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: revitcat.blogspot.com

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 alan@cadalot.co.uk 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