Tuesday, October 03, 2017

STLRUG - October 2017 - Learning Event

Hello St. Louis Revit Users!!
I know that if you are like me, it has been a very busy Summer season, with little chance to catch my breath!  The Construction industry in St. Louis is booming and most firms are crazy busy right now.
With that said, I know the STLRUG group has been pretty dormant since early summer.

So we want to kickoff Fall with a Learning Event and then try to have one more Happy Hour before the holidays are upon us.

The STLRUG October Learning Event will bring in an old friend of our group to showcase the latest technology used for Construction Layout using the Revit model as the base.
Billy Marks from Topcon Solutions will show us the latest workflows using the Revit Model, BIM 360, Autodesk Point Layout and a Total Station to derive layout points from any element contained within a model and demonstrate how that information can be sent directly to the field and used for Construction layout on site.  This technology is becoming more mainstream, and will (in my opinion) eventually become the Standard for Site layout when models become a deliverable.  This technology can save countless man hours in manual Construction layout.

The Learning Event will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM.
Hors D'oeuvres and Networking begin at 5:30 and the Presentation will start around 6:30.

The Event will be held at  KAI Design & Build, 2060 Craigshire Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146.

If you are on the STLRUG mailing list, you should have received an RSVP invitation to the event.

The RSVP website can found at the following link:


Please plan on joining us, and bring a friend!

P.S. - We will then try to schedule another Happy Hour event for November or Early December to wrap-up 2017!

2017 AGC of Missouri Design & Construction Technology Conference

The AGC of Missouri 2017 Design and Construction Technology Conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at the Orlando Event & Conference Center in Maryland Heights, MO.  This is a great one day conference that always keeps it's pulse on the latest and greatest technology advancements in the AECO industry.  With two fantastic Keynote speakers and 12 individual sessions this year, there will be something for everyone, so plan on attending!!

See the link below for more information:

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!!