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)