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

Friday 7 July 2017

NO July Meeting

There will not be a meeting in July, there will be one in August at Turner and Townsends new office at One New Change opposite the world-famous St Paul’s Cathedral in the City. and another in September at one of the Buro Happold London offices.

Monday 15 May 2017

May LRUG Meeting

The invitations were sent out on Monday 15th at 11:19

If you are registered and on the mailing list and have not received the email then check your spam filter and junk email. If it's not in either of those folders and has not arrived send an email and he will check to see if:-

a) You are still on the spreadsheet
b) If Eventbrite actually processed it
c) If it was processed what the status was did it bounce or was it undeliverable etc.

So here is what we have for you at the May meeting:-

Rhys Lewis - BIM Coordination Simplified with Revizto

Philip Barnes – Revit Under the Bonnet

Matt Olsen - Fade-outs, Filters and Filled Regions - How We Get Nice Drawings out of Revit

‘When Allies and Morrison, a design-led Architectural practice with a focus on drawing quality, first adopted Revit, some at the practice were sceptical - the drawings it produced appeared flat and lacked readability. Matt Olsen, BIM Architectural Lead at Allies and Morrison, will show various tips and tricks Allies and Morrison now use to produce drawings with depth, readability, and impact.’

Tuesday 14 March 2017

LRUG March Meeting

The invitations have been sent out for the meeting this THURSDAY at Foster+Partners 22 tickets went in the first 10 minutes of sending the invite so be quick it's first come first served as always.

We will have three presentations (one of them is only 10 minutes). Here are the details:

Amplifying Your Design – Frank Schuyer
Changes in the industry workflows

Revit Journals and how to manage them – Philip Barnes
Getting Revit to run faster and more reliably

Oceanwide Centre Project – Jens Majdal Kaarsholm
“Oceanwide Center will be the tallest residential project on the US West Coast. The presentation will cover how one of the biggest, and most complex high-rise projects in downtown San Francisco was put together in Revit, using a wide pallet of software and custom Dynamo scripts.

We were two years ago asked to get the Oceanwide Center project up and running in Revit as a BIM project. A huge skyscraper project in downtown San Francisco, with a very complex shape and design, where the main tower tapers in towards the top, so every single floor plate is different. The team back then had zero experience in Revit, and it was one of the first Revit projects in the office in general. So this whole approach would probably seem totally insane to many people, and for many months I had my doubts how this would turn out as well. But now after more than two years into it, we have gotten planning approval from the city, broken ground, and we have proved that nothing is impossible with the right mind-set. This presentation is a story about how we managed to pull this huge and complex project off, with a team of very skilled people that all had different backgrounds software wise. In the presentation I'll be showing how we approached it, both from a technical BIM point of view, but also which initial thoughts about the setup etc. we put into it. And how we managed to transition a team of people who were used to work in Microstation with a traditional 2D mindset, to do a really complex Revit project as their first BIM project ever.

The project is made up of various different software like Digital Project, Rhino, AutoCAD, Microstation etc., but with a strong focus on building as much as possible as native Revit geometry. The only way to do this, was to write and develop a lot of custom Dynamo scripts, which turned out to be extremely beneficial, and hugely time saving. Looking back on it now, I can't really imagine how we would have managed to do this without the help of Dynamo, especially with the amount of changes that would constantly happen to the design. So during the presentation I'll also go into more detail about how these different scripts were developed, how they work, and how we used them, but without going into every single node.

Another thing we have been pushing a lot on this project is the use of virtual reality, game engines and real time rendering. I'll in the presentation show how this made a really huge impact for us, and how this have helped our architects make decisions faster on the fly, and show some of the opportunities that a live rendering game environment gives to a project like this.

To cut it short, this project and presentation is really about using the best parts from every piece of software, and how we stitched that together as a successful BIM project in Revit.

More information about the project can be found here:

Monday 16 January 2017

18th January 2017 Meeting

Invites have been sent.

Due to personal commitments I'm taking a step back from the organising of LRUG meetings, I will however still be managing this web site, the membership list and invites to the meetings.

Please contact Michael Bartyzel with offers to present. Mike has arranged the following speakers for Wednesday 18th January, and it's back to the smaller meeting venue at No 17.

1. Computational Engineering and BIM – Arnaud Declercq (about 40 minutes)
2. Modelling Integrity in Revit - Mojca Rozenicnik Korosec (20 minutes)
3. Alain Waha – Going beyond Revit (20 minutes)