presentation that can be shown at the LRUG meeting and uploaded here with the others from the meeting.

Networking Beer & Pizza courtesy of Michael Bartyzel and Buro Happold  

Session 2  

Mike Turpin - Capita Properties & Infrastructure and others

Experience using drones, Photogrammetry, bringing the resulting point cloud data into Revit. During his presentation he will cover the following:-

   What is Photogrammetry?
   Scoping a photogrammetry project
   No-Fly zones and health & safety using drones
   Capturing the photos on site
   Processing photos (software comparison)
   Bringing the results into Revit for modelling
   Comparison to traditional survey methods and accuracy
   Our lessons learnt

All based around a case study project with live demos of the results in Revit

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Autodesk 10% Staff Cuts Result in the Loss of a Presenter for March Meeting

I had lined up someone from Autodesk to present at LRUG in March 2016, but it appears he will no longer be working for them as a result of the Autodesk 10% reduction in staff announced last week.

Thank you to the LRUG members who have stepped up to the plate to present at the first Session in the 16th March Meeting

So we need to find another 5 to 6 people to do a Pecha Kucha Style 10 minutes session including discussion on "What Annoys Me About Revit" for a second session at a future meeting.

We also need as many members to be active members and request presentations and others to then offer to present them if they have knowledge to share. Now the web site is easier to maintain ALL offers to present, with a short summary of content will be placed on the web site and the members at the meeting will prioritise them.

If we ever get to the point where we have more offers to present than can be arranged in the scheduled meetings for a year, we can always arrange additional meetings to take place.

Wednesday 3 February 2016

What Annoys Me About Revit

Sign Up to Present in a Pecha Kucha Style 10 minutes session including discussion "What Annoys Me About Revit"

We did a similar session 6 years ago, its time for another, so I'm looking for 6 or more LRUG Members to volunteer to present their gripes about what annoys them about Revit, discuss how they work around the problem and who knows someone in the audience may have a better work around. If we can get more than 6 members we can take up a whole evening venting our anger or perhaps have another session later in the year.

Here are the presentations that were done at the second LRUG meeting in the 19th May 2010

What Annoys Me About Revit - Various Speakers
Download the Presentation slides as an Adobe file

Download LRUG PowerPoint Templates if you are going to create a presentation.
The PowerPoint presentations from the 16th March meeting will be synced with audio recordings of the presentations than these will be uploaded here and sent to Autodesk for their consumption and hopefully addition to the improvement program.

I have my first volunteer in the shape of Carl Collins who's is taking on Global Parameters as his moan. Please email me with the subject matter you would like to rant about.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Members Projects Page

Members please submit your jpg files of your Revit models to Alan with your company logo in one corner and the name of the project and they will be added to the Members Project page. Model and as built photos side by side would be interesting A slide show of projects will be made and displayed during the next LRUG meeting.

Thanks to Rikki Hartigan of AECOM for submitting the first new image.
    Greenwich Peninsula

Sunday 31 January 2016

See & Present

Post to the LRUG Linked-in Group subjects / presentations  you would like to see and email any offers to present.

Saturday 30 January 2016

Welcome to the New LRUG Website

The old website died on the 27th January as part of the process of Scott White and Hookins passing the domain name over to me. I would like to thank my old company for supporting LRUG for the last six years and in particular Nigel Coulton for his help and assistance with maintaining the old web site and what turned out to be the arduous process of transferring the LRUG domains from them to me. It's now mine and paid up or the next nine years! 

Web Site Currently Under Construction  
I'm in the process of building the back history of meetings. I have been offered some space on a server by one of the LRUG members, which will mean that the documents, slide presentations, podcasts from the meetings that I have from the last six years and 33 meetings will be uploaded to this web site.
The re population of this material It isn't going to happen over night, it will be a gradual process and I will fit time in where I can to make it happen.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

33rd LRUG Meeting

Jose Fandos CEO of Andekan LLC and BIM Application Specialist with Buro Happold presented the first in a series of presentations on content creation followed by a presentation on Kinship, a cloud-based Revit content management tool that allows everyone working on projects to find the best content from anywhere across the organisation, almost instantly and right from within Revit.

Invites were sent to 331 members who have asked to be placed on the invite list 18 people were removed from that list due to their email address bouncing. Remember if you move company let me know, my balls are made of flesh not crystal.

I must once again thank Michael Bartyzel for supplying the Beer and Pizza and the venue for the meeting. If any members would like to pay for the Beer and Pizza at future meetings please contact Michael to arrange and that company will get a mention and Thank You on future postings. 

Bad News

The plan was to record Audio and Jose was going to capture the video from his laptop and I was to create a video for uploading here by combining the two. Unfortunately the human or the hardware, or perhaps the software, who knows had a problem and there is no video of the screen to play with !!!.  

Good News

Jose is going to let me have some guidance notes he has produced on which his presentation was based, and as soon as I receive it and have a home for this material I will add a link here.

Feedback from members was that they enjoyed the presentation and Jose has kindly to agreed to undertake more presentations on content/ family creation.

Monday 25 January 2016

How to Cancel Your LRUG Ticket on Eventbrite

As normal people are emailing me to say they can now not attend the meeting.
I no longer manage the list manually eventbrite does it all. So what you need to do is log 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.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Don't Forget To Check Your Spam Filter

The invites to the next meeting are to be sent out on the 22nd January 2015 so don't forget to check that you are able to receive the invite and that your net pilot, Microsoft Outlook or Virus protection software will accept emails from Eventbrite