Sunday, June 21, 2020

YAFSTL Virtual Event - Best Practices for using Enscape with Revit

Hey eveyone,
Hope all of you are well in this new normal we are living in!  Being safe and practicing all that social distancing stuff. 
With the absence of any upcoming STLRUG event, I wanted to bring your attention to a great virtual event coming up put on by the Young Architects Forum of St. Louis (YAFSTL) and the AIA of St. Louis.  The event brings one of the best speakers in the world on rendering in Revit with Enscape, and a good friend of the St. Louis User Group, Mr. Phil Read!

The event is on Wednesday, June 24th at 6 PM.  The registration link is below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83076557622

Phil Read Bio:
Phil is one of the original employees of Revit Technology and the owner and co-founder of Read | Thomas - a global BIM/VDC consulting company focused on supporting building designers, engineers, builders and owners through cross-discipline technology integration and best practices. Read Thomas has been a global go-to-market Partner with Enscape since 2015. When not traveling, you're likely to find Phil driving around Charlotte in his restored 1960 Triumph TR3A. More over here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/readphil/



Thursday, April 02, 2020

Our New Normal - Post 1

All-

I know many of us are still hard at work moving forward on our projects. While we are away and do not have the ability to converse with each other, I found a video from one of our leaders here, Brian Myers, about getting started in Navisworks over on LinkedIn.

I thought it was beneficial as I am starting to look into Navisworks and BIM360 for doing more coordination and I hope it will be beneficial to you as well.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/revit_answering-one-of-the-most-common-questions-ugcPost-6651472394705780737-p60C

Hopefully our new normal will not last long and we will be able to see each other again soon to resume our wonderful learning and socializing opportunities together.

Until then...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

BIM Manager's Toolkit Followup

Thank you all for coming out to listen to our presenters discuss their favorite BIM tools.

CTC Software presented by Matt Halveland of PGAV
https://ctcsoftware.com/

Ideate Software presented by Ellen Smith of Christner Architects along with Eric Bogenschutz of HOK

Ellen also presented Enscape:

Chris Link, our gracious host, provided two different applications. RushForth Projects and iConstruct links below.


And finally, Micah Gray from GMA Architects, looked at pyRevit, Dynamo, JOTools, and TwinMotion.




Also, here is a helpful script in Dynamo for turning off the Internal Origin point in Revit.


As mentioned at the meeting, we are looking at having a business meeting to discuss the STLRUG business that has not been discussed recently. We will look to have that meeting in mid- to late March. Be on the look out for an invite to that. This will not be one of our regular presentations.

And again, we will be having our Happy Hour in April after the AGCMO DCTC event.

Look forward to seeing everyone over the next couple of months.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

STLRUG February 2020 Learning Event at CRB - The BIM Manager's Toolkit

We will be meeting for our February Learning Event at CRB on February 18th, just under one week away.  More information can be found and you can RSVP on our Meetup page. Please RSVP as this will give us an accurate count for refreshments.

https://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Revit-Users-Group/

For all of those that have yet to follow us on Meetup, please join us on that platform as this will give you the latest updates on our events at STLRUG.

Also, do not forget about the AGC Design and Construction Technology Conference that will be coming up here in April. Look to the Featured Post in the right banner for more information. You will see many STLRUG members there assisting the AGC, so come and join us, learn about new processes and technologies that are happening in the AEC space.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

December 2019 Learning Event

With the smell of the turkey and cranberry sauce behind us, it is time to get back to Revit before the holiday season.

Come join us on December 5th, 2019 at ARCO Construction Company to learn more about BIM Execution Plans. We will have a couple of students from Washington University conducting a mock BIM Execution Plan meeting for their final exam. And then we will turn our attention to our own BIM Execution Plans. What is the language that has been helpful to have in your BIMxP and what has been detrimental or could have been worded differently to avoid ambiguity or confusion?

If you have a BIM Execution Plan that you want to share before the meeting, email it to stlouisrug@gmail.com

You can reserve your spot on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Revit-Users-Group/events/266726596/

If you do not have a Meetup account yet, you can still use this link to RSVP: https://stlrugdecemberlearningevent.splashthat.com/

Thursday, October 03, 2019

AGCMO 9th Annual Design and Construction Technology Conference - Survey



Good afternoon STLRUG Members! The 9th Annual AGCMO Design and Construction Technology Conference, presented in partnership with the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC), will be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on Washington University’s Medical Campus on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
The Design and Construction Technology Conference Advisory Committee is in the process of creating the call for proposals for the 9th annual conference and would appreciate your feedback.
Please click on the survey link below and answer a few questions (3-5 minutes) to help us shape the conference in 2020.
DCTC Session Survey

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

June Learning Event Follow Up

All-

Thank you for joining us for the June Learning event. We had a great time of socializing and learning about Advanced Family Concepts in Revit.

Thanks again to our presenters Chris Link, Ellen Smith, Brian Myers, and Eric Bogenschutz. We had a fantastic venue location at Paric Corporation's office in West Port Plaza.

Be on the look out for an invitation to our Fall Social Hour. The date and time have not been selected yet, so if you know of a great spot for everyone to gather, talk about Revit, and socialize, feel free to reach out to us to let us know. We are available on LinkedInTwitter, and regular email.

As mentioned in the meeting, you will find a link to the families that were used during the presentation for you to dissect how those families worked during your leisure.