Friday, May 19, 2017

STLRUG - June 2017 Happy Hour

When:   Tuesday, June 6th
Where: Milo's Tavern  (5201 Wilson Avenue)
Why: Come and throw a ball with us nerds! 

Come join us for the mid-year STLRUG Happy Hour!  
Bring some friends and colleagues to help grow our group!
Bocce ball is the vehicle for relaxation at this event!

The Event is from 5:00 PM to 9 PM
The Bocce courts are only available until 6PM, so come early if you want to play!

Come one, come all and bring a guest.

RSVP for the event here:

Monday, March 06, 2017

STLRUG - March 2017 - Learning Event - Dynamo Workshop

Heard of Dynamo and want to know more about what it is and how it is used with Revit? Have you decided that you want to see what is possible with Dynamo and Revit, but were not sure how to get started learning Dynamo? 
Then this workshop is for you!! 

Join our own Bill Carney as he guides us through (4) 1-hour sessions on getting started with Dynamo.  These 4 lab-type sessions will ground you in the basics of using the Dynamo interface and give you the base logic to get you started using a visual scripting environment.  
The sessions are AIA approved, so attendees can receive 4 credit hours for attendance. The sessions are free to attendees, but we are asking for dontations for a charity that Bill is involved in: 
Everything Greyt

Session will be held on Saturday, March 25th, from 10 am until 2:30 pm at BSA LifeStructures office, 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 1100, Clayton, MO  63105

RSVP is required for attendance.
RSVP for the event here.

Monday, January 30, 2017

STLRUG - February 2017 Learning Event - ENSCAPE!

Save the Date!!

Come join us for the first STLRUG event of 2017, as we invite the amazing Phil Read to St. Louis to show us some best practices for using Revit and Enscape together. For those of you not familiar with Enscape, it is a 3D real time rendering engine for Revit that allows for virtual walkthroughs of any  model with minimal effort.  For more information click here.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:30-7:00 PM. The event will be held at the office of BSA Life Structures, 120 S. Central Ave. Suite 1100, Clayton, MO 63105.

Presentation Title: Real-Time In Real-Time: Overview and Best Practices for Revit and Enscape

Description: Recent advances in game engines and graphics processing allow anyone to go from Revit to real-time in practically real time. For the best results possible we’ll focus on three key areas in Revit: hardware, lighting and materials. By the end of this brief overview of Enscape you'll be able to create beautiful, virtual explorations of your Revit project that improve the decision making process for your design teams, consultants and clients.

Presenter: Phil Read
Phil is the co-founder of Read | Thomas - an AECO consulting company focused on connecting designers, builders and owners through cross-discipline technology integration. He has over 23 years experience in Architecture and Engineering including 16 years implementing Autodesk Revit.

RSVP for the event here!
Look forward to seeing you there.

P.S. - Upcoming events in March: Networking Happy Hour and a Dynamo Learning Lab!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

St. Louis Bluebeam User Group Launch!


StLBUG Launch Set for January 26th!!

Join your fellow AEC industry peers for the very first Bluebeam User Group meeting in St. Louis!  Plan to attend the launch of StLBUG on January 26 – expect to meet and network with other local industry professionals and expand your knowledge base of Bluebeam Revu’s features and workflow applications!

Meeting Details
Who - Anyone who uses Bluebeam
What - Bluebeam User Group – St. Louis Launch
When - January 26th, 2017 from 5:30PM-7:00PM
Where - Ross & Baruzzini, 6 South Old Orchard, St. Louis, MO 63119

See the Meetup Page at the following link for more details:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Autodesk Revit for Architecture - Training Class - Seiler

For anyone looking for a jump start or a refresher course in using Revit for Architecture Design and Documentation, Seiler is offering a 3 day course in early December (6th, 7th and 8th) at their St. Louis Office.  See link below for details and registration information.

Seiler - Autodesk Revit Architecture - Fundamentals Class - December

2016 AGC Design and Construction Technology Conference - Handouts/Lab Exercise Files

The handout and exercise files for the 2 lab classes given at the 2016 AGC Missouri Design and Construction Technology Conference on November 3rd, 2016 can be downloaded from the following link.
The classes were titled "Navisworks Manage: Clash Detection 101" and "Bluebeam Revu: PDF Tools for the AEC Industry".  If you have any questions on the material presented, please shoot us an email at

2016 AGC Design and Construction Technology Conference Handouts

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 AGC Missouri Design and Construction Technology Conference

The  6th annual AGC of Missouri - Design and Construction Technology Conference is rapidly approaching and there is a fantastic line up of local and nationally recognized speakers to bring you an entire day of learning and networking opportunities!  By attending this conference, you can soak up all the design and construction technology your heart desires!
The conference is on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.
Location:  Orlando Event and Conference Center
                 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza
                 Maryland Heights, 63043

Popular sessions will include:

·        Keynote speakers from General Motors and The Ohio State University dealing with ROI and BIM Implementation
·        A WUSM Campus Renewal Project Update highlighting the technologies used during construction
·        Bluebeam hands on lab session (Presented by STLRUG members)
·        Virtual Reality hands on lab session (you get to make something and use Google Cardboard)
·        Navisworks hands on lab session (Presented by STLRUG members)
·        Moving your business solutions to the Cloud (Office 365 vs. Google Business)
·        Plangrid Case Study
·        Lean Construction practices as they related to design and construction technology
·        A panel of AECO professionals discussing the ever popular question, “What does design-assist mean to you?”
·        IT budgeting and the Evolving Role of IT in our industry
·        And more!!

The conference begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30am and ends at 5pm after a 1 hour networking reception.  Registration gives you access to both opening and closing keynote sessions, your choice of 12 educational presentations, an exhibitor hall full of vendors that deal with construction technology workflows, rapid fire demonstrations, plus breakfast, lunch, and happy hour! 

If you can’t attend, please feel free to pass along to someone who may be interested.

Here is a link to the conference website:

Here is a link to information about the conference sessions: