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!

SAVE THE DATE!!

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:
https://www.meetup.com/StLBUG/

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 stlouisrug@gmail.com.

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:  http://www.agcmo.org/Design_Construction_Technology_Conf

Here is a link to information about the conference sessions:  http://www.agcmo.org/conference_sessions


 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

STLRUG - September 2016 Learning Event - Revit 2017 New Features

Come and check out all of the cool new features of  Revit 2017!  From updated, enhanced Text Editing, and calculated values in Tags, to Global Parameters and MEP Fabrication Tools, Revit 2017 has a lot of new features to offer.  We will explore and showcase some of these new features in this session.  Come one, come all, bring a friend and your questions! 
The Event will be held on Thursday, September 22nd 2016 from 5:30PM till 8:00PM.  Networking and Appetizers at 5:30PM and Learning Event starts at 6 PM.
The Knowledge Cafe' (2907 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood) is our meeting spot for the event. Hope you can join us!
Click here to RSVP to the event!
 
http://knowledgestl.com/
 
 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

STLRUG - May 2016 - Learning Event - Shared Coordinates 101

UPDATE
The Video for the May 2016 Shared Coordinates STLRUG meeting has been uploaded and can be viewed by clicking this link.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1ICJr6RgzRjbGVWbFMxMkJaVjQ

Have you ever wondered how to coordinate real world Civil coordinates with your Revit models? Does the term "Shared Coordinates" in Revit confuse you? Then this session is for you!  Come join us as we explain the overall concepts of Shared Coordinates in Revit and demonstrate several examples of how to setup Shared Coordinates for several different Project types. Come one, come all, bring a friend and your questions! 
The event will be held on Thursday, May 19th 2016 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.
Appetizers and Networking at 5:30pm, and the Learning Event starts at 6:00pm.
Christner Inc (168 North Meramec Avenue, Suite 400) is our meeting spot for the event. There is surface parking up the ramp and to the rear of the building.
 
Click here for a link to the RSVP.