Saturday, May 11, 2013

Save the Date!!! First Official STLRUG Meeting!

Ok everyone, mark your calenders and save this date!  The first official St. Louis Revit Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday July, 18th 2013.  Location and time for the event are still being put together, but should be finalized in the next week or so.  We have set up an RSVP site, so if you plan on attending this meeting, please click on the link below and RSVP.  This will allow us to plan space and refreshments accordingly. 
RSVP here!
The topic for the first meeting is Revit 2014 new features.  We are discussing doing this in a Pecha Kucha format. For those of you who don't know what that means (like me when I first heard it), it means 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each. This means that we can cover each new feature in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. If you are interested in presenting on one of the new features in Revit 2014, (Arch, MEP or Struct flavor) check out our LinkedIn group and send us a message. Not on LinkedIn, simply post a comment here or shoot us an e-mail
We will also be covering some of the ever developing details of how the group will function from an organizational standpoint.
We also encourage all of you to create an AUGI account (if you don't have one already), and navigate to the St. Louis Revit Group page in the Local Users Groups section of the site and become a member of our Group. This site will be utilized to post upcoming events, post handouts for download from our meetings and we even have our own forum to post questions, comments and suggestions to other members of our group. Let's take advantage of this great resource that AUGI has provided for us!
I will update this post as additional details for the meeting are developed.  Pass the word on to all of your colleagues and lets make the first meeting a great success!!

Pre-Launch Happy Hour - Recap

The Pre-Launch Happy Hour Event held at the Moonrise Hotel last night was a great success!  Thank you to all who came out to show your interest in the St. Louis Revit Users Group.  I personally had a great time catching up with some old friends and making some new ones!  Just based on the sign in form, we had approximately 40 people in attendance, however I believe we had more than that. (maybe it was just the drinks. LOL)  This was a great start for our group and I was excited to hear the enthusiasm for this group from the people that I got a chance to talk to.
I would like to personally thank the Moonrise Hotel for being such gracious hosts for this event.  I would also like to thank John D. Lark of John Lark and Associates, Steve O'Rourke and Marc Lopata of Microgrid Solar and Jim Sauer and Bill Ferebee of Fixture Contracting for their time to conduct the tour of the wonderful new Moon Room at the Rooftop Terrace Bar.  What a great space and a great project!
I also have to give a big shout out and a huge thank you to the wonderful guys and gals of the St. Louis Revit Steering Committee. (Brian Myers, Melanie Perry, Brok Howard, Ellen Smith, Pamela Beard and Bruce Johnson)  Without the influence, direction and ideas from these folks, STLRUG would still just be an idea and a dream of mine.

There are great things in store for this group, so get involved, volunteer and share your ideas and lets make this a great Revit Users Group ran by Revit users and for Revit users!!